The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

For the first time, the TBI has found deadly fentanyl in cocaine, and investigators are worried

Published Oct. 20 2017

For the first time, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation scientists have detected fentanyl, a potentially deadly narcotic, mixed in with samples...

Tennessee sues Nashville schools for not turning over student contact information

Published Oct. 20 2017

The state of Tennessee sued Metro Nashville Public Schools on Wednesday for refusing to turn over the contact information for...

Tennessee must address TNReady testing issues, House Speaker Beth Harwell says

Published Oct. 17 2017

In the wake of nearly 9,400 TNReady tests incorrectly scored, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for a hearing...

Across Tennessee, counterprotesters prepare for 'White Lives Matter' rally

Published Oct. 12 2017

Almost as soon as an alliance of white nationalist groups announced it was planning to hold a rally this month...

Tennessee government offices prohibit taking photos of public records

Published Oct. 12 2017

Some Tennessee lawmakers and open records advocates argue it is a citizen's right to take cellphone photographs of public records,...

Tennessee Democrats recalculating U.S. Senate race with Corker out

Published Oct. 10 2017

Beleaguered Tennessee Democrats are re-examining next year's U.S. Senate election after Republican Bob Corker's decision to retire has brightened their...

Analysis: Political winds are shifting for state GOP

Published Oct. 9 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam looked long and hard at the 2018 GOP primary for the Senate seat Bob Corker is leaving....

'White Lives Matter' rally planned for Tennessee

Published Oct. 6 2017

An alliance of several white nationalist groups — including those involved in an August rally in Charlottesville, Va. — has...

Former Tennessee Blackwater guard says he's innocent

Published Sep. 24 2017

Nick Slatten went to war for his country.

Sen. Bob Corker: Campaign to end modern slavery is gaining momentum

Published Sep. 22 2017

Nearly three years after he started his campaign to end modern slavery around the world, Sen. Bob Corker is seeing...

Nearly half of Tennessee residents affected by Equifax breach, attorney general says

Published Sep. 20 2017

More than 3 million Tennessee residents had personal information stolen through the hacking of credit reporting firm Equifax, leaving them...

Mother charged with attempt to smother son at Vanderbilt hospital, police say

Published Sep. 18 2017

Sandor brought her son to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for unexplained medical episodes that left the child blue and limp.


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Gov. Bill Haslam disappointed in Capitol Commission decision on Nathan Bedford Forrest bust

Published Sep. 6 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he was disappointed with the State Capitol Commission's rejection of a plan to relocate the...

Former pill abuser now battles opioid epidemic in Tennessee

Published Sep. 5 2017

He woke up hazy, face plastered against a long aluminum bench, looking up at two campus policemen staring back at...

Tennessee lawmakers still critical of outsourcing, say it will remain a matter of debate in 2018

Published Sep. 4 2017

State lawmakers once again vented their dissatisfaction with outsourcing Wednesday, signaling that the controversial issue would continue to generate debate...

Couple fulfills life dream of visiting every Cracker Barrel in the country

Published Sep. 4 2017

On his 81st birthday, Ray Yoder completed a journey four decades and 5 million miles in the making.

Senator expects panel will help educate public, Tennessee lawmakers on medical marijuana

Published Sep. 3 2017

Educating lawmakers and the general public will be a key component of the recently formed legislative committee tasked with tackling...

Before Twitter, there was the front porch

Published Sep. 3 2017

It was place to socialize while escaping the Southern heat in favor of a cool evening breeze, and a place...

Judge denies motion to release Tennessee teacher charged with taking student across country for sex

Published Sep. 1 2017

A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the Maury County teacher accused of taking a student across the country for...

Tennessee National Guard: We're ready for Hurricane Harvey response

Published Aug. 30 2017

The Tennessee Army National Guard says it's prepared to respond to Hurricane Harvey if called, and has been planning for...