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3 dead after small plane crashes in Tennessee

May. 15, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (AP) — Three people are dead after a small plane crashed on Wednesday in Williamson County, local officials confirmed. Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod told reporters that the plane had left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was headed to Louisville,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee - Advisory

May. 15, 2024 16:38 PM EDT
Eds: The Tennessee editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The AP

New Builders initiative looks to fight polarization by encouraging collaboration and alliances

May. 14, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Luke remembers entering the first meeting of what would become the Citizen Solutions pilot project thinking, “Oh god, this is going to suck.” A self-described “educated redneck,” Luke was one of 11 Tennesseans with widely divergent views on gun rights...

Tennessee governor OKs bill allowing death penalty for child rape convictions

May. 14, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions, a change the Republican-controlled Statehouse championed amid concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court has banned capital punishment in such cases. Lee, a...

Kentucky governor to speak out against strict abortion ban in neighboring Tennessee

May. 13, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's upcoming trip to neighboring Tennessee to speak out against that state's sweeping abortion ban is the latest sign that the Democrat known for defeating Donald Trump-backed rivals is looking to improve his party's prospects in GOP territory and...

Dr. Cyril Wecht, celebrity pathologist who argued more than 1 shooter killed JFK, dies at 93

May. 13, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Cyril Wecht, a pathologist and attorney whose biting cynicism and controversial positions on high-profile deaths such as President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination caught the attention of prosecutors and TV viewers alike, died Monday. He was 93. Wecht's...

Doug Barron claims first PGA Tour Champions major with bogey-free finale at Regions Tradition

May. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Barron outlasted the series points leader, Hall of Famers and the two-time defending champion. Barron won the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions victory and first major title, shooting a 4-under 68 to hold off Steven Alker by...

Chargers sign outside linebacker Bud Dupree to help bolster their pass rush

May. 11, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree on Saturday, helping bolster an already formidable pass rush. The 31-year-old Dupree has 53 career sacks in nine NFL seasons, including 6 1/2 last year in his lone season in Atlanta. ...

Storm-battered South is again under threat. A boy swept into a drain fights for his life

May. 10, 2024 06:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Dangerous storms crashed over parts of the South on Thursday even as the region cleaned up from earlier severe weather that spawned tornadoes, killed at least three people, and gravely injured a boy who was swept into a storm drain as he played in a flooded street. ...

National HealthCare: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 10, 2024 06:10 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — National HealthCare Corp. (NHC) on Friday reported net income of $26.2 million in its first quarter. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $1.69 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains,...