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Tennessee's Trey Smith wins Jason Witten Man of Year Award

Feb. 18, 2020 11:55 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith has won the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award given annually to a Division I football player who has shown exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. The award was given out Tuesday night at the Dallas...

Kotsar, South Carolina rally to beat Tennessee 63-61

Feb. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds to deliver an improbable 63-61 win over Tennessee on Saturday. “Kotsar last year would avoid getting fouled because he did not want to shoot a free throw,” coach Frank Martin said....

Jury in Tennessee convicts 4 for operating 'pill mills'

Feb. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people have been convicted in a Tennessee federal court of illegally distributing more than 11 million prescription opioid pills from four clinics, federal prosecutors said Friday. After a three-month trial, a jury in Knoxville convicted Sylvia Hofstetter, 55, of racketeering...

USGS: Five earthquakes rattle area near Great Smoky park

Feb. 11, 2020 7:09 PM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Five small earthquakes rattled am area near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in east Tennessee, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday. The first quake registered at 2:48 a.m. and the last was reported at 6:56 a.m., The News & Observer of Raleigh reported, citing...

Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey (3) shoots a reverse layup past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn. Kentucky won 77-64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

No. 15 Kentucky finally wins at Tennessee with 77-64 triumph

Feb. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky continued its recent surge by finally finding a way to beat Rick Barnes’ Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. Immanuel Quickley scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as No. 15 Kentucky beat Tennessee 77-64 on Saturday to win for the sixth time in seven games....

Winston-Salem Fire Department firefighters with the Rescue Task Force rescue James Benjamin from his home at Liberty Landing Apartments as flood waters rise around the building on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Bad weather moves into Eastern states; 5 dead in South

Feb. 7, 2020 6:12 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Extreme wind gusts, blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling treacherous on Friday as a storm system moved into the northeastern United States, leaving rising water and at least five deaths in its wake across the South. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without...

No. 8 Mississippi State women trounce No. 23 Tennessee 72-55

Feb. 6, 2020 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State showcased one of its greatest strengths while exposing Tennessee’s major weakness. The eighth-ranked Bulldogs forced 23 turnovers in a 72-55 triumph at No. 23 Tennessee on Thursday night. Mississippi State (21-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) is forcing 22...

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team brings a couple and their 3 dogs to safety after the Shadrack Campgrounds flooded Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Bristol Tennessee. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Feb. 6, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck in high water, but couldn't reach a person whose...

Investigators: Falling tree death appears weather-related

Feb. 6, 2020 8:11 PM EST

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — A woman was killed and four people were injured Thursday when a rain-soaked tree fell on a van carrying city employees in Tennessee, officials said. The crash appeared to have been weather-related from preliminary information but was still under investigation, Lt. Bill Miller,...

Judge rejects mother's accident claim in son's drowning

Feb. 6, 2020 3:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has moved forward in charging a woman with murder after she left her 11-month-old son to drown in a bathtub while she went to smoke a cigarette. Knox County Judge Patricia Long Hall rejected the claim that Lindsee Leonardo, 32, unintentionally left her son Aiden in...