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After shooting, Nashville coalition wants police chief fired

Aug. 17, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coalition is joining calls for a government to fire a Tennessee police chief after an officer fatally shot a 25-year-old black man. The Tennessean reports Nashville Organized for Action and Hope released a list Thursday of demands to Mayor David Briley, including the termination...

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Aug. 16, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit...

Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

Aug. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups. Tennessee Citizen Action says it has sent a formal complaint to...

Vanderbilt leans on Shurmur looking for 2nd bowl in 3 years

Aug. 16, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher is gone, currently trying to earn a job in the NFL with the New England Patriots. With Ralph Webb out of the picture, luckily for the Commodores they have quarterback Kyle Shurmur back to follow up one of the best seasons in school history and...

Passengers held at Nashville airport due to sick traveler

Aug. 16, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles were held on arrival at the Nashville International Airport for about an hour due to a sick traveler. Airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall says the passenger had been cleared to fly by a doctor, but didn't have paperwork....

Federal officials unveil impaired driving awareness campaign

Aug. 15, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal highway officials have unveiled a campaign aimed at combatting drunk and drug-impaired driving. On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the campaign that will run national television, radio and digital ads through Labor Day weekend. The...

Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial

Aug. 14, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization. Nashville Deputy District Attorney General Roger Moore filed the motion in 29-year-old Travis...

Predators' Ryan Ellis signs 8-year, $50 million contract

Aug. 14, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season. The 27-year-old Ellis will earn $6.25 million annually starting in 2019-20. He has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million...

Police: Man shoots football coach over fight between players

Aug. 13, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team. Nashville police say in a statement the 42-year-old coach is recovering from two bullet wounds to his right leg. They say he was shot Saturday...

Local fairs building up to Tennessee State Fair in September

Aug. 13, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's prime time for Tennessee's local fairs, and state agriculture officials say more than 3 million people visit the fairs every year. The Agriculture Department said fairs last year paid out more than $1 million in premiums for more than 200,000 agricultural exhibits. The agency...