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Titans rule out 4 players vs Raiders, 2 of them cornerbacks

Dec. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has ruled out four Titans for Sunday's game in Oakland and will be without a pair of cornerbacks with starter Adoree' Jackson and backup LeShaun Sims both out with injuries. Neither Jackson, who hurt a foot in last week's win at Indianapolis, nor Sims, who sat out last...

Harris lifts Tennessee State past Chicago State 80-74

Dec. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 27 points as Tennessee State defeated Chicago State 80-74 on Friday. TSU led by 17 points early in the second half until Xavier Johnson brought Chicago State back by scoring 26 of his 34 points after the break. The Cougars never led in the game,...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

Reporter freed from immigration custody settles lawsuits

Dec. 6, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports that the Shelby County government has paid Manuel...

Family members charged with helping teen inmate elude police

Dec. 6, 2019 10:30 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Family members of one of the four Tennessee juveniles who broke out of a detention center over the weekend are charged with housing and helping the 15-year-old escapee elude authorities, Nashville police confirmed to news outlets. Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were...

AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later. That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

Man found with pounds of meth after Texas-to-Tennessee trip

Dec. 6, 2019 5:05 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A parolee found with a large quantity of methamphetamine after a bus ride from Texas to Tennessee has been convicted of drug and weapons charges, prosecutors said. Corey Young, 42, was convicted Wednesday of possession of meth with intent to sell and a weapons charge. The resident of...

Tennessee preservation grant applications being accepted

Dec. 6, 2019 4:58 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's State Historic Preservation Office is taking grant applications for preservation projects. The office doesn't know yet how much funding will be available but expects it to be around $250,000. The federal Historic Preservation Fund will be available after Congress passes...

1 charged in fatal stabbing at Tennessee counseling business

Dec. 6, 2019 2:39 AM EST

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the death of a Tennessee woman found stabbed to death at a counseling business. Brian D. Conley, 31, is charged with the “brutal murder” of Melissa Hamilton, who was found dead early Wednesday, Metro Nashville police said in an...

Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman's 1991 killing

Dec. 5, 2019 10:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee's electric chair, becoming only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation's death penalty in...