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Another rural Tennessee hospital closes

Jun. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — The only hospital in Tennessee's rural Fentress County has closed. News outlets report that Jamestown Regional Medical Center closed Thursday after it stopped receiving Medicare and Medicaid payments for new patients. The hospital's CEO said the funding loss and supply issues led to...

Board of Regents set to consider college tuition increases

Jun. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The board that oversees Tennessee's community and technical colleges is set to consider increases in tuition and fees at its upcoming meeting. The Board of Regents said it will hold a quarterly meeting at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. Committees will meet Thursday...

Pills, booze, family and justice: A Tennessee opioid story

Jun. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Larry Elmore was high on Percocet and Xanax as he climbed a ladder onto the roof of his mother's house to clean the gutters. On the top rung, he lost his balance and tumbled, shattering his right femur as he crashed to the ground below. Someone called 911. Elmore limped inside and...

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

Jun. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers' efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South. The vote of hourly workers began Wednesday and...

Vigil held for Tennessee man shot by fugitive task force

Jun. 14, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Relatives and friends of a Tennessee man who was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest have held a vigil for him. News outlets report that a large group of people gathered to remember the life of 20-year-old Brandon Webber in Memphis late Friday. Family members...

Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against unionization

Jun. 14, 2019 9:37 PM EDT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against unionization.

70-year-old John Force leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Jun. 14, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The 70-year-old Force had a 3.911-second run at 326.95 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS in the second session. "We're learning and I really thought that there would be a number of...

Predators swap 7th-round 2021 pick to Tampa Bay for goalie

Jun. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have acquired goaltender Connor Ingram from the Tampa Bay Lightning for their seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. General manager David Poile announced the trade Friday. Ingram originally was the 88th pick overall in the third round in 2016, and he...

Protesters want $15 an hour wage at University of Memphis

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Around 200 people rallied at the University of Memphis for an increase in the minimum wage it pays fulltime workers. The Daily Memphian reports the school recently raised its minimum wage from $10.60 to $11.11 an hour. But advocates at the Thursday rally are pushing for U of M to pay...

Train crashes into truck in Tennessee; driver killed

Jun. 14, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A train in Tennessee collided with a truck crossing the tracks, killing the truck driver. Germantown Police Captain Mike Fisher says the Thursday afternoon collision caused 14 of 30 train cars to derail, with many of the cars spilling into the street. Forty-year-old Marco Brooks...