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MURFREESBORO — The woman facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run wreck April 10 on the side of Interstate 24 in Smyrna entered a plea of not guilty in Rutherford County court Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON — Putting mustard oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and other blistering agents on Tennessee walking horses has long been part of the cruelty of soring — the infliction of pain on the animals' front legs and hooves so that touching the ground causes them to recoil in agony and achieve a higher-stepping gait.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A 4-year-old child died Sunday night after Clarksville Police found him with a gun shot wound to the chest, according to a news release sent late Sunday night by Natalie Hall.

Convinced of wins during last week's elections, a group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers has vowed to continue to spend aggressively in Tennessee in pursuit of derailing Common Core academic standards here.

A 16-year-old Cane Ridge High School student died today after he was thrown from the hood of a car in the school parking lot earlier this week.

A Gallatin High School assistant football coach has been arrested after police say he had a sexual relationship with an underage former student.

State officials on Monday fought to block lawyers for 10 death row inmates from getting information about exactly who will kill their clients.

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Tuesday set an execution date for a man convicted in the 1991 burning death of his ex-girlfriend.

MURFREESBORO – A 4-year-old Smyrna boy drowned at a birthday party Saturday at a Rutherford County home, according to a press release.

An East Tennessee doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has voluntarily quarantined himself inside his home, and a local expert says it's an admirable move, but probably unnecessary.

NASHVILLE — The battle for loyalties around the Tennessee walking horse becomes feverish this time of year.

There’s some good news out there for people looking to buy a home in Tennessee, according to a new study.

National gas prices for the month of August are at their lowest since 2010, and present predictors indicate that a recent decline could continue.

The dominion of Tennessee's largest health insurer is reflected in its headquarters' lofty perch above downtown Chattanooga, atop a hill that during the Civil War was lined with Union cannons to repel Confederate troops.

By 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, hundreds of aspiring pop stars packed the sidewalk surrounding Nashville Municipal Auditorium as "American Idol" brought its auditions back to Music City.

LEXINGTON — The case against a man charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence in the Holly Bobo case was sent to the grand jury today after a preliminary hearing.

Tennessee ranks near the bottom among states in the percentage of babies breastfed at birth — and who continue to be breastfed as they mark their three-, six- and 12-month milestones.

Two days after a 16-year-old girl went missing, her mother made a tearful plea for her safe return home to East Nashville.

Medical toxicologists at Vanderbilt University want people to know more about how to treat brown recluse spider bites.

Metro police are investigating the South Nashville shooting of a woman and child earlier this evening.

If this year’s real-estate market is a good one for Larry Lyons, the federal subsidy that helped him buy health insurance may turn into a huge bill at income tax time.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Sparks flew in the air as Kristen Bobo fired her welding gun at the thick metal bars spanning the entrance of a cave in Montgomery County.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee — the state's dominant health insurance provider — is asking to raise rates by an average of 19 percent for its exchange plans in 2015, according to documents filed with the state of Tennessee.

Zachary Adams waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning on a charge that he assaulted an officer at the Chester County Jail. The case will now go to a grand jury, which is scheduled to meet on Oct. 28.

Police arrested a convicted sex offender Monday after officers say they saw him in the passenger seat of an ice cream truck in East Nashville.

The line to get into the Cathedral of the Incarnate has formed out front on West End Avenue, full of mourners who wish to pay their last respects to former Tennessean editor John Seigenthaler.

The day Linda Drain put baby's breath in her hair and said "I do," she had no idea that government policies would tear her apart from her husband.

Gallatin police have arrested a Kentucky church pastor on statutory rape charges involving a 14-year-old male member of his congregation.

WASHINGTON – A federal court is about to rule on an argument against President Barack Obama's health care reform law that resembles one Rep. Scott DesJarlais advanced more than two years ago.

The day Linda Drain put baby's breath in her hair and said "I do," she had no idea that government policies would tear her apart from her husband.

NASHVILLE — A year ago, just as he was beginning his bid for a third term, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander stood before an audience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to deliver the keynote address at a summit called "Securing America's Future."

WASHINGTON — With its ever-growing ranks of co-sponsors, legislation against horse soring now has unstoppable momentum, its chief House sponsor says.

Authorities have recovered a body on Old Hickory Lake in Sumner County on Friday afternoon.

Authorities in Dickson and Cheatham counties are investigating a domestic situation that turned violent Tuesday morning.

Tennessee teenagers are using heroin and shooting up drugs at twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DECHERD, Tenn. — Nissan-Renault’s 4-year-old partnership with Germany’s Daimler AG ramped up significantly last week with two key moves in North America: the opening of a new Infiniti-Mercedes engine plant in Decherd, and announcement of a jointly owned assembly plant to be built in Mexico.

A new court filing accuses a Florida woman of regularly buying alcohol for Vanderbilt University athletes at the Tin Roof bar — including the unconscious student police say was raped a year ago today.

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University officials say an eagle that once soared over home football games has died at age 34.

Police in Nashville arrested a man this weekend after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend for 12 straight hours.

The state Department of Human Services has laid off 121 workers responsible for administering food stamp and welfare payments in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE — Former Vice President Al Gore had his audience both howling with laughter and furrowing their brows as he spoke on capitalism, technology and America’s “stalker economy” at the Southland Conference on Tuesday.

Caught between the Episcopal Church's official policy and the protests of alumni, faculty and students, Sewanee: The University of the South has struck a compromise that could set a precedent for religious universities' approach to same-sex ceremonies across the country.

Two Nashville parents charged in the murder of their 22-month-old son after police say he was given morphine to make him sleep could get their chance Thursday to argue for lower bond amounts so they can be released from jail.

Strong demand for vehicles assembled at Nissan's Smyrna plant has driven the company to expand production, pushing the current workforce to a near-record 8,000 people, Nissan officials said this week.

Gov. Bill Haslam urged Republicans to take seriously the growing problem of income inequality, in one of his first public appearances since launching his campaign for a second term.

Jim Tracy has run for Congress before and lost. He’s trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Erin Stevens isn't that kind of evangelist who stands outside the strip club with her bullhorn, yelling at the customers to repent or face the flames.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Eighth-grader Benjamin Kulas of Nashville ran into a bright, shiny word he couldn't overcome Thursday at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Tennessee Democrats still want more answers from the state Department of Education on the late release of end-of-year test scores — and they’ve filed an open records request to fill in what they believe are gaps.

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Employees Association has cried foul over pay raises for aides to state lawmakers, but a senior administrator says the increases are no more than other employees have received.

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