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2024 US Olympic diving trials coming to Knoxville, Tennessee

Jan. 12, 2023 17:59 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. diving trials for the 2024 Olympics will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee. USA Diving awarded the competition to the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee. The trials, to be held in June 2024, will determine the...

UT Commission for Blacks marking 50th anniversary

Jan. 08, 2023 11:17 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This January, the Commission for Blacks at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville celebrates its 50th anniversary. Chancellor Archie Dykes initially formed the group in 1973 as the Task Force on Blacks, made up of faculty, staff, and 12 students. “The...

New Biden-picked majority sworn in for federal utility

Jan. 05, 2023 04:01 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new board majority appointed by President Joe Biden to oversee the nation’s largest public utility has officially been sworn into office. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the six Biden nominees took the oath of office Wednesday from a federal...

Masters invitation goes to the wrong Scott Stallings

Jan. 02, 2023 23:39 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Scott Stallings received an invitation to the Masters, and the Georgia resident most likely will be there — as a guest of the PGA Tour player by the same name for whom the coveted invitation was intended. Stallings, who qualified for the Masters by reaching...

Kayaker's body found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Dec. 19, 2022 16:43 PM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials say they have recovered the body of a kayaker who disappeared underwater and did not resurface. A news release from the park says rangers recovered the body of 61-year-old Carl Keaney of Knoxville on Monday near...

Tennessee newspaper wins round in open records lawsuit

Dec. 18, 2022 13:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee newspaper won an important ruling last week in a lawsuit that seeks to force the city of Knoxville to turn over records about its search for a police chief. Ruling on Tuesday, Chancellor John Weaver said the city cannot block the Knoxville News...

Records: Capitol rioter plotted to kill federal agents

Dec. 17, 2022 10:25 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents show that a Tennessee man arrested for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection also conspired with another person in a failed attempt to kill dozens of federal agents involved in the investigation. More than 880...

Audit: Tennessee must curb Eastman plant's emissions

Dec. 14, 2022 19:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nine years after the EPA first found Tennessee’s Eastman Chemical Company was polluting the air with unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide from its coal-burning power plants, the state is still working to bring the company into compliance with national air quality standards. ...

Knox County, Tennessee announces employee paid family leave

Dec. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Employees of Knox County, Tennessee’s government can now access up to eight weeks of paid family leave after the birth or adoption of a child. A county news release says those parents will get paid at their regular rate while on leave. ...

Tennessee accepting applications for Supreme Court vacancy

Nov. 30, 2022 04:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel is accepting applications to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice Sharon Lee’s planned retirement next summer. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments says applicants must be at least 35 years old, a state resident...