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Congress may award Tennessee extra $14M to fight Asian carp

Oct. 17, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Congress may award an extra $14 million to help fight Asian carp in Tennessee. The Jackson Sun reports Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced last month that a Senate committee had approved $25 million to fight the invasive fish. That marks a $14 million increase from last year....

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Titans 16-0

Oct. 13, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a day the Denver Broncos honored their past, their current roster put on a good, old-fashioned defensive destruction of the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos (2-4) blasted their way to seven sacks and three interceptions while sending Marcus Mariota to the bench and then stifling his backup,...

Man pleads guilty in Tennessee special agent's death

Oct. 7, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the 2016 killing of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent. Brenden Burns pleaded guilty to felony murder and aggravated robbery in the shooting death of Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier, Madison County District Attorney...

Mural shows power of connections in Henderson

Sep. 28, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — A group gathering on Main Street in Downtown Henderson had a cause for celebration Thursday (Sept. 19): a massive mural depicting Chester County's best offerings now offers a warm welcome to the heart of the city. "When people drive over the bridge right here, the first thing they...

Health care system to close 1 emergency room, expand another

Sep. 25, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A health care system in Tennessee is closing the emergency room at one medical center and expanding emergency services at a hospital. A news release from West Tennessee Healthcare says the organization's board of trustees approved a resolution Tuesday evening to renovate and expand...

3 killed in crash in Jackson, Tennessee

Sep. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say three people have died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 70. News outlets reports an adult woman and two children were killed in the crash Saturday night. Jackson police said in a statement the accident remains under investigation. The names of the...

Jackson State holds off Tennessee State 49-44

Sep. 14, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Littles returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a score, Derrick Ponder threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Jackson State held off Tennessee State 49-44 on Saturday in a game that featured back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns. After Littles' score, Tennessee...

Woman shares vision of center for women and their children

Sep. 14, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

A broken air conditioning unit on a hot Friday (Sept. 6) afternoon didn't stop Stephanie Goode Laffoon from enjoying her day at work. Laffoon, formerly of Tupelo, continued on in her enthusiastic manner in a worn, two-story office building in north Jackson (Tennessee). She spent time talking to the women who...

Meet the woman who connects the dots to solve crimes

Sep. 7, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — When gunshots ring out in Jackson, behind each investigator who arrives to collect shell casings and interview witnesses is Intelligence Analyst Sarah Webb Jones. Jones is likely poring over data on multiple computer screens. Behind her, a white board may be covered in visual maps...

Man charged in death of Tennessee man who jumped from truck

Sep. 5, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

SCOTT CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 41-year-old Columbia man is charged with manslaughter after a passenger from Tennessee apparently jumped from his truck and died while the truck was going the wrong way on a southeast Missouri interstate. Scott County prosecutors say Myron Lee Tillman was charged Wednesday with...