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Sheriff: 3 die in high-speed crash in Tennessee

Dec. 13, 2018 10:49 AM EST

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff says three people have died in a high-speed crash in Tennessee. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told local news outlets that the single-vehicle accident on Highway 12 happened Thursday morning. He said the vehicle had come from Clarksville and was traveling at a...

Authorities: Deputy wounded driver who tried to run him over

Dec. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

LEWISBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man they say tried to run him over. News outlets report the Desoto County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot Omar Paramo-Boyso in the hand Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and charged with DUI and aggravated assault on an...

Tennessee man charged with making, possessing a bomb

Dec. 13, 2018 4:46 AM EST

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A west Tennessee man has been charged with possession of a pipe bomb after he made threats on social media. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said Wednesday that 40-year-old Jonathan Edward White gave undercover Tennessee Bureau of Law Enforcement agents a pipe bomb on Aug. 24....

Interim UT president announces transparency initiative

Dec. 13, 2018 4:33 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd is rolling out an initiative aimed at providing the UT system with greater transparency and accountability. According to a news release, the effort includes a website where the public can find answers to some of the most...

Conley leads late rally as Grizzlies defeat Portland 92-83

Dec. 13, 2018 12:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Portland averages 112 points per game. The Memphis Grizzlies' defense wasn't letting the Trail Blazers anywhere near that. Mike Conley scored 23 points and keyed a fourth-quarter outburst as the Grizzlies pulled away for a 92-83 victory over Portland on Wednesday night. But it was the...

Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL

Dec. 12, 2018 10:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL. Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the...

TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer

Dec. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman whose body was found along a road in 1975 was likely the victim of a serial killer who may have had 90 victims. Martha Cunningham's death was considered to be from natural causes at the time. But now Cunningham is one of dozens of murder victims that...

Indigo Ag expanding operations in downtown Memphis

Dec. 12, 2018 4:23 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Agriculture technology company Indigo Ag Inc. says it is establishing its North American commercial operations headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Indigo Ag CEO David Perry and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that the fast-growing Boston startup plans to invest about $6.6...

Memphis' Darrell Henderson leaving early for NFL draft

Dec. 12, 2018 2:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — All-American running back Darrell Henderson says he's leaving Memphis after his junior season for the NFL draft. Henderson shared his decision Wednesday on Twitter, saying he will be forever grateful for Memphis giving him his opportunity to chase his NFL dream. It is unclear if...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 PM EST

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 15 minutes later, a 3.3...