The Commercial Appeal (Reporter, Photographer)

TBI determines Collierville, Tenn., sighting not missing teen, teacher

Published Mar. 30 2017

A 15-year-old girl missing from Maury County and traveling with a 50-year-old man may have been sighted at a Shell...

Threats found in major dams in Tennessee

Published Feb. 16 2017

Although the Tennessee Valley Authority dams have saved Chattanooga millions of dollars in flood damages, they are no guarantee against...

Travel ban popular in Trump's strongest Tennessee county

Published Feb. 1 2017

One of the common posts that shot across social media after President Trump targeted seven predominantly Muslim nations for a...

State says 66 Shelby County school bus drivers employed by Durham not properly licensed [video]

Published Dec. 22 2016

The company that runs school transportation for Shelby County Schools and other districts contracted with a Memphis driving academy not...

Missing child returns home safely after being allegedly kidnapped by father in Memphis

Published Jun. 21 2016

A missing 3-year-old girl was returned home safely Monday afternoon after her father allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Presidential race in Tennessee 'fluid, competitive'

Published Feb. 8 2016

New Hampshire may be ground zero this week in the race for the White House, but three weeks from Tuesday,...

City council votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest statue

Published Aug. 19 2015

Katherine Blalock of Whitehaven bowed her head Tuesday, wiping away tears, as the Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to remove...

'King Cotton' toppled: Low prices force farmers to change crops

Published Jun. 1 2015

MEMPHIS -- For the first time in more than three decades of farming, David Ciarloni will be able to look...

Q&A: Sen. Bob Corker on Iran negotiations, his political future

Published May. 19 2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, fresh off being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and...

Explore the cozy relationship between Tennessee lawmakers and a corporate interests group

Published May. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- The big law firm's conference room was decorated with red balloons forming the number "28," the new tally...

Gay-marriage case marks attorney's debut before Supreme Court

Published Apr. 21 2015

WASHINGTON — When Joseph F. Whalen stands before the nine black-robed justices of the U.S. Supreme Court next week, the...

Chargerettes reach state semifinals

Published Mar. 7 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Craigmont High School girls' basketball team did so many things right Friday at the Murphy Center.


Haslam: Immigration fight causes 'real-life' problems for states

Published Feb. 24 2015

WASHINGTON — Gov. Bill Haslam and other Republican governors expressed frustration Monday that the fights over immigration and other ideological...

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett won't seek governorship in '18

Published Nov. 22 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says he's not running for governor in 2018.

Baylor advances on late field goal

Published Nov. 15 2014

Star: Colin Brewer made a series of effective punts and the winning field goal for the Red Raiders.

'Ban the tax' vote looms Nov. 4 in Tennessee

Published Sep. 30 2014

Stories on the four constitutional amendments Tennessee voters will decide on Nov. 4 are the work of the Tennessee News...

As funeral approaches, newborn's body goes missing in Memphis

Published Sep. 17 2014

The burial wasn't going to be much - just a poem, a prayer and a bundle of blue and white...

Shelby County Democrats use 2003 recording of racial slur in radio ad against Republicans

Published Jul. 30 2014

In a radio ad posted on the Shelby County Democratic Party's website, party chairman Bryan Carson alleges racism in Mayor...

Ad targeting justices called full of 'false messages'

Published Jul. 21 2014

NASHVILLE - A new TV ad targeting the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who are up for retention elections by...

Numbers of Memphis police, firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decrease

Published Jul. 13 2014

The numbers of police and firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decreased, officials said.