Good morning, Nashville. It’s with incredibly heavy hearts this morning that we report that Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman lost his youngest child, Maria, yesterday after she was struck by a car driven by Chapman’s teenage son in the family’s driveway in Williamson County. Maria, 5, was one of three girls that the Chapman family had adopted from China.
- It’s about time. Fort Campbell will become the first Army post to add a Traumatic Brain Injury Center intended to combat PTSD, depression, and suicide among young veterans. Nine Fort Campbell soldiers committed suicide last year.
- T9 disaster. A new study shows that Tennessee is the second-worst state in the country for texting while driving, with South Carolina taking home the last-place ribbon. Who, us?
- Bits & Pieces. Murfreesboro will install 3 new red-light cameras in addition to the 3 they already have and start ticketing violators $50 … A car caught on fire yesterday in the parking garage below the Nashville Public Library’s downtown branch … Vandy defeats the Gators 7-3 in the first round of the SEC tournament … A Tennessee farmer is switching out his tractor for mules due to rising gas prices.
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