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Knox and Shelby join Nashville, Memphis in mask mandate

Jul. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knox County and Shelby County on Friday joined Nashville and Memphis in requiring people to wear face masks in many public settings to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The orders come as the virus cases continue to surge in Tennessee. The state recorded 1,822 new cases on...

Navy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations

Jul. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule, with the Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy the latest to be canceled. Lafayette informed the Naval Academy that it cannot bring its football team back to campus in time to meet medical advisory guidelines. Navy, which...

Tennessee man indicted in deaths of ex-girlfriend, infant

Jul. 2, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was indicted in the stabbing deaths of his former girlfriend and their 5-month-old son, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Thursday. Enoch Zarceno Turner, 25, of Shelby County, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse,...

Supreme Court won't hear condemned Tennessee inmate's case

Jul. 2, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. In a petition filed in January, lawyers for David Keen said tests from 2008 and 2010 prove Keen's intellectual...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, Nashville Mayor John Cooper delivers the State of Metro Address from the Council Chambers at the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tenn. Cooper said on Thursday, July 2, 2020 the city will roll back its reopening in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, File)

Nashville rolling back reopening after virus surge

Jul. 2, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville will roll back its reopening in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, Mayor John Cooper said Thursday. The rollback is “tailored on what we’ve learned through contact tracing investigations over the past several weeks,” Cooper said during...

Florida convict pleads guilty to 1980s rapes in Tennessee

Jul. 2, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A convict serving a life sentence in Florida for sex crimes has pleaded guilty to two rapes in Tennessee from more than 30 years ago. Shelby County prosecutors said Jimmy Love, 55, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated rape at a hearing in Memphis. Love was brought to...

Protesters camping in front of Memphis City Hall arrested

Jul. 1, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday arrested multiple protesters who had been camping out in front of City Hall for weeks to demand police reforms. Authorities told protesters that the plaza in front of the building would be cleared Wednesday morning to make way for the start...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) dunks ahead of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) and center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Grizzlies' Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post

Jun. 30, 2020 7:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police. Morant apologized Sunday night, saying the message didn't “accurately convey”...

Tennessee man gets 20 years in heroin-fentanyl overdose

Jun. 29, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee drug dealer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for selling heroin laced with fentanyl to a man who died of an overdose, federal prosecutors said. Dwayne Tullous, 57, pleaded guilty in March to causing the death of Larry House by selling heroin and fentanyl to...

Emily Morris, an RN from Lifescreen, stands in full PPE at a pop up test site at the New Hope Baptist Church by Cempa Community care, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Tennessee reports biggest daily jump in positive virus tests

Jun. 26, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials on Friday again reported the biggest one-day jump in people testing positive for COVID-19, the second time that’s happened within a week. The record was reported not long before Nashville joined Memphis in moving this week to require people to wear...