Latest Tennessee News

FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo whiskeys distilled and bottled in the U.S. are displayed for sale in a grocery store in Beijing.  American whiskey absorbed some setbacks but showed resilience in the face of COVID-related clampdowns on bars and restaurants as liquor sales benefited from enduring demand for a good stiff drink.  Despite plunging sales from bars and restaurants, the American whiskey sector still rang up increased revenues in 2020.  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)

U.S. whiskey bolstered by liquor store sales in 2020

Jan. 28, 2021 10:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey absorbed some setbacks but showed resilience in the face of pandemic-related clampdowns on bars and restaurants as liquor sales benefited from enduring demand for a good stiff drink. Despite plunging sales from bars and restaurants, the American whiskey sector still...

Tennessee, T-Mobile to provide wireless devices to students

Jan. 28, 2021 4:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Department of Education announced Wednesday it was launching a new initiative to provide wireless internet to students across the state. According to a news release, the state is partnering with T-Mobile to enable households in participating school districts to receive...

Memphis, Shelby County get federal housing assistance funds

Jan. 28, 2021 4:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Memphis, Tennessee, and Shelby County have received more than $28 million in federal funds to help residents who have fallen behind in rent payments, officials said. City spokesman Dan Springer said Memphis received $19.6 million from the Emergency Rental Assistance...

Chicago Blackhawks center Ryan Carpenter (22) scores a goal against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Duchene leads Predators over Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout

Jan. 27, 2021 11:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Matt Duchene, confidence was the difference. Duchene scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nick Cousins had the regulation goal for Nashville. Ryan Carpenter had the Chicago goal. The...

Alabama becomes latest state to detect COVID-19 variant

Jan. 27, 2021 6:08 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom has infected three people in Alabama, state health officials said Wednesday. The variant was found in two children and one adult, the state heath department said in a statement. Two cases are in...

New Tennessee NCAA college football head coach Josh Heupel, left, shakes hands with University of Tennessee athletics director Danny White after being presented a jersey speaks during an introductory press conference at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Caitie McLekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

NCAA probe is 'speed bump' to Vols' new coach Josh Heupel

Jan. 27, 2021 3:59 PM EST

Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. He's so confident that not even the specter of NCAA sanctions deterred him from joining his former UCF boss in a package deal for the Volunteers. Heupel was introduced Wednesday as the program's 27th...

Man fleeing troopers hits car, killing mother, 2 young kids

Jan. 27, 2021 1:50 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fleeing Tennessee state troopers sped into a city intersection and slammed his truck into a car, killing a mother and her two young children, authorities said. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was chasing a truck driven by Michael Don Shepherd on Tuesday morning when Shepherd...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 27, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 26 The Herald-Citizen on the importance of the peaceful transfer of power: Although some predicted Jan. 20's inauguration and transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden would be anything but peaceful, we’re...

Tennessee lawmaker: FBI took all campaign files in search

Jan. 27, 2021 12:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of several Republican state lawmakers in Tennessee whose homes and legislative offices were searched by federal agents this month says the FBI confiscated all files and documents related to his campaign. Newly sworn-in Republican Rep. Todd Warner provided the details in an email...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. Scott is stepping down at the end of June 2021, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

AP Top 25 Podcast: Tennessee's deep hole; Scott's legacy

Jan. 27, 2021 9:59 AM EST

The offseason started but the college football news never stops. Tennessee has made a coaching change and the Pac-12 is looking for a new commissioner. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Andy Staples from The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the Volunteers' tricky situation and...