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Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton have chemistry as ACM hosts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again. A small group of vaccinated medical workers will be in the audience for this year's show, airing on Sunday on...

Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid

Apr. 16, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved." ...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson returning for 6th season

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward John Fulkerson announced Friday he is returning to Tennessee for his sixth season, using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fulkerson informed Tennessee of his decision and shared it on...

2 dead, 2 hospitalized after carbon monoxide detected

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities responding to a home in Tennessee found two people dead and two others unresponsive, officials said. Crews also found a generator in the living room and “high levels of carbon monoxide" in the home, Nashville Fire Public Information...

Lee to sign bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material

Apr. 16, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign a bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out. Casey Black, a spokesperson for the Republican, said Thursday...

Maj. Gen. Tommy Baker appointed to oversee Veterans Services

Apr. 16, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker will officially serve as commissioner for the Department of Veterans Services. Baker had been tapped as the interim head of the agency last year following the abrupt resignation of...

Vanderbilt expanding work with undiagnosed diseases

Apr. 16, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced on Thursday it is launching a new program to increase the number of patients with undiagnosed diseases that it can help each year. The Nashville, Tennessee, medical center already works with the...

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield reclassifies, signs with Tennessee

Apr. 15, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield has reclassified from the class of 2022 and signed with Tennessee, helping boost the Volunteers' 2021 signing class to No. 2 in the nation. Tennessee signed 7-foot forward Jonas Aidoo earlier Thursday for the...

Vanderbilt turning berm into premium end zone seating area

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt is turning the berm in one end zone into new premium seating before the upcoming season. The university announced Thursday the new seating option near the video board will feature 28 private boxes with four seats each and at least 80...