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Police: Fast food workers assaulted over order mistake

Aug. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have arrested two people accused of assaulting McDonald's workers over a mistake in their order. WKRN-TV reports Anntronette McGlowan and Quincy Owens were charged Friday in Nashville. A police report says McGlowan went through the drive-thru Tuesday and...

Tennessee city to pilot program to end youth homelessness

Aug. 16, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee city of Nashville is piloting a first-in-the-nation program to address homelessness among teenagers and young adults. A Metro Social Services statement says the nonprofit Oasis Center is developing two programs with help from a $3.5 million federal grant. Both programs...

Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

Aug. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man Thursday who maintained that he didn't stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986. State officials pronounced 56-year-old Stephen West dead at 7:27 p.m. at Riverbend Maximum...

The Latest: Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Tennessee inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Tennessee has executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man who maintained that he didn't fatally stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986. State...

Lauren Daigle gets 6 nominations from Dove Awards

Aug. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle, who has had major crossover success with her single, "You Say," received six nominations Wednesday from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Daigle's nominations include artist of the year and song of the year. "You Say" topped both...

CMA voters consider whether to nominate 'Old Town Road'

Aug. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country Music...

No clemency for Tennessee man set to be executed Thursday

Aug. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor announced Tuesday that he won't stop this week's scheduled execution of an inmate who maintains his accomplice was the one who fatally stabbed a mother and her daughter in 1986. Stephen West is set to receive a lethal injection Thursday at a maximum-security...

Tennessee to mark women's suffrage anniversary with events

Aug. 13, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is holding events to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ushered in women's right to vote. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives are collaborating on events...

Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his second...

Vandy eager to top last season with offensive trio back

Aug. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason has reason to be excited about the upcoming football season with the Southeastern Conference's top returning rusher and receiver back along with his top tight end back at Vanderbilt. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Kalija Lipscomb and Jared Pinkney all believe they can help the...