Tennessee Episcopal diocese elects 1st female bishop
Tennessee Episcopal diocese elects 1st female bishop

An Episcopal diocese in Tennessee has elected its first female bishop.

University of Tennessee student named Rhodes scholar
University of Tennessee student named Rhodes scholar

A University of Tennessee student is among this year's Rhodes scholars.

Man ordered to repay more than $200,000 in theft from trucks
Man ordered to repay more than $200,000 in theft from trucks

A Tennessee man has been ordered to pay nearly $218,000 to cover the cost of merchandise he and four other stole from commercial trucks.

Nashville officer alleges retaliation for filing complaints
Nashville officer alleges retaliation for filing complaints

A Nashville police officer who has accused a fellow officer of sexually assaulting her in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against the police department's commanders.

Memphis asks AG to weigh on tax incentive disclosures
Memphis asks AG to weigh on tax incentive disclosures

City officials in Memphis have asked the state attorney general's office to determine if they can hide the names of companies seeking tax incentives from the public.

Commissions OK license for new racetrack
Commissions OK license for new racetrack

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack near the Kentucky and Tennessee border.

US Army looks to social media for Midwest recruitment
US Army looks to social media for Midwest recruitment

U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics as they try to convince young people to enlist.

Fed report shows farm income on the decline
Fed report shows farm income on the decline

A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district.

Charges dropped against ex-radio host in tomahawk incident
Charges dropped against ex-radio host in tomahawk incident

Prosecutors have dropped charges against an ex-Tennessee radio host who police say swung a tomahawk at the windshield of another driver, who then shot his arm.

Audit: Veterans' homes didn't report deaths, screen staff
Audit: Veterans' homes didn't report deaths, screen staff

An audit of the four state-operated veterans' homes in Tennessee found failures to report deaths of residents and conduct background checks on employees.

After years with no executions, Tennessee plans 6 more
After years with no executions, Tennessee plans 6 more

Tennessee is planning to execute seven people over the next two years, after executing only eight since 1960.

3 men found dead with gunshot wounds in Tennessee
3 men found dead with gunshot wounds in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee say the bodies of three men have been found at an apartment complex.

Bridgestone to expand tire manufacturing plant
Bridgestone to expand tire manufacturing plant

Bridgestone Americas has announced that it is expanding a tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee.

Tennessee gov-elect promises to overhaul public records law
Tennessee gov-elect promises to overhaul public records law

Tennessee's newly elected governor says he wants to do a complete overhaul of the state's public records and open meeting laws as part of his commitment to making government more transparent.

Parents near Superfund site urged to test children for lead
Parents near Superfund site urged to test children for lead

The Environmental Protection Agency and health experts are urging parents around a Chattanooga Superfund site to get their children tested for lead.

Chattanooga teacher wins $50k for skilled trades education
Chattanooga teacher wins $50k for skilled trades education

A Chattanooga teacher has won a $50,000 prize for his work teaching manufacturing, electrical, and plumbing systems at Central High School.

200 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan
200 soldiers returning to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan

About 200 soldiers are returning this weekend to Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Tennessee Democrat to oppose Nancy Pelosi as speaker
Tennessee Democrat to oppose Nancy Pelosi as speaker

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper says he will once again oppose Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker in light of the Democrats gearing up to take the chamber in January.

Spanish-language reporter wins temporary stay of deportation
Spanish-language reporter wins temporary stay of deportation

An appeals court has granted a two-week reprieve for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation after he was arrested while covering an immigration rally in Tennessee.

Suit: School, accused lawmaker illegally handed out shirts
Suit: School, accused lawmaker illegally handed out shirts

A lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct now faces a lawsuit from a student who says it was unconstitutional for school officials to hand out T-shirts promoting the Republican during a state Capitol field trip.

North Carolina man charged with murder arrested in Tennessee
North Carolina man charged with murder arrested in Tennessee

A North Carolina man has been arrested in Tennessee after telling authorities he tried to kill his mother and she was found dead in her home.

Tennessee education commissioner to lead national nonprofit
Tennessee education commissioner to lead national nonprofit

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is leaving her post to become the head of a national education nonprofit.

Judge won't stop Tennessee's third execution since August
Judge won't stop Tennessee's third execution since August

A federal judge in Nashville won't stop the upcoming execution of David Earl Miller.

Department looks to acquire properties for project
Department looks to acquire properties for project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is looking to acquire 278 properties to complete a project that'll widen a stretch of state Route 126.

The Latest: Wintry weather system moving into New Jersey
The Latest: Wintry weather system moving into New Jersey

The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local):

Man gets up to 655 years for sexually assaulting children
Man gets up to 655 years for sexually assaulting children

A West Virginia judge has sentenced a man to between 165 years and 655 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young boys.

Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case
Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case

A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year.

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east
Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.

Man charged in Kentucky bank robbery found in Alabama
Man charged in Kentucky bank robbery found in Alabama

Police say a man arrested in Alabama has been charged with robbing a Kentucky bank this week.

New $1.7M Tennessee pet food facility to create 181 jobs
New $1.7M Tennessee pet food facility to create 181 jobs

State officials say a fresh pet food company will invest $1.7 million in a new Tennessee production facility that's expected to create 181 new jobs.

Body found in Tennessee in 1985 was New Hampshire woman
Body found in Tennessee in 1985 was New Hampshire woman

Authorities say a body found 33 years ago along an east Tennessee highway has been identified as a woman reported missing from New Hampshire.

Health Department warns of dangerous hepatitis A outbreak
Health Department warns of dangerous hepatitis A outbreak

The Tennessee Department of Health is warning that an outbreak of hepatitis A has killed one person and sickened more than 400 others.

The Latest: CMA Awards begin with moment of silence
The Latest: CMA Awards begin with moment of silence

The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash
The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local):

NRC performing inspection at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
NRC performing inspection at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Federal regulators are checking safety systems after a diver's radiation monitor went off while he was working at Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama.

Snow, sleet lead to closings of schools in west Tennessee
Snow, sleet lead to closings of schools in west Tennessee

A wintry mix of snow and sleet has led to early closings of schools, churches and museums in west Tennessee.

School stops all fraternity's activities after student dies
School stops all fraternity's activities after student dies

A university in Ohio has ordered a fraternity chapter to stop all activities after a student who recently pledged the group died.

APNewsBreak: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages
APNewsBreak: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages

The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States is facing a class action lawsuit from formerly detained immigrants who say they were paid as little as $1 per day as part of "volunteer" work...

Estranged husband indicted in Fort Campbell soldier's death
Estranged husband indicted in Fort Campbell soldier's death

The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been indicted on charges of killing her in an off-duty shooting at the sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement
Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement

The chief executive officer of the nation's largest public utility has announced his plans to retire.

Judge: Waffle House shooting suspect liable in death lawsuit
Judge: Waffle House shooting suspect liable in death lawsuit

A judge says the man charged with killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is liable in a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by a victim's mother.

City: Man spills 20K gallons oil, antifreeze, wastewater
City: Man spills 20K gallons oil, antifreeze, wastewater

A Murfreesboro man is under arrest after officials say he admitted to spilling 20,000 gallons of used motor oil, antifreeze and wastewater at Volunteer Oil Services.

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