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Judge blocks Tennessee voter signup penalties, citing harm

A federal judge has blocked Tennessee’s new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won’t likely outweigh its potential …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Cyntoia Brown is released from Tennessee women’s prison

Cyntoia Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for …


Sheriff: Carnival worker from Virginia shot, killed 3 women

Authorities in Virginia say two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


NCAA diving champion Colin Zeng continues quest to compete in Olympics

Last weekend, for an unprecedented second year in a row, Colin Zeng was named NCAA Diver of the Year at the 2019 NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas.



Family sues Nashville, officer for $30M in fatal shooting

The family of a black man killed by a Nashville police officer filed a federal lawsuit Monday, naming the city and the white officer who fatally shot the man from …


Clemency granted to woman sentenced to life at age 16

A woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee’s governor and will be released from …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least …


Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems

Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.


ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago

Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities said.


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 …