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Tennessee Gov. Lee appoints 2 district criminal court judges

Sep. 29, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has picked two new judges to serve on district criminal courts. The Republican announced Wednesday that he has appointed Amanda B. Dunn to the 11th Judicial District Criminal Court in Hamilton County and Hector Sanchez to the 6th...

New US attorney for west Tennessee gets sworn in

Sep. 29, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — West Tennessee has a new top federal prosecutor. Kevin Ritz was sworn in Wednesday as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, according to a Department of Justice news release. The district includes the cities of Memphis and...

Florida shakes up secondary after dismal game at Tennessee

Sep. 28, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier is shaking up his secondary after the Gators allowed 349 yards passing — including 247 of those on eight plays — in a loss at Tennessee. Safety Trey Dean, a fifth-year senior who has started 32 games and played in 54, is out...

Bills' Jackson returns to practice week after neck injury

Sep. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' injury report was lengthy on Wednesday. However it couldn’t compete with the width of Dane Jackson’s smile. In a little more than a week, the Bills starting cornerback went from feeling helpless in having his head...

Titans look to address lack of second-half scoring

Sep. 28, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scoring touchdowns early in games has not been an issue for the Tennessee Titans so far this season. The third and fourth quarters have been a big problem with the Titans outscored 57-7 combined after halftime over the first three games. ...

Predators feel restocked, ready to chase Stanley Cup again

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Being swept for the first time in franchise history may be exactly what the Nashville Predators needed. The Predators saw first-hand the bar set by Colorado on its way to winning the Stanley Cup and took a hard look in the mirror. General manager David...

Tennessee man hit with more charges in Memphis shootings

Sep. 28, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man already charged with a fatal shooting that police said set off a daylong crime rampage in Memphis now faces murder charges in two more killings, officials said Wednesday. Ezekiel Kelly, 19, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of first-degree...

SEC could boast best QB crop of any conference in history

Sep. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

For four quarters, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker and Florida counterpart Anthony Richardson went back and forth before more than 100,000 fans packed inside Neyland Stadium in one of the most entertaining games of the season. It was a game of one-upmanship: Hooker threw for 349...

Tennessee National Guard deploying for hurricane assistance

Sep. 28, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of Tennessee National Guard members are being deployed to help with the response to Hurricane Ian as it heads toward Florida, the state adjutant general said. Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes said Gov. Bill Lee authorized deployment of about 1,200 soldiers and...

Sex abuse allegations spread against cheerleading industry

Sep. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

Sprawling allegations of abuse against cheerleaders reached Tennessee on Monday in a case that escalates the accusations facing some of the sport's top institutions. An adult coach sexually assaulted teenage boys at Premier Athletics, according to allegations in a federal lawsuit...