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The Twisted Whisker is where cat lovers can gather

Aug. 20, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

On a honeymoon trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee, a few years ago, Marcie Harper and her husband, Connor, came upon a cat cafe. Her expectations raised and curiosity peaked, she was eager to take a look. “We passed a sign that said ’30 cats inside’ in all caps and...

Morel, Wisdom homer, Cubs top Brewers for 4th straight win

Aug. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Christopher Morel and Patrick Wisdom each hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Friday for their fourth straight win. Morel’s drive down the left-field line in the sixth inning put the Cubs ahead for good in a seesaw...

Mother is the 3rd person to die after Missouri home exploded

Aug. 19, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A young mother is the third member of her family to die in a gas explosion at her Missouri home, authorities said Friday. Myranda Gale Golden, 22, was hurt Monday when her home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in flames. She was taken to a burn...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 19, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Voucher program will rescue kids from bad schools Tennessee’s school voucher program is a bit of a mess as it gets underway. But after years of effort to protect bad schools and bad teachers in the state’s two...

School ceiling collapse in Memphis leads to review

Aug. 19, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's largest school district is reviewing all buildings older than 70 years with drop ceilings after one collapsed earlier this week, officials said. Memphis-Shelby County Schools said inspectors and engineers have been reviewing the damage after a drop...

Bucs coach focused on Titans, not Tom Brady's return date

Aug. 18, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans must decide if rookie Malik Willis gets a second straight preseason start knowing exactly what they have in veteran Ryan Tannehill. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have Tom Brady, who is due back soon from a personal break from training camp,...

Girl, 3, dies days after house explosion that killed father

Aug. 18, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old Missouri girl has died from injuries sustained in a gas explosion that killed her father and injured her mother, two siblings and five other relatives, authorities said Thursday. The family's home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in...

Starbucks must reinstate fired workers, federal judge rules

Aug. 18, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering Starbucks to reinstate seven employees in Memphis who were fired earlier this year after leading an effort to unionize their store. In a decision issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman agreed with the National Labor...

NHL taking both awards show, draft to Nashville in June 2023

Aug. 18, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL will be holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006. “We are thrilled to bring two of our marquee events — the 2023 NHL awards and the 2023 NHL draft — to...

Police: Officers involved in teen's shooting followed policy

Aug. 18, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department's internal investigation of four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a high school student found that they followed procedures. The investigation concluded that the force used by Knoxville police when 17-year-old Anthony...