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Police search for 3 teens who escaped detention facility

Jan. 16, 2022 14:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police were searching Sunday for three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. The group of teens reportedly overpowered a guard at the Youth Opportunity juvenile detention facility Saturday night and left on...

Ex-Alabama QB Jay Barker charged with domestic violence

Jan. 16, 2022 01:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said. Barker, 49, was booked into a Nashville county jail early Saturday morning,...

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Jan. 15, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88. Emery passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family, at Tristar...

Nashville sports super fan has season tickets for 7 teams

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Troy Fisher has proven a person doesn’t have to have a favorite team to be a sports fan. Fisher finds it difficult, if not impossible, to choose which teams he likes best so he usually ends up rooting for them all. Some fans collect...

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

Jan. 14, 2022 18:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. The slowdowns...

Tennessee county ends for-profit probation, waives debts

Jan. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee county can no longer require misdemeanor probationers to pay the cost of their supervision under a consent decree signed by a federal judge on Thursday. In addition to ending so-called “user-funded probation,” Giles County agreed to...

Horston has double-double, No. 5 Lady Vols beat Vandy 65-51

Jan. 14, 2022 00:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Horston scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols beat Vanderbilt 65-51 Thursday night for their seventh straight victory. The Lady Vols (16-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) also won their seventh consecutive...

Skinner scores twice as Sabres beat Predators 4-1

Jan. 13, 2022 23:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored twice and Aaron Dell made 29 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Mark Jankowski and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a six-game losing streak. ...

US House map splitting Nashville advances in state Senate

Jan. 13, 2022 14:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposed U.S. House map that carves up fast-growing, Democratic-leaning Nashville into three different congressional districts advanced another step Thursday over strenuous objections from Democrats that it unfairly dilutes Black representation in Tennessee. ...

Tennessee governor picks Campbell as criminal appeals judge

Jan. 13, 2022 04:08 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has picked a Shelby County judge for an opening on the state Court of Criminal Appeals. The Republican announced the selection of Judge John W. Campbell Sr. on Wednesday. Campbell is a criminal court judge for the...