The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

Lawyer questions jury verdicts in rape trial of ex-Vanderbilt player

Published Jun. 27 2017

A jury Friday evening delivered a mix of acquittals and guilty verdicts for former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon E....

Memphis VA whistleblower fired a day before Trump signed protection bill

Published Jun. 27 2017

Just a day before President Donald Trump signed into law protections for whistleblowers at Veterans Affairs facilities around the country,...

Corker: U.S. considering North Korea travel ban

Published Jun. 21 2017

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Tuesday said the United States could ban Americans from traveling to North Korea after the...


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Debate over slave history at UT leads to firing of lecturer

Published Jun. 20 2017

A University of Tennessee Knoxville lecturer has been fired after a student challenged her teachings on slave history then complained...

Rep. Scott DesJarlais' name was on list found with gunman at congressional baseball shooting

Published Jun. 19 2017

Rep. Scott DesJarlais' office confirmed Monday the Tennessee Republican's name was on a list that authorities found with the gunman...

Review of park's handling of Gatlinburg-area wildfire expected in July [video, photos]

Published May. 29 2017

The National Park Service estimates it will be mid-July before the results of a review of the handling of the...

Former student sues Vanderbilt for $10 million after expulsion for alleged sexual assault

Published May. 16 2017

A former student filed a $10 million lawsuit against Vanderbilt University, claiming he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault in...

Paramore makes triumphant return with show at Nashville club

Published May. 11 2017

Modern rock giants Paramore packed a few hundred lucky fans into a Nashville club on Wednesday for the band's first...

Tennessee teacher who fled with teen appears in Nashville courtroom

Published May. 10 2017

Twenty days after he was arrested in a Northern California forest after a nationwide manhunt, Tad Cummins made his first...

Did you eat as unhealthy as other Tennesseans did yesterday?

Published May. 5 2017

Tennessee is home to some of the unhealthiest eaters in the country, according to a new survey that ranks people's...

DA seeks to prosecute Trinity Quinn as an adult in West Nashville killing

Published May. 4 2017

Officials said Thursday they will seek to prosecute Trinity Quinn, 15, as an adult in the shooting death of a...

Outsourcing criticism might not slow governor's plans

Published May. 3 2017

A letter signed by a majority of state lawmakers urging Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to postpone a plan to outsource...


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What happened during Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance

Published Apr. 21 2017

Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance came several weeks after a student reported seeing an kiss between Tad Cummins and the teenage girl....

Tennessee college work sets a national example, report says

Published Apr. 19 2017

Tennessee's campaign to boost college success has made it a national education leader, according to a new report from Ivy...

Tennessee students begin TNReady testing this week

Published Apr. 18 2017

As more than 600,000 students across Tennessee begin the annual spring TNReady testing this week, state officials said they're confident...

Tennessee lawmakers divided over push to relax gun law

Published Apr. 18 2017

For almost an hour during a House committee meeting about two weeks ago, legislators, law enforcement officials and advocates on...

Gov. Haslam laments failure of undocumented immigrant tuition bill

Published Apr. 18 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said he'd like to see lawmakers revive a bill that would give undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at...

Tennessee Ethics Commission to review Jeremy Durham case this week

Published Apr. 11 2017

A new state agency appears set to join the ranks of other Tennessee and federal investigators trying to get to...

Two officers still hospitalized after possible gang attack at Tennessee prison

Published Apr. 11 2017

One of the officers assaulted at a Tennessee prison Sunday has been released from the hospital, and the other two...

Officer taken hostage, two others assaulted at Tennessee prison

Published Apr. 9 2017

Three Tennessee correctional officers were assaulted Sunday in what state officials are calling a "disturbance" involving 20 inmates at a...