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Titans young inside linebackers ready to make NFL impression

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell Casey. In the middle are two young linebackers in Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown ready to show the NFL exactly...

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Aug. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. The FBI and U.S. attorneys in Washington and Nashville said in a news release that 20-year-old Jacob Cooper made a court...

Tennessee pass rush relying heavily on Darrell Taylor

Aug. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor is coming off a breakthrough season but believes he's capable of doing even better. Taylor recorded eight sacks last season, the most of any Southeastern Conference player who returns this year. Taylor says he can improve upon those...

Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a Tennessee law requiring women to wait 48 hours before getting an abortion argue that such restrictions help perpetuate negative stereotypes about gender. The argument is part of a lengthy lawsuit challenging the legality of the waiting period rule, which Tennessee's...

Safety agency clears police department in officer's death

Aug. 21, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A police department in Tennessee has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the hit-and-run death of one of its officers. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its investigation Tuesday in the death of 38-year-old...

Political commentator jailed for not paying child support

Aug. 21, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservative political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been jailed in Tennessee after he allegedly failed to pay $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife as ordered by a judge. News outlets report Gill was booked into the Williamson County jail Tuesday...

Man indicted on murder charge in toddler's 2001 death

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

PLEASANTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the death of a toddler nearly 20 years ago. WTVF-TV reports a Maury County grand jury indicted 47-year-old Christopher Lee Goodwin on Monday in the death of 15-month-old Jeffry Kelton Skaggs. Prosecutor Brent Cooper told...

Tennessee police: Naked man fleeing officers fatally crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a naked man who was causing a disturbance at a grocery store was killed in a crash fleeing officers. News outlets report Tullahoma Police responded to an incident involving a nude man at a food store early Wednesday morning. A Tennessee Highway Patrol...

Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition

Aug. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened. Southaven city spokeswoman Tish Clark Dunning tells the Commercial Appeal that Martez Tarrell Abram doesn't want to be sent from...

Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe

Aug. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former sergeant demoted for policy violations has asked a Tennessee judge to overturn the punishment, saying he was singled out for a sexual relationship with a co-worker while other employees weren't penalized for similar conduct. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knoxville...