Volkswagen's Tennessee plant ups minimum wage to $16 hourly
Volkswagen's Tennessee plant ups minimum wage to $16 hourly

Volkswagen is increasing the minimum wage at its eastern Tennessee plant to $16 an hour.

Joshua Kushner purchases minority stake in Memphis Grizzlies
Joshua Kushner purchases minority stake in Memphis Grizzlies

Joshua Kushner has purchased a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies.

With Kardashian West's help, released prisoner finds housing
With Kardashian West's help, released prisoner finds housing

With Kim Kardashian West pledging to cover five years of rent, one of the first inmates released after federal sentencing reforms says he has finally found a new home.

Officers disciplined after man's body left in impounded car
Officers disciplined after man's body left in impounded car

Eight Memphis Police officers and an attendant are facing punishment after they failed to see that a vehicle brought to a police impound lot in 2017 contained a victim's body for almost two months.

Suspects in Nashville bar deaths indicted in other shooting
Suspects in Nashville bar deaths indicted in other shooting

Two men charged with first-degree murder at a Nashville bar in August have been indicted in another fatal shooting.

Tennessee gov requests aid, citing $151M impact from floods
Tennessee gov requests aid, citing $151M impact from floods

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is asking President Donald Trump's administration to make federal assistance available for government efforts to address recent flooding and storms, citing a $151.3 million impact through local...

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South
Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

The Democrats' road back to the White House runs through the Republican-run South, and not just in the early nominating state of South Carolina.

Hotel owner charged with defrauding bank to secure loans
Hotel owner charged with defrauding bank to secure loans

A hotel management company operator has been charged with submitting fraudulent loan applications to a Maryland bank to buy millions of dollars in commercial and residential properties.

Tennessee mayor: Police chief falsified gun training records
Tennessee mayor: Police chief falsified gun training records

The mayor of Portland, Tennessee, says an investigation has determined that the leadership of its police department falsified documents related to firearms training.

Forest Service to begin repairs at Land Between the Lakes
Forest Service to begin repairs at Land Between the Lakes

The U.S. Forest Service says it will soon begin repairs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Wildfire management project set for east Tennessee
Wildfire management project set for east Tennessee

Federal conservation officials say a watershed restoration and forestry management project is planned in a large section of east Tennessee.

Wife, man charged in death of Tennessee husband
Wife, man charged in death of Tennessee husband

A Mississippi man and a Tennessee woman have been charged in the death of her husband.

Tennessee House advances gym tax repeal bill
Tennessee House advances gym tax repeal bill

Tennessee lawmakers aren't breaking a sweat over a proposal designed to repeal a $10 million amusement tax on gym memberships.

Bill to provide more scrutiny on public records exemptions
Bill to provide more scrutiny on public records exemptions

Proposals seeking to create more exemptions to Tennessee's public records law would face more scrutiny under legislation advancing in the statehouse.

House advances contentious anti-discrimination bill
House advances contentious anti-discrimination bill

Tennessee's GOP-dominant House has approved an anti-discrimination business bill that some critics have deemed as dangerous for LGBTQ people.

Bill to nix 1 court death penalty review goes to governor
Bill to nix 1 court death penalty review goes to governor

Tennessee lawmakers are sending Gov. Bill Lee a proposal to remove one state court's review before executing inmates. The Republican appears poised to sign it.

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power
Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

The nation's largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan.

Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers
Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers

A spirits industry trade group says the tariff-induced hangover for American whiskey producers became more painful in late 2018.

Man accused of dragging Tennessee officer with ATV arrested
Man accused of dragging Tennessee officer with ATV arrested

U.S. Marshals have arrested a man suspected of driving an off-road vehicle that dragged a police officer when a group swarmed a downtown street in Tennessee's capital.

Police: Off-duty Tennessee officer killed in car crash
Police: Off-duty Tennessee officer killed in car crash

Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Memphis police officer has died in a two-car wreck.

Tennessee felon voting rights restoration bill advances
Tennessee felon voting rights restoration bill advances

A Tennessee push to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Agents: Body had Walking Dead shirt, 'Gerald' in belt buckle
Agents: Body had Walking Dead shirt, 'Gerald' in belt buckle

Investigators are asking for the public's help as they work to identify a man's body found along an east Tennessee lake.

Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft
Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month's NFL Draft festivities.

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue paying benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be...

Democrat who backed heartbeat bill loses endorsement
Democrat who backed heartbeat bill loses endorsement

Officials with Planned Parenthood say they have withdrawn their support of a Tennessee Democrat who voted in favor of a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.

Tenn Democratic chair apologizes for calling state racist
Tenn Democratic chair apologizes for calling state racist

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini has apologized for calling the state racist recently while promoting less conventional candidates.

Tennessee lawmakers scale back charter school proposal
Tennessee lawmakers scale back charter school proposal

Tennessee lawmakers are scaling back Gov. Bill Lee's proposal to make it easier to open high-quality charter schools and close poor performing ones.

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

Police in Tennessee say a North Carolina man has been charged with killing a man after confronting him about some property.

Nashville's SmileDirectClub announces 2,000 new jobs
Nashville's SmileDirectClub announces 2,000 new jobs

Gov. Bill Lee has announced Nashville-based SmileDirectClub will hire more than 2,000 employees over the next five years as part of plan to expand its headquarters and facilities in Tennessee.

Tennessee panel kills anti-birthright citizenship resolution
Tennessee panel kills anti-birthright citizenship resolution

A resolution that commends President Donald Trump for wanting to end the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship has suffered defeat in Tennessee.

Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney
Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney

A Tennessee woman says Vanderbilt University Medical Center operated on the wrong kidney during her surgery in what federal officials call a "never event."

Tennessee city to review zoning rule blocking some abortions
Tennessee city to review zoning rule blocking some abortions

The Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Planning Commission is set to review a zoning amendment that blocks a new health clinic from performing surgical abortions.

Tennessee man charged with possessing child pornography
Tennessee man charged with possessing child pornography

Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been charged with coercing girls to appear in sex videos.

101st Airborne senior enlisted leader leaving for new post
101st Airborne senior enlisted leader leaving for new post

The senior enlisted leader of the 101st Airborne Division is leaving his post this week.

Survey: Tennessee seat belt use neared 91 percent in 2018
Survey: Tennessee seat belt use neared 91 percent in 2018

A survey from Tennessee officials has found that seat belt usage increased from 88.5 percent in 2017 to 90.9 percent in 2018.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules.

Tennessee to try anti-harassment bill again next year
Tennessee to try anti-harassment bill again next year

A Tennessee House panel says more work is needed before the GOP-dominant statehouse can pass legislation strengthening anti-harassment protections for independent contractors.

Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker
Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker.

Tennessee education savings account plan clears first hurdle
Tennessee education savings account plan clears first hurdle

Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher proposal has cleared its first hurdle inside Tennessee's GOP-dominant statehouse but not without facing a wide range of questions from lawmakers uneasy about the broad scope of the bill.

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New...

Warren in Alabama to wrap up 3-state Southern swing
Warren in Alabama to wrap up 3-state Southern swing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to discuss her affordable housing plan as well as other proposals she says...

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