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Fugitive sex-offender soccer coach headed back to Ohio after arrest in Tennessee
A former Ohio soccer coach, who has been on the run since he was convicted in November of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on his team, was captured when a woman he met on a dating site researched him and alerted authorities.
Black Tennessee Doctor Charged with Illegally Distributing a Massive Amount of Opioids, Now Facing 30 Years
A Tennessee doctor faces spending the next 30 years in prison after he was charged with illegally distributing large amounts of opioids and submitting fraudulent insurance claims.
Tennessee father diagnosed with human form of mad cow disease
LEBANON, Tenn. – A disease that impacts one in one million people has changed the life of a Middle Tennessee family forever, according to WTVF. One year ago, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center diagnosed a Lebanon father with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD ), which is also known as the h
TBI: Tennessee girl missing since Dec. 3 spotted over the weekend in Dyersburg
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Investigators say an eastern Tennessee girl missing since early December was spotted in recent days on the west side of the state. According to TBI, Bridgett Gordon went missing Dec. 3 from Wartburg in Morgan County but was seen Dec. 15 in Dyersburg.
Tennessee Police Warn Speeders With Photo Of Cop Pointing AT-4 At The Road
A tongue-in-cheek Facebook post by a Tennessee police department has created a wave of controversy. The Loretto Police Department shared a photo of one of their officers kneeling next to his police cruiser and pointing an AT-4 rocket launcher at the road.
Tennessee GOP senator Lamar Alexander announces retirement
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday he will not run for re-election in 2020, saying it’s time for “someone else” to have the privilege of representing Tennessee in the Senate.
Police: 2 men fatally shoot each other in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two men fatally shot each other during an apparent drug deal in Nashville. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified the men in a news release as 21-year-old Tyler Bradley of Smyrna and 18-year-old Tori Murphy of Nashville.
Don't be fooled: Tennessee changes nothing about the 2020 Senate map
(CNN)The first major surprise of the 2020 campaign came on Monday when Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) announced he would not run for a third term in two years' time. "I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege," Alexander said in a statement.
Former Tennessee TV reporter winning cancer battle after losing her job
Alex George sat at the "Good Morning Chattanooga" anchor desk one May morning, fighting through tears on live television as two colleagues sat beside her to offer support. "I'm going home to Philadelphia to kick some cancer butt and come right back here," the then-22-year-old reporter said. "The com
Tennessee Doctor Charged with Massive Opioid Fraud Scheme
A 45-count federal indictment was unsealed yesterday, charging Dr. Samson Orusa, 56, of Clarksville, Tennessee with maintaining a drug-involved premises; 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical practice; 13 counts of healthcare fraud; a
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, A Bipartisan Dealmaker, Will Retire In 2020
Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, one of the few pragmatic dealmakers left on Capitol Hill, is the first senator to announce he won't run for re-election in 2020. "The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else f
The rest of the AFC should hope the Tennessee Titans don’t make the playoffs
The Tennessee Titans are primed to make some noise in the NFL playoffs. That’s not a sentence I thought I’d be writing this year — especially after the Titans were blown out in back to back weeks by the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans.
Lamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander ’s (R-Tenn.) decision to retire when his term ends in 2021 marks what could be the end of a genteel era of politics that is increasingly subsumed by more conservative elements within the Republican Party — both in Tennessee and across the country.
Report: Man at Memphis Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers game defecated by concession stand
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--A man attending a basketball game between the Memphis Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers was arrested Saturday for allegedly using the bathroom behind a concession stand at FedEx Forum.
OUTDOORS -- CWD found in SW Tennessee
Ten cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have been detected in two Tennessee counties. Seven have been found in Fayette County and three in Hardeman County. Back in March, I wrote a column about CWD.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam considering run for Alexander's Senate seat
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is considering a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2020, and his decision to mull a campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander could freeze the field of potential candidates.
Tennessee Sheriff disputes injuries black man suffered in beating
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s office is disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man beaten by a white officer while handcuffed earlier this month.
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced Monday that he would not seek reelection in 2020, saying it was time for someone else to serve in a seat he has held for three terms. Alexander, 78, a former Tennessee governor and U.S. education secretary who twice ran for president, had been weighing his po
Cyntoia Brown deserves clemency, Tennessee Democrats tell state's departing GOP governor
Democratic leaders in Tennessee are calling for the state’s outgoing Republican governor to grant clemency to a woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed when she was a teenager.
Veteran who was shot 13 times in Iraq walks across stage, graduates from Middle Tennessee State University
An Army veteran who survived being shot 13 times while serving in Iraq was able to walk across the stage at Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, thanks to the help from an on-campus organization.