Police searching for tips in Nashville girl’s “brutal” murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police in Nashville pleaded with the public Tuesday for any information that can help them solve the savage Aug. 10 murder of a 12-year-old girl, reports CBS affiliate WTVF-TV. "This is a horrible, brutal thing. I've never seen anything this brutal in my entire career," said Sgt. David Kautzman at a press conference. He said Yhoana Arteaga's family last saw her alive at around 12:30 the day of her death, when she and her mother had lunch. At 5:30 p.m., her mother received a text message from Yhoana, who said there was someone knocking on the door of the home. Her mother and two siblings got home at 6:45 p.m. and found Yhoana's body. The preliminary investigation and autopsy results showed the child was "brutally murdered," police spokesman Don Aaron said, "Without being overly specific, there was blunt force trauma to her body. Her clothing was in disarray." Detectives said their preliminary investigation has led them to believe she knew her killer. "We can't get into detail about any types of relationships right now. For anyone listening that knows Yhoana or the family, if you have any suspicions about anyone related to this family ... a friend or anyone they might have known please give us a call," said Kautzman. A cash reward has been offered in the case. A vigil will be held later this week. Continue Reading

Fans, Family And The Freakin’ Weekend: What’s Next In Nashville

Music Articles Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Maren Morris, one of Nashville's rising stars, performs at Nissan Stadium on the opening night of the 2016 CMA Festival. John Shearer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Shearer/Getty Images Maren Morris, one of Nashville's rising stars, performs at Nissan Stadium on the opening night of the 2016 CMA Festival. John Shearer/Getty Images Very few musical gatherings during the crowded summer festival season have been going on as long as CMA Music Fest, which launched under the name Fan Fair in 1972 and now descends upon Nashville just after the heat and humidity set in each June. One of the secrets to its longevity is that it's always been a place where country fans can encounter artists up close; folks who get a bit of face time with their favorite artists, maybe even a hug, are prone to keep coming back. Hear The Music What's Next In Nashville: A Spotify Playlist These days, most of the media attention goes to CMA Fest's four-night run of ticketed stadium shows, which boast performances by many of the format's superstars from the past and present. But that's only part of the experience on offer. All day long, there are free shows on stages dotting every available block downtown, not to mention merch stands, booze tents and plenty of corporate promotion, and the meet-and-greet tradition lives on in an expo called Fan Fair X and at artists' fan parties in rented-out bars, restaurants and event spaces. It's no surprise that acts who have a lot of critical and commercial momentum right now — like Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley and Kelsea Ballerini — would command sizable spotlights at country's biggest festival, but fans of varying generations also sought out opportunities to see and interact with relatively unknown newbies and veteran artists who are well past their hitmaking heydays. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight waded Continue Reading

What to do in Nashville if you love music

Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Sarah Rodman March 15, 2018 Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. The music begins the minute you touch down.No matter where you’re coming from, the Nashville International Airport wants to set the mood for your visit to Music City. Six separate stages scattered throughout the terminal — including an airport outpost of the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge — offer jazz, gospel, and, of course, country, making the walk to baggage claim a memorable one.Nashville’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. US census data shows the metro area gained an average of 100 people a day between 2015 and 2016. It’s easy to understand why: The city is culturally vibrant, yet laid back. It is at once countrypolitan and cosmopolitan, a place for cowboy hats and black ties, with dive bars and highfalutin’ locales in equal supply. Advertisement While the rapid expansion has come with its share of growing pains — increased traffic, a skyline populated by cranes, an insidious invasion of bachelor and bachelorette parties as part of a surge in tourism — it has also yielded plenty of upside for both locals and visitors when it comes to culinary, musical, and cultural choices. Get Today's Headlines in your inbox: The day's top stories delivered every morning. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Decades after my first visit at age 9, when I jumped rope with my cousins on the sidewalk in front of my Aunt Joan’s house, I found myself returning to Nashville many times to visit family and during a stint as a pop music critic for The Boston Globe. Like Goldilocks, I discovered that Nashville can be just right for people who prefer their towns neither too big nor too small, and their Continue Reading

Wild in Nashville: Are you Bruce Boudreau? Where’s your bandage?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sporting a bandage on the left side of his head, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was in good spirits before Saturday night’s game in Nashville, the second half of a back-to-back set with the Predators. “Isn’t Christmas soon?” Boudreau said with a laugh when asked how he was feeling. “I’m fine.” Boudreau took an errant puck to the head late in the third period of the Wild’s 4-2 victory over the Predators on Friday night. The coach said a team physician closed up the wound with seven stitches, but the patient made things difficult by trying to watch the TV broadcast of the game while receiving medical attention. After being patched up, Boudreau made it back to the bench for the conclusion of the game. A case of mistaken identity took place in the media room before the game when one of Nashville’s off-ice officials asked Fox Sports North’s Kevin Gorg, thinking he was Boudreau, where his bandage was. HOME-AND-HOME Games on back-to-back nights are not uncommon in the NHL — the Wild play 15 such sets this season — but a home-and-home with the same opponent is fairly unusual. In fact, the Friday-Saturday games hosting and visiting the Predators mark the only time this season that the Wild play the same opponent on consecutive nights. Even in the first half of the season, Boudreau thought the home-and-home series had a postseason-type feel to it. “They are a lot easier to scout in that respect,” he said. “It makes it more of a playoff-type scenario.” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette agreed. “It’s more like a playoff atmosphere where you play an opponent then you break it down and figure out maybe things that you can do better and how you can be better the next night,” he said. Frequently in the case of back-to-back games, a team arrives late in the evening or early in the morning in the city of the second game. In this Continue Reading

In Nashville for the Music City Bowl? Here’s where to watch the Kentucky-Louisville basketball game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kentucky fans making the trip to Nashville to watch the Music City Bowl will face a difficult scheduling dilemma Friday.The annual Kentucky-Louisville men’s basketball rivalry game tips off at noon (CST) with the Music City Bowl kicking off at 3:30 p.m. (CST). To facilitate fans being able to watch both games, several bars and restaurants in downtown Nashville near Nissan Stadium will show the basketball game.Here is a list of places to watch the basketball game in Nashville released by the UK ticket office:1. AJ’s Good Time Bar (421 Broadway): Basketball watch party will be held on second floor. Audio of the game available with special drink “Blue Wildcat Lemonade” available.2. Nashville Underground (105 Broadway): More than 40 televisions and two large LCD screens available to watch the basketball game. Drink specials, “Kentucky Mules,” “Cal’s Heroes,” and “Lexington Lollipops” available. MORE: Stakes higher than normal for Kentucky football in Music City Bowl | Hale MORE: How to watch Music City Bowl: Game time, TV channel, streaming information 3. The Valentine (312 Broadway): Free beer available with Music City Bowl ticket stubs before and after the game.4. The George Jones (128 2nd Ave. N): Basketball game will be shown on half of the televisions on all levels. A $25 brunch buffet available.5. Tin Roof Broadway (316 Broadway): The basketball game will be shown on all 27 televisions and two projector screens. Old Country Boy Cans available for $5.6. Nudies Honky Tonk (409 Broadway): The basketball game will be shown on 10 first-floor televisions, five second-floor televisions and three 75-inch televisions on the rooftop.7. Rodizio Grill (166 2nd Ave. N): Music City Bowl brunch available for $24.99. Private viewing room overlooks Nissan Stadium with a 110-inch projection screen television.8. Famous Saloon (110 2nd Ave. N): Anyone wearing UK gear can Continue Reading

Tennessee-Vanderbilt football game only 10th most-watched sports event on TV in Nashville

The Vanderbilt-Tennessee season-ending football game on Saturday at Neyland Stadium was only the 10th most-watched sports event in the Nashville television market last week.The 3 p.m. game broadcast on the SEC Network earned a 6.3 rating, according to WTVF-5 senior programming and research director Mark Binda.That means 64,934 households in the Nashville market tuned in to see the Commodores beat the Vols 42-24.The most-watched sports event in the market was a college football game. Auburn's win over Alabama, also played on Saturday, earned a 19.9 rating, meaning 205,109 Nashville households watched on CBS (Channel 5 locally).That game earned even a higher rating than the Titan-Colts game on Sunday. It posted a 16.3 rating and was the second most-watched sports event in the market. Reach Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 and on Twitter @MikeOrganWriter. Continue Reading

Drunken United Airlines passenger who began shouting in Arabic causes emergency landing in Nashville, police say

A drunken United Airlines passenger who broke a bathroom door, puked in a sink and shouted in Arabic caused an emergency landing, police said. Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri, 26, told officers he downed eight lemon drop shots and threw up for the first time before boarding the United Express flight Monday night from Cincinnati to Houston, according to an arrest affidavit. The pilot decided to divert the flight when Aldoseri busted the door of an out-of-service bathroom in a commotion that ended with him speaking loudly in Arabic, Nashville Metro Police said. Yet Aldoseri had passed out in his seat by the time the flight landed at Nashville International Airport and officers boarded the plane, according to police. He had caused "extreme concern for passengers and the flight crew,” the affidavit said. Aldoseri was slurring his speech while standing unsteadily and showing red, glassy eyes and reeking of booze, according to investigators. He was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. A judge set Aldoseri's bail at $3,000, and he was due in court for hearings Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, Davidson County records showed. The flight carrying 53 passengers and four crew members continued on to Houston’s George Bush International Airport following the 9:31 p.m. stop "due to a disruptive passenger" in Nashville, United said in a statement to WKRN-TV. With News Wire Services. Continue Reading

Four family members dead after small plane crashes near YMCA in Nashville, Tenn.

Four family members are dead after a small plane crashed and burned Monday near a YMCA gym outside Nashville, Tenn. Glenn Mull, his wife Elaine, their daughter Amy Harter and granddaughter Samantha Harter, were all killed in the crash. Glenn Mull owned Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock and was well-known in the Kansas cattle industry.  The Gulfstream 690C left Great Bend, Kansas around 2:45 p.m. Monday and was scheduled to land at the John C. Tune airport just before 5 p.m., WTVF-TV reported. It reportedly missed its first approach at the airfield and was preparing for a second attempt at landing when the plane, with four aboard, crashed into a field behind the Bellevue YMCA about 14 miles south of its destination. The family was en route to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville. "The tremendous void left in the ashes of the crash will be a stinging reminder of the ones taken too soon," Mull's sister, Jeanine Haynes, said in a statement. About 300 YMCA members were evacuated from the building as the scene was investigated, a spokesperson said. The plane was registered to MidKansas Agri Company, the news station reported. Mull missed hitting several homes and buildings, including the YMCA. But the crash site is "a totally devastated area," Metro Nashville Fire Chief George Hickey told WTVF. Hinkey said the pilot made a "hard right bank and into the ground," thereby avoiding the gym and a nearby retirement home, WSMV-TV reported. Investigators will examine surveillance video from outside the YMCA, the news station reported. The wreckage spread over about 80 yards, WTVF reported. Investigators expect the area will be closed for days as the crash scene is examined. “My heart goes out to the entire Mull family during this difficult time," U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, told the Wichita Eagle. "Glenn was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Both he Continue Reading

Google Fiber in Nashville is open for business

Google Fiber is open for business in Nashville, connecting four apartment and condominium buildings in Nashville’s core to its gigabit-speed Internet and launching a Fiber Space in the Gulch.The milestone comes 15 months after Google Fiber announced Nashville as a new market. In the meantime, existing providers AT&T and Comcast have upped their own fiber rollout in Middle Tennessee and have begun offering the ultra-fast connection to area homes and apartments.Martha Ivester, who leads Google Fiber's Nashville operations, did not provide updates on neighborhood connection or on how the sign-up process will work, but she emphasized the company’s commitment to customer service and to connecting as many homes as possible.“Our goal really is to connect the lion's share of Nashville," Ivester said. "Not just apartments and condos but all residents, whether they are in a single-family home or a multi-dwelling unit, and small businesses as well."Nashville apartment dwellers are able to track their access to Google Fiber through the company’s online "apartment finder" feature. Rhythm at Music Row, Element Music Row, Bristol on Broadway and Icon in the Gulch are among those buildings that offer access to residents.The initial selection of the four buildings was driven by engineering, Ivester said. Those were the easiest to reach by aerial connection and through a new method called micro-trenching that allows for less invasive, more shallow digging."As we continue to roll that construction out, that engineering and deployment will dictate which buildings we can connect," she said.The Fiber Space, at 1108 Division in the Icon building, was opened to give customers a chance to learn more about Google Fiber products and experience gigabit speeds. Designed with couches, big screen TVs and soft chairs, consumers can come in with customer support questions or Continue Reading

Ted Cruz outspending Trump, Rubio on TV in Nashville

Ted Cruz is far outspending his Republican rivals on television advertising in the Nashville area, a sign of the significance the so-called “SEC primary” holds on the fate of his campaign.Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton remains the lone Democratic candidate to air TV ads in Tennessee as Bernie Sanders directs his resources to other Super Tuesday states.Cruz’s campaign has spent $151,870 for the final stretch of TV ads in the Nashville media market, while the pro-Cruz super PAC Stand For Truth has pumped in an additional $122,175 for television ads here.Figures are according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. Ads began airing earlier this week on the three major television networks and continue until Tuesday.Marco Rubio’s campaign has spent $33,915 to air ads in the Nashville area until Tuesday, according to FCC documents, while the pro-Rubio super PAC Conservative Solutions has paid an additional $111,010 to air ads here.Politico reported Thursday that real estate mogul Donald Trump is spending around $130,000 across Tennessee on television ads. At least $26,810 of that figure is for ads in the Nashville media market, FCC documents show.Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson are currently not airing TV ads in the Nashville market.Cruz’s campaign long ago circled the March 1 “SEC primary” — when seven Southern states, including Tennessee, vote — as a defining benchmark in the nomination process. But polling has shown Cruz trailing in most states to surging front-runner Trump. The one exception is Cruz’s native Texas, where Cruz appears to hold a narrow lead.Unlike his opponents, Trump has benefited more from free media due to this disproportionate media coverage, allowing him to not spend as much on television.Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, was the first of all candidates to begin airing television ads in Tennessee. She started her ad Continue Reading