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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...

Former Kentucky officer charged with threatening Trump

Jun. 21, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer made threats against President Donald Trump on social media around the time the president visited Nashville in May, federal prosecutors said. Andrew Long Ryan, 37, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of making threats against the president, the U.S....

NRA endorses Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary

Jun. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor. In a news release Thursday, the influential gun rights group's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial...

Former Kentucky officer charged with threatening Trump

Jun. 21, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer has been charged with threatening President Donald Trump on social media. Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Andrew Long Ryan was indicted Wednesday on two counts of making threats against the president. The Greenbrier, Tennessee, resident is a...

Growing pains, high expectations face Titans' new head coach

Jun. 20, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been around the NFL long enough to know that he will have some growing pains as a first-time head coach. His goal with the Tennessee Titans is pretty basic. Don't make the same mistake twice. "There's going to be a lot of things that are going to come up for the...

Barbershop Harmony Society to integrate women after 80 years

Jun. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society has announced that women will be allowed to join the a capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement Wednesday on its website that...

Barbershop Harmony Society to integrate women after 80 years

Jun. 20, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society has announced that women will be allowed to join the a capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement Wednesday on its website that...

Predators' Watson charged with domestic assault

Jun. 20, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson was arrested on a charge of domestic assault involving his girlfriend over the weekend. Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner said Wednesday that Watson was arrested Saturday evening. Watson was released from jail on $4,500 bond and is due in...

Vandy's Reitmaier eligible to play for Commodores this year

Jun. 20, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt defensive lineman Rutger Reitmaier has received a waiver from the NCAA that enables the Oregon transfer to play for the Commodores this fall. School officials announced Wednesday that the NCAA had granted a waiver for Reitmaier. Reitmaier, who is from Nashville, initially...

Dems tussle on charter schools in Tennessee governor debate

Jun. 19, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open governor's race tussled during a debate Tuesday over charter schools, the National Rifle Association and one candidate's use of federal flood money to build a downtown Nashville amphitheater. State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh...