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Magner, Ganzar win USA Cycling criterium championships

Jun. 22, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ty Magner didn't need to go very far to get some wisdom and encouragement before starting the men's criterium race as USA Cycling's national championships. One teammate, Brad Huff, won two years ago. Another, Eric Young, is a former two-time champ. So when the pace picked up in the...

No tuition hike for UT students in Knoxville, Chattanooga

Jun. 22, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students at the University of Tennessee's Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses won't have a tuition increase next year. Tennessee's Board of Trustees on Friday approved a budget for 2018-19 calling for no tuition increase at either of those two schools. Students at Tennessee's Martin...

Mike Huckabee endorsing Randy Boyd for Tennessee governor

Jun. 22, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is endorsing Republican Randy Boyd for Tennessee governor. In a statement released Friday by the Boyd campaign, Huckabee said he supports the business background of Boyd, who founded a pet products company in...

Tennessee city names its 1st female police chief

Jun. 22, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city is getting its first female police chief. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced the appointment of Eve Thomas as the new chief of the Knoxville Police Department on Thursday. Thomas succeeds Chief David Rausch, who was selected to become director of the...

Investigative bureau leader under investigation retires

Jun. 21, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's interim leader said Thursday that he will retire amid an investigation into allegations that he misused state funds. In a news release, Acting Director Jason Locke said that by stepping down, he's acting out of respect for the integrity of the...

Rosskopf, Neben repeat as US time trial national champions

Jun. 21, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Joey Rosskopf and Amber Neben solved the new and somewhat unique time trial course at USA Cycling's road national championships without much problem. Unlike the course, the result Thursday was nothing new at all. Rosskopf and Neben defended their titles in the individual time trial...

Allegiant Air adds base of operations in Tennessee

Jun. 21, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have announced Allegiant Air is basing two Airbus jets at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, adding up to 66 new jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam, local officials and Allegiant spokeswoman Hillary Gray were at the announcement Wednesday. The addition includes a $50 million...

Longtime Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 88

Jun. 20, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88. Vol Network tweeted that Ward died Wednesday night in Knoxville. Tennessee athletic officials confirmed Ward's death. Ward became Tennessee's radio play-by-play voice...

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's acting director on leave

Jun. 19, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke is being placed on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he misused state funds, officials said Tuesday. Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement that Locke's administrative...

TBI gets new director; interim leader under investigation

Jun. 18, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam appointed a new director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Monday after the agency confirmed that its interim leader is under investigation over accusations that he misused state funds. As Haslam announced his pick of Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, the...