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Law enforcement agencies across Tennessee are trumpeting a drop in meth lab busts, but their excitement is tempered by a cheaper, stronger version of the drug coming into the state from the same Mexican drug cartels that bring heroin and cocaine.

After three and a half years of division, fights and big changes that put Tennessee in the national spotlight for public education, a push has emerged for an education commissioner who is homegrown to replace the departing Kevin Huffman.

Police are still piecing together the tragic details that led to the discovery of a slain woman inside a freezer at her Springfield home and the roadside suicide of her husband as police closed in on Friday.

WASHINGTON — Tennessee's highway director has delayed $400 million in road projects until fiscal 2016 because of uncertainty over future federal funding.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — A Spring Hill man awoke over the weekend to an unwelcome surprise: Someone was sitting naked in his hot tub.

More Tennesseans support a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion than oppose the measure, according to the first and only public poll on Amendment 1, but the margin is slim and many voters are still undecided.

Recognizing a lack of understanding and a lack of confidence when it comes to 3-D printing, Nashville-based NovaCopy is launching a solution that could help teach consumers, as well as spur sales of its high-tech printers.

JACKSON – The brother of the man suspected in Holly Bobo's murder has been indicted on two counts of rape in connection with Bobo's case.

Defense attorneys in the Vanderbilt University rape case involving four former football players lodged a new allegation in court Thursday about two of the men charged.

A baby who was surrendered a month ago at an East Nashville fire station has been reclaimed by her birth mother, according to the state’s Department of Children’s Services.

In Alabama, abortion rights advocates have set up an online crowd-sourcing campaign to raise money to help women get to Nashville for an abortion.

Support for Common Core among Tennessee teachers has waned so much since last year that a majority now opposes the academic standards, a new statewide survey shows.

Jesse Register says he will not seek a contract extension as director of schools of Metro Nashville Public Schools, ending silence on his future and paving the way for a closely watched search for his replacement.

Metro Director of Schools Jesse Register said some low-performing public schools may need to be closed as he called Tuesday for swift action that would have all parents in parts of East Nashville pick the schools their children attend.

A Vanderbilt University student told campus police she was sexually assaulted in a residence hall last week, according to a notice sent to the school’s students.

A woman at the scene of the fatal one-vehicle accident involving Rob Bironas alleges in a 911 call that the former Titans kicker tried to run her car off the road moments before crashing.

A Hendersonville resident stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence overnight on West Trinity Lane claimed he planned to join a terrorist organization and would come back to kill the officer.

Police have arrested a woman accused of attacking her husband on Lower Broadway after he refused to buy her a hat.

Police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly beat his girlfriend, dragged her down a flight of stairs and then briefly kidnapped her and her 18-month-old daughter.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said today that other arrests in the Holly Bobo case are forthcoming, though he doesn't have a timeline on when the arrests will happen.

More than 9,000 rape kits have gone untested across Tennessee, some dating back nearly 30 years.

A West Nashville man was fatally shot during a house party in Bellevue early Sunday morning, according to Metro Police.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman who claimed she was raped at Dunbar Cave park earlier this month has been charged with false report.

TTI Floor Care North America, which bought Oreck Co. out of bankruptcy last summer, plans to expand Oreck's Cookeville, Tenn.,plant and add 211 jobs over the next five years.

The next-generation Cadillac SRX likely will be produced at the GM plant in Spring Hill, and news about a new GMC vehicle to be assembled at the plant also could be included in Wednesday morning's press conference at the facility.

The family of a prison inmate who died after being pinned by guards is asking a federal judge to reopen their lawsuit in light of new evidence from a prison guard’s resignation letter, which surfaced in a New York Times article about the case but hadn’t been given to their lawyers.

A Hendersonville teen accused of bludgeoning his mother to death with a sledgehammer in 2012 has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after allegedly assaulting a jail guard on July 29.

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais maintained his 38-vote lead over state Sen. Jim Tracy in a closely watched Republican congressional primary after the last county certified its results Thursday night, increasing pressure on Tracy to concede the race.

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.

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