Man accused of beating child for not cleaning kitchen table
Man accused of beating child for not cleaning kitchen table

A Tennessee man is accused of dragging his child by her hair and beating her for not cleaning the kitchen table.

Tennessee News Minute
Tennessee News Minute

The latest Tennessee news from The Associated Press.

All aboard! Amtrak's Chicago to New Orleans line restored
All aboard! Amtrak's Chicago to New Orleans line restored

A summer filled with train disruptions has reached its end as Amtrak will restore full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line.

Tennessee man sought in 2015 killing arrested in Mexico
Tennessee man sought in 2015 killing arrested in Mexico

Federal authorities say a Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in a shooting at a market four years ago has been found in Mexico.

Officials break ground on $47M Tennessee vets home
Officials break ground on $47M Tennessee vets home

Tennessee officials have broken ground on a $47 million state veterans nursing home.

Mom of Waffle House shooting victim sues medical center
Mom of Waffle House shooting victim sues medical center

The mother of a man killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House is now suing the medical center that treated him.

Tennessee AG asked to weigh in on possible lawmaker ousting
Tennessee AG asked to weigh in on possible lawmaker ousting

A Tennessee legislative leader is asking the attorney general for guidance on whether the House of Representatives can expel a member for conduct that occurred decades ago.

Street in front of Memorial Gym renamed for Perry Wallace
Street in front of Memorial Gym renamed for Perry Wallace

The street in front of Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium is being renamed "Perry Wallace Way" to honor the first black basketball player on scholarship in the Southeastern Conference.

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood
Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington.

Safety agency clears police department in officer's death
Safety agency clears police department in officer's death

A police department in Tennessee has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the hit-and-run death of one of its officers.

Tennessee woman charged with scalding toddler's feet
Tennessee woman charged with scalding toddler's feet

Police say a Tennessee woman accused of scalding the feet of a toddler has been charged with aggravated child abuse.

Political commentator jailed for not paying child support
Political commentator jailed for not paying child support

Conservative political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been jailed in Tennessee after he allegedly failed to pay $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife as ordered by a judge.

Man indicted on murder charge in toddler's 2001 death
Man indicted on murder charge in toddler's 2001 death

A Tennessee man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the death of a toddler nearly 20 years ago.

Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial
Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial

Opponents to a Tennessee law requiring women to wait 48 hours before undergoing the procedure argue that such restrictions help perpetuate outdated gender stereotypes.

Tennessee police: Naked man fleeing officers fatally crashes
Tennessee police: Naked man fleeing officers fatally crashes

Authorities in Tennessee say a naked man who was causing a disturbance at a grocery store was killed in a crash fleeing officers.

Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition
Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition

A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened.

Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe
Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe

A former sergeant demoted for policy violations has asked a Tennessee judge to overturn the punishment, saying he was singled out for a sexual relationship with a co-worker while other employees weren't penalized for...

Brad Paisley's free Nashville grocery shop lands state grant
Brad Paisley's free Nashville grocery shop lands state grant

A free grocery store in Nashville founded by country star Brad Paisley and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley has landed a $1.5 million grant from the state of Tennessee.

Free hepatitis A vaccinations offered to high-risk residents
Free hepatitis A vaccinations offered to high-risk residents

Local health departments in Tennessee are offering free hepatitis A vaccine for people in high-risk groups.

Great Smoky Mountains gets donation of 'priceless' artifacts
Great Smoky Mountains gets donation of 'priceless' artifacts

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received what it calls a "priceless" donation of Cades Cove artifacts.

Tennessee city votes against ban of electric scooters
Tennessee city votes against ban of electric scooters

Lawmakers of a Tennessee city have voted against a full and complete ban of electric scooters.

Investigation of ex-professor finds years of sex harassment
Investigation of ex-professor finds years of sex harassment

A University of Tennessee investigation has found that a former professor repeatedly violated the school's sexual harassment policy for years.

Tennessee State QB indicted on rape, sexual battery charges
Tennessee State QB indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.

Church leader arrested in dressing room camera incident
Church leader arrested in dressing room camera incident

A Utah man who serves as a local leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room.

Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.
Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of methamphetamine.

Plough Foundation to cease operations within 4 years
Plough Foundation to cease operations within 4 years

The Plough Foundation says it will grant its remaining assets to local nonprofits as the Memphis, Tennessee-based charity works to close down operations.

Tennessee man accused of slitting supervisor's throat
Tennessee man accused of slitting supervisor's throat

Authorities say a Tennessee man sliced his supervisor's throat with a steak knife at work, narrowly avoiding a main artery.

Tennessee commissioner sues county over livestream ban
Tennessee commissioner sues county over livestream ban

A commissioner of Montgomery County, Tennessee, is suing the county over a ban prohibiting the general public from livestreaming its meetings.

Surface Dynamics launches $10M expansion in Tennessee
Surface Dynamics launches $10M expansion in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced a nearly $10 million investment by Surface Dynamics LLC to expand its operations in western Tennessee.

45 Mississippi counties primary ag disaster areas
45 Mississippi counties primary ag disaster areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named 45 Mississippi counties primary natural disaster areas because of freezing, flooding, flash flooding and excessive rain.

Judge approves Wyoming, Montana coal mine bankruptcy sale
Judge approves Wyoming, Montana coal mine bankruptcy sale

A judge has approved the sale of three mines in Wyoming and Montana owned by a bankrupt coal company.

Mother pleads guilty to leaving young daughters alone in tub
Mother pleads guilty to leaving young daughters alone in tub

A Tennessee woman who left her two young daughters alone in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to aggravated child neglect and been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Groups seek to block Tennessee voter signup penalties law
Groups seek to block Tennessee voter signup penalties law

Voter registration groups are asking a judge to block Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters from taking effect in October.

Police: Woman tried to smother husband at Tennessee hospital
Police: Woman tried to smother husband at Tennessee hospital

A 60-year-old woman is accused of trying to smother her husband with a pillow as he lay in a hospital bed in Tennessee.

Suffrage anniversary celebration planned in Tennessee county
Suffrage anniversary celebration planned in Tennessee county

One Tennessee county is beginning a yearlong celebration honoring suffragists and the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Stolen car wrecks in Tennessee, 2 killed
Stolen car wrecks in Tennessee, 2 killed

Police in Tennessee say two people in a stolen car were killed when it went out of control along a curve and struck a tree.

Sentencing set for man who beat gay man, bragged about it
Sentencing set for man who beat gay man, bragged about it

Sentencing has been set for a Tennessee man convicted of aggravated assault for severely beating a gay man and bragging about it online.

Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee
Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee

Authorities in Tennessee say a child found dead in a car at a parking lot in sweltering heat was a 6-month-old boy.

Sons of Confederate Veterans says markers improperly removed
Sons of Confederate Veterans says markers improperly removed

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tennessee division, has filed a complaint with the state Historical Commission alleging City of Franklin employees improperly removed six Civil War markers.

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case
Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation.

Forest Service still planning to fix Trail of Tears damage
Forest Service still planning to fix Trail of Tears damage

Damage to a section of the Trail of Tears done five years ago by the U.S. Forest Service has never been repaired, but the agency says it will be.

More than 200 animals removed from house, homeowner charged
More than 200 animals removed from house, homeowner charged

A Tennessee woman who authorities say had more than 200 animals inside her home has been charged with animal cruelty.

Family, friends bid goodbye to slain corrections employee
Family, friends bid goodbye to slain corrections employee

Hundreds of family and friends gathered in a Tennessee church to bid goodbye to a beloved correctional administrator who was killed last week by an escaped inmate that sparked a four-day manhunt.

Tennessee clerk convicted of killing teen who stole beer
Tennessee clerk convicted of killing teen who stole beer

A Tennessee jury has found a grocery clerk guilty of fatally shooting a teenager who stole a beer from a store and ran away.

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