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Dems tussle on charter schools in Tennessee governor debate

Jun. 19, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open governor's race tussled during a debate Tuesday over charter schools, the National Rifle Association and one candidate's use of federal flood money to build a downtown Nashville amphitheater. State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh...

FedEx profit rises on increase in volume, shipping rates

Jun. 19, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

Higher rates, tax benefits and steady business fueled by economic growth helped FedEx Corp. boost its fourth-quarter profit 10 percent to $1.13 billion. Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said Tuesday that he is optimistic that the package-delivery company will increase its earnings and profit margins. On a conference...

2 Tennessee officers hurt by motorists; 1 critically injured

Jun. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two police officers in Tennessee have been sent to hospitals after they were injured by cars in separate incidents. Memphis police said Officer Jeffrey Creighton was in critical condition at a hospital Tuesday after he was struck by a truck during a traffic stop on Monday night. A man...

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's acting director on leave

Jun. 19, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke is being placed on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he misused state funds, officials said Tuesday. Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement that Locke's administrative...

Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful blames liberals in separations

Jun. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates on Tuesday decried the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn laying the blame for that on liberals. Blackburn said that as a mother, her "heart breaks for the families," but she contended that...

Nashville protesters arrested after preparing to light fire

Jun. 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of protesters who had been preparing to light a fire outside of the state War Memorial Building in Nashville have been charged during the final week of the Poor People's Campaign. A statement from the Poor People's Campaign says protesters held a religious ceremony in the...

Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

Jun. 19, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park. The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball. Todd McLemore with...

Tennessee adds Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy

Jun. 19, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy. Tennessee announced the additions of Kennedy and former Michigan State running back Madre London on Tuesday. Because they're graduate transfers, both are eligible to play for Tennessee this...

Police: Teen killed his girlfriend's toddler son in 2016

Jun. 19, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has been accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler son in 2016. In a statement, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 2-year-old Zayne Harper was fatally injured in August 2016 while his mother's then-17-year-old boyfriend was watching him. A warrant...

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death

Jun. 19, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges. A judge in Jackson County, Mississippi, set bond Monday for Todd Harrell at $22,500 on three...