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KNOXVILLE — Jordan McRae didn’t touch the cake.

SEVIERVILLE — Four stalwarts of the nation’s conservative movement exhorted an appreciative Sevier County tea party crowd of several hundred Thursday night to stay true to their principles.

KNOXVILLE — A man wanted in a North Knoxville shooting that left a man dead and a woman wounded surrendered Friday to police.

KNOXVILLE — Police on Thursday were questioning four males in connection with a North Knoxville shooting that left a man dead and two others wounded.

The arrests made as part of the FBI’s nationwide Operation Cross Country sting included 17 people in East Tennessee — seven of them in Knox County, authorities said.

JACKSBORO, Tenn — Campbell County authorities on Tuesday arrested the mother of a 3-year-old girl who died June 10 and are searching for her boyfriend in connection with the child’s death.

A Chattanooga man has died from injuries he suffered when his pickup went airborne at an Interstate 75 overpass in Loudon County and crashed onto the road below, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A Chattanooga man has died from injuries he suffered when his pickup went airborne at an Interstate 75 overpass in Loudon County and crashed onto the road below, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has filed a motion for a protective order forbidding discovery of information related to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt's illness and the circumstances surrounding her departure in a former school official's lawsuit against the university.

Former Tennessee defensive back Janzen Jackson, one of the most coveted recruits in the nation only five years ago, has been sitting in jail since last September on $1 million bond, charged with strangling her mother’s boyfriend in California.

A 73-year-old Hamblen County man armed with a shotgun surprised two burglars coming out of his granddaughter’s home, prompting a gun battle that left him and a suspect injured.

KNOXVILLE — A former TVA executive who pleaded guilty to violating financial transaction laws was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to two years probation.

Lake City, Tenn., is about to become Rocky Top.

Authorities on Friday said a Michigan man who ran a stop sign in LaFollette was hauling about 24 pounds of marijuana butter and pot-infused candy to a LaFollette residence.

Researchers have developed an index that estimates the most and least corrupt states in the union, Fortune magazine reports.

CLINTON — It was an internal gang-related, vicious beating — an enforcement lesson — by members of the white supremacist Aryan Nations group, and it left a man with serious injuries.

KNOXVILLE — The man shot to death by police over the weekend had a long history of arrests, including one for disfiguring the woman whose call brought police to the scene of the shooting, authorities said Monday.

Paul McCartney is delaying until October a handful of Southern concert dates, including a stop he planned to make June 25 in Nashville.

A controversial ad has prompted Pilot Flying J to pull a magazine from its shelves.

A four-year legal battle over the rights to an autobiography penned by a famed Cocke County moonshiner who killed himself rather than go back to prison has ended with his widow the victor.

KNOXVILLE — Staring down a $2.2 million shortfall in the upcoming budget cycle, the University of Tennessee Foundation has proposed putting off hiring a new president, eliminating vacant positions and attempting to reassign three positions elsewhere in the university system.

KNOXVILLE — Kelly Louise Fitzmaurice received a 12-year, seven-month sentence from a federal judge on Monday, two years after she was nabbed by an undercover FBI agent for possessing and sharing child pornography.

KNOXVILLE — A man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s genitals in a jealous rage and strangling both her and their 3-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Monday.

KNOXVILLE — One person was killed in a T-bone collision along Chapman Highway on Thursday, marking the second fatal traffic crash reported along the route in less than 24 hours, police said.

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — The man charged with allegedly killing four young people during a botched marijuana deal on Renegade Mountain has lost the first round in his bid to stay off death row if convicted.

KNOXVILLE — Policed are investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Chapman Highway near Kay’s Ice Cream.

KNOXVILLE — A 13-year-old stole mom’s van Thursday morning and crashed it going the wrong way on the James White Parkway.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Naama Friedman of Knoxville has survived the second round of the 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

KNOXVILLE — A convicted child rapist who won a retrial pleaded guilty Tuesday.

KNOXVILLE — A 60-year-old man who disappeared earlier this month after threatening to harm himself was found dead in a backyard shed Monday night along the same West Knoxville street where he was reported missing.

Next to the paved commercial parking lot in West Knoxville grew a tall black walnut tree. Except for some bare limbs at the top of the crown, the tree looked perfectly healthy.

NASHVILLE — Three Democratic Supreme Court justices say they will choose the state's next attorney general in a "nonpartisan manner," and one makes a point of saying she will work with two Republican justices to "select the best applicant."

HOOVER, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference is a national powerhouse in college baseball, but the league never has sent more than 10 teams to the NCAA tournament.

As pain pills become more expensive and difficult to find for illicit use, the Knoxville area is seeing a large influx of heroin pumped in from 500 miles away, authorities say.

Austin Peay University came up with a system to pair students with courses the same way Netflix recommends new movies and Pandora suggests new music.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Bob Gaskin is an upbeat kind of guy, friendly and funny like a fishing buddy.

Bruce Downsbrough, former head of the UT Foundation, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Knoxville on child porn charges.

KNOXVILLE — An elementary school girl going to her bus stop Friday morning ran into the street while being chased by a snarling dog and was struck by a truck.

KNOXVILLE — The father of Brittany Eldridge’s unborn son strangled her nearly three years ago, police said Wednesday.

CLINTON — A Knoxville teen accused of stabbing another man six times — with one wound puncturing the victim’s chest cavity wall — remained in the Anderson County Jail Tuesday, charged with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

A Blount County man released on bond following a DUI arrest Sunday was allegedly at fault in a three-vehicle crash that killed a 72-year-old woman and injured two other people Monday morning, authorities said.

KNOXVILLE — A Knox County man with an extensive criminal history, including multiple DUI convictions, has been identified as the driver in a single-vehicle crash that left his passenger with a severed arm.

A resolution in support of placing the national motto, “In God We Trust,” prominently on the Roane County Courthouse and in the County Commission’s meeting room is on the commission’s Monday agenda.

A resolution in support of placing the national motto, “In God We Trust,” prominently on the Roane County Courthouse and in the County Commission’s meeting room is on the commission’s Monday agenda.

KNOXVILLE — The criminal case against a University of Tennessee student whose encounter with a Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy prompted an international media firestorm was postponed today.

Roane County deputies are headed to Chattanooga to bring murder suspect Shawn Smoot back to Kingston for trial.

NASHVILLE — State Sen. Stacey Campfield likened signing up for "Obamacare" to Jews taking a "train ride" during the Holocaust on Monday, drawing prompt condemnation from state leaders of both major political parties.

A 63-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his grandson after he didn’t have dinner ready on time.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield today compared the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare, to the Holocaust.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The graffiti begins at the entrance to the trail shelter where sweethearts have carved their names in the wooden posts as symbols of their everlasting love.

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