Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

Rachel Wegner

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Nashville man sentenced to four years for breaking plaque outside courthouse during May 30th riot.

Tondrique Fitzgerald was sentenced to four years for vandalism and rioting charges after breaking a civil rights plaque during a May 2020 riot at Nashville's historic courthouse. → Read More

Hendersonville woman killed Friday identified as Middle TN storm recovery continues

Joan Kay Tutor, 81, was the second of three people killed in Friday's storms and high winds to be identified. → Read More

THP: Fiery wreck shuts down I-65 south in Robertson County near Cross Plains

An overturned commercial truck is snarling I-65 southbound traffic in Robertson County near Cross Plains, TDOT reported. → Read More

Middle TN weather: Threat of severe storms, high winds Friday

Middle TN weather: The National Weather Service said winds will start to pick up about 6 a.m. and be strong by 9 a.m., just in time for rush hour. → Read More

Williamson, Robertson schools among counties closed Friday due to severe weather forecast

Here's a look at the latest announcements for major public Middle Tennessee school districts as severe storms and high winds move in Friday. → Read More

Second man arrested in fatal 2022 shooting at East Nashville 7-Eleven, police say

The fatal April 2022 shooting is also tied to a police chase, a carjacking and a shootout with U.S. Marshals. → Read More

Police: Nashville woman charged in Kentucky drug overdose death

Hannah Forkum, 21, was arrested in Nashville on drug charges and faces a second-degree murder charged tied to a woman's fatal overdose in Kentucky. → Read More

Vanderbilt apologizes for using ChatGPT in email after MSU mass shooting

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College apologized for sending an email that paraphrased ChatGPT language after a mass shooting at Michigan State. → Read More

Nashville police search for second man charged in fatal November shooting

Nashville police are searching for a second man in connection with a fatal November 2022 shooting. → Read More

Nashville police: 1 dead in Clarksville Pike shooting; suspect at large

Keviana Perry, 28, was fatally shot outside a Clarksville Pike business on Monday night, Nashville police said. → Read More

Man was trying to 'unjam' gun before woman fatally shot in East Nashville, police say

Linda Williams, 61, died after being struck by a bullet that came through the window of her East Nashville apartment Sunday night, police said. → Read More

Nashville police: Man charged after girlfriend fatally shot

Nashville police charged Robert Grayson, 44, with criminal homicide after a deadly shooting in a 14th Avenue South apartment. → Read More

Woman faces vehicular homicide charge for deadly September 2022 Nashville wreck

Leann Sealy is charged in connection with a Hobson Pike wreck in 2022 that left one dead and two injured, Nashville police said. → Read More

Former Nashville school board member Fran Bush announces run for mayor

Former Nashville school board member Fran Bush announced a mayoral run on Friday, joining a growing list of new candidates. → Read More

TBI identifies armed man fatally shot by Nashville police officer in January

Officials identified the man fatally shot by a Nashville police officer last month as 47-year-old Obob Ochan. → Read More

NWS Nashville to survey storm damage in Lawrence and Marshall County

Severe storms triggered tornado warnings and reports of damage across Middle Tennessee on Thursday. → Read More

Ohio train derailment will not affect Middle TN air, water, Nashville forecaster says

While the Ohio River Basin connects to Nashville and Middle Tennessee, there are no concerns about chemicals reaching Nashville, a forecaster said. → Read More

Vanderbilt students to appear on JEOPARDY! High School Reunion Tournament

Vanderbilt students Rohit Kataria and Jackson Jones will compete in a special JEOPARDY! tournament in late February. → Read More

I-840 east reopens in Thompson's Station after vehicle fire

A vehicle fire briefly snarled traffic on I-840 east in Thompson's Station on Monday morning. → Read More

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally hospitalized for 'irregular heartbeat'

Tennessee Lt. Gov. and Senate Speaker Randy McNally announced he checked himself into the hospital Thursday and will "likely need a pacemaker." → Read More