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Broncos LB Johnson making most of chance after long layoff

Oct. 15, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If Alexander Johnson is indeed rusty, his Denver Broncos teammates can't wait to see how he'll play when he shakes that rust off. Johnson's first two NFL starts this month have produced 18 tackles, two pass breakups, two quarterback hits, 1½ sacks, a tackle for loss and an end...

Knoxville police identify 'mummified body' found in shed

Oct. 11, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Knoxville are investigating whether a man whose decomposed body was discovered hidden in a shed may have been killed for his Social Security benefits. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Donald Moore had been dead for several weeks by the time authorities found his...

Mississippi State, Tennessee both seeking to find momentum

Oct. 11, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State's visit to Tennessee this week could feature a matchup of true freshman quarterbacks. Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer will make his second career start Saturday after delivering mixed results last week in a 43-14 loss to No. 3 Georgia. Mississippi State coach...

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in US history

Oct. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was...

Police: 'Mummified' body leads to charges against 3

Oct. 7, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say the discovery of a body in a "mummified state" in a shed behind a residence has led to charges against three people. News outlet report Knoxville police said in a statement that officers responded on Sunday to report of a possible homicide and while searching...

Dungeons and Dragons campaigns welcomed at new Tenn. tavern

Oct. 6, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If there's a game you love and it can fit on a table, then you will be able to play it at The Dented Mug, a 'luxury tabletop gaming tavern" scheduled to open on Sevier Avenue in January. The new South Knoxville business, located across the street from Alliance Brewing Company, will...

No. 3 Georgia, Smart wary of heavy underdog Tennessee

Oct. 4, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt have similar backgrounds, but they haven’t produced a similar level of success thus far in their head coaching tenures. Smart believes it’s only a matter of time before Pruitt revitalizes Tennessee....

Woman accused of attacking 2 children, 2 adults with knife

Sep. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee woman is accused of attacking four people, including two children, with a knife. News outlets report authorities say 57-year-old Tracy Hollifield, who also goes by Tracy Fazekas, was arrested in Knoxville and charged with aggravated assault and public...

Police in Tennessee identify victim who drowned in river

Sep. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have identified a man who drowned after jumping off a bridge into a river. The Knoxville Police Department says the body of 29-year-old Erik Phillips was discovered Friday night in the Tennessee River after he drowned on Tuesday. Police say they went to Scottish...

Life sentences given to man convicted in couple's slaying

Sep. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee is going to prison having heard emotional testimony from the victims' relatives. News outlets report 47-year-old Eric Boyd was sentenced in Knoxville on Wednesday to two...