Daily news website announced in Memphis, to launch in fall
Daily news website announced in Memphis, to launch in fall

Journalists in Memphis, Tennessee, have announced a new online news site that will publish stories daily and will be available by subscription.

Jury selection starts for rape trial of ex-Tennessee players
Jury selection starts for rape trial of ex-Tennessee players

Former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are going on trial to face aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years after both men were indicted.

GOP, Dem rivals raise millions in Tennessee US Senate race
GOP, Dem rivals raise millions in Tennessee US Senate race

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn narrowly outraised Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen last quarter in Tennessee's open contest for U.S. Senate, with Blackburn maintaining a 2-to-1 cash-on-hand advantage.

Tennessee Titans, police, firefighters hold blood drive
Tennessee Titans, police, firefighters hold blood drive

Law enforcement and firefighters are working with the Tennessee Titans in a blood drive this week.

Nashville airport sets passenger record in fiscal year
Nashville airport sets passenger record in fiscal year

Nashville International Airport served more than 14.9 million passengers in the fiscal year just ended.

5 wounded in parking lot shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee
5 wounded in parking lot shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Police in Tennessee say five people have been wounded in a shooting outside a bar in Chattanooga.

Georgia, Alabama, 3 other states in speed enforcement task
Georgia, Alabama, 3 other states in speed enforcement task

Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday.

New hearing ordered in 1990s Tennessee truck stop killing
New hearing ordered in 1990s Tennessee truck stop killing

A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that a truck driver who is serving life in prison for three killings in the 1990s deserves a court hearing related to DNA analysis in the case.

3 former FedEx workers charged with mail theft
3 former FedEx workers charged with mail theft

Federal prosecutors in Tennessee say three former FedEx employees have been charged with stealing mail intended for religious organizations.

Disabled war vets to try high-performance racing in Vermont
Disabled war vets to try high-performance racing in Vermont

A Vermont racing track is hosting a training program designed to give disabled military veterans a chance to race.

University citizens police academy becomes national model
University citizens police academy becomes national model

As high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men prompted protests around the country, the Rev. Frank Stevenson was bothered by what he saw to be a growing divide.

Investigator: Lack of training led to factory worker's death
Investigator: Lack of training led to factory worker's death

A Tennessee investigator has concluded that team leaders' lack of training on a safety procedure led the death of a factory worker who was crushed by machinery.

Bluegrass museum announces details of grand opening
Bluegrass museum announces details of grand opening

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced details of its grand opening this fall.

4 students named Peyton Manning Scholars at Tennessee
4 students named Peyton Manning Scholars at Tennessee

The University of Tennessee has four new Peyton Manning Scholars.

Firetruck maker Oshkosh plans East Tennessee expansion
Firetruck maker Oshkosh plans East Tennessee expansion

State officials and Oshkosh Corp. say the manufacturer of firetrucks, defense vehicles and concrete mixers plans to create a new facility in East Tennessee.

Tennessee pastor charged with trying to rape girl, 12
Tennessee pastor charged with trying to rape girl, 12

A Tennessee pastor accused of trying to rape a 12-year-old girl has been indicted.

Tennessee insurers to cut Affordable Care Act premiums
Tennessee insurers to cut Affordable Care Act premiums

Tennessee's biggest health insurers are cutting the premiums for individual plans under the Affordable Care Act's health care exchange market for the first time.

Tennessee health investigation of zipline illness continues
Tennessee health investigation of zipline illness continues

The Tennessee Department of Health says its investigation continues into gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 500 people who visited a zipline attraction.

Girl charged with trying to poison 4-year-old stepbrother
Girl charged with trying to poison 4-year-old stepbrother

Officials say a 12-year-old Kentucky girl tried to kill her 4-year-old stepbrother because she believed her mother loved the boy more.

Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids
Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in eight states will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates.

Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters
Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

Cities across the U.S. are grappling with how to deal with dockless electric scooters that have begun appearing along sidewalks overnight without any regulations.

AP news guide: Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee
AP news guide: Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee

Key nominations are at stake in Tennessee for open races for governor and U.S. Senate as early voting kicks off Friday.

A guide to the Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee
A guide to the Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee

Early voting is kicking off in Tennessee's Aug. 2 primary election to decide key nominations for governor, the U.S. Senate and House, and the General Assembly.

States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination
States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination

Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws.

Land Between the Lakes seeking public comment
Land Between the Lakes seeking public comment

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public feedback on how it should plan for recreation and environmental education at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

70 Tennessee communities receiving development grants
70 Tennessee communities receiving development grants

State officials say 70 communities in Tennessee are receiving nearly $28 million in grants to improve infrastructure and health and safety programs.

Sudden fire leads to Tennessee lineman's fall, death
Sudden fire leads to Tennessee lineman's fall, death

A power company lineman who was working in a lift bucket that suddenly caught fire has died.

Tennessee pastor accused of raping teen at worship center
Tennessee pastor accused of raping teen at worship center

A Tennessee pastor is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl.

$100M lawsuit filed over Waffle House shooting in Tennessee
$100M lawsuit filed over Waffle House shooting in Tennessee

A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father.

Tennessee GOP gov race: Candidates chip in $33M, spend $33M
Tennessee GOP gov race: Candidates chip in $33M, spend $33M

Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.

Nissan names new leader at Mississippi auto plant
Nissan names new leader at Mississippi auto plant

Nissan Motor Co. is naming a new leader for its Mississippi assembly plant.

Unmarked police cars to lurk for speeders on Natchez Trace
Unmarked police cars to lurk for speeders on Natchez Trace

More National Park Service rangers will range on the Natchez Trace Parkway in unmarked vehicles.

2 lawyers representing ex-wife of slain NBA player withdraw
2 lawyers representing ex-wife of slain NBA player withdraw

Two lawyers who were representing the ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright have withdrawn from the case.

More than $47M going to states to help veterans find jobs
More than $47M going to states to help veterans find jobs

The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs.

Former Tennessee officer arrested in Panama on theft charge
Former Tennessee officer arrested in Panama on theft charge

Authorities in Tennessee say a former police officer accused of stealing money from an evidence room 10 years ago has been arrested in Panama.

Lee: GOP governor race attack ads 'not what a leader does'
Lee: GOP governor race attack ads 'not what a leader does'

Bill Lee has released an ad criticizing what he calls dishonest attack ads in the GOP gubernatorial primary, saying he's "not going down that road."

Bacteria sickens more than 500 at Tennessee zipline center
Bacteria sickens more than 500 at Tennessee zipline center

Tennessee authorities say E. coli bacteria caused the sickness that affected more than 500 people at a zipline attraction.

Mother charged after 3-month-old found dead in Tennessee
Mother charged after 3-month-old found dead in Tennessee

The mother of a 3-month old girl who was found dead in a Tennessee apartment told emergency responders she thought the baby could breathe underwater.

Hundreds treated for heat exposure at Tennessee music fest
Hundreds treated for heat exposure at Tennessee music fest

More than 200 people have been treated for heat-related illnesses at a music festival in Tennessee, with at least 20 being taken to a hospital.

Chancellor makes ruling in Tennessee early voting lawsuit
Chancellor makes ruling in Tennessee early voting lawsuit

A judge has ruled that the election commission in Tennessee's largest county must open all of its early voting locations two days earlier than originally planned, in response to lawsuits filed by the NAACP and Democrats.

Blackburn backs Supreme Court pick; Bredesen awaits hearings
Blackburn backs Supreme Court pick; Bredesen awaits hearings

In Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is backing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen is holding judgment until after confirmation hearings.

Clingmans Dome Tower in Great Smokes closing for repairs
Clingmans Dome Tower in Great Smokes closing for repairs

The Clingmans Dome Observation Tower on the North Carolina-Tennessee state line in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park is closing for repair work.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation plans groundbreaking
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation plans groundbreaking

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is slated to break ground on a new laboratory and regional headquarters.

Tennessee gets $4.3M federal grant for student health
Tennessee gets $4.3M federal grant for student health

Tennessee is receiving a federal grant of more than $4.3 million to help prevent student obesity, manage childhood chronic disease and prevent those sicknesses in adulthood.

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