Growth and development business news reporter at @Tennessean. Adjunct professor @TSUedu.

Motorcycle crash kills two on Nashville interstates — Two people are dead after a motorcycle crash that's expected to affect eastbound traffic on Interstate 440 and Interstate 24 West until late Saturday night. The Metro Nashville Police Department Traffic Crash Unit is investigating the crash. It occurred as the motorcycle was traveling on I-440, where it passes over Interstate-24, just before merging onto the interstate at the 24/40 split, police said.

Scott Hamilton reveals latest cancer scare — Benign pituitary tumor diagnosis is the third for Olympic figure skating champion who lives in Franklin Franklin resident Scott Hamilton received a brain tumor recurrence diagnosis recently, the Olympic figure skating champion's spokeswoman confirmed. "I've been blessed beyond my wildest imagination," Hamilton said Friday in a Facebook post that accompanied an exclusive PEOPLE magazine story on the subject.

ACLU lawyer: Police misconduct rooted in U.S. history, public policy — ACLU of Tennessee hosts Jeff Robinson, launches police accountability campaign Police enforcement of public policy and the prevailing social order have played a key role in recent shooting deaths and other misconduct in U.S. communities of color, a national legal expert with the American Civil Liberties Union said Saturday.

Fire at 12th and Edgehill public housing complex — Nashville Fire Department said all units at Edgehill Apartments have been cleared The Nashville Fire Department responded to a fire Saturday afternoon at the Edgehill Apartments public housing at 12th Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue. Brian Haas, the department's spokesman, said all apartments were cleared of people and the Nashville Electric Service was called to cut off power to the affected building.

38-acre project planned for The Nations named Silo Bend — 193-unit apartment building will kick off development early next year, developer Southeast Venture says. Silo Bend will be the name of the 37.7-acre mixed use development that Nashville-based Southeast Venture plans on Centennial Boulevard in The Nation's neighborhood.

Inside look: Gulch's new Thompson Nashville luxury hotel opens — Vinyls from Jack White's Third Man Records, denim sessions from Imogene + Willie provide Nashville touch The Thompson Nashville opened Thursday, ushering in a new era of luxury hotels in the Gulch. San Francisco-based Two Roads Hospitality, which owns the Thompson brand and will operate the 12-story, 224-room hotel, said it plans to offer patrons an authentic Nashville experience.

Auto parts distributor LKQ eyes former Antioch Macy's space — Chicago-based company would consolidate existing Nashville support operations, expand here A Chicago-based auto parts distributor is pursuing a lease on 100,000 square feet of the former Macy's anchor store space in Antioch with plans to consolidate its existing Nashville support operations and add jobs here.

Germantown grocery, hotel, retail, office site fetches $13.65M — Atlanta-based buyer TPA Group got former Goodwill Industries storage warehouse site rezoned last month Atlanta-based TPA Group has paid $13.65 million for 4.82 acres in Germantown where the developer plans a development that's expected to include a hotel, offices, a grocery store and other retail space.

Ben West Library buyer faces setback in selling headquarters — Dallas developer drops deal to buy Tennessee Education Association's Germantown headquarters for apartment project A Dallas-based developer has backed out of its contract to buy the Tennessee Education Association's headquarters near Germantown where it had approval for a 371-unit apartment project.

Kimpton hotel near Vanderbilt gets name, general manager — Mark Hayes named to run Kimpton Aertson Hotel coming this spring to 21st and Broadway near Vanderbilt Kimpton Aertson Hotel will be the name of the boutique hotel expected to open this spring as part of the mixed-use development rising at 21st Avenue South and Broadway across from Vanderbilt University.
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