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Sentencing set for man who beat gay man, bragged about it

Aug. 19, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Sentencing has been set for a Tennessee man convicted of aggravated assault for severely beating a gay man and bragging about it online. The Daily News Journal reports Brandon Wiley, of Lewisburg, is set to be sentenced Thursday. Wiley and the victim testified last week about the...

Time for Titans to work on lessons learned vs. Patriots

Aug. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got their chance to measure themselves against the defending Super Bowl champs with a pair of joint practices and a preseason game. Now it's time to get back to work as the Titans try to meet the Patriots' standard. "It was really beneficial for us," quarterback...

DiBenedetto falls short of win but earns immense respect

Aug. 18, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas. Denny Hamlin was among those who saw the clip and then donated $5,000 to his fellow competitor. The gesture brought more attention to...

Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee

Aug. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a child found dead in a car at a parking lot in sweltering heat was a 6-month-old boy. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals confirmed the child's age and gender to the Knoxville News Sentinel . The child was pronounced...

Headstone found in traffic connects a family to their past

Aug. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The mystery started with a headstone found on Broad Street in the middle of traffic. Etched in the stone was the name Rufus M. Baxter. No one knew where the stone came from or how it ended up on a busy Murfreesboro street where it was hit by a car Aug. 6. Grave robbers? An...

Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn't play in Tennessee's regular-season finale because of nerve injuries. Mariota...

Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night...

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine Family...

Sons of Confederate Veterans says markers improperly removed

Aug. 17, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tennessee division, has filed a complaint with the state Historical Commission alleging City of Franklin employees improperly removed six Civil War markers. According to the complaint, the markers commemorated the deaths of Confederate generals...

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation. The Friday ruling overturned a lower court's decision and clarified when the criminal investigation...