NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Published Feb. 15 2019

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.

Payless Shoesource to shut down all North American stores after filing for bankruptcy for second time in two years

Published Feb. 15 2019

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering its remaining stores in North America, including three stores in Chattanooga and one in Dalton, Georgia,...

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Published Feb. 15 2019

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Prosecutor: Tennessee officer justified in shooting man driving toward him

Published Feb. 15 2019

A Tennessee prosecutor says an Oak Ridge police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who was driving toward...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Published Feb. 15 2019

A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering...

Judge issues gag order in case of Trump confidant Stone

Published Feb. 15 2019

A federal judge on Friday barred longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone from making public comments that could influence potential...

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

Published Feb. 15 2019

An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five...

Flu still on the rise in Alabama

Published Feb. 15 2019

Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama.

Film about Tennessee State's Ed Temple, athletes showing at Tennessee State Museum

Published Feb. 15 2019

The Tennessee State Museum will be showing a free screening of a documentary about legendary Tennessee State University track and...

Tennessee woman, dog killed while walking Kentucky highway

Published Feb. 15 2019

Kentucky State Police say a Tennessee woman walking her dog on Interstate 65 near the border between the states...

Trump Organization scraps plans for two hotel chains, blaming politics

Published Feb. 14 2019

President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part...

21 students sickened after eating candy at Georgia school on Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 14 2019

School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating...


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Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison

Published Feb. 14 2019

A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden.

Memphis distributor closing, about 400 jobs affected

Published Feb. 14 2019

A Memphis, Tennessee facility that distributes retail products for Verizon says it is closing.

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Published Feb. 14 2019

When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a...

Schools fall silent to mark anniversary of Parkland massacre

Published Feb. 14 2019

Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond bowed their heads in a moment of silence Thursday...

FBI posts victim sketches drawn by admitted serial killer

Published Feb. 14 2019

The FBI has released sketches and other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides that investigators say a serial...

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

Published Feb. 14 2019

Think of it as decontaminating yourself.

Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Published Feb. 13 2019

Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states...

Kentucky sheriff: 'Lock your doors, load your guns, get a biting, barking dog' after law enforcement suspended due to lack of funding

Published Feb. 13 2019

A Kentucky sheriff has told the local fiscal court he is suspending all law enforcement activities because of lack of...

White supremacist sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing black man with sword

Published Feb. 13 2019

A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor...

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Published Feb. 13 2019

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling...

Families to quietly remember on Florida school massacre anniversary

Published Feb. 13 2019

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday's anniversary visiting graves, packing...