1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee
1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Missouri store killing suspect linked to Tennessee murder
Missouri store killing suspect linked to Tennessee murder

Thirteen years after Sedley Alley was executed for a 1985 murder in Tennessee, his daughter is seeking DNA evidence testing of a Missouri murder suspect with ties to the same area.

Mayor: Nashville emergency shelters will open this winter
Mayor: Nashville emergency shelters will open this winter

Nashville Mayor John Cooper says emergency shelters for the homeless will open this winter after all.

Mom charged with murder, neglect in infant's death
Mom charged with murder, neglect in infant's death

A grand jury in Tennessee has indicted a woman on charges of murder and aggravated child neglect in the death of her 6-month-old son.

Christian music manager accused of child sex crime in Texas
Christian music manager accused of child sex crime in Texas

A Tennessee-based manager of Christian music artists is accused of touching the genitals of a child when he worked for a Texas Baptist church more than a decade ago.

34 sentenced as part of 'Gangster's Paradise' investigation
34 sentenced as part of 'Gangster's Paradise' investigation

Federal prosecutors say 34 people in Tennessee have been sentenced to prison terms for laundering money as part of a drug trafficking ring.

Invasive tick found in 8 Tennessee counties
Invasive tick found in 8 Tennessee counties

Agriculture officials say an invasive tick that could threaten the heath of cattle has been found in eight Tennessee counties.

3 to be inducted into Tennessee sports writers hall of fame
3 to be inducted into Tennessee sports writers hall of fame

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association is inducting three members into its hall of fame in July.

Country radio DJ Bob Kingsley, 80, dies at home in Texas
Country radio DJ Bob Kingsley, 80, dies at home in Texas

Bob Kingsley, a radio announcer who since the 1970s led country music fans counting down the weekly hits, has died in Texas.

Nashville: Emergency shelters won't open this winter
Nashville: Emergency shelters won't open this winter

The city of Nashville says emergency shelters for the homeless during the winter won't open this year because of a lack of funding and resources.

Tennessee reports its 1st death from vaping-related illness
Tennessee reports its 1st death from vaping-related illness

Tennessee officials have reported the state's first death from a vaping-related respiratory illness.

The Latest: Jury selection resumes for opioid trial
The Latest: Jury selection resumes for opioid trial

The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local):

Student arrested in dorm shooting death
Student arrested in dorm shooting death

Nashville police have arrested a Tennessee State University student in the shooting death of another student inside a campus dorm.

FedEx files $212M building permit for world hub in Tennessee
FedEx files $212M building permit for world hub in Tennessee

FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

Tennessee governor taps 38 to serve on census panel
Tennessee governor taps 38 to serve on census panel

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed 38 people to a panel that will work with the U.S. Census Bureau on the 2020 Census.

Congress may award Tennessee extra $14M to fight Asian carp
Congress may award Tennessee extra $14M to fight Asian carp

Congress may award an extra $14 million to help fight Asian carp in Tennessee.

Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms
Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

Major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis as their trial date draws closer.

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show
Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show on Tuesday that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.

Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial
Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic were intensifying ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis.

Sons of Confederate Veterans can't appeal statues' removal
Sons of Confederate Veterans can't appeal statues' removal

The Tennessee Supreme Court will not consider an appeal related to Memphis' removal of statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from two parks.

Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race
Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race

Donors are choosing sides in Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Former Tennessee AG named new Nashville city law director
Former Tennessee AG named new Nashville city law director

Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper will take over as the Nashville government's law director.

Family of toddler swept away at Tennessee park files lawsuit
Family of toddler swept away at Tennessee park files lawsuit

The family of a 2-year-old who was washed away by floodwaters at a Tennessee state park has filed a lawsuit against the state.

Memphis police identify missing man's body, make 2nd arrest
Memphis police identify missing man's body, make 2nd arrest

Authorities in Tennessee have identified remains found at a marina as a missing 20-year-old man who police think was killed months ago during a robbery.

Defense wants off case of Tennessee teen accused in slaying
Defense wants off case of Tennessee teen accused in slaying

A Tennessee defense attorney has asked to be withdrawn from the case of a 16-year-old who's pleaded not guilty to criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of another teen.

Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots
Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

A New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians that has toured together since 2012 is receiving an award.

Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud
Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud

The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud.

Rubber track maker to create 250 jobs at Tennessee facility
Rubber track maker to create 250 jobs at Tennessee facility

Tennessee officials say a company that manufactures rubber tracks and undercarriages for industrial and agricultural equipment plans to create 250 jobs at its new Tennessee plant.

Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards
Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year.

Embattled former Tennessee speaker defends grant fund
Embattled former Tennessee speaker defends grant fund

Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada says a $4 million state grant fund should not be frozen despite questions raised by legislative leaders surrounding the intention of the taxpayer dollars.

Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25
Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

The new Mississippi Lottery will start selling scratch-off tickets Nov. 25.

Nashville officer involved in fatal 2017 shooting resigns
Nashville officer involved in fatal 2017 shooting resigns

A white Tennessee police officer who fatally shot a black man after a traffic stop has submitted his resignation.

Sethi: 'Let 'em try' calling him a racist in new Senate ad
Sethi: 'Let 'em try' calling him a racist in new Senate ad

Republican candidate Manny Sethi is daring the public to call him a racist for his position on immigration in the first television advertisement in Tennessee's 2020 Senate election.

Police investigate Tennessee State student death as homicide
Police investigate Tennessee State student death as homicide

Authorities in Nashville have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old Tennessee State University student who was found shot in a campus dorm.

New Nashville mayor is reversing predecessor on immigration
New Nashville mayor is reversing predecessor on immigration

The new mayor of Nashville is rescinding an executive order by his predecessor discouraging Tennessee's capital city from cooperating with immigration officials.

Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir
Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

The story of 31-year-old Cyntoia Brown-Long has mostly been framed by attorneys, filmmakers and celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West.

Suspect in 3 murders arrested in Florida after standoff
Suspect in 3 murders arrested in Florida after standoff

A suspect in three murders in Florida and Tennessee was arrested in central Florida after a night-long standoff with SWAT team members.

Tennessee lands $660K grant for behavioral health training
Tennessee lands $660K grant for behavioral health training

Tennessee has landed a $660,000 federal grant to expand a behavioral health training initiative to eight primarily rural counties.

Tennessee reports 49 cases of lung injury linked to vaping
Tennessee reports 49 cases of lung injury linked to vaping

Tennessee health officials say they have received 49 cases of serious lung injury in people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers
AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers

By RUSS BYNUM and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated Press

Tennessee trooper charged with drunken driving
Tennessee trooper charged with drunken driving

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with driving under the influence.

AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns
AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns

Tennessee's attorney general says a new state law allows felons to have antique guns.

Executed man's daughter asks court to order DNA testing
Executed man's daughter asks court to order DNA testing

A woman whose father was executed for murder in Tennessee 13 years ago is asking a judge to order DNA evidence testing.

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