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Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives conduct business on the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee lawmakers gathered to start their annual session Tuesday in Nashville amid a pandemic and an FBI probe that drew searches of multiple legislative offices by federal agents last week. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee OKs Medicaid block grant; fate unclear under Biden

Jan. 15, 2021 1:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s GOP-dominant Legislature on Friday approved a contentious decision that would drastically overhaul the state’s Medicaid program, casting quick votes this week in hopes of making it difficult for incoming President-elect Joe Biden’s administration...

Nashville Predators center Luke Kunin (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg, Saros lead Predators to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

Jan. 15, 2021 12:49 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has been known to pinpoint his wrist shot with almost surgical precision. This one was so good it stirred up everyone on the bench — even the physicians. Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the...

Police arrest woman in connection to fatal shooting of nurse

Jan. 14, 2021 9:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have arrested a third person in connection to the fatal shooting of a nurse on Interstate 440 last month. Dimeneshia Carter, 21, was charged Tuesday with harboring a fugitive following the arrest of her boyfriend, 28-year-old James Cowan, on a charge of...

FILE - Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Parton turns 75 on Jan. 19. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Lawmaker wants Dolly Parton statue at Tennessee Capitol

Jan. 14, 2021 7:58 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way. Democratic Rep. John Mark Windle introduced a bill Tuesday that aims to honor Parton “for all that she has contributed to this...

Police arrest second man in killing of nurse in Tennessee

Jan. 13, 2021 10:14 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a nurse on Interstate 440 last month. James Edward Cowan, 28, was apprehended Tuesday night at an apartment complex, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Metro Nashville Police. An arrest...

Tennessee's Ty Chandler transferring to North Carolina

Jan. 12, 2021 6:47 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Running back Ty Chandler is transferring to North Carolina for his final season of eligibility after graduating from Tennessee. North Carolina announced Chandler's decision Tuesday. Chandler also announced his decision on Twitter, thanking Tennessee but saying he looks forward to...

Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, top center, is sworn in with other members on the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee lawmakers gathered to start their annual session Tuesday in Nashville amid a pandemic and an FBI probe that drew searches of multiple legislative offices by federal agents last week. Those lawmakers include former House Speaker Casada, Rep. Todd Warner and Rep. Robin Smith. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers return for 2021 legislative session

Jan. 12, 2021 5:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers gathered to start their annual session Tuesday in Nashville amid a pandemic and an FBI probe that drew searches of multiple legislative offices by federal agents last week. Tennessee’s legislative session is likely to stretch for several months, with a...

This photo provided by Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., shows Eric Gavelek Munchel. Munchel has been arrested in Tennessee in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. via AP)

Feds: Social media clues used to ID Tennessee man in DC riot

Jan. 11, 2021 7:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — FBI agents largely relied on social media clues to help identify and charge a Tennessee man with being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a federal arrest affidavit released Monday. Eric Munchel, 30, was taken into custody Sunday after being...

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs through a hole during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Latest: Browns open 28-0 lead over Steelers

Jan. 10, 2021 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on wild-card Sunday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): ___ 9 p.m. The Cleveland Browns are off to a record-setting start in Pittsburgh. The Browns have raced to a 28-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns’ 28 points are the most by any team in the first quarter of a playoff game since...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, police officers in protective suits stand on duty at a temporary checkpoint in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. More than 360 people have tested positive in a growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing in neighboring Hebei province. (Jin Haoyuan/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: Scores test positive in China's Hebei province

Jan. 10, 2021 8:56 PM EST

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb...