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LB Kirkland tweets that he's transferring from Tennessee

May. 24, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. is leaving Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Kirkland tweeted Thursday that "Tennessee will always hold a special place in my heart." He added that "these moments have been priceless and I'm a better player and man from this experience." Kirkland...

Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

May. 24, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two survivors of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have sued the federal government, claiming they lost loved ones and a home because of the negligence of park workers. The lawsuit in Knoxville was filed Wednesday by the two victims of the...

Newly adopted 1-year-old dies after being left in hot truck

May. 24, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl has died after her father left her in a hot truck. News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father "reportedly forgot" about the child after dropping off her sibling at day care between 7:30 a.m....

Mexico-US soccer to play Sept. 11 exhibition at Nashville

May. 24, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play Mexico on Sept. 11 at Nashville, Tennessee, in the second of a pair of home games during the international fixture period. The match announced Thursday will be the first for Mexico on a FIFA date following the World Cup. The U.S. will not be at the World Cup for the first...

St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach

May. 24, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach. President and CEO...

DEA acknowledges it raided wrong family's house in Tennessee

May. 24, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration has acknowledged to a Tennessee family that agents raided their house by mistake. News outlets report DEA agents and the Bradley County Sheriff's Office served a federal search warrant at the wrong home Tuesday in a raid that's now under review by...

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in murder case

May. 23, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fate of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16, is in the hands of Tennessee's governor after the state parole board split on a Wednesday clemency hearing. Brown's lawyers asked the parole board to consider whether the woman, now 30 years...

NFL awards 2019 draft to Nashville, home of Tennessee Titans

May. 23, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Music City. League owners awarded the 2019 draft to Nashville during their annual spring meetings on Wednesday, clearly impressed with the city's turnout for events such as the NHL Stanley Cup Final and a party to unveil redesigned uniforms for the Tennessee...

After a hiatus, Sugarland start a conversation with music

May. 23, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Grammy-award winning country duo Sugarland went back to the studio after a five-year hiatus, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush had a big secret to keep under wraps. Pop superstar Taylor Swift, who shares the same Nashville-based Big Machine Records label with Sugarland,...

Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson to perform at CMT Awards

May. 23, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan will be performing live at the CMT Awards show next month. The performers were announced Wednesday for the June 6 awards show held in Nashville, Tennessee, and airing on CMT. Clarkson is making...