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Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee

Aug. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a child found dead in a car at a parking lot in sweltering heat was a 6-month-old boy. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals confirmed the child's age and gender to the Knoxville News Sentinel . The child was pronounced...

Jury returns fifth guilty verdict in couple's 2007 killing

Aug. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fifth defendant charged in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee has been found guilty in the murders. News outlets report the jury returned the verdict against Eric Boyd on Tuesday afternoon. The verdict included two...

Sheriff: Tennessee officer mistakenly pulls gun on neighbor

Aug. 12, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the assistant police chief at the University of Tennessee mistook his neighbor's garage for his own and pulled a gun on his new neighbor. News outlets report the Knox County District Attorney's Office says it won't prosecute Keith Lambert over the July 24...

Man kidnapped as baby reunites with rescuing FBI agent

Aug. 11, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An FBI agent who helped rescue a baby kidnapped from a Washington state hospital in 1997 got quite the surprise at his retirement party. The now-grown Stewart Rembert came to wish Troy Sowers well. The News Tribune reports Sowers retired Friday as a special agent in charge of an FBI...

Hiker in Smokies national park dies after cardiac distress

Aug. 10, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a hiker who experienced cardiac distress has died in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A news release from park officials says 58-year-old Harold Thompson of Knoxville experienced cardiac distress while he was hiking with his brother Friday afternoon about 1.5...

Police: Child found dead in car at Tennessee parking lot

Aug. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a child was found dead in a car at a parking lot outside a grocery store in Tennessee. According to a news release from the Knoxville Police Department, officers responded to a call Friday afternoon of a possibly deceased child in a car outside a Food City location....

Man dies in Tennessee after confrontation with deputies

Aug. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man has died after displaying a gun while deputies were trying to take him into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the man's death Thursday in Sevier County. The TBI said in a news...

Embattled ex-speaker named members to sports betting council

Aug. 6, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former House Speaker Glen Casada's final moments as an embattled legislative leader were spent appointing members to Tennessee's high-profile sports betting council. Casada stepped aside as the GOP-controlled House leader last Friday following a long series of scandals involving...

Tennessee bridge to be dedicated to school bus crash victims

Jul. 25, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bridge along a Tennessee highway is set to be dedicated to the three people killed in a 2014 school bus crash. News outlets reports Democratic State Rep. Rick Staples is expected to dedicate the bridge on state Route 9 on Thursday. The dedication ceremony is set for that morning...

Deacon suspended over allegation of inappropriate behavior

Jul. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Diocese of Knoxville says an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a minor has led it to suspend a deacon. Diocese spokesman Jim Wogan told the Knoxville News Sentinel on Tuesday that Bishop Richard F. Stika suspended Deacon Joe Stackhouse from active ministry at Immaculate...