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Tennessee Senate OKs bill to punish voter signup group woes

Apr. 25, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Senate has cleared a bill allowing penalization of paid voter registration groups through fines for too many incomplete signup forms and criminal charges for violating new requirements. The bill backed by Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett advanced Thursday. The...

Woman accused of raping child, posting video on social media

Apr. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is accused of raping a 4-year-old boy and posting videos of the sex act on social media. News outlets report Memphis police arrested 24-year-old Tamara Marion on Tuesday and charged her with child rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. A police affidavit says...

House, Senate split on Tennessee voucher plan

Apr. 25, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A voucher-like proposal has split the Tennessee House and Senate as lawmakers wrestle over the details in this year's top legislative issue. The Senate on Thursday advanced legislation limiting Gov. Bill Lee's voucher program to just the metro Nashville area and Shelby County, which...

Mother files suit over police shooting of son

Apr. 25, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman whose son was fatally shot by police last year has filed suit against the city of Memphis and its police department. The Commercial Appeal reports Marlene Alexander said in the suit that her son, 25-year-old Terrance Carlton, was unarmed when he was shot. At the time...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night's opening...

What the Heckboy: Theater near church avoids 'Hellboy' title

Apr. 25, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee movie theater that sits across from a church and next to an elementary school is promoting the latest movie in the "Hellboy" franchise as "Heckboy." The Tennessean reports the PG advertisement at the Dickson theater has caused a local buzz around the $50 million movie,...

Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

Apr. 25, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened. NASA calls the project the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program, and it's part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon...

After fire at historic courthouse, services reopen

Apr. 25, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are reopening court services at temporary locations in Loudon County after a fire severely damaged the county's historic courthouse earlier this week. According to a news release, Loudon City Hall will temporarily hold the county's clerk and master and circuit court clerk, as...

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since '15

Apr. 24, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup. So they thought. Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL's worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not just...