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6 apply for upcoming Tennessee attorney general vacancy

Jul. 30, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six people have applied to replace Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who won't be seeking another term. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced that Don Cochran, Jerome Cochran, Michael Dunavant, R. Culver Schmid, Jonathan Skrmetti and Bill Young...

Mississippi man pleads guilty to bank robbery in home state

Jul. 26, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in the northeast part of the state. Jasper Michael Wagner, 56, of Tupelo, entered the plea onTuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal...

Tennessee man to receive father's medal for military service

Jul. 24, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even as the United States reeled from the Japanese advance throughout the Pacific in 1942 and the military sought desperately to ramp up the American war machine, it was remarkable that James Cook Sr. was even allowed to enlist. It took the existential...

Man accused of firing shots, damaging federal building

Jul. 22, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of firing shots at a federal courthouse in Tennessee has been charged with destruction of government property. Mark Thomas Reno is accused of firing at the federal building in Knoxville on July 3 and damaging three windows, according to court...

Tennessee sheriff's deputy wounded while responding to call

Jul. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been wounded while responding to a call, officials said. The Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the leg Tuesday night and taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center for surgery, news outlets reported, citing a...

Tea Room that vintage motorcycle club called home closes

Jul. 03, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Time Warp Tea Room on North Central Street closed its doors this past week after 20 years of business in Knoxville. Along with it, the Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle Club reached the end of an era, no longer able to call the Happy Holler hangout its home. ...

Rausch to continue leading Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Jun. 24, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he will appoint David Rausch to serve a second term as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Rausch, a U.S. Army veteran, has been TBI director since 2018. Rausch has served in law enforcement for more than three...

Tennessee Education Dept awards $27M in tutoring grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have awarded $27 million in grants for five community organizations to start tutoring programs in the 2022-2023 school year. The state Department of Education says the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps Community...

Notre Dame stuns No. 1 Tennessee 7-3, advances to CWS

Jun. 12, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Jack Findlay threw five shutout innings in relief and back-to-back home runs by catcher David LaManna and Jack Brannigan in the seventh sparked Notre Dame to a stunning 7-3 victory over No. 1 overall seed Tennessee in the championship game of the Knoxville Super...

Tennessee routs Notre Dame 12-4 to force deciding third game

Jun. 11, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luc Lipcius hit two home runs in an eight-run fifth inning and No. 1 overall seed Tennessee rolled to a 12-4 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday to stay alive in the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee (57-8) and Notre Dame (39-15) will play a third game on...