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"It's very tough," says Juan Cruz, who is homeless. "It's very tough. You can wake up frozen or sick."
They're hungry, and they're homeless.
"I've been out here a few months," says Dustin Ellison. "I know where to go, some people don't know where to go. They try to find a blanket and sleep on the sidewalk."
Come 5am, those that do know where to go come to Room in the Inn Homeless Shelter and Day Center in downtown Nashville, and in record numbers. Over 200 people showed up. Their only defense against the cold? Dressing in layers and bundling up the best they can.
"I have 3 sweaters on, thermals, 2 jackets, and I'm warm right now," says Cruz.
The weather today was unbearable. Inside temperatures are much warmer than that. Homeless men and women are finding comfort. For the program's founder, Father Charles Strobel, it's heartbreaking to watch so many who are suffering.
"In the worst time of the year, in winter, as it is right now, it exposes people to death, disease, and extreme conditions of frost bite," says Father Strobel.
There is comfort in knowing there is a place these people can go, at least for a little while, to escape the numbing reality of the winter cold. Back in 2010, the shelter underwent a $13 million expansion to help meet the growing need of services for the area's homeless population. Our coverage of the cold is far from over. Barak will have the latest on the forecast TONIGHT on FOX17 NEWS. TENNESSEE MORNINGS will also help you get out the door with what you need to know starting at 5am.
Tuesday, January 22 2013, 09:13 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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