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Tennessee man charged after house fire death

May. 25, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with starting a house fire that led to a person's death, officials said Monday. The Memphis Fire Department said 56-year-old Jerry Sanders was charged with aggravated arson after the blaze Sunday night on Gerard Street. The victim's name was not...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Country music singer Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. News outlets report the 27-year-old Wallen was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020, after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

May. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported. Wallen said on...

Fatal boating accident under investigation in Tennessee

May. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fatal boating accident in Tennessee. Two men were fishing below the Fort Loudoun Dam on Sunday morning when their boat's engine failed to start and the boat was pulled into the dam's spillway, said Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Matthew...

Shelby County’s gardens offer lots of room to grow

May. 24, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Social distancing isn’t a problem for residents tending their plots at the Shelby County Community Gardens, where plots are 25 feet wide and 100 feet long. The distances don’t impact the sense of community, either. Gardeners raise food and flowers, know when their...

Tour former newsroom turned into overflow hospital

May. 23, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In roughly one month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractors have turned The Commercial Appeal’s former building at 495 Union Ave. into a 401-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients, and a media tour of the building Monday showed a space that’s massively...

FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Kyle Busch signs autographs for fans before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Some fans have been coming to the Coca-Cola 600 for decades, but they won’t be allowed into Charlotte Motor Speedwaý on Sunday due to Covid-19, leaving the grandstands empty and many disappointed. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Lifelong Coca-Cola 600 fans struggling with missing big race

May. 23, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Harry and Judy Wiley plan to walk down their driveway in Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, climb inside their 39-foot motorhome, flip on the television and do the best they can to enjoy NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 — a staple of their Memorial Day weekend for decades. It won't be the...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tennessee gov offers National Guard to test at businesses

May. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Friday promised business leaders that he would send the National Guard to help their companies with COVID-19 testing should they ask for it. Lee made the announcement while speaking on a livestream for a Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry event, where the...

Tennessee rep: Loud protests near chamber may warrant arrest

May. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Bruce Griffey's hearing is iffy and getting worse with age. Seated in the back of the echo-prone House, the 57-year-old Republican said he struggles to hear proceedings when protests get loud outside the chamber. He said he's had particular trouble hearing over a...

Police: Man killed in shoot-out after shooting officer

May. 22, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer in Tennessee was later killed in a shoot-out with officers along an interstate, Nashville police said. The unidentified man shot Officer Darrell Osment while the officer was walking his dog in plain clothes Thursday night,...

3 Tennessee students named Presidential Scholars

May. 22, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Education officials say three high school seniors from Tennessee have been named to this year's class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Department of Education said in a news release Thursday that the students are among the 161 high school seniors recognized for accomplishments...