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Authorities capture 2 Virginia inmates in Tennessee

Jan. 28, 2023 12:18 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Two inmates who fled a southwest Virginia jail were being held without bond on Saturday after they were captured in northeast Tennessee, authorities said. Officers located Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson in a barn on Friday in Rogersville,...

Falcons hire defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen from Saints

Jan. 27, 2023 19:18 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons found their new defensive coordinator from an NFC South rival’s coaching staff on Friday by hiring Ryan Nielsen, the former New Orleans Saints co-defensive coordinator. Nielsen replaces Dean Pees, 73, who retired on Jan. 9 following...

Search continues in Virginia and Tennessee for jail escapees

Jan. 27, 2023 12:48 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and Tennessee are continuing their search Friday for two inmates who escaped from a regional jail. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two inmates escaped Thursday afternoon from a recreational yard at the Southwest Virginia...

Senechal, Edwards lead No. 5 UConn past Tennessee 84-67

Jan. 27, 2023 09:03 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee in a matchup of iconic women's basketball programs on Thursday night. Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz each scored 13 points for the...

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Jan. 27, 2023 08:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nichole Mason first became concerned when she learned administrators at her children's public school were allowing transgender students to use girls' bathrooms. Her frustrations mounted when she felt her children's next school went too far with how they enforced COVID...

Russell scores 30, SE Missouri State downs Tennessee State

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Phillip Russell recorded 30 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 92-75 on Thursday night. Russell added nine assists for the Redhawks (11-11, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Aquan Smart scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four...

Sebree's 20 lead Tennessee Tech past SIU-Edwardsville 80-68

Jan. 26, 2023 21:59 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jaylen Sebree had 20 points in Tennessee Tech's 80-68 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday night. Sebree had 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (10-12, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Brett Thompson scored 18 points while shooting 4 of 7 from the field and 9...

Tennessee says pair gave incorrect execution drug testimony

Jan. 26, 2023 17:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the people most responsible for overseeing Tennessee’s lethal injection drugs "incorrectly testified" under oath that they were testing the chemicals for bacterial contamination, the state attorney general’s office conceded in a court filing. The...

Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

Jan. 26, 2023 12:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin. Gospel songwriter and producer Sir the Baptist had come to Nashville in October 2021 to hear Tennessee State...

Wide receivers Brown, Smith form 'Dynamic Duo' for Eagles

Jan. 26, 2023 07:53 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The caricatures on Nick Sirianni’s T-shirt depicted A.J. Brown making a one-handed grab and DeVonta Smith holding the ball as he struck a Heisman Trophy pose. The caption read: “The Dynamic Duo.” The Eagles coach wears all kinds of Philly...