Lee now in favor of changing Confederate proclamation
Lee now in favor of changing Confederate proclamation

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee now says he's in favor of changing a law that requires the state to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Tennessee man charged in his aunt's shooting death
Tennessee man charged in his aunt's shooting death

A man who lived with his aunt in Tennessee has been charged with criminal homicide in her shooting death.

Conservation project buys huge tracts of coalfields forest
Conservation project buys huge tracts of coalfields forest

The nonprofit Nature Conservancy has partnered with private investors to acquire more than a quarter-million acres (102,000 hectares) of working forest land in the Appalachian coalfields.

Powerball ticket worth $198M sold in Tennessee
Powerball ticket worth $198M sold in Tennessee

Officials say a winning Powerball ticket sold in Hendersonville, Tennessee is worth $198 million.

2 adults die in Tennessee house fire
2 adults die in Tennessee house fire

Officials say two adults have died following a house fire in Tennessee.

Unwieldy TennCare system confused officials, led to purge
Unwieldy TennCare system confused officials, led to purge

A newspaper investigation says the unwieldy paperwork system behind Tennessee's low-income health insurance program caused thousands of children to lose coverage.

Deadline coming up to apply for disaster loans in Tennessee
Deadline coming up to apply for disaster loans in Tennessee

The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline is approaching to apply for disaster loans in two Tennessee counties.

Butterfly Festival is next month in Tennessee
Butterfly Festival is next month in Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Butterfly Festival is offering educational sessions and a butterfly release next month.

Man dies after hang gliding accident
Man dies after hang gliding accident

Law enforcement officials say a man has died after being involved in a hang gliding accident.

Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria
Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria

A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to the beach.

Ex-Tennessee police chief charged with official misconduct
Ex-Tennessee police chief charged with official misconduct

A former police chief in Tennessee faces an official misconduct charge after authorities say he was in a sexual relationship with an informant paid from a police fund that was missing hundreds of dollars.

Authorities ID deceased man found in Tennessee national park
Authorities ID deceased man found in Tennessee national park

Authorities in Tennessee have identified the deceased man whose remains were found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists
Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists

Law enforcement officers in five Southern states are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists.

Tennessee governor criticized for Confederate proclamation
Tennessee governor criticized for Confederate proclamation

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is facing backlash for signing a proclamation ordering a day to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Boy left in hot car dies; father charged with child abuse
Boy left in hot car dies; father charged with child abuse

A 3-year-old Tennessee boy who was left in a hot car has died and now his father is charged with a felony.

DA to investigate strip search of black man in drug arrest
DA to investigate strip search of black man in drug arrest

A prosecutor says he's seeking state and federal help as he investigates potential excessive force during a Tennessee traffic stop strip search of a black man before his drug charge arrest.

Trump announces US ambassador to run for Tennessee Senate
Trump announces US ambassador to run for Tennessee Senate

President Donald Trump says U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is running for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat.

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control
Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

A fishing method originally developed in China will be used to remove invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

Lawsuit: Police forced out officer over illegal quota claim
Lawsuit: Police forced out officer over illegal quota claim

A Tennessee police department is accused of forcing an officer to resign because he complained about an illegal quota system.

West Virginia pair convicted of robbing elderly in Tennessee
West Virginia pair convicted of robbing elderly in Tennessee

Two West Virginia residents are facing life in prison after they were convicted of robbing elderly retirees at gunpoint in Tennessee.

'Endangered' children from Tennessee located in Minnesota
'Endangered' children from Tennessee located in Minnesota

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says three young children who were the subject of an Endangered Child Alert have been found in northern Minnesota.

Ex-officer accused of rape cover-up subpoenaed by grand jury
Ex-officer accused of rape cover-up subpoenaed by grand jury

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed a retired Tennessee police officer accused of helping to cover up a rape allegation against another officer.

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb
Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

Federal authorities say a former Tennessee mayoral candidate has been found guilty of making a pipe bomb.

Tennessee AD Fulmer to serve as honorary Peabody duckmaster
Tennessee AD Fulmer to serve as honorary Peabody duckmaster

Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer will serve as the honorary Peabody duckmaster in downtown Memphis on Aug. 9.

Nashville group to provide $6M to African music museum
Nashville group to provide $6M to African music museum

The National Museum of African American Music will receive $6 million from Nashville's Convention Center Authority.

Nokian Tyres makes 1st test tire at Tennessee facility
Nokian Tyres makes 1st test tire at Tennessee facility

Nokian Tyres has produced its first test tire at its factory in Tennessee, as the company approaches the facility's planned start date in early 2020 of producing tires for commercial sales.

Lee mum on details of conversation with accused lawmaker
Lee mum on details of conversation with accused lawmaker

Gov. Bill Lee is remaining mum on details surrounding a recent conversation he had with a Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.

Powerful Koch network taking on school choice with new group
Powerful Koch network taking on school choice with new group

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues.

Spanish-language reporter released from immigration custody
Spanish-language reporter released from immigration custody

A Spanish-language reporter who has been facing deportation since his arrest while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee has been released from custody as his case proceeds.

Man slain in Tennessee identified as Airborne solider
Man slain in Tennessee identified as Airborne solider

A man fatally shot on a Tennessee basketball court has been identified as a 101st Airborne Division soldier stationed at Fort Campbell.

The Latest: US Rep. Mark Green won't pursue Senate seat
The Latest: US Rep. Mark Green won't pursue Senate seat

The Latest on Tennessee's open Senate seat (all times local):

Former Tennessee Gov. Haslam won't run for US Senate seat
Former Tennessee Gov. Haslam won't run for US Senate seat

Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has told The Tennessean that he won't run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm
Land Between the Lakes campground reopened following storm

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says a popular campground that was closed after a storm last month has been reopened.

Police: Streaking man punched, spit at Tennessee officers
Police: Streaking man punched, spit at Tennessee officers

Police say a naked man streaking in a Tennessee city punched one responding officer and spit at another.

The Latest: Congressman calls for energy secretary to resign
The Latest: Congressman calls for energy secretary to resign

The Latest on shipments of low-level radioactive waste to Nevada that may have been mislabeled and out of regulatory compliance (all times local):

DOE suspends low-level radioactive waste shipments to Nevada
DOE suspends low-level radioactive waste shipments to Nevada

The U.S. Energy Department has suspended shipments of low-level radioactive waste from Tennessee to Nevada while it investigates whether the materials were being mislabeled and shipped out of compliance with state or...

Accused lawmaker denies Lee asked him not to seek reelection
Accused lawmaker denies Lee asked him not to seek reelection

A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct is denying he's been asked by Republican Gov. Bill Lee not to run for reelection next year.

Report: More Tennessee private prison homicides than public
Report: More Tennessee private prison homicides than public

A report by prisoner advocacy groups says there have been 10 homicides in Tennessee's privately run state prisons since March 2014, versus five in state-run lockups.

Tennessee Authorities searching for 3 missing children
Tennessee Authorities searching for 3 missing children

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for three young children authorities believe were taken by their non-custodial parents.

Man gets life in prison for distributing meth in Tennessee
Man gets life in prison for distributing meth in Tennessee

Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for distributing large amounts of methamphetamine.

Tennessee officials to launch opioid awareness campaign
Tennessee officials to launch opioid awareness campaign

Tennessee health officials are launching a new public education and awareness campaign focusing on the impact of the opioid crisis.

Murder trial starts for man accused in death of 12-year-old
Murder trial starts for man accused in death of 12-year-old

A trial has started for a Tennessee man accused of killing and attempting to rape his 12-year-old neighbor.

Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor
Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

State and city officials in the U.S. who are unwilling to raise taxes have steadily increased their reliance on court fines and fees.

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