Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:07:03 GMT
A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Florence, Ky. Officers say that the Chase Bank, located at 4899 Houston Rd, was robbed Saturday around noon. According to bank employees,Full Story >
Police have arrested 32-year-old Eric Billman, charging him with two separate bank robberies last week in downtown Cincinnati and Florence, Ky.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:59:01 GMT
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad. Portland police and workers from the Department ofFull Story >
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:52:57 GMT
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservativeFull Story >
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:23:42 GMT
The Montgomery Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman's body Monday morning behind a fast food restaurant.Full Story >
The two 19-year-old Taco Bell employees charged with capital murder in the death of the restaurant's night manager had their initial court appearances Tuesday in Montgomery. Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Tuesday marks 15 years since a tornado hit downtown Nashville in a storm system that left more than $100 million in damage across Middle Tennessee.
Ten tornadoes, including one in Lawrence County estimated to be the strongest in state history, swept across the region on April 16, 1998.
In Nashville, at least 30 downtown buildings and more than 300 homes were hit, and the recovery was the catalyst for the transformation of east Nashville into the popular hotspot it is today.
Lawyer Mike Jameson watched the tornado as it made its move along Charlotte Pike toward downtown Nashville.
"The tornado came through Nashville like a bread roller," Jameson said. "Even this building was swaying back and forth."
The storm warnings that day were too many to count, and Channel 4 Meteorologist Nancy Van Camp was on the air for 12 hours straight.
"We had just invested, at no small cost, in our first live radar and in the software that would go down to street level and say, 'This is on such-and-such street right now, and here's what time it's going to get to such-and-such community,'" she said. "I really felt that reduced the number of fatalities."
One person died in Nashville, but the toll could have been much worse, as at least 300 homes sustained damage.
While the severity of the storm was totally unexpected, it turned east Nashville into a giant, united neighborhood.
"The tornado, as ironic as it sounds, was a huge jolt of adrenaline, and there is no replacement for millions of dollars of insurance money pouring into a neighborhood," Jameson said.
But the most damaging tornado of all - the only EF-5 touchdown in Tennessee history - hit Lawrence County.
"We were saying, 'Wait, hold on, there is a bigger and badder tornado than the one that went through Nashville,'" Van Camp said. "It was a monster, because it debarked trees and pulled up clumps of grass."
The Lawrence County tornado even picked up a one-ton Dodge flatbed pickup truck and carried it airborne for 20 miles.
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Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:40:00 GMT
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."Full Story >
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday," and Buckle Up Festival announced the complete schedule. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:19:51 GMT
We'll have a warm and breezy afternoon with a sun and cloud mix and a high of 67 degrees. Find out when you'll start to feel those cold temperatures creep in on Wednesday.Full Story >
Temperatures soared into the mid 70s across the region amid loads of sunshine and a southwest breeze. Unfortunately, it won't last. Rain develops overnight with temperatures beginning a downward slide.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:05:49 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contract of center Kyle Cook, releasing him to free agency. Cook was with the Bengals from a 2007 practice squad assignment through the 2013 season. Cook playedFull Story >
Calling it a surprise, Kyle Cook says he still wants to play in the NFL after being released Tuesday by the Bengals.Full Story >