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Smoke fireworks recalled for potential burn risk

By WHTM web staff WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Smoke fireworks sold at Walmart, Target and other retailers have been recalled because they can explode unexpectedly when lit. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says three people have been burned by the TNT Red, White, & Blue smoke fireworks. They were sold in a bag containing three canisters:…

PHOTOS: Inmate killed, deputy stabbed with screwdriver

By WKRN web staff An inmate was shot and killed on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 after Metro police say he attacked a deputy with a screwdriver and momentarily took control of another deputy’s gun. Inmate dead, Robertson County deputy hurt in shooting Rodney Cole (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department) (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department) (Courtesy: Metro…

Kids, crime are focus of Tennessee juvenile justice task force

By Chris Bundgaard http://up.anv.bz/latest/scripts/anvload.js NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Kids involved in crime are getting attention that goes right to the top of Tennessee state government. It comes in the form of what is called a “blue ribbon task force” on the state’s juvenile justice system. The group will be made up not only lawmakers, but…

Vanderbilt says football players suspended after shooting at Target

By WKRN web staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Vanderbilt University football players involved in a recent shooting at a West Nashville Target have been suspended from the team. School officials said head coach Derek Mason suspended the students– Donaven Tennyson, O’montae Daley and Frank Coppet—indefinitely from all football activities. The announcement comes after the…

On-campus dorm rocked by explosion at Murray State University

By WKRN web staff MURRAY, Ky. (WKRN) – Kentucky State Police is investigating after an explosion rocked the campus of Murray State University. The explosion happened at New Richmond College, an on-campus residential building, at 4:53 p.m. One person was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities said he was stable. The…

Vanderbilt Sewing Club donates items to breast patients in need

By Anne Holt http://up.anv.bz/latest/scripts/anvload.js NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – If you can sew, you can bring comfort to a woman fighting breast cancer. Four years ago, a group of ladies former the Vanderbilt Sewing Club. The volunteers have already made thousands of comfort items that help ease the pain of recovery. The patients identify a need,…

Illinois women robbed at Murfreesboro gas station

By WKRN web staff MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Murfreesboro police are searching for a man and woman accused of robbing two travelers at a gas station Tuesday. It happened at the Kangaroo Express on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. Police said two women from Illinois stopped at the station to get gas. While filling up,…