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Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

Apr. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017. According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S....

Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

Apr. 13, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith has a knack for timely goals in the playoffs, and he helped the Nashville Predators avoid a very big hole heading to Dallas. Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western...

Tennessee man who intervened in shooting honored again

Apr. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honored again. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that James Shaw Jr. received the Special Courage Award at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards in Washington on...

Hospitalized Taylor Swift fan gets flowers, note from singer

Apr. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky woman recovering in the hospital from a car crash says her favorite singer, Taylor Swift, sent her flowers and a handwritten note. Lindsey Sizemore told WTVF-TV in Nashville that she was injured in a wreck in Clarksville on March 31 and taken to Vanderbilt University...

Peyton Manning headlines Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame class

Apr. 11, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five-time NFL most valuable player and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's latest induction class. The Hall of Fame announced its nine-member 2019 class Thursday. The class also features George Taliaferro, a Tennessee...

Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

Apr. 11, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miro Heiskanen turned in a postseason debut to remember, even if the Dallas rookie defenseman didn't wind up writing himself into the NHL's record book because of a late scoring change. Heiskanen scored a goal and had an assist, helping the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators...

US to play old foe Trinidad in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Apr. 10, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the United States resumes competitive matches in June after a 20-month absence, it will quickly come up against Trinidad and Tobago, the nation that prevented the Americans from reaching the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. learned Wednesday it will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup...

Country musician Earl Thomas Conley dies at 77

Apr. 10, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Earl Thomas Conley has died. He was 77. Erinn Scates of Nashville is one of Conley's daughters. She says her father passed away early Wednesday in Nashville due to an extended illness. Conley was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. The music website allmusic.com says he...

Murray, Bosa among 23 prospects to attend NFL draft

Apr. 10, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

Kyler Murray and Nick Bosa are among the 23 prospects who plan to attend the NFL draft this month in Nashville, Tennessee. Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma, could be selected No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals. Bosa, a defensive end from Ohio State, also is expected to be a...