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It's time to stock up on allergy meds and lint rollers, as Tennessee's first cat cafe prepares to open its doors in Nashville this Saturday. Mewsic Kitty Cafe, located at 2519 Nolensville Rd. in the Woodbine neighborhood, is the first of several cat-centric ventures slated to open in Middle Tennessee.
BOWLING GREEN – A Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee man pleaded guilty four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property yesterday, in United States District Court, before United States District Judge, Greg N. Stivers, to defrauding investors of $194,000 as part of a scheme to develop a call center ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said. Police and federal agents had mounted a massive manhunt in ...
The search includes search parties, K-9 teams, members of the BCSO SWAT Team as well as Black Hawk military helicopter. This is a developing story in a part of Blount County with little cellular service so we will work to provide updates to the story as soon as they become available. The East Tennessee ...
NASHVILLE - A House panel this morning narrowly approved a bill that would punish Tennessee cities with "sanctuary" policies by denying them state aid while also requiring closer cooperation between local law enforcement and federal officials over requests to detain undocumented immigrants. Finance ...
The leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives and another GOP lawmaker want the state's chief internal investigator to review a student testing system plagued by technical issues. Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, asked the Tennessee Comptroller to review the TNReady testing system, ...

TALLASSEE, Tenn. (WZTV) - An endangered child alert has been issued for a missing East Tennessee boy. Kaydon Ray Leach, 6, was last seen Monday evening in the area of South Hummingbird Drive in Tallassee. Per The Associated Press, local media cited a statement from Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong in ...
Tennessee lawmakers passed a resolution calling Shaw a hero, saying in part, "Mr. Shaw is indeed a hero; his actions on that fateful morning are unfathomable to most, indescribable by even the chief of police, and very poignant to the citizens of Nashville, who are deeply grateful for his brave actions in the ...
Earlier this month, federal officials conducted the largest work-site raid in the U.S. since Postville, arresting ninety-seven people at a meat-processing plant in in Bean Station, Tennessee. Once again, kids suffered. A hundred and sixty children in the area, all U.S. citizens, had a parent arrested in the Bean Station raid.
The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket ...
TENNESSEE SUSPECT'S WHITE HOUSE ARREST Police have revealed the nude suspect who fled the Tennessee Waffle House shooting that left four dead Sunday was arrested in Washington last year trying to climb a White House barrier, with police seizing an AR-15 rifle. Meanwhile, the diner who ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A young Nashville college student was killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch. DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, was among four people killed in the shooting Sunday morning. Groves attended Belmont University in the Hillsboro Village area of ...
NASHVILLE — A bill that attempts to end mandatory vehicle emissions testing in Hamilton and five other Tennessee counties is scheduled for a final floor vote this afternoon in the state Senate. But while the bill is expected to pass, its stated goal of halting emissions testing on cars and trucks won't happen ...
Tennessee is squarely in the mix for Phillips heading into the summer. Something to note, there were some whispers about Phillips making a trip to Knoxville for a visit this past weekend for the Orange and White game. He went to Alabama's spring game instead. The Vols will battle out the recruitment with ...
Authorities in Tennessee are investigating an incident involving a school employee who was caught on video dragging a student off a school bus. Shelby County school officials say elementary school employee Robert R. Church has been removed from the school during the investigation. A video shows a ...
It is now legal in Tennessee for liquor stores to be open on Sundays. But that longstanding alcohol restriction did not fall without state lawmakers on both sides of the debate quoting the Bible. Limitations on the sale of alcohol and other Sunday restrictions — often referred to as "blue laws" — are eroding in ...
Volunteer Tennessee coordinates the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards at the state level. Volunteer Tennessee is the 25-member bipartisan citizen board appointed by the Governor to oversee AmeriCorps and service-learning programs and to advance volunteerism and citizen service to solve ...

Gregg, who entered the game leading the nation with 50 RBI, passed Tonya Callahan (2005-08) with career RBI No. 242. Gregg is one home run from tying Callahan for first on that career list at Tennessee (51). The Lady Vols play Georgia at 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday and conclude the series at 7 p.m. on ...
TAMPA (FOX 13) - An 18-year-old from Tennessee turned himself into Hillsborough County officials this week after being accused of raping a five-year-old child, according to the sheriff's office. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Justin Bowen, 18, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, was left alone in a ...
Two East Tennessee nonprofit organizations are participating in a program that could earn them grant funds for their projects. Each is asking for online donations to make them eligible for the program. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and East Tennessee Rowing were selected to participate in A ...
(AP) — A longtime pastor has been returned to Tennessee to face charges that he molested several children during his time leading a Nashville ... say Matthew Dennis Patterson was arrested March 8 by Nashville police in Pennsylvania, where he moved after leaving the Tennessee church last September.
Two of Tennessee's largest insurers say they've made significant reductions in the number of opioid drugs prescribed. ... The Knoxville News Sentinel reports BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in February reported a 6 percent decrease in the number of opioid prescriptions per plan member, per month.
Q: While visiting friends in Franklin, Tennessee, I stumbled into a very nice bookstore. Upon learning I was a native Texan, the proprietor instigated a friendly conversation regarding the many connections between our two states. He even mentioned that Sam Houston and Davy Crockett each had set foot in ...
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 of ...
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 electric ...
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 meetings ...
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 up ...
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. —.


 

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