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Allegri carries UNC Greensboro over Chattanooga 74-66

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Angelo Allegri had 17 points as UNC Greensboro topped Chattanooga 74-66 on Saturday. Jarrett Hensley had 12 points for UNC Greensboro (10-5, 5-2 Southern Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Kaleb Hunter added 10 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Miller had six...

Magistrate judge allows release of man in Capitol riot

Jan. 23, 2021 1:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A magistrate judge will allow the release of a Tennessee man who carried flexible plastic handcuffs around the U.S. Capitol during the recent raid by Trump supporters. After testimony at a detention hearing, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Frensley determined Friday that Eric Munchel...

Tennessee clinic closed for weekend after shots fired

Jan. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood clinic in Tennessee was closed for the weekend after someone fired a shotgun at its doors. The Knoxville clinic was closed and unoccupied at the time of the shooting and no one was hurt, media outlets reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Friday...

Norman, ex-director of Mississippi Humanities Council, dies

Jan. 23, 2021 11:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Humanities Council director Cora Norman, who worked to promote the state's diversity soon after court-ordered school integration in the early 1970s, has died. She was 94. Norman died Jan. 11 in Crossville, Tennessee, according to an obituary from Bilbrey Funeral...

Grandfather builds a dollhouse 'bigger than Barbie's'

Jan. 23, 2021 11:02 AM EST

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About 30 years ago Joseph Tomasello built his daughter a blue dollhouse, now he’s back to construction, creating a larger more extensive one for his 13-year-old granddaughter. “It’s close to being a real house, just a little small,” said Tomasello, 74....

In this image from video, Jesse Robinson shows the spot on his arm where he received his COVID-19 vaccination, in Nashville, Tenn. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front...

Tennessee adds vaccine groups; no promised extra doses yet

Jan. 22, 2021 6:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is making moves to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for people in households with medically frail children and workers at jails and prisons, while residents 70 and older are expected to start getting shots in the next two or three weeks, the state's top health official...

Rep. William Lamberth, R-Portland, left, introduces a bill during a special session on education Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers OK education bills in special session

Jan. 22, 2021 5:09 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Friday finished tackling education issues that surfaced during the pandemic(backslash) as Republicans fumed that some districts still are not back in classrooms but declined to act on their proposal to withhold state funding for staying virtual. The brief...

Videos of 60 females on camera found in changing room

Jan. 22, 2021 4:53 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee gym has fired an employee who owned a camera found inside a girls changing room, officials said. The camera found at Premier Athletics in Franklin last week contained videos of 60 females, most of them underage, police told news outlets. Detectives are identifying the...

University of Tennessee's new Director of Athletics Danny White speaks during a press conference announcing his hiring in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Vols' new AD plans to move quickly hiring new football coach

Jan. 22, 2021 3:24 PM EST

Danny White is embracing the opportunity Tennessee is giving him to rebuild a Power Five program and not even the prospect of potential NCAA punishment deterred him from taking the athletic director job. “I've never worked at the big brand place until now, and I actually like the fact that the brand needs...