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Lawsuit filed over Waffle House shooting in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a woman who was killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House last year has filed the latest lawsuit over the attack. News outlets report 21-year-old DeEbony Groves’ mother filed the suit seeking $100 million and a jury trial. The suit was filed against Travis Reinking and […]
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Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017. According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court Wednesday. The psychiatrist diagnosed Samson with […]
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Grizzlies’ Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder. The Grizzlies said Thursday that the 6-foot-9 forward should be ready to return to full basketball activities in advance of training camp. The 25-year-old Anderson played just 43 games this season in his first year with the Grizzlies, who […]
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Lady Vols sign guard who committed before coaching change

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australian guard Jessie Rennie has become the first player to sign with Tennessee since Kellie Harper took over as coach of the Lady Vols. Tennessee announced the signing of Rennie on Thursday. Rennie, a 5-foot-6 guard from Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, Australia, verbally committed to Tennessee last month when Holly Warlick […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee, Knoxville, Victoria Australia, Tenn AP, Rennie, Lady Vols, Holly Warlick, Kellie Harper, Jessie Rennie, Kangaroo Flat


Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar out […]
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Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise’s basketball operations department. Cho is a former Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers general manager. Grunwald was general manager of the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. Cho was […]
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Police: Gunman, 1 other dead in Tennessee mall shooting

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at an outlet mall near the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee has left the shooter and one other person dead and one person injured. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that the gunman shot two people and then himself. The newspaper quoted Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke as saying the […]
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Verner signing one-day contract with Titans before retiring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cornerback Alterraun Verner is signing a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans to retire with the team that drafted him. The Titans announced Tuesday that Verner is signing the one-day contract on Wednesday. Verner played for the Titans from 2010-13 after they drafted him in the fourth round out of UCLA. […]
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Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he’d be coaching UCLA’s men’s basketball team right now if buyout negotiations hadn’t broken down. Barnes’ contract required Tennessee to receive $5 million if he had left for another job before Monday. The buyout is slightly less now. Barnes spoke with UCLA officials, but a deal […]
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Lady Vols lose 1 of their top scorers as Westbrook transfers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evina Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday that “Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer.” Harper added that “we wish […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee, Harper, Knoxville, Westbrook, Tenn AP, Lady Vols, Evina, Evina Westbrook, Kellie Harper, New Lady Vols


Tennessee man who intervened in shooting honored again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honored again. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that James Shaw Jr. received the Special Courage Award at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards in Washington on Friday. Shaw […]
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Vandy’s Mason hires new linebackers coach, promotes Haye

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has hired Matt Weikert as his new outside linebackers coach and promoted Jovan Haye to defensive line coach. Mason announced the moves Friday. Weikert just finished his 12th season at Air Force coaching and ninth coaching outside linebackers. He started as a recruiting intern at Wake Forest […]
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Inmate sues Tennessee county over paralysis in bunk-bed fall

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — An inmate who became paralyzed after a fall at a Tennessee jail is suing the county that operates it. The Daily News Journal reports the Nicholas Parks’ lawsuit says he had a history of seizures and told staff at the Rutherford County jail that he needed to sleep on the bottom […]
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Allergy concerns end shelter-dogs-in-courthouse policy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Shelter dogs hoping to find families had been allowed to visit a Tennessee courthouse, but the pooches aren’t allowed in anymore due to allergy worries. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Hamilton County commissioners reversed their decision to let shelter dogs from McKamey Animal Center and the Humane Educational Society visit […]
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Grizzlies fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff, reassign GM to scout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Thursday as part of a front-office shake-up in which general manager Chris Wallace was demoted to a scout. The Grizzlies announced the moves after both Bickerstaff and Wallace spoke to reporters following a second straight season outside the playoffs. After a 12-5 start, […]
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Carter scores 32, Grizzlies beat Warriors 132-117 in finale

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored a career-high 32 points, Justin Holiday added 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 132-117 Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams in a game featuring plenty of reserves. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 21 points, while Klay Thompson finished with 19. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis, Golden State Warriors, Carter, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Grizzlies, Tenn AP, Justin Holiday, Jevon Carter


Harper eager for chance to return Lady Vols to prominence

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kellie Harper says she was playing for Tennessee when Pat Summitt predicted the tenacious point guard would eventually coach the Lady Vols. Summitt’s forecast has become reality. Harper had her introductory news conference Wednesday as she tries to help Tennessee regain its status as one of the nation’s top women’s college […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee, Harper, Knoxville, Tenn AP, Lady Vols, Pat Summitt, Kellie Harper, Vols Summitt


Country musician Earl Thomas Conley dies at 77

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Earl Thomas Conley has died. He was 77. Erinn Scates of Nashville is one of Conley’s daughters. She says her father passed away early Wednesday in Nashville due to an extended illness. Conley was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. The music website allmusic.com says he charted his first Top 40 […]
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Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Some workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have filed their third petition in five years to join the United Auto Workers. UAW Local 42 President Steven Cochran told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the election petition was filed Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board due to “pressure from […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Volkswagen, Chattanooga, National Labor Relations Board, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Tenn AP, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee Volkswagen, United Auto Workers UAW Local, Steven Cochran


Martin’s championship background boosts Tennessee’s staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee assistant coach Tee Martin says he’s still getting accustomed to the fact that he’s back at his alma mater after quarterbacking the Volunteers to their most recent national title. “It kind of hits me at different times, when I’m around the building or I’m on the phone with recruits really […]
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Fetal heartbeat bill stalls in Tennessee Senate committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected has stalled in Tennessee. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday agreed to review the issue further over the summer and take it up next year instead. The decision came after the same panel advanced a separate anti-abortion bill that would ensure most […]
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Taylor Swift donates $113K to Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. According to the Tennessee Equality Project, Swift donated $113,000 to the organization on Monday. The group posted […]
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Bob Dylan whiskey distillery to open fall 2020 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan’s project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his “Nashville Skyline” album. Dylan is set to help open a whiskey distillery in fall 2020 under the brand “Heaven’s Door.” A news release says Heaven’s Door Spirits will transform […]
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Ex-Lady Vol Kellie Harper returns to her alma mater as coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women’s college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams. Tennessee announced Tuesday it has hired Harper as coach. She will make $750,000 per year. Harper, who just coached […]
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Settlement talks fail in soybean seed lawsuit in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers have failed to reach a settlement in a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi. A court filing by attorneys for Stine Seed Co. says mediation talks did not lead to an agreement to settle the suit. U.S. District Judge John […]
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Empty seats at Bristol expose NASCAR attendance challenges

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Appalled by so many empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer did some digging and learned what race fans have known for more than a decade. Hotels along the Tennessee-Virginia line near the iconic NASCAR track have pushed one of the most popular venues on the circuit beyond the budget […]
Tags: News, Sports, Bristol, Nascar, Auto Racing, Tenn AP, Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer, Tennessee Virginia


Tennessee man charged with physical abuse of 8-week-old girl

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators say a Tennessee man has been charged with physically abusing an 8-week-old girl. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office began looking into the girl’s injuries in August 2018. The girl survived. Details about her injuries were not released. TBI said in a news release Monday […]
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Tennessee announces Barnes will be back next season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season. Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer issued a statement Monday night saying “I’m thrilled that (Barnes) will remain a part of our Tennessee Athletics family.” The statement came after reports that linked Barnes to the coaching vacancy at UCLA. Fulmer’s […]
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Watson’s return solidifies Predators’ lines for playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators mixed up the roster in February by bringing in four new players. It turns out the biggest addition may have come in the final week of the regular season. Coach Peter Laviolette slid Austin Watson back into the third line alongside Colton Sissons and Nick Bonino for the […]
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Titans add former AAF players Woodside, Towbridge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added two former Alliance of American Football players by agreeing to terms with quarterback Logan Woodside and tight end Keith Towbridge. Woodside was on the Titans’ practice squad for three weeks last season. He was the starting quarterback of the AAF’s San Antonio Commanders before that league […]
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