Latest Tennessee News

The Latest: 3 arrests, missing man found near Area 51 gates

Sep. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities arrested two men in the rugged mountains inside the perimeter of the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada and one woman who made it clear...

Tennessee's abortion wait period law faces court arguments

Sep. 20, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four years after Tennessee passed a law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, abortion clinics are getting a chance to argue against it in court. Beginning Monday in federal court in Nashville, attorneys for five of the state's seven abortion clinics will...

AP source: Jaguars prefer to keep, not trade, Jalen Ramsey

Sep. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't giving up on disgruntled defender Jalen Ramsey. The Jags would prefer to keep their star cornerback after several days of trade talks with other NFL teams, according to a person close to the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the...

Titans have lots to fix after 2 straight losses in AFC South

Sep. 20, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have talked for months about going from good to great in coach Mike Vrabel's second season. Right now, they'd settle for good. After blowing out Cleveland on the road in the season opener, the Titans (1-2) have lost back-to-back games inside the AFC South in the...

Authorities press on with search for missing Tennessee mom

Sep. 20, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An investigator says authorities do not know if a missing woman from Tennessee is still alive as the search for her presses on. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Inspector Chris Harris told reporters Friday that a person of interest has been identified in the case of Taquila Hayes....

Tennessee attorney general appeals dropping death sentence

Sep. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general is appealing after a black inmate on death row had his sentence converted to life in prison because of concerns that racism tainted his jury selection pool. Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the appeal Friday, arguing that the order improperly...

4 deputies on leave, 2 recovering after Tennessee shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff says four deputies have been placed on administrative leave after the fatal shooting of a man wanted on an attempted murder warrant. Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner said Friday that the deputies were working with a fugitive apprehension team when they went to a...

Tennessee gets another shot to upend Florida in the Swamp

Sep. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee's last two trips to the Swamp have ended in gut-punching, heart-wrenching, head-scratching fashion. The Volunteers might have a two-game winning streak in Gainesville if not for a pair of 63-yard touchdowns late. First, it was Antonio Callaway's catch, turn and run down...

Police: Woman stops for gas, finds stranger in her trunk

Sep. 20, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky woman who stopped for gas while driving through Tennessee noticed her trunk wasn't closed all the way -- and then found a stranger inside of it. Police in Millersville, Tennessee, said the stowaway leaped out and fled on foot when the driver told her...

Funding plan for $189M US courthouse in Tennessee advances

Sep. 20, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee has voted to advance a plan to fund a new $189.1 million federal courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A news release from Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Senate Appropriations Committee's unanimous vote Thursday puts the proposal in position for a full Senate...