Tony Gonzalez, a reporter in Nashville since July 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and seeks out offbeat stories. He’s also an award-winning juggler and hot chicken advocate who lives in East Nashville with his wife, a professional bookbinder. During his time at The Tennessean newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up near Chicago and came to Nashville after three years reporting and editing at Virginia's smallest daily newspaper, The News Virginian.
In Nashville, authorities have arrested the gunman they say killed four people at a Waffle House on Sunday. The suspect had been known to law enforcement and questions are swirling about why he had access to guns.
"Max is not going to text me back. I'm not going to hear his voice again," Mayor Megan Barry said of her only child. The 22-year-old died last month of an apparent overdose near Denver.
Some unlikely allies in Nashville have united to expunge the record of a man convicted of a so-called "sodomy" law in 1995. His record has been cleared, but charges against 41 men have come to light.
Little Spring Hill, Tenn., stands among the country's biggest cities at the new frontier of library services. Available for checkout here are Wi-Fi hot spots, leased to patrons for free.