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4 women shot, wounded in East Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four women were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in East Tennessee, police said. Two of the victims suffered serious wounds and two had non-life-threatening injuries, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Knoxville Police. The...

Tennessee governor picks Campbell as criminal appeals judge

Jan. 13, 2022 04:08 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has picked a Shelby County judge for an opening on the state Court of Criminal Appeals. The Republican announced the selection of Judge John W. Campbell Sr. on Wednesday. Campbell is a criminal court judge for the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 12, 2022 01:28 AM EST

Kingsport Times News. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Don’t lasso a fish... and other absurd laws in Tennessee Tennessee and Virginia state legislators add plenty of new laws every year, but rarely do they rid the books of old laws that no longer serve a purpose, or...

Horston leads No. 7 Lady Vols over No. 25 Texas A&M 73-45

Jan. 06, 2022 21:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With one clutch shot, Rae Burrell had a significant impact on No. 7 Tennessee's 73-45 conference win over No. 25 Texas A&M on Thursday night. The Aggies (10-4, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) dominated the first quarter and led 21-17 as time wound down....

Investigators: Fire at Planned Parenthood intentionally set

Jan. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a Tennessee Planned Parenthood clinic was intentionally set, fire officials said Thursday. Officials are looking for a suspect and asked the public to provide tips to the Knoxville Fire Department, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported....

Interim top federal prosecutor appointed in East Tennessee

Jan. 06, 2022 04:18 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Francis M. “Trey” Hamilton III has been appointed to serve as the interim top federal prosecutor in Knoxville, the U.S. attorney's office said. Hamilton already was acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. His interim appointment...

USA Swimming cancels 1st major meet of year due to COVID-19

Jan. 03, 2022 16:43 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming has canceled its first major meet of the year because of the surge in COVID-19 cases. The TYR Pro Swim Series meet had been set to run from Jan. 12-15 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Colorado-based national governing body said...

Tennessee Planned Parenthood destroyed in early morning fire

Dec. 31, 2021 17:50 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Planned Parenthood building was destroyed by an early morning fire on Friday, Planned Parenthood officials said. Knoxville Fire Department crews were called about 6:40 a.m. after heavy smoke was seen coming from the back of the structure,...

No. 19 Tennessee hands No. 6 Arizona first loss 77-73

Dec. 22, 2021 22:40 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 19 Tennessee used its experience to get the upper hand on No. 6 Arizona on Wednesday night. Super senior big man John Fulkerson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Volunteers to a 77-73 win over the Wildcats. “I’d love to see...

Appeals court upholds mask requirement for Knox schools

Dec. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the mask requirement for Knox County Schools. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit panel on Monday denied the school board’s request to pause the mask requirement while the issue is debated in court, the Knoxville...