The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through...Full Story >
The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear...Full Story >
Police say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.Full Story >
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Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
In the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut and the massacre at the movie theater in Colorado, the Metro Nashville Police Department is making a big policy change.
The department will now allow its officers to carry their personally-owned rifles similar to the AR-15 platform while on duty.
"I've kind of adopted a policy of 'never be the first, never be the last,' so I wanted to be comfortable with it before I asked the public to be comfortable with it," said Chief Steve Anderson.
Each rifle must be inspected and approved, and no modifications can be made after approval.
And each officer approved to carry a rifle must complete a three-day training course.
Twenty Metro officers will take part in the first training class later this month, and Anderson said this move is in the best interest of safety for both the public and police officers.
"We've picked 20 officers from across the department to start the training process. It's somewhat of a pilot program. We want to look at our training, we want to look how the officers are handling this," Anderson said.
This has been a big issue for the Fraternal Order of Police, who say there are situations in which their officers feel outgunned by the bad guys who are packing powerful firepower.
"Potentially, you can be engaged with someone who has a longer standoff range. This is a force equalizer in the situations where it becomes necessary. This gives the tools to the officers to take the action where necessary," said Robert Weaver, president of Nashville Fraternal Order of Police.
Officers feel Metro's policy is exactly what it needs to be.
"We feel this finds the balance of weapon proficiency combined with law enforcement professionalism," Weaver said.
About one-third of the department's nearly 1,400 police officers personally own rifles that fall into the approved category, with the retail price ranging from $800 to $1,200, so officials said there is no current plan to use city funds to purchase patrol rifles.
Some other Middle Tennessee police departments, including Brentwood police, issue AR-15 rifles to their officers.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >