Tennessee death row inmates sue over lethal injection drugs

Published Feb. 21 2018

Tennessee cannot execute death row inmates using a controversial three-drug mix because doing so would violate constitutional bans on cruel...

Ethics Committee confirms investigation of Tennessee lawmaker

Published Feb. 20 2018

The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th...

New U.S. marshal confirmed for East Tennessee

Published Feb. 20 2018

A new U.S. marshal has been confirmed for East Tennessee.


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St. Jude Hospital announces plans for research center

Published Feb. 20 2018

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has announced plans to build a $412 million advanced research center.

How Tennessee's leaders are taking on the opioid crisis

Published Feb. 20 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to address the opioid epidemic focuses on addiction prevention and rehabilitation for addicts — a combo...

Continuing the conversation: positivelyDeia uses HIV diagnosis to raise awareness

Published Feb. 20 2018

A common misconception about HIV and AIDS in Memphis is that it primarily affects gay men, men sleeping with men,...

Alexander, Corker back bill to strengthen federal background checks on gun buyers

Published Feb. 20 2018

Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are among nearly three dozen co-sponsors of Senate legislation that would strengthen background checks...

Bredesen urges tighter mental illness background checks for guns

Published Feb. 19 2018

While defending his gun-rights pedigree, Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen on Monday called for "common-sense" gun laws, saying the deadly Florida...

Report: Six UT employees violated sexual misconduct policies

Published Feb. 19 2018

In the last two years, six cases of sexual misconduct by faculty or staff at the University of Tennessee Knoxville...

Tennessee governor's plan to restructure UT Board of Trustees draws concerns

Published Feb. 19 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to downsize the University of Tennessee system's governing board faces headwinds from some state lawmakers as...

Mrazek beats Predators again, Red Wings win 3-1

Published Feb. 18 2018

Petr Mrazek wasn't aware until earlier in the day how well he's played against the Nashville Predators. Then he went...

Hunting and fishing licenses going on sale in Tennessee

Published Feb. 17 2018

Licenses for hunting and fishing are going on sale this weekend in Tennessee.

US rep: Tennessee should use $29 million on backup paper ballots

Published Feb. 16 2018

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Friday urged Tennessee's Republican-led legislature to use $29 million-plus in federal money to require...

Google breaks ground on $600 million Tennessee data center

Published Feb. 16 2018

Google has broken ground on a $600 million data center in Tennessee that will bring 70 to 100 high-tech jobs.

Police: Groups of teenagers behind rash of crimes

Published Feb. 16 2018

A Tennessee police chief has ordered the formation of a task force to interdict groups of teenagers responsible for auto...

Judge orders ex-Pilot Flying J president on house arrest

Published Feb. 16 2018

A judge says the ex-president of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain must wear an electronic monitoring device and...

US rep: Tennessee should use $29M on backup paper ballots

Published Feb. 16 2018

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper is urging Tennessee's Republican-led legislature to use $29 million-plus in federal money on backup paper...

Regional News Roundup: Sheriff compares Georgia governor to 'Lucifer' for bail plan

Published Feb. 16 2018

A Georgia sheriff compared the governor to the devil over a plan to loosen bail demands.

Jury convicts three former Pilot Flying J employees in rebate scam case

Published Feb. 15 2018

Three of four former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J who have been on trial since November were...

Tennessee attorney general requests 8 execution dates before June

Published Feb. 15 2018

Tennessee's attorney general wants the state Supreme Court to set eight execution dates before June 1, saying it's uncertain whether...

Memphis teen creates subscription box to inform, inspire African-American girls

Published Feb. 15 2018

Whenever 17-year-old Journi Prewitt and her relatives spend time together, she always gravitates toward caring for the younger children.


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2 charged in death of aspiring Tennessee rap artist

Published Feb. 15 2018

Prosecutors say two people have been arrested and charged in the shooting death of an aspiring Tennessee rap artist in...

New guidelines could mean less transparency for incentives used to lure firms to Tennessee

Published Feb. 15 2018

Thanks to a new accounting rule, local governments have to publicly report any property tax breaks they give to companies,...