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How escaping to nature helped Tennesseans cope with pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elaine Boyd describes herself as an avid walker. Typically, this means a near-daily two-mile walk through her Nashville neighborhood. But the terrain and distance have changed in the last year. Two miles have become three....

Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Predators 3-0

Apr. 10, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tampa Bay started slowly, but Andrei Vasilevskiy was there to pick up his teammates. Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to lead the Lightning to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Ross Colton, Erik Cernak...

Historic covered bridge hit for the 14th time since August

Apr. 10, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LONG GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A historic covered bridge outside Chicago has been struck by a vehicle for at least the 14th time since August, authorities said. A 73-year-old Nashville, Tennessee, man watching his GPS did not see signs declaring the 8-foot, 6-inch clearance of...

Predators' injury list grows longer with Forsberg on IR

Apr. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators placed forward Filip Forsberg on injured reserve Friday in just one of their updates on an injury list that keeps growing longer. The Predators also said rookie forward Eeli Tolvanen (lower body injury) and defenseman...

Nashville lifts outdoor mask mandate

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's top health officials on Friday tweaked the city's mask mandate to exclude requiring face coverings in outdoor spaces. According to the city's latest public health order, masks will be still required for indoor spaces. However, people...

Bill Owens, uncle and musical mentor to Dolly Parton, dies

Apr. 07, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country songwriter Bill Owens, who was a mentor and early songwriting partner to his niece Dolly Parton and helped start her career in country music, has died. He was 85. Parton's publicist confirmed his death on Wednesday, and Parton wrote a...

Wichita aerospace supply company files for bankruptcy

Apr. 07, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita aerospace supply company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following losses it blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic and suspension of Boeing’s 737 Max plane. TECT Aerospace filed for the protection on Tuesday, which also covers...

Tennessee community organizer to primary Dem Rep. Jim Cooper

Apr. 06, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly announced Monday that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2022 Democratic primary. Kelly is backed by Justice Democrats, a progressive group that helped launch Democratic Rep. Alexandria...

Vanderbilt hospital road renamed for Black surgery pioneer

Apr. 05, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A road leading to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now named for a Black pioneer in cardiac surgery, instead of bearing the Confederacy-tied moniker of Dixie Place. Officials in Nashville commemorated the name change to Vivien Thomas Way...

Amtrak's long-range plan would add new routes across South

Apr. 05, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee and stop in Atlanta. Amtrak’s proposed new routes also include one that would connect Montgomery, Alabama, to Atlanta. The...