Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:32:33 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.Full Story >
A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:12:28 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.Full Story >
Opening arguments in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of...Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A new piece of public art is coming to Nashville, and it will sit in the center of the roundabout of Korean Veterans Boulevard, in the shadow of the Music City Center.
For now, the piece has the working title of "Stix," and it is composed of 35 painted red cedar poles, each standing about 85 feet tall, twice the height of a street light.
The poles, designed by internationally-acclaimed artist Christian Moeller, will be illuminated at night.
Moeller's piece was selected over four other finalists Thursday by the Metro Arts Commission, and it is expected to draw excitement and curiosity from the people who see it.
"Just like any place you go and visit, you want to see art that's one of a kind and different. You want something where people will ask questions or compels people. We want that for the city, and we want to be cutting edge," said Arts Commission Executive Director Jennifer Cole.
Moeller, who lives in California, has designed public art projects for cities around the world, including Singapore, London and New York City.
For his contribution to the Nashville art scene, Metro will pay him $750,000.
It's all part of an effort in which city leaders decided to build Nashville's public art collection, and in their words, "enrich the lives of Nashvillians."
"I think that neighborhood is a connecting point to a variety of things, both downtown, and the east side and the Gulch. It's an anchor for a really developing part of the downtown, and that's critical," Cole said.
Cole could not say exactly when the art will be installed. Legal issues over land ownership could mean that it will take several years.
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >