Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Some say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but that's not the case for a south Nashville church, which has now been hit three times.
And the one early Thursday is by far the worst. It ignited a large fire, and when the smoke cleared, the Trinity Church of Nazarene was in ruins.
The church has been a fixture on Voltee Boulevard for more than 70 years, but in a matter of hours Mother Nature reduced it to rubble.
"I could smell the smoke on the other side of Kermit. I knew it had to be bad," said the Rev. Mike Proctor, pastor at Trinity Church of Nazarene.
Proctor got the call around 1:30 a.m. and immediately started calling neighbors and parishioners.
Robert Blair was one of the first to arrive.
"I know it's just a building, but it's still a part of us. I just don't know. It's not good. It's rough," Blair said.
Flames shot from the roof and windows and lit up the sky over south Nashville as crews battled the blaze.
"These crews went in and tried to extinguish the fire from the inside, and eventually it just grew out of control inside. And we had to call for a second alarm and put our trucks up from the exterior," said Steve Holt, with Nashville Fire and Rescue.
This is the third time lightning hit the church, with the first time back in 2007 and the second in 2012 when lightning hit the steeple.
The congregation just finished making the repairs when Thursday's strike happened.
Neighbors and parishioners watched in disbelief as flames ripped through their church again. This time, the building is a total loss.
"It is disheartening," Proctor said. "People are married, Baptisms, people give their lives to Christ and lives are transformed inside the building. But it's not the building transforming them, it is our God. So we'll move on."
A firefighter was injured when he fell while battling the fire, but we're told he's expected to be OK.
Several area churches have already offered to let Trinity hold services at their buildings.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >