A cropped photograph depicts singer Elvis Presley's bust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you could go back in time to meet Elvis Presley and ask him only one question, what would that question be? Chances are, it would be thought provoking, provocative and help you to better understand who Elvis was and what made him tick--something undiscovered that uniquely defines who The King was or ...
(RNN) - At least 51 people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City. At least 20 of the dead are children, according to CNN. The death toll is expected to rise as the search continued through the night, the wreckage lit by flood lamps. The National Weather Service described the storm as large and ...
A wet spring and climbing temperatures mean mosquitoes are making their comeback to East Tennessee. The Knox County Health Department is already working to stay ahead of the seasonal problem. Earlier this month, the health department started setting traps all around the county to test the bugs for West Nile Virus. So far, each of the tests have come back with only negative results. In ...
A corrections officer was arrested right at the jail where he works. Vance Dunn, 24, was taken into custody Friday at the Metro-Davidson County Detention facility on Harding Place in Nashville, according to Metro Police. Dunn is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after he was accused of having hundreds of images of child pornography. A tip led police to investigate, and Metro ...
A Nashville man is accused of striking a Paris police officer with his car. Thelma Easley was arrested Sunday after the Paris Police Department said he was in his car in the parking lot outside a Paris restaurant, screaming, with a Bible taped to his chest. When officers tried to get Easley to come out of the car, he allegedly backed the vehicle into Officer Ryan French. Easley is now ...
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The four college-age guys who sat in front of me in the theater watching Swordfish loved it--or at least certain parts of it. I could tell which parts they loved most because they would rock back and forth in their chairs, pumping their fists, barely suppressing a yelp of exultation. ...
A suspect has been arrested in the death of a west Tennessee man at a north Nashville motel earlier this month. Eric Lozano, 31, of Lyford, TX, is charged with criminal homicide after the body of Mitchel Moreno, 52, was discovered inside a room at the Cumberland Inn on West Trinity Lane on May 9. A maintenance man entered the room just after 1 p.m. and found Moreno's body. The victim is ...
When a house is on fire or somebody's injured, emergency responders don't have time for delays. But there's a problem firefighters are experiencing that you've never heard before. Some of their own trucks are not starting. The Channel 4 I-Team has found dozens of cases when Nashville firetrucks simply wouldn't start, and many firefighters say the city is on the verge ...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a high-speed chase that came to a deadly end over the weekend, and police say as far as they can tell it was all over a speeding ticket. Shelbyville officers say a man was speeding and nearly ran over one of them before colliding with another vehicle. The driver died, and another man was sent to the hospital. Officers say they tried to stop ...
One of the busiest hospitals in Middle Tennessee is now almost overrun with patients. In fact, it's never had more admissions than it does right now. Walden's Puddle in Joelton is the only wildlife hospital in the state and is now bursting with babies in feathers and fur. The facility took in more than 3,000 baby possums, fawns, birds and other animals from 41 counties last year - ...
As another school year comes to a close, it's once again time for thousands of Middle Tennessee students to receive their yearbooks and have their friends sign them. But at Watertown Elementary and Middle School in Wilson County, this edition of the yearbook was about more than fun and games. It was an early, poignant lesson about life and death. Two people close to the school community ...
Lebanon police on Friday night arrested a suspect accused of killing a man in Nashville 16 years ago. Julian Dubois Clemmons, 37, is accused of killing Daniel Lynn Peak on Forest Ridge Way in Hermitage on March 15, 1997. Peak, who was 18 when he was killed, was involved in a drug dispute when Clemmons shot him, said police. Lebanon police arrested Clemmons at a residence on Toshiba Drive ...
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Tennessee college students can expect to pay more for tuition next fall, but the increase for state universities could be less than it has been in recent years. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended a 3 percent increase for community colleges and a 6 percent increase for public universities. The increase is significantly lower than in 2004 when tuition went up a whopping 18.4 ...
Nashville officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the completion of the Music City Center. The grand opening celebration started Sunday, and includes free concerts from Sheryl Crow, Phil Vassar, Vince Gill and others. The Music City Center measures 2.6 million square feet and takes up 16 acres. The grand ballroom alone can seat up to 6,000 people. At $585 million, ...
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Mayor Karl Dean emphasized the need for mass transit options and its effect on maintaining quality of life in his State of Metro address today. "We all realize that as we continue to grow, there's only so much road widening we can do," he said to a crowd inside the new Music City Center. "We won't be able to pave our way out of increased traffic ...
A former dean of the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine has once again been tapped as interim president of the Nashville institution. A. Cherrie Epps, Ph.D., steps in for Meharry President Dr. Wayne J. Riley as Riley goes on sabbatical, the school announced Monday. Epps is a professor of internal medicine and serves as a senior advisor to the president and dean emeritus. Among her ...
A ceremony is scheduled next month to unveil a new stamp in honor of country music legend Johnny Cash. The U.S. Postal Service's forever stamp features the "Man in Black" as part of their Music Icon series. The event will take place June 5 at 9 a.m. at the Ryman Auditorium. Soul music singer Ray Charles and Tejano's Lydia Mendoza are among the others being honored as ...
(RNN) - An estimated 26 tornadoes struck Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois on Sunday, with another touching down in Missouri early Monday morning. The damage claimed the life of at least two people and injured 21. Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76, both from Shawnee, were found dead after a tornado leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park, according to the Associated Press. Two ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A homicide suspect police had been searching for has killed himself in a Georgia motel room, according to the sheriff of Hamilton County. Terry Lee Releford of Soddy-Daisy had been sought since his wife, Tammy Releford, was found dead inside a home on Sunday. ...
Police in Clarksville have identified a body that was found on West Fork Drive on Saturday morning. The body of Jimmy Dean Boyer, 53, was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Investigators said he was known to visit several establishments on Ft. Campbell Boulevard. Detectives are asking anyone that might have seen Boyer late Friday night or early Saturday morning to call them. The case is being ...
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Mayor Karl Dean announced a trust fund for affordable housing at his State of Metro address today, a program that is forecast to generate 100 new affordable housing units. The Barnes Fund for Affordable Homes, named for fund advocate Rev. Bill Barnes, will be supported by $3 million in existing grants and will receive ongoing investments. The program will also focus on ...
Following the ceremony to open the new Music City Center, Mayor Karl Dean gave the 50th annual State of Metro Address, in which he pushed for improved public education, more mass transit and creating new housing for low-income residents. The mayor applauded the benefits of immigrants coming to Nashville and their entrepreneurial spirit contributing to the city's growth. He said the city ...
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- More of the "Rakkasans" have returned to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan. The plane carrying nearly 90 members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division touched down at the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border Sunday evening. Environmental and science engineering officer Julie Bridges was surrounded by family, including her ...
Two people are in police custody after a robbery at a restaurant in Murfreesboro on Monday morning. The robbery occurred at Demos' on Broad Street around 7 a.m. Police said thieves entered the business and robbed employees and a delivery man of their wallets and cell phones. They ran out of business in different directions but were quickly arrested. Police said they are still looking ...
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - The rural site where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well. The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power. Festival partner Rick Farman ...
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for northwest Middle Tennessee Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The biggest threat will be west of a line from Waynesboro to Springfield, TN. An upper level trough of low pressure will swing across the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop west of the area and spread into ...
This is a screenshot of on an animation that ran on Marissa Mayer's Tumblr about buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, which included a promise to run the blogging service as a separate business and "not to screw it up." Click the next panel to see the rejoinder to this acknowledgment about Tumblr users' unease over the deal. Yahoo confirmed that it will pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr on ...
An overturned tractor-trailer has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Robertson County on Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 6 a.m. near mile marker 111 near Cross Plains, TN, said the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The crash is not expected to be clear until 8 a.m. Northbound traffic is not ...
Police are searching for two young men who robbed and carjacked two people at the scene of a crash in Antioch early Monday morning. A minor crash happened at 294 Chimney Drive at about 12:30 am. Police said the victims stopped to exchange information when two men with black semi-automatic handguns drove up and stole one of the cars, a 2007 blue Saturn Aurua XE, that was involved in the ...
Gates Bill Gates has regained his title as the richest person in the world. The founder of Microsoft Corp. passed Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim by a mere $550 million, making Gates the wealthiest person for the first time since 2007, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates' fortune is valued at $72.7 billion and was aided by significant rises in Microsoft stock. The stock has ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A national traveling exhibit on the Civil War will be on display at Nashville's Green Hills Library beginning on Monday. The exhibit lets viewers experience the war through the eyes of politicians, soldiers, families and freed slaves. It includes letters, personal accounts and images that demonstrate how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of ...
A Smyrna man is in the hospital after being shot at a basketball court Sunday night. Police said a fight broke out on Mason Tucker Drive around 8:30 p.m. As the victim was driving away from the court, someone in another car pulled up next to him and opened fire. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville where officials said he's taken a turn for the worse. No ...
A Murfreesboro boy is now safe after an Amber Alert was issued overnight. Authorities said Gabriel Swaney, 8, was taken by his father, Michael Swaney, 30, on Sunday night after a violent domestic dispute. According to investigators, the father took Gabriel after assaulting the boy's mother with a switch blade knife. Gabriel was safely recovered by the Smyrna Police Department and his ...
An Amber Alert has been issued for 8-year-old Gabriel Swaney, left, after his father Michael, right, assaulted his mother with a knife and took him from his Murfreesboro home. (TBI/Murfreesboro Police ...
Americans United for Separation of Church and State IRS Should Investigate Tennessee Church for Pulpit Politicking
Watchdog Group's Complaint Says Cornerstone Church Pastor Endorsed School Board Candidates From Pulpit WASHINGTON - August 7 - The Internal Revenue Service should investigate a Tennessee church whose pastor endorsed three school board candidates from the pulpit, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In ...
Two Columbia police cruisers collided Sunday morning while trying to stop a suspected drunk driver. Investigators say an alert citizen spotted a vehicle driving erratically and called police. The car was spotted near 17th and Highland Avenue as both officers gave pursuit. Police say the cruisers collided. One officer suffered a cut to the forehead. The suspected drunk driver was ...
Dozens of bikers rode together Sunday to help beat pediatric brain cancer. The 30th annual Ride for Kids kicked off at Jim Warren Parkin Franklin Sunday morning. The fundraiser supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help develop improved treatment options for children with brain tumors. "There are other kids here today that have the same type of brain tumor that I had when I ...
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Elvis Presley's iconic white 'eagle' cape will go under the hammer next week and is expected to make 90,000 pounds.
The floor-length cloak is embellished with blue, red and gold studs to create a huge eagle across the back.
Presley wore it over his white jumpsuit, the Daily Star reported.
The cap, which is one of the most recognisable items of clothing associated with the late singer, has been copied by Elvis impersonators around the world.
Presley's 5ft cape was made in 1973 for his "Aloha From Hawaii" concert by showbiz designer Bill Belew to hide the singer from his audience at the start of the show.
Meanwhile, a white leather belt emblazoned with six eagles that formed part of his costume is also for sale and it is expected to fetch up to 40,000 pounds. (ANI)
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