Crime Reporter, Tennessean
Crime reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville. Budding screenwriter. Martial arts buff.
tennessean.com — GREENEVILLE, TENN. - Zackery Tyler Venable's short life is contained in a smartphone his parents use for only one purpose. It can't make calls or texts. It can't connect to the Internet. But it can scroll through photo after photo of the 5-month-old baby they lost.
tennessean.com — The Department of Children's Services said Thursday that it will release remaining files of child deaths or near deaths sought by The Tennessean and other media groups "as quickly as possible" and without waiting for a court order.
tennessean.com — A Nashville man has been charged with aggravated child abuse in the whipping death a 3-year-old boy. Donald L. Harris, 30, is being held in a Davidson County jail on $250,000 bond on a single charge of aggravated child abuse involving a child 8 years old or younger.
tennessean.com — One baby had a fractured skull when she died. Another was found dead in a car seat in a criminal case Clarksville detectives continue to investigate. But the Tennessee Department of Children's Services investigative team closed both cases months ago, marked as "unfounded" any allegations of child abuse and returned surviving siblings to the homes where the children died.
pitchfork.com — Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their fifth album, Random Access Memories.
tennessean.com — Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy on Friday released the records of 42 children who died or nearly died under the supervision of the Department of Children's Services, comprising the first 1,600 pages of records that The Tennessean and other media groups have sued the department to review.
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