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Tennessee teacher who fled with student gets 20 years

Jan. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in prison. A statement from the victim called 52-year-old Tad Cummins "disgusting" and said the effects of his actions on her were "devastating and permanent."...

No. 20 Lady Vols dealing with first 3-game skid since 1986

Jan. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is continuing to make the kind of history it would rather avoid. The 20th-ranked Lady Volunteers (12-4, 1-3 SEC) have lost three straight games for the first time since February 1986. That three-game skid includes Tennessee's first back-to-back home losses since December...

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jan. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. Some speculated she had died, but her legacy lived on among music historians and R&B collectors who paid big...

Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

Jan. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic...

Arvidsson nets hat trick as Predators rout Capitals 7-2

Jan. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson is feeling healthier with each passing game, and the results are showing in the back of the net. Arvidsson scored a hat trick on National Hat Day, and the Nashville Predators routed the Washington Capitals 7-2 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid. He could've had...

No. 3 Tennessee rips Arkansas 106-87 for 11th straight win

Jan. 15, 2019 10:38 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes doesn't like referring to Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bowden as reserves. As far as he's concerned, those two guards are starters who happen to come off the bench. Turner and Bowden combined to score 40 points, and the third-ranked Volunteers whipped...

Grizzlies sign forward Julian Wallace to two-way contract

Jan. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed forward Julian Wallace to a two-way contract and have waived forward/center Jarnell Stokes. Washburn, 27, has played 23 games with the NBA G League's Austin Spurs and has averaged 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31.6 minutes. He has shot...

Couple who caged autistic child sentenced to probation

Jan. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EST

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — Two people who locked an autistic girl in a cage at a home in northeastern Tennessee have received probation after pleading guilty to child neglect. WCYB-TV reports the sentencing for 64-year-old Mickey Sparks and 44-year-old Patricia Laws came last Thursday after a hearing in...

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more...

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more complicated...