Nashville contestant appearing on Friday's 'Wheel of Fortune'
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by Colleen Guerry
4d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Friday evening, you can watch as a Nashville man spins the wheel and tries to win big bucks right here on News 2! Brandon O'Brien submitted a short audition video for "Wheel of Fortune" in March 2021. Then, in August 2021, he was asked to participate in a Zoom game against some of the other contestants, which led to him being chosen as a contestant on the show. After spending more than a year watching old episodes and preparing for the competition, he finally received the call in November 2022 saying it was time for him to come to Los Angeles and appear on "Wheel o ..read more
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Chattanooga dog reunited with owner after viral Facebook post
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by Erin McCullough
4d ago
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) — In 48 hours, the McKamey Animal Center managed to tug on thousands of people’s heartstrings and reunite a family with their pet. The shelter posted about Lilo, a big, fluffy bear of a dog who was found wandering around a Chattanooga neighborhood and brought to the shelter after being spotted by a good Samaritan. Lilo's owner surrendered her with a note saying she could no longer afford to care for her due to being homeless and having two children to care for. (Courtesy: McKamey Animal Center) She had note attached to her collar explaining that her mom was hoping to ..read more
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Tyre Nichols' family before video release: 'We want peace'
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by David Royer
4d ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The attorneys and family of Tyre Nichols asked for justice for their son, and peace in their city, at a press conference in Memphis on Friday. Speakers included family members, attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci and Van Turner, president of the Memphis branch NAACP. Crump noted that charges were brought up against the officers by the district attorney within 20 days. Similar past cases across the country have taken months to move forward. Crump said this should be the blueprint for police-involved shootings going forward. "We have never seen swift justice like this," Cr ..read more
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Man arrested after pipe bomb, guns found in Glasgow home
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by Colleen Guerry
4d ago
GLASGOW, Ky. (WKRN) -- A Kentucky man has been taken into custody after authorities discovered weapons inside a Glasgow residence. The Glasgow Police Department said officers responded to a complaint at a home along Redwood Street on Thursday, Jan. 26. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered an explosive device in the residence -- more specifically, in the closet -- so they evacuated the immediate area and alerted Kentucky State Police's Bomb Detection Unit, officials said ..read more
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Bridgestone Arena making progress after Black Friday flooding
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by Blake Eason
4d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - It's been two months since a massive water leak flooded Bridgestone Arena and crews have been working around the clock to repair the damage. Water poured through the arena the morning after thanksgiving, causing millions of dollars in damage and postponing games for up to three days. Two months later, the games go on, but the recovery is far from over. News 2's Blake Eason was the first reporter on the scene that morning and recently had a chance to go behind the scenes at the arena to get an update on the repairs made ..read more
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Testimony continues Friday in Caitlyn Kaufman murder trial
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by Brittney Baird
4d ago
News 2 will stream trial proceedings live with intermittent interruptions for breaks. Viewer discretion is advised.  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The trial of the two men accused of killing nurse Caitlyn Kaufman in December 2020 continued in a Nashville courtroom Friday. The 26-year-old was on her way to work as an ICU nurse at Ascension Saint Thomas West when she was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 440. Detectives believe she pulled her SUV over to the shoulder of the busy interstate after she was shot.  Her body was discovered inside her vehicle two hours later by a Metro ..read more
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22-year-old man killed in Lafayette Street shooting
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by Brittney Baird
4d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 22-year-old man was shot and killed south of downtown Nashville early Friday morning. The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Lafayette Street. Metro police reported the victim was identified through his fingerprints as Xavier Javon Taylor, 22, of Decatur Street. ? Have breaking come to you: Subscribe to News 2 email alerts → (Photo: WKRN) Officers were called to Lafayette Street after receiving reports of gunshots and persons running from 182 Lafayette Street. Officers found the door to an apartment partially open and Taylor lying on ..read more
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Nashville teen shot and killed; Juvenile Court officials hope to curb youth crime weeks into the new year
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by Mye Owens
4d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - In the first three weeks of the new year, News 2 has been tracking homicides happening within Nashville. Nearly half of the homicides that have been reported by the Metro Nashville Police Department involve teens between the ages of 14 and 19. Among those is Michael Adams — or Chase, as known by friends and family. "Anger, upset. Just, I was hoping it was him walking through the door and not somebody else," remembered Brandie Green, as she thought back to the moment she found out her son was shot and killed. "[The] hardest part is having to walk in that bedroom where ..read more
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Cane Ridge High School student charged with carrying weapon on school property
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by Ethan Illers
6d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A Cane Ridge High School student has been charged with attempted aggravated assault and carrying a weapon on school property. According to Metro police, 18-year-old Prince Gillenwaters allegedly got into an argument with another male student Wednesday morning at around 6:30 in the school cafeteria. When the argument began to escalate, Gillenwaters pulled out a switchblade knife and chased the victim who ran away ..read more
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Nashville woman sentenced to 70 months after receiving $2.8M through Ponzi scheme
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by Colleen Guerry
6d ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville woman will spend nearly six years in federal prison after being accused of bilking investors by claiming that her sports marketing agency represented famous athletes, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ said 41-year-old Katie Lynn Mancuso, who owned Gray Area Marketing in Nashville, was initially charged with bank fraud and wire fraud in September 2021 after receiving $2.8 million from investors by operating a fraudulent scheme. Starting in 2017, Mancuso solicited funds from investors and falsely represented that her agency had been ..read more
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