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Revolutionary War veteran to get headstone on grave

Oct. 23, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will place a headstone on the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier. The Kingsport Times News reports the marker is for Pvt. Michael Looney, who participated in a precursor to the Revolutionary War known as Lord Dunmore's...

Tennessee man charged with failing to keep gun safe from boy

Oct. 23, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man failed to secure a gun used in the death of a 14-year-old who was shot by his younger brother. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 20-year-old Tyree Washington has been arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide and child neglect...

Testimony: Student was killed by classmate playing with gun

Oct. 23, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Court testimony says a Tennessee State University student shot and killed a classmate while playing with a stolen gun. The Tennessean reports testimony was heard Tuesday at a preliminary hearing for 18-year-old George Wells Jr., who's charged with reckless homicide in the death of...

Josi, Arvidsson lead Predators to 6-1 win over Ducks

Oct. 22, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville got plenty of scoring against Anaheim, more than needed with Pekka Rinne nearly flawless in goal. Roman Josi and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 6-1 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday night. Colton Sissons, Rocco Grimaldi, Mattias...

It's a boy for 'GIRL' singer Maren Morris

Oct. 22, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "GIRL" singer Maren Morris announced with some irony that she's having a boy with husband and singer Ryan Hurd. The Grammy-winning country singer posted of a photo of herself with Hurd on Instagram on Tuesday announcing her pregnancy, saying "the universe would give us a baby boy to...

Correction: Severe Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about storms that spawned tornadoes in several states, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Bush Institute event was in South Texas. It was in south Dallas. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado The tornado...

Prosecutor announces charges in teen's 1996 disappearance

Oct. 22, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MILAN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor says charges have been filed in the disappearance 23 years ago of a 14-year-old girl. The Jackson Sun reports Gibson County District Attorney Garry Brown said in a statement that a grand jury indicted Finis "Pete" Ewin Hill on charges of murder and rape in...

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

Oct. 22, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter had another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, fracturing his pelvis and going to the hospital for treatment and observation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo described the fracture as minor. Her statement said that the...

Tennessee autoworker killed in car accident on picket line

Oct. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — A striking autoworker in Tennessee has died when a vehicle hit him along a picket line outside a General Motors plant. Columbia Police Lt. Jeremy Haywood says a vehicle accidentally struck a pedestrian outside the Spring Hill plant just before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A statement...

Winston, Howard top AP preseason All-America men's team

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Cassius Winston had a long list of accomplishments at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and into the Final Four. He was the Big Ten player of the year, an Associated Press All-American, one of the nation's best players. No one would have blamed the gritty guard...