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Nashville Zoo's tiger exhibit honored for design; zoo gets top award for second year in a row

This marks only the third time in Association of Zoos and Aquariums history that a zoo has won the award two years in a row. → Read More

Today is the deadline to submit MNPS family decision survey to decide virtual, in-person learning

Metro Nashville Public Schools parents have until the end of the day to decide on how their child will continue learning this year. → Read More

Nashville to begin Phase 3 on Oct. 1; bars can increase capacity starting Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper says the city will reenter its Phase Three of reopening beginning October 1. However, bars and restaurants can increase their capacity starting Friday. Cooper made the announcement on Thursday during Metro’s weekly COVID-19 update. Nashville returned to its modified Phase Two on July 3. Starting Friday, bars and restaurants can resume service… → Read More

One killed, another injured in Nashville motel shooting; suspect sought

Metro police say a man and woman were found shot just outside of a room at the back side of the motel. → Read More

Driver sought in deadly hit-and-run that killed pedestrian in Nashville

Police say roadway evidence suggests that the vehicle involved may be a white 2005-2010 Scion tC. → Read More

Two killed following shootings, kidnappings on I-24; suspect dead

Two people were killed in a shooting and subsequent hostage situation on Interstate 24, Sunday. Investigators say the suspect died by suicide. → Read More

Metro Schools football teams can begin contact practice

MNPS confirmed Friday that football coaches have been approved to start contact practice. → Read More

Metro to give COVID-19 update for Sept. 10

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Metro Health officials will provide their weekly COVID-19 update at 9:30 a.m. → Read More

Tiger spotted in East Tennessee, Knox Co. sheriff asking residents to be on the lookout

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy spotted the tiger Wednesday night in the Forks of the River Industrial Park. → Read More

One killed, 2 others injured in Nashville shooting

Police say the victims identified the suspect during an interview. Investigators have obtained warrants in the case. → Read More

September 8 COVID-19 update: Metro reports 141 new cases in past 24 hours

Metro Public Health officials reported 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing Davidson County's total number of cases to 26,827. → Read More

Metro reports 254 new COVID-19 cases, 52 of those are from Riverbend Maximum Security Prison

Metro reported 254 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with 52 of those coming from Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. → Read More

Metro Council member to introduce bill that would close part of Broadway to traffic on weekends

The bill would restrict all car traffic between First and Fifth Avenue from noon Friday to midnight Sunday. → Read More

Montgomery Co. mask order expires Tuesday, mayor asks people to keep wearing them

The mask order continues for employees in businesses that serve customers and cannot consistently social distance. → Read More

Sumner County Schools to end hybrid schedule on Tuesday

The district made the announcement Friday, saying all students K through 12 will attend school five days a week until further notice. → Read More

Staying COVID-19 aware: Don’t let your guard down on Labor Day, Metro health says

Health officials are concerned people will let their guard down this Labor Day weekend as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. → Read More

Meharry Medical College gets $34M gift to increase number of Black doctors, improve minority health

On Thursday, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $100 million donation to four HBCU medical schools, including Meharry Medical College. → Read More

Vanderbilt: COVID-19 hospitalizations down in metro areas, portions of Tennessee seeing increase

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SAYS TENNESSEE HAS SEEN STABLE OR DECLINING HOSPITALIZATIONS SINCE LATE-JULY, but there are signs that the trend is reversing in some regions of the state. — Vanderbilt University researchers say portions of Tennessee have seen a recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, while some metro areas have experienced stable or decreasing numbers. Vanderbilt said Thursday that… → Read More

Metro to give COVID-19 update for September 3

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Metro Health officials will provide a COVID-19 update at 9:30 a.m. → Read More

12K new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee, up from week before

More than 12,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, an increase of about 2,000 from the week before. → Read More