Latest Tennessee News

Collaboration between aquariums helps save endangered fish

Dec. 4, 2020 4:32 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Aquariums in Chicago, Connecticut and Iowa are helping the Tennessee Aquarium save an endangered minnow. Habitat destruction and invasive species have severely reduced the range of the barrens topminnow. Isolated populations now live in just a half-dozen streams in Middle...

Gutter guard company to add 85 jobs in Tennessee expansion

Dec. 4, 2020 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A California company that makes gutter guards plans to invest $5.4 million into a Tennessee expansion that is expected to create 85 new jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development says Gutterglove plans to create the jobs over five years at a new manufacturing and...

National Civil Rights Museum president resigns for new post

Dec. 4, 2020 4:14 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee is looking for a new leader. Terri Lee Freeman has resigned as president after serving in that role since 2014, the Memphis-based museum said Thursday. Freeman led the museum through the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Martin...

Jamillette Gomes holds her two-year-old son, Avian, as he receives a COVID-19 test, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Birx says Americans must be strict for pandemic

Dec. 3, 2020 10:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS — The White House coronavirus response coordinator says Americans must not gather indoors with outsiders or take off their masks at any time when they are outdoors -- even when they are eating and drinking. Dr. Deborah Birx says people also have to observe social distancing and wash their...

Langdon lifts Northern Kentucky over Tennessee Tech 74-65

Dec. 3, 2020 8:47 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Bryson Langdon had 15 points to lead five Northern Kentucky players in double figures as the Norse beat Tennessee Tech 74-65 on Thursday night. Trey Robinson and Trevon Faulkner added 14 points apiece for the Norse (2-0). David Bohm chipped in 12 points, and Adrian Nelson had...

Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee talk on the tarmac at the Air National Guard 164th Airlift Wing prior to a roundtable discussion about Operation Warp Speed on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Lee says he will get virus vaccination when 'time is right'

Dec. 3, 2020 8:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday that he intends to get a coronavirus vaccination when "the time is right,” expressing confidence in the vaccine's ability to safely combat the virus that has killed more than 4,700 Tennessee residents. Lee told The Associated Press that he...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Byron Black. The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a six-month delay in the execution to Byron Black, who was scheduled to die in October 2020. Black's attorneys had asked for a stay because of the difficulty of preparing an appeal. The execution was rescheduled for April 8, 2021. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tennessee inmate’s execution put on hold due to COVID-19

Dec. 3, 2020 7:21 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday indefinitely postponed the execution of death row inmate Byron Black. In a brief order issued on Thursday, the court wrote that Black's execution is stayed pending a further order by the court “because of the multiple issues caused by...

Voters cast their votes at the Slater Center in Bristol, Tenn. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Election day lines were short in most locations due to the large number of voters that took advantage of the early voting. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Suit: Tennessee makes it too hard to restore voting rights

Dec. 3, 2020 6:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's path for those convicted of a felony to restore their right to vote has not only silenced Black voters but also contains constitutional and federal law violations, a newly filed federal lawsuit alleges. Voter rights advocates submitted the 46-page class action complaint...

Ex-Tennessee teacher, coach charged with raping teen student

Dec. 3, 2020 6:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee high school teacher and coach was arrested Thursday, accused of raping a 16-year-old student at his home, police said. An indictment charged Timothy Williams, 30, with two counts of aggravated statutory rape of a female student in connection with a June meeting at...

Florida head coach Dan Mullen waves to fans as he leaves the field after defeating Kentucky in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

No. 6 Florida can clinch SEC East title by beating Tennessee

Dec. 3, 2020 4:51 PM EST

No. 6 Florida (7-1 SEC, No. 6 CFP) at Tennessee (2-5), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Florida by 17 1/2. Series record: Florida leads 29-20. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Florida can clinch the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division along with a spot in the league championship game Dec. 19. They also need a...