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Pilot makes emergency landing on Illinois highway's median

Jan. 15, 2021 10:22 AM EST

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The pilot of a more than 60-year-old plane successfully landed the vintage aircraft onto a southern Illinois highway's median after it lost engine power, state police said. The pilot was not injured when he landed the single-engine plane Wednesday night onto Interstate 57's median in...

Boy charged with murder in stabbing of fellow 12-year-old

Jan. 15, 2021 9:05 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A 12-year-old Tennessee boy has been charged with murder in the stabbing of a 12-year-old girl, police said. Officers responded early Thursday to a Chattanooga home and found the girl with multiple stab wounds, police said in a statement. She was pronounced dead at the scene....

FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting virtual tours

Jan. 15, 2021 7:22 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic. Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former Memphis...

Tennessee lawmakers poised to OK Medicaid block grant push

Jan. 15, 2021 4:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s GOP-dominant Legislature is poised to approve a contentious plan Friday for a drastic overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program. The House is expected to follow the Senate’s vote Thursday, a quick turnaround in hopes of making it difficult for the...

Nashville Predators center Luke Kunin (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg, Saros lead Predators to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

Jan. 15, 2021 12:49 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has been known to pinpoint his wrist shot with almost surgical precision. This one was so good it stirred up everyone on the bench — even the physicians. Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the...

Adams leads Jacksonville St. over Tennessee St. 65-64

Jan. 14, 2021 11:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Darian Adams tied his career high with 21 points and Brandon Huffman scored the game-winner with five seconds to go as Jacksonville State edged Tennessee State 65-64 on Thursday night. Huffman, who was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday, added 17 points...

Murphy scores 14 to carry Belmont past Tennessee Tech 88-67

Jan. 14, 2021 9:32 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grayson Murphy had 14 points and seven steals and Belmont extended its win streak to 10 games, romping past Tennessee Tech 88-67 on Thursday night. Ben Sheppard had 15 points for Belmont (13-1, 7-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Luke Smith added 14 points. JaCobi Wood had 10 points and...

Morrison, Georgia upend No. 23 Lady Vols 67-66 on road

Jan. 14, 2021 9:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 13 of her 17 points in the third quarter when Georgia erased a 17-point deficit and the Bulldogs held on to beat No. 23 Tennessee 67-66 on Thursday night for their first win in Knoxville in 25 years. Georgia outscored the Lady Vols 29-9 in the third quarter,...

NC State QB transfer Hockman commits to Middle Tennessee

Jan. 14, 2021 9:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman plans to play at Middle Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Hockman announced he has committed to the Blue Raiders in a social-media post Thursday, about a week after announcing he would leave the Wolfpack. The redshirt junior and former...

Tennessee man charged with homicide in death of baby girl

Jan. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EST

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who told investigators he became frustrated with a 6-month-old baby girl while feeding her was accused of killing the infant. Soddy-Daisy police responded to a hospital where the baby was taken in September after getting a report about “suspicious head...