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ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a drought across much of the South, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years.

The very worst conditions are in the mountains of northern Alabama and Georgia. But it's spread downhill and across 13 southern states, from Oklahoma and Texas to Florida and Virginia, putting about 33 million people in drought conditions, according to Thursday's U.S. Drought Monitor.

It's also causing wildfires, charring more than 12,000 acres in Alabama in the last 30 days.

Report: "Driving While Black" in Nashville

Oct 26, 2016
Gideon's Army

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A study released Tuesday says Nashville Police are guilty of racial profiling.

The 200 page report was compiled by Gideon’s Army, a group that advocates for children caught up in the legal system.

The Tennessean reports the study analyzed metro data on nearly 2 million traffic stops. It says police stop residents of color far more often than whites.

A metro spokesman responded that police simply concentrate enforcement where crime takes place. They also contend that traffic stops are an effective tool for preventing crime.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of fellow Republicans in closely divided districts.

The governor went door knocking with state Sen. Steve Dickerson ion Tuesday, and told reporters he has also been appearing on behalf of House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Haslam has also appeared in television ads on behalf of Harwell, who is tied for the longest active membership in the House.

Giving Till it Hurts: Brenda and Robert Harrold

Oct 24, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s a pleasure to have family and friends come for a stay, but it’s also true that it can be uncomfortable having someone living in your private space. The longer they stay, the more uncomfortable it gets.

Brenda and Robert Harrold have opened their Murfreesboro home to, not one, not two, but three adult men with special needs.

As a result, meal time is complicated in the Harrold household. Before Brenda and Robert can sit down to eat, they’ve got to meet the special meal-time needs of the men in their care: Archie, “Big” Mike, and Bryan.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Olympic figure skating champion and mid-state resident Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor.

People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.