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Story by Enrique A. Geronimo, Gracie Martin and Hayden Schimborski/ Contributing Writers   Oct. 29, 1929. Black Tuesday. Ninety years ago today the nation’s stock market dissolved into a frenzy of panic selling, causing a drastic decline in stock values. Men went to bed on the 28th as millionaires and before the next day was …

The infamous “Baby Trump” balloon, which made its first appearance in London in July of 2018, will be making its first southern appearance of the 2020 election cycle in Nashville Friday morning. The 20 ft balloon will be flying over Music City Center around 8 a.m. as part of the lead up to the fifth …

Photo courtesy of the The Murfreesboro Post The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Swift Water Rescue team and the Rutherford County Special Operations Dive Rescue successfully rescued a father and daughter who were stranded on the Stones River on Sunday, according to an official release from the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department. FATHER-DAUGHTER RESCUED pic.twitter.com/gCDNJY6rSU — MBoroFireRescue …

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Public Health Department announced Thursday the first electronic-cigarette related death in the state, after a Nashville man suffered a serious respiratory disease associated with vaping devices and later died. MPHD officials are working with the TDH to investigate the man’s death, and no additional information has been …

Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry MTSU representatives presented Charlie Daniels with an MTSU Blue Raiders football helmet during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday evening. Tonight, @CharlieDaniels was honored for his contributions to the @MTVetCenter, which helps veterans pursue their college and career goals. Thanks for all you do and congratulations, …

Photo courtesy of PBS STDs are on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to the 2018 Central for Disease Control’s Annual STD Surveillance Report, published earlier last week. According to the report, which tallies the STD reports from 2014 to present, the rate of reported STDs has risen steadily each year. Reported cases of …