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How escaping to nature helped Tennesseans cope with pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elaine Boyd describes herself as an avid walker. Typically, this means a near-daily two-mile walk through her Nashville neighborhood. But the terrain and distance have changed in the last year. Two miles have become three....

Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Predators 3-0

Apr. 10, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tampa Bay started slowly, but Andrei Vasilevskiy was there to pick up his teammates. Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to lead the Lightning to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Ross Colton, Erik Cernak...

McKee’s big plays lead Mercer over ETSU 21-13

Apr. 10, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Yahsyn McKee made a pair of big plays, Carter Peevy passed for a touchdown and ran for another, and Mercer beat East Tennessee State 21-13 on Saturday night. The Bears (5-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) beat their third straight opponent ranked in the FCS...

Historic covered bridge hit for the 14th time since August

Apr. 10, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LONG GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A historic covered bridge outside Chicago has been struck by a vehicle for at least the 14th time since August, authorities said. A 73-year-old Nashville, Tennessee, man watching his GPS did not see signs declaring the 8-foot, 6-inch clearance of...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

Apr. 10, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoing a ban on gender...

24 stories up, 1 man cleans entire Knoxville skyscraper

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Many people can say they work in a downtown Knoxville building, but Scott Murrin has nearly worked on them all. The 49-year-old went over the edge of Riverview Tower on Tuesday — 24 stories above the ground — with a bucket of water and Dawn...

Predators' injury list grows longer with Forsberg on IR

Apr. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators placed forward Filip Forsberg on injured reserve Friday in just one of their updates on an injury list that keeps growing longer. The Predators also said rookie forward Eeli Tolvanen (lower body injury) and defenseman...

Woman fatally hit by train in Tennessee

Apr. 09, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a train in Tennessee on Friday, police said. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was walking with a man along tracks in North Knoxville shortly after 2 p.m. when they heard a train...

Nashville lifts outdoor mask mandate

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's top health officials on Friday tweaked the city's mask mandate to exclude requiring face coverings in outdoor spaces. According to the city's latest public health order, masks will be still required for indoor spaces. However, people...

Tennessee judge sets July damages trial in opioid case

Apr. 09, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has set a July 26 start for a trial to decide damages against an opioid manufacturer in a lawsuit over the company’s role in the epidemic. Sullivan County Circuit Court Chancellor E.G. Moody set the date Thursday after...