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Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

Apr. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The young Dallas Stars have blossomed this postseason, and now their top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov are showing just how much damage they can do together. The combination has put the West's first wild card a win away from reaching the second round....

Ramsey says Jags know why he's skipping voluntary workouts

Apr. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts. Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."...

Environmental groups want ruling on coal ash water pollution

Apr. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee environmental groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution from a coal ash dump. The groups sued to force the Tennessee Valley Authority to clean up coal ash pits at its Gallatin Fossil Plant. Court...

Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

Apr. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Following a sweeping crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing opioids, Tennessee has activated substance abuse resources and statewide call lines to help prevent the suspects' patients from seeking out dangerous street drugs. Indictments were unsealed this week charging...

Police: Man returns home, finds naked stranger on couch

Apr. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice. WKRN-TV cites a Nashville police report that says the resident summoned officers Wednesday and told them he called out to the stranger, who responded by screaming and dropping the...

Middle Tennessee sees high demand for health care tech jobs

Apr. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee saw over 12,500 postings for jobs in health care technology last year. That's according to a report released Thursday by Middle Tennessee State University and the Greater Nashville Technology Council. A news release from the school says the report found app...

Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

Apr. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017. According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S....

Tennessee bill to limit police oversight panels goes to gov

Apr. 18, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are sending Gov. Bill Lee a bill that would limit community oversight boards that investigate police misconduct, but maintain reduced subpoena power for them. The Senate voted 24-6 Thursday to send the bill to the Republican governor. The House passed the...

Klobuchar: Nashville voters opposed funding transit alone

Apr. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar weighed in on Nashville's 2018 transit referendum Wednesday, saying it failed partly because voters weren't sure they wanted to fund the initiative locally, without the federal government pitching in. The U.S. senator from Minnesota gave...