Authorities are investigating a shooting inside a restaurant in midtown Nashville that led to the death of a Memphis man, and the critical injury of another. The Tennessean reports that 19-year-old Ryan Weaver of Cordova and 25-year-old Murray Gross of Memphis were inside the restaurant Cook Out around 3 a.m. Sunday when a gunman opened …

A 45-year-old man was found dead after a fire at his home, according to Nashville authorities. The Tennessean reports the man was found in bed Saturday morning in the room where the fire is believed to have started. Officials say the ceiling collapsed on top of him, and Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas says …

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Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man with murdering his 86-year-old neighbor. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 60-year-old William Russell Brace was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lois Jean Espy, whose body was discovered last week on a local road in Bedford County. …

Aubrey Bloom conducts UAS inspection (Submitted/MTSU Sidelines)

Students can now major in building and operating drones as an approved degree within the Aerospace program at MTSU. The “unmanned aircraft systems operations” concentration has officially been confirmed as a part of the program by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The TBR confirmed the drone operation major for coursework for this semester. The major will …

Twitter and other social media played a significant role in news coverage of the often violent reactions in the aftermath of last August’s shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old Ferguson, Missouri man by a white policeman. “It really became a Twitter-based story,” said Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman and active user of social media, who …

New legislation could let underage college students interested in beer-making have a taste if Sen. Bill Ketron has his way in the state legislature this spring. An 18-year-old will be able to taste beer in a college beer manufacturing class Ketron’s bill becomes law in Tennessee. The new bill would allow it as long as …