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A Roane County wildlife officer snapped a photo of two happy fishermen with one catching a 51-pound catfish out of Watts Bar Lake in Roane County on Wednesday. (TWRA via Facebook). KNOXVILLE, TN (WBIR) -. A Roane County wildlife officer snapped a photo of two fishermen who caught a couple ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a district attorney from east Tennessee has been found dead in a Nashville hotel room. The Metro Nashville Police Department says on Twitter that 54-year-old Unicoi County District Attorney Anthony "Tony" Clark was found dead of apparent natural causes Sunday.
A push from Tennessee officials to schedule executions amid uncertainty over whether lethal injection drugs are available raises the prospect of the state using the electric chair in 2018 to put someone to death. It's an outside chance, as legal challenges would likely delay any proposed use of the ...

Tennessee lawmakers this week will consider several pieces of legislation that would broaden their oversight of state employees and the way services are administered. Regularly, questions arise during the year about who answers to whom in state government, and the answer is often decided in ... teachers
Alvin C. York -- Tennessee's most famed war hero and among the most recognized Americans from World War I -- was "always jovial, always fun." Today ... York's story starts and ends deep in the hills of northeast Tennessee, where his family farm still exists and his grave draws the interest of history buffs.
Everybody needs a vacation, but one of the toughest parts of heading out of town is leaving your furry friend behind. Lucky for us, Tennessee has a plethora of dog-friendly places to enjoy with your best friend. Dave Jones with Tennessee Tourism stopped by to share his top spots for you and your pooch.
Monthly premiums for the lowest-priced silver plan available to a 40-year-old nonsmoker in Tennessee rose from an average of $433 last year to $597 in 2018, a jump of 37.9 percent, according to the figures compiled by the Urban Institute. The average cost of the lowest-priced gold plans statewide shot ...
Former Tennessee defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie is competing at the NFL scouting combine this week. Blake Morgan/SEC Country ... High School in the Class of 2015. Tennessee, his father's alma mater, successfully steered Kahlil away from just about every blue-blood program in the country.
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Murals in a Tennessee school gym have been modified to remove Confederate flags after school district officials received complaints. A school administrator gave the maintenance department orders to modify the murals at South Cumberland Elementary School, according to ...
More than 1,000 East Tennessee Catholics filled their new Knoxville cathedral Saturday, dedicating the house of worship with reverence, gratefulness and a certain amount of awe. The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is a 28,000-square-foot, $30.8 million building atop a hill overlooking West ...
Tennessee hosted a number of important recruits over the weekend, and it was an excellent opportunity to impress some Class of 2019 prospects on unofficial visits. The Vols will be fighting to grab an official visit from these recruits in the summer or fall. These big unofficial visit weekends go a long way in ...
Be very careful on area roads and make sure to turn around if you see a road completely submerged in water. You never know the true depth. On top of the spotty road flooding, many rivers southwest of Nashville continue to rise. The Duck and Tennessee rivers are the biggest concern with other creeks and ...
A federal appeals court will not rehear arguments on Amendment 1, a ballot measure that stripped the right to an abortion from the Tennessee Constitution. The one-page order issued Wednesday leaves the constitutional amendment intact. The amendment, approved by 53 percent of Tennessee voters in ...
NWS: Flood watch in effect throughout Middle Tennessee. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 6:43 a.m. CT Feb. 28, 2018 | Updated 1:17 p.m. CT ... A flood watch is in effect for all of Middle Tennessee through noon on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Nashville.

A bill that would allow a select number of teachers to carry guns on campuses across Tennessee passed its first hurdle in the legislature Wednesday, thrusting the state into the national debate about how best to protect students from school shootings. Mothers, teachers and other gun control activists spoke ...
Professors at the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus are wary of a systemwide proposal that calls for tenured faculty members to go through post-tenure review — a process that many faculty see as punitive and a tool to potentially strip them of tenure. "What this amounts to is the end of tenure at ...
Two deputies and a police officer were injured during the pursuit, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The prosecutor ruled the shooting was justified, CNN affiliate WTVF reported. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway did not return CNN's calls for comment about the case. The lawsuit, which ...
Tennessee saved its best for last in the desert, beating Utah 6-5 on a two-out, bases-loaded double by Abby Lockman in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday. The No. 11-ranked Lady Vols finished the Kajikawa Classic at Arizona State's Farrington Stadium with a 6-0 record, including a 7-4 win over ...
Tennessee had been clicking in almost every facet in its past six games leading into Saturday. The Vols were blitzed by Alabama with a sold-out home crowd behind the Crimson Tide. Tennessee was never really in the game and lost 78-50. The Crimson Tide never trailed in the game and held around a ...
The University of Tennessee's LGBTQ Pride Center came under threat of closing in 2016 after state lawmakers defunded the university's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Now, openly gay alumni are fighting to save it. Chad Goldman is a full-time volunteer fundraiser who is leading the effort to raise a ...
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Sunday morning for much of Middle Tennessee as the water level continued to rise. A flood watch means flooding is possible based on current forecasts. While some low-lying land was reported flooded, there were no reports of damage or injuries Sunday ...
And one team that is a legitimate contender to snag it may be a surprise to college hoops fans: Tennessee. Tennessee, on paper, may seem like a long shot for a coveted top seed: The Vols have five losses and are only ranked 15th in the latest AP poll. What's more, Tennessee has never been a top seed ...
State lawmakers are seeking to end required emissions testing in Hamilton and other counties. (Photo: MGNOnline). Three state representatives are working to end mandatory emissions testing for area vehicles. State Sens. Bo Watson, R-Hixson; Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga; and Rep. Mike Carter ...
The 6-foot-4, 299-pound Lampley, who plays for Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, took an unofficial visit to Knoxville on Jan. 13. He has offers from all but three SEC schools: Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Vanderbilt ...
A Nashville lawmaker wants to officially accept electronic cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for financial transactions in Tennessee. Rep. Jason Powell, D-Nashville, introduced the bill that would recognize these types of currencies and smart contracts for electronic transactions. The bill would also protect ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville police have received reports that people in the area have been sent a video containing child pornography on Facebook. Police are asking people that have received this video to not share the video with anyone and to notify Facebook immediately.
Tennessee officer in uniform carrying a firearm asked to leave restaurant. by Taylor Ellis. A uniformed officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency says he was asked to leave a Cleveland restaurant because he was carrying his service weapon. (Image: MGN). AA. CLEVELAND, Tenn. —.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has introduced bills to introduce credit-hour requirements for scholarships at higher education institutions, reform the juvenile justice system and shrink the University of Tennessee's board. The Republican governor's office says the Complete College ...
12 Tennessee Lady Volunteers (19-4, 7-3 SEC) took advantage of their strong fan-base, pounding the Commodores (6-18, 2-8 SEC) 74-64 on Sunday afternoon. The disadvantage didn't seem to phase Vanderbilt, though, as the game started. With key players Cierra Walker and Chelsie Hall leading the ...
KNOXVILLE, TENN. –Police and relatives of a Trussville man are searching for him after he went missing in Knoxville, Tenn. Blake Smith of Trussville is missing in Knoxville, Tenn. Submitted photo. Blake Smith, 20, is the son of Kim and Jim Smith and the nephew of Trussville realtor Jill Williams. Smith was ...
But most of the stores listed in the documents are expected to close as Toys R Us tries to reinvent itself as a leaner, smarter retailer. Going-out-of-business sales are scheduled to begin in February and be completed in April. The company announced the following Tennessee locations will close: Memphis: ...
“Nationwide, smoking rates have continued to decline to historically low levels, yet tobacco use remains the nation's leading cause of preventable death and disease killing over 480,000 Americans each year,” American Lung Association in Tennessee's Director of Advocacy Heather Wehrheim said in a ...
Those U.S. ambassadors, who grew up in Tennessee, knew the importance of strengthening the bonds between the United States and Japan. They understood that the U.S.-Japan alliance remains the cornerstone of economic and political security in the Asia-Pacific region. It is an alliance built on common ...
19 convenience store robbery; suspect on Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's top 10 most wanted list. Jan. ... are searching near Chattanooga for a man wanted for a convenience store hold-up, saying they've placed the suspect on the top 10 most wanted list of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the `TN Together' initiative in a news conference Monday alongside ...
A news release from the Republican governor Wednesday says he established the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education by executive order. The 19-member panel includes representatives from the state's public and private medical educational institutions, the Tennessee ...
Seybold further violated Tennessee policy in April of 2016 when he failed to record two days of leave on his university time records when he took a trip to The Masters golf tournament. A vendor paid for the director's event pass, although he was paid back. The 2014 incident involved both employees and ...
That resurgence brought Krusa, a Nashville native, to Millington on Saturday for the International Flipper Pinball Association Tennessee State Pinball Championship. The IFPA keeps track of points and the top pinball players in each state and the world. Krupp and David Yopp, another Tennessee pinball ...
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — A Lawrence County, Tennessee, man was killed in an early morning house fire today, officials said. ... fire is still undetermined. The State of Tennessee Bomb and Arson unit and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are assisting the sheriff's department with the investigation.
Rep. Steve McDaniel looked out the window of his legislative office Tuesday morning after committee meetings and thought about why he stands as one of the few Republicans who supports Medicaid expansion. The week before, the 110th General Assembly reconvened to vocal cries from advocates ...
Education is the focus of the first televised statewide gubernatorial forum of this year's election. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), Belmont University, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee and the NewsChannel5 Network are partnering to host Tuesday's forum. Six of the seven ...
Tennessee antifa mobilizing tomorrow to meet Nazis planning to protest the Women's March in Knoxville. https://t.co/WUs0kr7Px6 Here's video of Corey Lemley of @NashvilleARA telling me last October about the dangers anti-fascists face when confronting fascism and racism. pic.twitter.com/XA5oehXws0.
The state's opioid crisis is at least partially fueled by cash received from the sell of gift cards. Items are stolen by one group and returned for in-store credit by another. A third group then takes the in-store credit gift cards to a third party (oftentimes a pawn shop) and sells the cards for cash. Wochit.
West Tennessee earthquake Tuesday rattled nerves but no particular cause for concern, expert says ... Tuesday's 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook Dyersburg and parts of northwest Tennessee may have been unwelcome, coming in conjunction with several inches of snow, but it wasn't really a cause ...
SEC Country reporter Blake Morgan will candidly answer your Tennessee sports queries each weekday in our Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to @BlakeMorganSEC, Tennessee Insiders Facebook page or by email to Blake at ...
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Robertson County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating two missing children. Kayla, 17, and her sister Brooke, 14, went missing from Springfield, Tennessee, last Friday. Advertisement. Kayla has brown hair and blue eyes, ...
"Our purpose is mainly a celebration," said Kimberly Peterson, spokeswoman for the Women's March Coalition of East Tennessee. "It's a positive, upbeat event. Our participants have certain values, and even in a tough presidential year, there were a lot of successes. That's been the theme of our event — to ...


 

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