Latest Tennessee News

Report: Lawmaker accused of misconduct won't seek reelection

Aug. 24, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won't run for reelection in 2020. The Tennessean reports state Rep. David Byrd announced his decision during a closed-door caucus meeting shortly before the start of Friday's special...

Titans' Lewan loses appeal of suspension, will miss 4 games

Aug. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As expected, Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan has lost his appeal and will be suspended for the first four games of the season for using a performance-enhancing substance. The NFL and the Titans announced Friday that Lewan's appeal had been denied. Lewan revealed last month...

Tennessee House replaces speaker, delays action on lawmaker

Aug. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee state representatives elected a new House speaker Friday, following months of chaos inside the GOP-dominated chamber as the former leader became engulfed in multiple scandals involving sexually explicit text messages. House members met for a special legislative session...

NTSB releases preliminary report on Earnhardt plane crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week. The NTSB released a preliminary report...

The Latest: House blocks resolution condemning neo-Nazis

Aug. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee House electing a new speaker (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A resolution condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacy stalled in the Tennessee House during a special legislative session after lawmakers disagreed over procedural rules. Democratic Rep. John Ray...

Teacher who says she killed man is put with victim's sibling

Aug. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who told police she killed a young man in a drug deal last month was then assigned to a classroom with the victim's sibling, according to the group that runs the charter school. Khadijah Griffis told investigators she was selling marijuana when she shot Mykal...

Authorities: Man sent threatening email to Nashville station

Aug. 23, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee man sent a threatening email to a local news station, writing he was displeased with President Donald Trump and that he would "blow someone's brain out" if the station didn't run a story. A release from Tennessee Highway Patrol says Nathan Semans was...

Criticism a motivating factor for Vols' offensive line

Aug. 22, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's offensive linemen have taken their lumps over the last two years from opposing pass rushers, the media and even their own fans. They've received much of the blame for Tennessee's recent failings. By the end of the season, they want to make sure they're seen as a reason...

Former Maryland QB Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee

Aug. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill has transferred to Tennessee. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Zach Stipe confirmed Thursday that the Volunteers have added Hill as a walk-on. Hill won't play this season due to NCAA transfer rules. 247Sports first reported Tennessee...

NFL 2019: Titans set sights high with AFC South title first

Aug. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Safety Kevin Byard has heard the predictions that the Tennessee Titans will finish last in the AFC South, and it's very easy to ignore all that chatter. Why? Byard also remembers the Titans being called Super Bowl contenders after a 3-1 start a year ago. Yes, the Titans might have...