The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

Safekeeping law: Tennessee can no longer house juveniles in adult prisons

Published May. 23 2018

Regenia Bowman never thought anything would happen when she talked about spending 189 days in solitary confinement.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker turns down offer to become next U.S. ambassador to Australia

Published May. 22 2018

The Trump administration wanted U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to join its diplomatic ranks.

Waffle House hero gives $240,000 to victims' families

Published May. 17 2018

James Shaw Jr., the Nashville man who stopped the Antioch Waffle House shooter last month, has met the families affected...

State investigates abuse involving 460 schools

Published May. 14 2018

At Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis last year, a male teaching aide reportedly touched the bottom of an...

Thousands of women are pushing back against a top Southern Baptist leader; here's why

Published May. 12 2018

Southern Baptist women are pushing back against prominent denominational leader Paige Patterson and what they say is his unbiblical counsel...

Poll: 63 percent support Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

Published May. 8 2018

Medicaid expansion in Tennessee has strong support among registered voters statewide, according to a recent poll that a number of...

Critics decry cost, process in $25 million plan to house homeless in downtown Nashville

Published May. 1 2018

Low-income housing developers and advocates blasted a new plan from Mayor David Briley's administration to pay a private developer $25...

Fort Campbell investigates termination of Jewish lay leader

Published Apr. 30 2018

A Clarksville, Tenn., woman who has provided holy day and weekly Jewish services at Fort Campbell for years says 101st...

Severed fiber cable halts some TNReady testing again

Published Apr. 26 2018

A severed fiber cable line that delivers internet across the state caused yet another halt to TNReady testing on Thursday.

Lawmakers request state review of TNReady

Published Apr. 25 2018

Top Republican lawmakers want the state's chief internal investigator to conduct a review of the TNReady student testing system that...

In reversal, House committee temporarily halts bill banning sanctuary cities, mandating ICE collaboration

Published Apr. 24 2018

A bill that would financially punish any city in Tennessee that became a sanctuary city and mandate local law enforcement...

Blackburn, Bredesen each report raising $1.8 million from donors, PACs in latest filing U.S. Senate filings

Published Apr. 17 2018

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn raised slightly more money from donors than former Gov. Phil Bredesen during the first three months...

MTSU poll: Most Tennesseans support DACA, some marijuana legalization

Published Apr. 11 2018

Most Tennesseans support protections for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and the limited legalization of...

Tennessee drops two high school TNReady tests to reduce burden on teachers, students

Published Apr. 11 2018

Tennessee will eliminate two required TNReady high school assessments in an attempt to reduce the testing burden on students and...

Joseph Ray Daniels beat Joe Clyde to death, disposed of body in 'remote area,' authorities say

Published Apr. 10 2018

The case of Joe Clyde Daniels' death took another turn Monday night with the arrest of the 5-year-old's mother on...

Tennessee sheriff asking for footage from trail cameras in search for missing 5-year-old

Published Apr. 6 2018

The search continued Thursday for missing 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels in Dickson County as agents with the Tennessee Bureau of...

Cotton candy: The little-known history of Nashville's most famous invention

Published Apr. 6 2018

The Goo Goo Cluster celebrated its 100th anniversary with much deserved fanfare in 2012. Hot chicken is the star of...

Joe Biden to headline Phil Bredesen U.S. Senate campaign fundraiser in Nashville

Published Apr. 6 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's Democratic bid for...

Former Nashville church leader accused of molesting kids as pastor pleaded not guilty

Published Apr. 6 2018

The former South Nashville church leader accused of molesting at least eight kids while he was pastor at Nolensville Road...

Diane Black's record on Planned Parenthood funding is complicated

Published Apr. 3 2018

On the campaign trail and on television, Rep. Diane Black portrays herself as a never-back-down fighter and a leader in...