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Military plane makes emergency landing in Knoxville

Aug. 17, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A military plane flying from Maryland to Texas has made an emergency landing in Knoxville. Maj. Wayne Capps of the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina said a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 315th made the landing Friday afternoon at McGhee Tyson Air...

Tennessee professor leaving interim dean job for White House

Aug. 16, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's interim engineering dean is taking a position with the White House starting next week. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Lynne Parker will be assistant director for artificial intelligence for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She begins...

Ex-Pilot Flying J president gets sentencing delay

Aug. 14, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in a scheme to defraud trucking companies. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports an August sentencing hearing for former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood was...

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

Aug. 14, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007. UConn will host Tennessee during the 2019-20 season, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Summitt...

Bredesen proposes 4 debates in US Senate race in Tennessee

Aug. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she's still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen. Bredesen's campaign said Monday that the former...

Tennessee city to get green tiny home community

Aug. 13, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee real estate company is creating a tiny house community in Knoxville. WBIR-TV reports Tennessee Mountain Real Estate hosted the grand opening of its tiny home village on Sunday. There are 11 tiny homes in the Richmond Orchard Development in the city's downtown area. The...

University of Tennessee President DiPietro sells home

Aug. 13, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has sold his Knoxville home for $720,000. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he plans to retire but hasn't said exactly when. DiPietro's contract runs through next June. He is 67. DiPietro's 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom home sold in...

Tennessee carries out its 1st execution in nearly a decade

Aug. 9, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty in nearly a decade. Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum-security...

The Latest: Inmate just before execution: 'I'm really sorry'

Aug. 9, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Tennessee inmate Billy Ray Irick (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Witnesses to Tennessee's first execution in nearly a decade say inmate Billy Ray Irick at first signaled he would have no last words, but then gave a brief statement to those watching....

Vols' Kirkland moves forward after deciding not to transfer

Aug. 9, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. says it wasn't a difficult decision to return to the Volunteers even though he had announced plans to transfer. Kirkland tweeted May 24 that he would finish his college career elsewhere as a graduate transfer. Less than a week later,...