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Bible Release Program stirs impassioned debate

Dec. 7, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At Wednesday evening’s Board of Education work session in the City County Building’s Large Assembly Room, nearly every seat on the floor was filled. And most stayed as the board worked through a long agenda, discussing contracts, grants, the minutiae of a proposed...

Titans rule out 4 players vs Raiders, 2 of them cornerbacks

Dec. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has ruled out four Titans for Sunday's game in Oakland and will be without a pair of cornerbacks with starter Adoree' Jackson and backup LeShaun Sims both out with injuries. Neither Jackson, who hurt a foot in last week's win at Indianapolis, nor Sims, who sat out last...

Harris lifts Tennessee State past Chicago State 80-74

Dec. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 27 points as Tennessee State defeated Chicago State 80-74 on Friday. TSU led by 17 points early in the second half until Xavier Johnson brought Chicago State back by scoring 26 of his 34 points after the break. The Cougars never led in the game,...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

Reporter freed from immigration custody settles lawsuits

Dec. 6, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports that the Shelby County government has paid Manuel...

Family members charged with helping teen inmate elude police

Dec. 6, 2019 10:30 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Family members of one of the four Tennessee juveniles who broke out of a detention center over the weekend are charged with housing and helping the 15-year-old escapee elude authorities, Nashville police confirmed to news outlets. Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were...

AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later. That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman's 1991 killing

Dec. 5, 2019 10:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee's electric chair, becoming only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation's death penalty in...

Tennessee executes blind inmate convicted of the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend

Dec. 5, 2019 8:35 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee executes blind inmate convicted of the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend.

Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...