AP Top Tennessee Headlines at 2:23 p.m. EDT

Attorney: Gorilla-masked student didn't intimidate activists
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- The attorney for an East Tennessee State University student who disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying around a rope and bananas says his client regrets his actions and was not trying to intimidate anyone....

Authorities advise caution for I-81 drivers after shootings
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State authorities are seeking information from the public and law enforcement agencies that have reported cases of vehicles being shot on Interstate 81 in east Tennessee....

Man shot, killed during road rage shooting in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- One man has died after being shot in what police are calling an apparent road rage incident....

Postal worker hid piles of undelivered mail in her home
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former postal worker in Tennessee has reached a plea deal after she was accused of keeping nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home....

Judge: Sullivan County owes cities $180K in past drink taxes
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has ordered Sullivan County to pay more than $180,000 to the cities of Kingsport and Bristol for past liquor-by-the-drink revenue collected over a 30-year period....

Mental health commissioner to retire from Haslam Cabinet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says Doug Varney is retiring as commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services....

TVA seeks public comment on new Knoxville headquarters
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking input from the public about the potential environmental impacts of future plans for its downtown Knoxville headquarters....