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Caleb Plant celebrates after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz, of Germany, in the IBF super middleweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee boxer Plant defends world title with TKO in 10th

Feb. 16, 2020 1:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb “Sweethands” Plant knows exactly what he wants next after defending his IBF super middleweight championship in dominant fashion. A fight to unify the super middleweight titles against David Benavidez, the WBC super middleweight champ. “I know we're both...

Police: 2 people killed after grocery parking lot shooting

Feb. 15, 2020 10:19 AM EST

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigation after two people were shot and killed outside of a grocery store near Nashville. Metro police say two people met in e Kroger parking lot just south of Nashville on Friday and began shooting at each other. The two then left in separate...

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, a Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at the airport in Latrobe, Pa. Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tenn., after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Hurricanes prompt Spirit to move operations control center

Feb. 14, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tennessee, after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday. The project to move the operations center from Miramar,...

FILE - This April 20, 2017, file photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office shows Tad Cummins. Cummins was accused of running away with a 15-year-old student in March 2017, setting off a nationwide manhunt. A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were later found in a remote area of northern California.  (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Teen kidnapped by teacher settles suit with school for $650K

Feb. 14, 2020 4:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were...

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant poses during the weigh-in for his fight against Vincent Feigenbutz Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The fight is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee boxing champ survives death of daughter, mother

Feb. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stepping through the ropes and into the ring is where Caleb “Sweethands” Plant controls everything. From the pace of a bout to how quickly he finishes off an opponent. The ring is both sanctuary and escape for the Tennessee native who fought his way from growing up in...

3 charged with homicide, abuse in relative's death

Feb. 14, 2020 11:25 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee residents face homicide charges after a relative died from complications caused by a severe bed sore. Willie Harper, 78, died last July shortly after being admitted to a hospital, Nashville police said in a statement. A medical examiner ruled Harper’s death a...

Nashville Predators' Calle Jarnkrok (19), left, of Sweden, puts a cap on right wing Craig Smith (15) after Smith scored his third goal for a hat trick against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), also of Sweden reacts. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Smith's hat trick leads Predators over Islanders 5-0

Feb. 13, 2020 11:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored three times, Juuse Saros made 31 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 5-0 on Thursday night. Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and an assist and Mattias Ekholm also scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak. New York had won...

Spirit Airlines moving operations center to Tennessee

Feb. 13, 2020 8:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spirit Airlines and Tennessee officials say the low-cost carrier is moving its operations control center from Florida to the Nashville area. The project to move the operations center from Miramar, Florida, to Williamson County, Tennessee, represents an investment of $11.3 million...

2 teens charged in singer's death will be tried as adults

Feb. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a Tennessee musician during an attempted robbery will be charged as adults, attorneys in the case confirmed Thursday. Decorrius Wright, 17, and Diamond Lewis, 16, will have their felony charges, which include criminal homicide, transferred...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1999, file photo, Ricky Bell, then the warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison's execution chamber. A federal court filing by an attorney for Tennessee death row inmates shows that email records from the state Department of Correction raise questions about access to certain execution drugs. A filing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2020 notes that a Nov. 21 email says the department was having a difficult time sourcing vecuronium bromide, a paralyzing agent and the second in Tennessee's three-drug lethal injection. The filing says it doesn't appear the department has procured that drug or another paralytic. An Oct. 30 email says there may be a “loop hole” to getting another drug previously used by Tennessee on its own, pentobarbital, by importing it. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

No autopsies performed on Tennessee's electrocutions

Feb. 13, 2020 2:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has not performed autopsies on the four death row inmates who chose to die in the electric chair since the state resumed executions in 2018. The state honored requests that autopsies not be performed from all those inmates. Documents provided to The Associated Press show...