Cooper elected as Nashville’s 3rd mayor in less than 2 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Cooper has won the election for Nashville mayor, giving the growing southern city its third mayor in less than two years.
Tennessee speaker floats cutting state funds to Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton is warning Nashville officials that he might attempt to withhold state funding due to the city's recent executive order discouraging...
Nashville mayor calls for scrapping anti-sanctuary state law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley has directed city attorneys to investigate grounds for challenging Tennessee's anti-sanctuary-city law.
Report: Probation office working with immigration agency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report that probation officers in Nashville, Tennessee are working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement is leading to concern among activists and city...
Aug. 5 declared Dolly Parton Day in Nashville, Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of Nashville, Tennessee has declared Aug. 5 as Dolly Parton Day in Music City.
WTVF-TV report Mayor David Briley was with the country singer and actress on...
Nashville mayor’s race headed for runoff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Metro Councilman John Cooper and Mayor David Briley are headed into a runoff in the mayor's race.
Cooper and Briley outpaced multiple challengers in the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Metro Nashville Police officer died in a crash early Thursday morning after his cruiser was struck by a teen driver.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's mayor is proposing a reboot on electric scooters that would eliminate the program and remove all scooters from city streets but consider adding back one or two...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's mayor is threatening to ban electric scooters unless the companies that own them immediately address problems.
Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Nashville's plans to cut down trees for an NFL draft stage (all times local):
Responding to public pressure, Nashville Mayor David...
Tennessee officer dragged by off-road vehicle in swarm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee's capital say an officer was dragged when a group of off-road vehicles swarmed a downtown street.
Nashville mayor, GOP leader clash on police oversight limits
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley has told state lawmakers that legislation to limit police oversight panels would reject the will of his city's voters.
Nashville mayor signs order to help LGBT-owned businesses
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley has signed an executive order to help LGBT-owned businesses.
Briley's announcement Monday drew praise from officials from the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Good Neighbors Festivals.
The mayor's office says the order allows for self-identification as an LGBT-owned business in registration documents related to procurement.
Nashville mayor insists on setting up police oversight board
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Republican state legislators seek to limit local investigations of police misconduct, Nashville Mayor David Briley said Tuesday it's his job to ensure the will of the voters is carried out by continuing to implement a community oversight board for police.
Nashville, state, feds join for project to fight gun crime
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is joining state and federal authorities for what Mayor David Briley dubbed the city's largest-ever interagency effort to fight gun crime.
Briley announced Thursday that Project Safe Nashville will include a Nashville Police unit of six detectives and one sergeant. They will use the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network to track shell casings from guns fired in local crimes and connect them to other area crimes.
Nashville utilities to give federal workers shutdown break
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's power and water utilities are offering relief to federal workers furloughed by the government shutdown.
A news release Thursday from Mayor David Briley's office says Nashville Electric Service will extend bill payments for 30 days for impacted federal workers. They can call 615-736-6900 to discuss payment options.
Kid Rock stirs more controversy with planned bar sign
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock has hit another sour note with some in Nashville, this time over a large sign planned for his recently opened bar.
News outlets report the 20-foot-tall (6-meter-tall) neon sign will feature a giant guitar in which the base of the instrument is intentionally shaped like a woman's buttocks.
A look at the AP’s top Tennessee stories of 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of 2018, according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters.
182 nominated for new Nashville police oversight board
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new police oversight board in Tennessee has had more than 180 people nominated.
News outlets report 182 names were submitted by Tuesday's deadline for nominations to the citizen-led Nashville police oversight board. The mayor and Metro Council of the consolidated city and Davidson County government will each pick two of the 11-member board, and the public at-large will select seven.
Nashville airport to preview new $122M parking facility
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville officials are set to preview and host a ribbon-cutting for a new $122 million parking and transportation facility at the city's airport.
Among those set to attend the event Wednesday are Nashville Mayor David Briley, Nashville International Airport board chairman A. Dexter Samuels, airport president and CEO Doug Kreulen and others.
Annual Nashville memorial honors homeless who died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley joined faith leaders and advocates for the homeless Saturday for the city's 2018 Annual Homeless Memorial.
The event honors people from the homeless community who died over the past year.
Nashville to cover non-tuition student costs at 2 schools
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mayor David Briley says Nashville will offer scholarships to cover student expenses at two schools, complementing Tennessee's programs offering free community and technical college tuition.
Briley on Wednesday announced the Nashville GRAD program with Nashville State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Nashville.
Briley's office says coverage will include textbooks, transportation, tools and supplies, and industry certification fees.