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Haslam: Prayer to help guide execution decisions

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution. More>>

Michelle Obama visits Fort Campbell, announces one-stop job site for vets Video included

First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets while visiting Fort Campbell Wednesday. More>>

Gov. Haslam signs bill seeking to end Imagination Library book shredding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagination Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses. The governor's office announced Tuesday that Haslam signed the measure sponsored by Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley and fellow Democratic Sen. Lowe Finney of Jackson last week. The bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to instead donate the books to pre-kindergarten or other programs. The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is a partner... More>>

38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust Video included

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A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. More>>

$90K, 80lbs of pot found in Nashville man's home, storage unit Video included

Danny Hopkins, 54, was arrested after police found thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana stashed inside his car, east Nashville home, and west Nashville storage unit.

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Women used dead people's info on tax returns

Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people. More>>

2 children found in South Knoxville apartment during meth bust Video included

Two children were taken from a South Knoxville apartment Tuesday night after a meth making operation was discovered inside. More>>

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork. More>>

Nashville couple finally finishes Boston Marathon 1 year after bombings Video included

A Nashville couple proudly finished the Boston Marathon Monday, a race they were forced to cut short last year due to the deadly bombings. More>>

Kidnap victim rescued- North Carolina prosecutor intended target Video included

An indictment says a North Carolina prosecutor was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers had the wrong address and abducted the prosecutor's father.The indictment was handed down Tuesday and charges nine people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen. He is the father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen.The indictment says the kidnappers thought they were going to the prosecutor's home, but looked up the wrong address on the Internet.Auth... More>>

Memphis boy, 13, charged with shooting sister, 10

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old Memphis boy has been charged with shooting his 10-year-old sister in the head.Memphis police say the boy was charged Tuesday with felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.Authorities said police were called to a home Monday and were told that the girl had been hit in the head with an object. Officers then discovered that the girl had been shot, and she was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.The boy is not ... More>>

12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co. Video included

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. More>>

Man steals ambulance from Clarksville hospital, goes on joyride to Burger King Video included

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Michael Brown, 26, is charged with joyriding after he took an ambulance from a Clarksville hospital. The emergency vehicle was found a short time later at a Burger King. More>>

Vols new coach Tyndall uses fiance as example of recruiting skills Video included

Many people didn't have Donnie Tyndall on their radar when Cuonzo Martin left Tennessee for Cal last Tuesday, but from the looks of this guy, that was a mistake. Don't think you're the first ones to underestimate Tyndall, though.
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Donnie Tyndall introduced as new UT head basketball coach Video included

The University of Tennessee announced Tuesday morning that Donnie Tyndall has been hired as the Volunteers' next head basketball coach. More>>

Tenn. high court to hear faith-healing case

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer. More>>

4-year-old's death ruled accidental after window falls shut

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Wyatt Mallett, 4, died Saturday after an open window fell shut on his neck at his home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
 
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First lady Haslam to launch Tree Education Program

First lady Crissy Haslam will launch a Tree Education Program at the Tennessee Residence on Tuesday. More>>

8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

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A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt... More>>

5 time DUI offender accused in deadly Knoxville crash may get plea deal with parole eligibility after 6 years Video included

Ben Woodruff was killed in a car wreck involving five time DUI offender Scott Spangler. Spangler may get a plea deal making him eligible for parole in six years. More>>

North Carolina girl kicked out of prom for wearing red jeans

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A high school senior from North Carolina said she was kicked out of her school's prom for wearing red skinny jeans. More>>

I-40E lanes in N.C. reopen after chemical truck crash; one westbound lane remains closed

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 reopened Monday afternoon between Asheville, N.C. and the Tennessee state line, but one of the westbound lanes remain closed due to an overturned chemical tanker at mile marker 6. More>>

Former NC Boy Scout leader charged with sex crimes against a child

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A former Boy Scout leader in Durham has been charged with sex crimes against a child.The Durham County Sheriff's Office said John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, took nude photos of a girl between the age of 3 and 4 years old sometime between January 2010 and April of this year.Adams is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent liberties of a child. He was arrested on Thursda... More>>

Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

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A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro... More>>

Nashville mom arrested for DUI with children in car Video included

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 10:10 PM

Andrea Sweeney, 26, is facing charges after allegedly falling asleep in a car on the side of a road in the Bordeaux area of Nashville with her children inside after drinking all day. More>>

No rape kits awaiting testing, according to local departments

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We may soon know how many rape kits are sitting untested across Tennessee and right here at home in the Tri-Cities. Legislation is waiting for Governor Bill Haslam's signature. The measure would require all law enforcement agencies that store and maintain sexual assault kits to do an inventory to determine how many of those kits are are untested by the Tennessee bureau of investigation. The bill was created after more than 10,000 kits were found to be untested at the Memphis Police Department... More>>

Boat consumed by fire on Norris Lake

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A wakeboard boat caught fire late this morning on Norris Lake shortly after being launched at Anderson Co. Park. More>>

AP Exclusive: Kentucky inmate starves to death

One doctor has been fired and another is being dismissed from the Kentucky State Penitentiary after an inmate went on a hunger strike and committed suicide by starving himself to death. More>>

2.8 magnitude earthquake felt south of Knoxville

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The 2.8 magnitude earthquake happened south of Knoxville in Vonore, TN around 1:00 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More>>

Former UVA Dean pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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Michael G. Morris, 50, of Crozet, pled guilty to three charges related to the trafficking of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. More>>

Lee Co., Va. deputies arrest Kentucky pair for grand larceny, shoplifting of Southwest Virginia stores Video included

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Lee County, Va. Sheriff’s Office arrested two men from Kentucky last Wednesday, following reports of shoplifting from various stores in Southwest Virginia. More>>

McEwen explosion ruled an accident Video included

An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others has been ruled an accident.
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Virginia construction projects for week of April 21st

VDOT BRISTOL'S WEEKLY TRAFFIC ALERT for April 21 - 27, 2014.BRISTOL, Va. - In an effort to keep motorists informed, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provides weekly information about highway construction and maintenance projects in southwestern Virginia. When traveling through highway work zones, use caution and be alert to changes in traffic patterns and slow-moving or stopped traffic.To help motorists take the guesswork out of travel plans, call VDOT's 511 orclick here.INTER... More>>

Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

Updated: April 18, 2014 07:19 AM

A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home. More>>

Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

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A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water More>>

Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway Video included

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Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport. The stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major overhaul. More>>

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State Video included

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Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu... More>>

Western NC fruit growers assess possible damage from freezing temperatures

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Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.  More>>

Winners and losers in Tennessee's legislative session

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Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.  More>>

TN Senate backs off on meth bill, adopts weaker limit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has backed down in its standoff with the House over Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine. The bill headed for the governor's signature will require a prescription to obtain more than 28.8 grams of pseudoephedrine per year, or about five months' worth of the maximum dosage of medicines like Sudafed that are used to cook meth in makeshift labs. Haslam and the Senate had supported a versi... More>>

Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite.  More>>

Tours mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

For teachers, virtual cave tours are available at http://www.vacaveweek.com For teachers, virtual cave tours are available at http://www.vacaveweek.com

Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

Murfreesboro tattoo artist accused of touching customer sexually

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A 35-year-old tattoo artists in Murfreesboro was arrested and released on bond Wednesday on charges of sexual indecent exposure.
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Firefighters battle massive Gatlinburg condo fire on Sky View Drive

Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning. Three people were rescued from the second floor and are being treated for smoke inhalation. More>>

House passes bill to allow electric chair in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee could electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are unavailable, under legislation what won approval Wednesday in the state House. The chamber voted 68-13 for the measure sponsored by Rep. Dennis Powers of Jacksboro, but the Senate would have to agree to changes to the bill before it can head for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk. The bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method for executions, but would allow the electric chair i... More>>

Murfreesboro man accused of killing cat in front of children

A man was arrested in Murfreesboro Friday after police say he tied a belt around a cat's neck and swung it around, killing it in front of several children. More>>

Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove

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Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony. More>>

South Dakota girls missing since 1971 found in submerged car

Updated: April 16, 2014 04:11 AM

A South Dakota cold case involving two teenage girls who went missing in 1971 has been solved after authorities uncovered their car in a creek last September.
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Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son Video included

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Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski. More>>

Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

The search is on for a new Tennessee men's head basketball coach after Cuonzo Martin was hired by the University of California Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Snake-handling pastor arrested on narcotics charges

A popular snake-handling pastor in Kentucky is facing drug charges following his arrest Tuesday.

 
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Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston arrested on drug charges

High profile Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston was arrested this Tuesday morning on charges of delivery of a schedule III controlled substance. More>>

Police: Dad arrested after throwing car seat with child inside Video included

Joseph Skinner was arrested Sunday after police say he threw a child's car seat while the child was still strapped in it. More>>

Sponsor says he would raise money for open carry

The House sponsor of a bill seeking to do away with permit requirements to openly carry is offering to raise the estimated $100,000 cost from private sources. More>>

Chattanooga Valley Elementary student struck, killed by school bus

A school bus struck and killed a 6-year-old boy outside a northwest Georgia elementary school Monday morning. More>>

Gallatin man charged with rape of young girl

Randy Giulliani, 54, was arrested Friday for raping a young girl nearly a decade ago. More>>

Road closures begin on April 15 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Roadwork on secondary roads within the Tennessee portion of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park is set to start on April 15 and conclude on April 22. More>>

Vols' Jarnell Stokes to enter 2014 NBA draft Video included

Vols junior forward Jarnell Stokes announced Friday afternoon his plans to enter the NBA draft. More>>

Virginia Attorney General files brief supporting gay marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's attorney general has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples. Attorney General Mark Herring made the argument in a brief filed Friday in the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Arguments are set for May 13. Herring is backing two gay couples who filed the lawsuit. He says in the brief that the jud... More>>

Voice of Neyland Stadium Bobby Denton dies, funeral details set

Bobby Denton, known as the "Voice of Neyland Stadium," has died at age 73. The Knoxville native was known for his signature catchphrases and gentlemanly southern style. More>>

Status hearing held for Holly Bobo's alleged killer Video included

Updated: April 9, 2014 11:24 AM CDT

A status hearing was held Wednesday morning for Zachary Adams, the man accused of kidnapping and murdering nursing student Holly Bobo in 2011. More>>

NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

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A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to More>>

Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

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The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler More>>

Mom, 25 teens face alcohol-related charges after party Video included

A Brentwood mother and more than two dozen teens face alcohol-related charges following a weekend party. More>>

Trisha Yearwood lists Brentwood home for $2.2 million

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Trisha Yearwood has put her Brentwood home up for sale for $2.2 million. More>>

Man charged in explosion that killed in-laws faces October trial Video included

Updated: April 8, 2014 09:58 AM CDT

Richard Parker, 49, is charged with murdering his in-laws by delivering an explosive package to their Lebanon home in February. More>>

Two dead after car crashes into semi-truck in Hamblen County

Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash early Monday morning in Hamblen County, according to the South Hamblen County Fire Department. More>>

26 arrested in ongoing prostitution investigation

Updated: April 7, 2014 11:11 AM

Twenty six people were arrested on prostitution charges during an ongoing investigation into increased drug and criminal activity in Clarksville. More>>

Clarksville mom drove drunk with kids in car, police say Video included

Ester Lopez, 44, is charged with DUI and child abuse after she allegedly drank alcohol at a park with her children Monday before getting behind the wheel of a car. More>>

Son charged in stabbing death of father in Brentwood Video included

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Daniel Cantrell, 31, is charged with criminal homicide for the stabbing death of his father Wednesday at the family's Brentwood home. More>>

Clarksville father to serve 15 years for abusing, neglecting infant son

A Clarksville father has agreed to serve 15 years behind bars for abusing and neglecting his one-month-old son. More>>

Driver dies after crashing car into Knoxville home

The house at 2604 Martin Luther King Blvd. was knocked from its foundation Sunday afternoon when a silver sedan driven by a middle-aged man crashed into it. More>>

Hotel clerk thinks dead body is mannequin and puts it in a dumpster

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An overnight hotel desk clerk went outside for a smoke break and made a discovery he believed was an April Fools Day prank. It was a woman's body but he said he thought it was a mannequin so he took it More>>

Police: Clarksville father threatened to kill 9-year-old son Video included

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A Clarksville father faces charges of child abuse and neglect after police say he hit his 9-year-old son and threatened to kill him. More>>

Duo charged in $654 theft of meat from Kroger

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A man and woman were arrested Wednesday after police say they left a Goodlettsville Kroger with a cart full of hundreds of dollars of meat. More>>

Brawl over $4 breaks out at Knoxville store, woman sustains cut on back

A fight over $4 ended with one woman in the hospital Wednesday evening, according to the Knoxville Police Department. More>>

Oprah Winfrey's former stepmom given 60 days to vacate Franklin home Video included

Oprah Winfrey's former stepmother has been given 60 days to vacate her Franklin home because she refuses to sign a confidentiality agreement. More>>

Soldier Goes to "Extreme" Lengths to Teach Daughter to Clean Room

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A Fort Stewart soldier went to "extreme" lengths to teach his teenage daughter a lesson. More>>

Bodies of identical twin brothers found in Chattanooga home

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The badly decomposing bodies of two brothers, believed to have died in 2011, were found in a Chattanooga home over the weekend. More>>

10-year-old girl sleeping, killed by gunfire

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Police say a 10-year-old girl was asleep in her family's Pennsylvania apartment when she was shot to death in what may have been an attempted home invasion. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco says Taniyah More>>

THP teaming up with 5 other states to keep I-75 safe this weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and law enforcement in five other states are teaming up this weekend to in an effort to keep Interstate 75, one of the country's major interstates, safe and fatality free. More>>

Nashville business padlocked for selling 'relaxation shots'

Updated: March 27, 2014 2:52 PM CDT

Metro police Thursday morning padlocked Rum Wholesale for allegedly selling liquid relaxation shots containing a chemical banned by the state. More>>

Man stabbed over $20 debt

Updated: March 26, 2014 11:41 AM

Metro police arrested a man Tuesday night for stabbing another over a $20 debt. More>>

Knoxville apartment fire blamed on burning cigarettes

Knoxville fire officials are blaming a Thursday morning apartment fire on a burning cigarette. More>>

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