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Fourth juvenile shot over last 5 days in Memphis

Jan. 24, 2020 10:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fourth juvenile has been shot this week in Memphis, Tennessee. The 16-year-old male was taken to the hospital in critical condition early Friday morning after police responded to the shooting, The Commercial Appeal reported. Three other children have died this week from gunshot...

Tennessee attorney offers free divorce for Valentine's Day

Jan. 24, 2020 4:46 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney is giving away free divorce representation to one client for Valentine's Day. W. Scott Kimberly said in a news release on the giveaway that for many people Valentine's Day is "another reminder that they remain trapped in a relationship that they cannot leave...

Tennessee ends 2019 with record low unemployment rate

Jan. 24, 2020 4:43 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say unemployment rates continue to sear near record low levels. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that the unemployment rate for December 2019 remained 3.3% for the second consecutive month. The unemployment level was same...

Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...

Austin Peay beats Tennessee St. 99-74

Jan. 23, 2020 11:47 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordyn Adams and Terry Taylor scored 37 points apiece as Austin Peay extended its win streak to seven games, romping past Tennessee State 99-74 on Thursday night. The 37 points were a season high for Adams, who made 10 of 11 free throws. Taylor also had 14 rebounds. Carlos Paez...

Clay scores 18 as Tennessee Tech beats Morehead State, 71-59

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jr. Clay registered 18 points and dished off five assists as Tennessee Tech defeated Morehead State 71-59 on Thursday night. Tujautae Williams had 12 points for Tennessee Tech (5-15, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference). Keishawn Davidson added 12 points and six assists. Darius Allen had...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, talks with Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper before of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn beats Tennessee 60-45 in first meeting in 13 years

Jan. 23, 2020 10:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest chapter in the UConn-Tennessee rivalry was different for Geno Auriemma. Pat Summitt was no longer on the sideline for the Lady Vols. “It wasn't the same. I miss having her there," an emotional Auriemma said after UConn's 60-45 victory Thursday night. “I miss...

Tennessee National Guard soldiers return from Poland

Jan. 23, 2020 5:52 PM EST

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — More than 100 Tennessee National Guard soldiers have returned home. About 110 soldiers with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment deployed in March in support of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland, the guard said. The 278th leadership transferred responsibility for the...

Patriots rookie arrested after being stopped for speeding

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New England cornerback Joejuan Williams faces charges after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 40 on Jan. 17. The trooper stopped Williams, the 45th pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft, at 9:37 p.m near mile marker 333 in Cumberland...

Hagerty raises another $1.5M in Tennessee US Senate bid

Jan. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Bill Hagerty raised more than $1.5 million last quarter in a contested race for an open U.S. Senate seat, his campaign said Thursday. According to his campaign, Hagerty ended the quarter that concluded Dec. 31 with more than $3 million cash on hand. The former...