Tennessee sheriff disputes injuries caused by beating of man
Tennessee sheriff disputes injuries caused by beating of man

A Tennessee sheriff's office is disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man beaten by a white officer while handcuffed.

Police in Tennessee fatally shoot man in road with gun
Police in Tennessee fatally shoot man in road with gun

Authorities say a police officer in Tennessee fatally shot an armed man after a confrontation.

Police seek suspect who stole car carrying 2 children
Police seek suspect who stole car carrying 2 children

Police in Tennessee are searching for a man accused of stealing a car that had two children inside of it.

Reward rises to $10K in case of man killed by concrete chunk
Reward rises to $10K in case of man killed by concrete chunk

The family of a man killed when a concrete chunk went through his windshield is now offering a $10,000 reward for more information on the case.

Tennessee state parks giving grants for student field trips
Tennessee state parks giving grants for student field trips

Tennessee's state parks are taking applications for grants for school field trips.

Tennessee attorney general taps new chief deputy
Tennessee attorney general taps new chief deputy

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has tapped Jonathan T. Skrmetti as his new chief deputy.

Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018
Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows. That's according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday.

Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism.

Lawmakers urge more scrutiny on public records exemptions
Lawmakers urge more scrutiny on public records exemptions

A small group of Tennessee lawmakers is recommending more scrutiny for all future public records exemptions.

Tennessee Democratic Party chairwoman draws challenger
Tennessee Democratic Party chairwoman draws challenger

Tennessee Democratic Party chairwoman Mary Mancini has drawn a challenger for her job.

Lawyer wants prison for detective who punched handcuffed man
Lawyer wants prison for detective who punched handcuffed man

The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff's officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video says the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted.

Sheriff: 3 die in high-speed crash in Tennessee
Sheriff: 3 die in high-speed crash in Tennessee

A sheriff says three people have died in a high-speed crash in Tennessee.

Slain teen's family drops suit after seeing police video
Slain teen's family drops suit after seeing police video

The family of a teenager killed by an Alabama police officer last year has dropped its lawsuit after watching body and dash camera video of the shooting.

Officials: Deputy shot, hurt man who tried them running over
Officials: Deputy shot, hurt man who tried them running over

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy has shot and wounded a man authorities say tried to run the deputy over.

Tennessee man charged with making, possessing a bomb
Tennessee man charged with making, possessing a bomb

A west Tennessee man has been charged with possession of a pipe bomb after he made threats on social media.

Interim UT president announces transparency initiative
Interim UT president announces transparency initiative

University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd is rolling out an initiative aimed at providing the UT system with greater transparency and accountability.

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup
Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker.

TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer
TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer

Police in Tennessee say a woman whose body was found along a road in 1975 was likely the victim of a serial killer who may have had 90 victims.

Attorney questions funding of Bangor psychiatric residence
Attorney questions funding of Bangor psychiatric residence

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage faces a new challenge in his plan to have an out-of-state contractor run a 21-bed psychiatric residence using money budgeted for community mental health services.

Indigo Ag establishing headquarters in downtown Memphis
Indigo Ag establishing headquarters in downtown Memphis

Agriculture technology company Indigo Ag Inc. says it is moving its North American headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee.

Sheriff: Shelter manager charged amid photos of starving dog
Sheriff: Shelter manager charged amid photos of starving dog

Authorities say photos of a starving dog at a Tennessee shelter have circulated on Facebook and now the former manager is charged with animal cruelty.

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan
US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.

Tennessee police officer accused of shoving, choking woman
Tennessee police officer accused of shoving, choking woman

A Tennessee police officer is accused of shoving and choking a woman who was holding their baby before trying to hit her.

New historical marker recognizes Nashville slave market
New historical marker recognizes Nashville slave market

A Tennessee State University educator has successfully worked to have a historical marker put up recognizing the Nashville slave market.

I-65 interchange in Tennessee draws US transportation grant
I-65 interchange in Tennessee draws US transportation grant

A federal grant of $25 million has been awarded to build a new interchange on Interstate 65 in Tennessee.

Tennessee corn producers increasing promotion of crop
Tennessee corn producers increasing promotion of crop

Tennessee's corn producers have agreed to raise money to help increase the consumption and sale of corn grown in the state.

Tennessee warns public to beware gift card scams
Tennessee warns public to beware gift card scams

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is warning the public not to fall prey to gift card scams this holiday season.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

Tennessee resident sues Correction Department over records
Tennessee resident sues Correction Department over records

A Tennessee resident is suing the state Correction Department, saying it never responded to his open records request.

Monitor criticizes juvenile courts, despite end to oversight
Monitor criticizes juvenile courts, despite end to oversight

Despite the end to federal oversight of a Tennessee county's juvenile justice system, a U.S. Department of Justice monitor says "blatantly unfair" practices persist.

Desk duty for detective filmed punching handcuffed man
Desk duty for detective filmed punching handcuffed man

A Tennessee sheriff says a white detective filmed punching and kicking a handcuffed black man has been placed on desk duty.

Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governor
Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governor

Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of protesters demanding clemency for a Tennessee woman serving life in prison that he's reviewing her case.

Floyd Parton, brother of Dolly Parton, has died
Floyd Parton, brother of Dolly Parton, has died

Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country singer Dolly Parton, has died.

Police: Tennessee man handling pistol shoots, kills brother
Police: Tennessee man handling pistol shoots, kills brother

Police in Tennessee say an Antioch man was handling a gun when he shot and killed his brother.

Police: Man, 39, traveled to Kentucky to have sex with teen
Police: Man, 39, traveled to Kentucky to have sex with teen

A Tennessee man is accused of traveling to Kentucky to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he communicated with using Snapchat.

Reward offered for information on stolen guns
Reward offered for information on stolen guns

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for stealing multiple firearms from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

55 Tennessee state parks to offer free guided hiking events
55 Tennessee state parks to offer free guided hiking events

Tennessee is offering free guided hikes at 55 state parks to kick off 2019.

Former Memphis officer charged with civil rights violations
Former Memphis officer charged with civil rights violations

A former Memphis, Tennessee, police officer is facing federal charges of providing civilians with a badge and other police equipment so that they could pretend to be law enforcement officers during robberies.

Nashville's only abortion clinic suspends abortion services
Nashville's only abortion clinic suspends abortion services

Women seeking abortions in Nashville will now have to travel hours outside the city after the only clinic offering abortions in the region has temporarily halted its services.

Lee announces 4 new appointments to cabinet
Lee announces 4 new appointments to cabinet

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced four new appointments to his cabinet as he prepares to take over the top statewide office.

Report: Voting paper trail still needed in Tennessee
Report: Voting paper trail still needed in Tennessee

A state government group says Tennessee should still keep a paper trail of voters' ballots roughly 10 years after coming out with a similar recommendation that resulted in little change.

The Latest: North Carolina governor warns of icy roads
The Latest: North Carolina governor warns of icy roads

The Latest on the effects of a wintry storm crossing the U.S. Southeast (all times local):

Wintry storm ices roads across much of US Southeast
Wintry storm ices roads across much of US Southeast

A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Authorities urged people to stay...

Dumped pets create big problems for Knoxville lake
Dumped pets create big problems for Knoxville lake

Workers in Knoxville have removed three truckloads of invasive weeds from a local lake, including aquarium grasses that officials believe were dumped there by residents.

Victims of Gander crash being remembered at ceremony
Victims of Gander crash being remembered at ceremony

Fort Campbell is holding a memorial service for 248 soldiers who were killed 33 years ago in a plane crash.

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