Tennessee father charged after beating his Physician Assistant wife to protect kids from coronavirus

Police say 33-year-old Brendan Negron, of Mt. Juliet, assaulted his wife with a barstool, and his fists, after she refused to leave his home. His wife works in a hospital as a P.A., and he was afraid his children would contract the Coronavirus from someone she had been in contact with.

Montgomery Co. Mayor says ‘Coronavirus is a strain of the flu’; downplays concerns for Clarksville

Montgomery County Tennessee Mayor Jim Durrett recently told his constituents that COVID-19 was just a strain of the flu, suggesting the “-19” designation meant this was our 19th time experiencing this, and overall downplaying the impact of the virus, noting that most deaths were in nursing homes. Montgomery County has 6 confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, as of Tuesday.

Nashville Sheriff to reduce in-custody inmates, effective immediately, expand pre-trial release

Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced today he has initiated plans to reduce the number of inmates in sheriff’s office custody. Those include the expansion of pre-trial release (PTR) criteria and the elimination of the work-release program. PTR participants are expected to double over the next few days and all work release inmates are being furloughed immediately.

Nashville Mayor to request emergency closure of bars, reduction of restaurant capacities

Nashville Mayor John Cooper will ask that all bars on lower Broadway, and across the city, to close until further notice, and restaurants to operate at half-capacity… NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Mayor John Cooper released the following statement regarding today’s emergency meeting of the Metro Board of Health scheduled for 5:00 PM: “At my request, the Metro Nashville Board of Health will hold a special emergency meeting today at 5 p.m. to take action on a declaration of a public health emergency to address COVID-19. The Metro Public Health Department…

WSMV confirms 6 employees on 14-day quarantine, including Tom Randles, the entire station being disinfected

In a statement to Scoop: Nashville, WSMV has confirmed 6 employees have been sent home on a 14-day quarantine after an attendee at a telethon last week tested positive for #COVID19. These six employees may have had contact with the infected individual but are not currently showing any symptoms.