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Rescuers recover UK diver who disappeared while exploring Tennessee underwater cave

A highly-experienced British diver who went missing as he explored an underwater cave east of Nashville has been rescued. The diver was identified Wednesday night as Josh Bratchley, a British member of the elite international team that helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave


Tn Health Dept: First case of measles detected in Tennessee as part of nationwide outbreak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) says it has detected the state's first measles case aspart of a recent nationwide outbreak. The TDH says the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of east Tennessee.


Trump approves disaster declaration for Tennessee

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — President Trump has declared disaster areas for Tennessee, after flooding rains impacting 83 of 95 counties. However, this federal assistance won’t help individual cases.


FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports GO to continue coverage of Predators vs. Stars series for Stanley Cup Playoffs

NASHVILLE –- FOX Sports Southeast will televise Predators LIVE Playoffs Edition on Saturday, April 20, immediately following Game 5 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars. Hosted by Lyndsay Rowley (@LyndsayRowley), Predators LIVE will have full coverage of


Tennessee House passes hands-free driving bill

The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving. Currently, hand-held cellphone use is banned in Tennessee school zones.


Tennessee politicians call for nation to move on in wake of Mueller report

As much of the nation fixed on the Russia probe results, lawmakers from Tennessee responded on Thursday by asking Americans to move forward and focus on other key issues. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann spoke of the need to achieve more "civility" in both politics and everyday conversation during the


Names of 16 Tennessee medical professionals in opioid takedown released

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant formally announced the indictments Thursday of 16 people in West Tennessee accused of illegally prescribing millions of opioids and other medications.


Crunch time for HB 658/SB 1407, Community Oversight Boards in Tennessee

“As has been widely reported, the Tennessee legislature intends to curtail Community Oversight Boards in the state. Civil rights groups and mayors have objected to this legislation (also referred to as HB 658/SB 1407), which harm police-community relations and make it difficult to address racial pro


The Mueller Report Was Released: Fake Tennessee Twitter Account Mentioned

On Thursday morning, a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report, on possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, was released to Congress and the public.


An Evening With Tennessee Williams @ Maverick Theater

In his final years, Tennessee Williams often made personal appearances, during which he discussed his plays, his famous friends and his extraordinary life. “The Crocodile Sings: An Evening With Tennessee Williams” now playing at Maverick Theater in Fullerton, is an imaginary recreation of such an ap


Charter school bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee proposal to tweak how the state intervenes in charter school authorization cases is headed to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk. Tennessee lawmakers approved final changes to the proposal on Thursday. Lee backs the proposal.


EXCLUSIVE: Family & friends remember local woman killed in Tennessee mall shooting

YORK COUNTY -- The family of a York County woman that was shot and killed at a mall while on vacation in Tennessee are sharing her story. Police say 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham was killed at an outlet mall outside of Knoxville after a gunman confronted her and another man, shooting them both, then


Multi-agency warrant sweep underway in middle Tennessee

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decaturville Elementary School is on a precautionary lockdown while a multi-agency investigation is underway. The school confirmed to FOX 17 News that the school is on a precautionary lockdown while an investigation is taking place at a home near the school.


NFL releases Tennessee Titans 2019 regular season schedule

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - The National Football League has released the regular season schedule for the 2019-2020 season for the Tennessee Titans. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News4 for updates.


Measles reported in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A press release from the Department of Health warns all Tennessee residents to be aware of measles symptoms after someone in East Tennessee was diagnosed with the illness.


Multiple doctors, nurses in Middle Tennessee charged in opioid sting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) --Multiple doctors and nurses in Middle Tennessee have been charged in part of an illegal prescription investigation which includes fraud schemes. According to the Department of Justice, nine health care professionals were in Middle Tennessee but there was a total of 60 indiv


Homeless man charged in attack on woman at Tennessee State Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old homeless man has been arrested following an attack at the State Capitol Thursday morning that severely injured a female custodial employee.


Tennessee Hunter Tags White Turkey

Another hunter bags a white turkey this season but this time in Tennessee. Cameron Bond of Warren County killed a wild white turkey in Rutherford County, Tenn. on April 6. The bird displays a condition called leucism.


Tennessee 15-year-old commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A freshman at Sullivan South High School took his life on Sunday. Trevor Sexton was only 15-years-old. His family said he was struggling with depression, and is now spreading awareness on mental health to prevent this from happening to others.


See Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael's Chill-Inducing 'Tennessee Whiskey' Duet

Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael are two of the most talented new traditional voices in country music and the two powerhouses recently joined forces in San Jose, Calif. for a rapturous "Tennessee Whiskey" duet.