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Tennessee deputy found shot, dead in burning home

Jan. 24, 2022 09:47 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said. Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, didn't report for work Sunday evening. A colleague went to check on her and found her home in flames, the Robertson...

Tennessee launches pothole plan after winter storms

Jan. 24, 2022 04:13 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee transportation officials are launching a plan to use all available staff to patch potholes carved out by back-to-back winter storms. The state Department of Transportation said crews will be patching the potholes over the coming days and weeks,...

Tenn State using grant for intellectual disabilities program

Jan. 24, 2022 04:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University plans to use a $284,000 grant to prepare students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for jobs. The university is among four to receive the grants from the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the...

Horston leads streaking No. 5 Tennessee past Georgia 63-55

Jan. 23, 2022 17:25 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Coach Kellie Harper said Tennessee's defense deserves credit for the Lady Vols remaining unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference. Jordan Horston scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and No. 5 Tennessee overcame a sluggish first half to beat No. 13 Georgia 63-55 on...

Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

Jan. 23, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses. ...

3 wounded in shooting outside Waffle House in Tennessee

Jan. 23, 2022 11:52 AM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three people were wounded in a shooting outside a Waffle House early Sunday in the Tennessee city of Clarksville, authorities said. Police went to a Waffle House at about 3 a.m. after receiving calls about the shooting, Clarksville spokesman Scott Beaubien...

Duchene scores twice as Predators down Red Wings 4-1

Jan. 23, 2022 00:15 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Nick Cousins and Filip Forsberg also scored and Juuse Saros made 28 saves for Nashville, winners of two straight. Matt...

Dog found in Tennessee reunites with NY owner after 5 years

Jan. 23, 2022 00:10 AM EST

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A heart-warming story befitting of a Hallmark movie recently unfolded as a stray dog in Chester County was returned to her New York owner after being separated for five years. The country-traveling dog, named Azzurra Diamante, disappeared from Jen Costa’s...

Photographer documents Miss. abandoned buildings, history

Jan. 23, 2022 00:08 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Tennessee photographer Jay Farrell sees an abandoned building, he sees opportunities to learn about who lived or worked there and how a community has changed. “I try to see what items are left behind and what stories they can tell,” said Farrell, who...

Titans waste top seed again with Henry's return not enough

Jan. 22, 2022 23:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage along with Derrick Henry making a return just in time for the postseason. Once again, playing in Music City just wasn't enough for this franchise. Not with all the mistakes the...