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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Tennessean to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to keep safety in mind as they heat their homes during the winter season. Residents are urged to use extra caution with the use of alternate heat sources, such as portable heaters.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when heating your home during the colder months,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Employing just a few basic steps this winter can help ensure that your family is kept as safe as they are warm.”

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

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Tennessee Department of Mental Health: Are You Feeling the Holiday Blues?

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to wish you a great holiday season but also inform you about the major mood disorders that can accompany the holiday season. Avoid the “Holiday Blues” in order to enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

Unfortunately, the holiday season brings about overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness for too many Tennesseans.

The Holidays: A Time of Joy, Happiness, Cheer and Major Stressors

The Holidays: A Time of Joy, Happiness, Cheer and Major Stressors

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Clarksville Police respond to Pedestrian Stuck on Riverside Drive near Cookout Restaurant

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that currently, traffic is slow-moving on Riverside Drive near the Cookout Restaurant (804 North Second Street) due to a crash that occurred just before 5:10pm on December 8th, 2016. A vehicle struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian’s injuries are serious, and he will be transported by LifeFlight to Nashville. An update will be released when we have more details.

Clarksville Police report traffic accident involving a pedestrian being hit on Riverside Drive near Cookout Restaurant.

Clarksville Police report traffic accident involving a pedestrian being hit on Riverside Drive near Cookout Restaurant.

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Nashville Rocker Rich Lynch Pens Moody Anthem for Standing Rock Movement

 

Rich Lynch BandNashville, TN – Nashville rocker Rich Lynch (www.richlynchband.com) returns with a third new track in 2016 and his latest single “You Can’t Push Over a Standing Rock” takes a page out of one of his musical hero’s playbooks.

“You could say I’m doing the Neil Young thing with this one,” said Lynch of the timely new track recorded to help raise awareness about the happenings on the ground right now in North Dakota. “But, the reality is the subject matter for the song hit close to home and the lyrics arrived nearly fully formed as I tried to sleep one night – so I was compelled to record it as soon as possible.”

The new single from the Rich Lynch Band is flying off the digital shelves.

The new single from the Rich Lynch Band is flying off the digital shelves.

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Tennessee Titans face Denver Broncos Sunday at Nissan Stadium

 

Tennessee Titans (6-6) vs. Denver Broncos (8-4)

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (6-6) return from their bye week to host the reigning Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos (8-4). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 11th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle will call the action alongside analyst Dan Fouts. Evan Washburn will report from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter (21) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter (21) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Department of Health encourages Tennesseans to Help Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine, and chances are you and your family members have taken them multiple times.These vital drugs help fight life-threatening bacterial  diseases and are generally safe when appropriately prescribed.

But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill thousands of Americans every year.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center exhibits works from noted artist Anton Weiss

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum celebrates the career of Anton Weiss. The works on display in the exhibition Anton Weiss: Reaching for Infinity represent the creativity of the artist from the 1970s to 2016, in both 2D and 3D pieces.

Visitors are greeted upon entry to the show with Pangea Column. A tall work of art comprised of copper, aluminum, and bronze, it acts almost as an exhibition guard, full of Weiss’ signature earthy hues.

Anton Weiss - Reaching For Infinity

Anton Weiss – Reaching For Infinity

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TBI charges Nashville Man with Falsely Reporting a Bomb Threat

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Nashville man on charges of making a report of a bomb threat, knowing the report to be false.

At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, on September 16th, TBI Special Agents began investigating a threat that was made on September 12th, 2016 to blow up the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation building. 

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Former Bank Manager nabbed in TBI Theft and Forgery Case

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained indictments for a former bank manager accused of misusing her position for financial benefit.

At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI Agents began investigating Ashley Rubbert Comer (DOB 7-23-86) on May 20th, 2015. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Comer, while working as the interim manager of NGH Credit Union, opened loans in the names of family and friends without their consent and accessed the funds for her personal use.

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Clarksville Police are trying to identify Vehicle Burglary Suspects

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Detective Channing Bartel with the Clarksville Police Department is trying to identify two suspects involved in a Vehicle Burglary and is requesting public assistance.

On November 24th, 2016, the victim, who lives off Exit 4, reported that her car had been broken into the night before. The suspects took her credit card and tried to use it at an ATM but failed (ATM was located at Planters Bank 76 Connector).

If anyone can identify the suspects or has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Bartel at 931.648.0656 Ext 5144, or call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).

If anyone can identify the suspects or has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Bartel at 931.648.0656 Ext 5144, or call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).

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