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Trial in lawsuit alleging mishandled burials set to begin

Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Tennessee cemetery where caskets were crushed and stacked, remains were mishandled and bodies were lost, remains closed.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor’s race in Tennessee

Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee’s third largest county. Jacobs, a small business owner, was leading Democrat Linda Haney by …


Jurors acquit ex-Tennessee football players in rape trial

Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Manhunt: Suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy

After a two-day manhunt, a trooper came across the suspect in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy not far from the scene of the crime, authorities said Friday.


Trump to campaign in Tennessee to thwart Dems’ U.S. Senate bid

Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming …


Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced “the true test of a man,” …


Electrolux halts Tennessee project after tariff announcement

Electrolux says its plans for a $250 million plant expansion in Tennessee are on hold, and the Swedish appliance maker is pointing to President Donald Trump’s tariff action as the …


Parton stepping aside as parade grand marshal after 32 years

Dolly Parton says her Tennessee amusement park “has hogged the spotlight long enough” and she’s stepping aside as grand marshal of the Pigeon Forge spring parade after 32 years.


U.S. appeals court: Tennessee abortion amendment vote was OK

A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee won’t have to recount votes for a state constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that allows tougher abortion restrictions.


Black steps down as U.S. House budget chair amid governor bid

U.S. Rep. Diane Black says she’s stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman as she runs for governor of Tennessee.


Recordings of Pilot president’s epithets could disrupt trial

Secret recordings of one of the defendants uttering racial epithets are threatening to disrupt the federal fraud trial of former executives and sales staffers at the truck stop chain controlled …


Police: Man accidentally shoots himself, wife at church

Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.


Tennessee’s Corker doubles down on his criticism of Trump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taking on a crowd of jeering union workers, standing up to a charismatic Democratic opponent on the man’s home turf or lecturing upper management of one of …


Miley Cyrus packs out honky-tonk for release of new album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pop star Miley Cyrus returned to her Tennessee roots, musically and geographically, for the release of her new album “Younger Now” with a hometown performance at Nashville …


Tennessee church suspect may have sought Charleston revenge

A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist’s massacre at a black …


Peyton Manning rules out run for Corker’s Senate seat

Former football star Peyton Manning ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, saying in a sports radio interview on …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

GOP Sen. Corker announces he won’t seek re-election

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee and a political force on financial issues, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9 p.m.

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, …


Three high school students arrested in fake shooting threat

Three Tennessee high school students who posted a fake shooting threat on social media have been arrested.


Racial content sweeps away ‘Gone With the Wind’ screening

A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

NAACP asks for removal of Confederate statue from courthouse

A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Tennessee cities adjust to law letting guns in buses, hubs

The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Police seeking charges, say bounty hunters shot 2 men

Police in Tennessee say they are asking a grand jury to bring charges because investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend in which one …


Missing Tennessee student found safe; teacher arrested in California

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday.


Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder to lead Pilgrimage Festival

The two-day annual festival debuted in 2015 on a horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee, and was co-founded by Kevin Griffin of the band Better Than Ezra. Timberlake is a partner …


Historical marker dedicated to MLK at Memphis airport

A yearlong series of events taking place ahead of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, kicked off Monday with the unveiling of a historical …


Indictment: Tennessee deputy guarded an undercover drug deal

Federal prosecutors in West Tennessee say a former sheriff’s deputy is facing charges that he provided security during a cocaine deal. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Wednesday that …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Sheriff: Autistic girl was caged; Child abuse charges filed

Two people were charged with child abuse after deputies found an autistic girl locked in a cage at a home in northeastern Tennessee.


Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier enter College Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together.