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1 dead in shooting after Tennessee high school graduation

May. 19, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting Wednesday night after a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University, according to police. WTVF-TV reports that police confirmed the shooting after the Riverdale High School graduation...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Johnson City Press. May 17, 2022. Editorial: Obey state laws when you head out on the boat Although the official start of summer is still more than a month away, many area residents already are setting sail on area lakes. If you are one of them, it’s...

Tennessee doctor agrees to prescription limits in settlement

May. 19, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee physician has been barred from prescribing a number of controlled substances in settling a lawsuit that accused him of prescribing drugs with no legitimate medical purpose. The settlement was reached last week between Manchester doctor David...

Nashville tops Montreal 2-1, ups home unbeaten streak to 23

May. 18, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored the deciding goal to spark Nashville to a 2-1 victory over CF Montreal on Wednesday, upping Nashville's home unbeaten streak to 23 straight. Nashville's run ties the LA Galaxy (2014-15) for the third longest streak in MLS history. The...

Court clears path for long-blocked Tennessee school vouchers

May. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher program does not violate the state's constitution, clearing the biggest hurdle for a program that would let families use taxpayer dollars on private schools. The...

Harris tells Coast Guard grads rule of law is under attack

May. 18, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduating cadets that they are starting their service at a crucial moment for the world, a period in history when the “rule of law is strained” and “fundamental principles are under threat.” ...

Tennessee Democratic Party to host 3 gubernatorial debates

May. 18, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Democratic Party say they will host three gubernatorial debates ahead of the upcoming August primary election. According to a news release, Democratic candidates Jason Martin, Carnita Atwater and JB Smiley Jr. will participate in...

Former pastor in 2 states pleads guilty to child sex charges

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former pastor in Tennessee and Indiana faces up to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal child sex abuse charges, prosecutors said. Joshua Henley, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to producing, possessing and sending sex abuse material involving...

Tennessee National Guardsmen honored for medical evacuation

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four members of the Tennessee National Guard were honored recently for a lifesaving medical evacuation in the Smokies. The members of the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion responded last June after a 17-year-old girl was attacked by a bear while camping...

Brewers pitcher Mejía banned 80 games for positive drug test

May. 17, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher J.C. Mejía was suspended for 80 games on Tuesday following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol, the second Brewers player disciplined this season under Major League Baseball’s drug program. A 25-year-old...