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Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

May. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard. Michael Anthony Gray Sr., 63, and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, 60, were arrested Monday, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a statement to news outlets....

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Country music singer Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. News outlets report the 27-year-old Wallen was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020, after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

May. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported. Wallen said on...

FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Kyle Busch signs autographs for fans before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Some fans have been coming to the Coca-Cola 600 for decades, but they won’t be allowed into Charlotte Motor Speedwaý on Sunday due to Covid-19, leaving the grandstands empty and many disappointed. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Lifelong Coca-Cola 600 fans struggling with missing big race

May. 23, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Harry and Judy Wiley plan to walk down their driveway in Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, climb inside their 39-foot motorhome, flip on the television and do the best they can to enjoy NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 — a staple of their Memorial Day weekend for decades. It won't be the...

Tennessee rep: Loud protests near chamber may warrant arrest

May. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Bruce Griffey's hearing is iffy and getting worse with age. Seated in the back of the echo-prone House, the 57-year-old Republican said he struggles to hear proceedings when protests get loud outside the chamber. He said he's had particular trouble hearing over a...

Police: Man killed in shoot-out after shooting officer

May. 22, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer in Tennessee was later killed in a shoot-out with officers along an interstate, Nashville police said. The unidentified man shot Officer Darrell Osment while the officer was walking his dog in plain clothes Thursday night,...

FI:LE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Van Riemsdyk can’t keep track of the secondary assists while his family is quarantined with his in-laws: it’s all hands on deck while the Flyers star and his wife celebrated the birth of their daughter. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AP source: NHLPA board voting on playoff format to return

May. 21, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

The NHL Players' Association's executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the vote was still ongoing. Results of the vote...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first black woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Lee now is among only five women in charge of a Power Five program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Vanderbilt's Lee becomes SEC's 1st woman athletic director

May. 21, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program....

Vice President Mike Pence, right, talks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as they wait for their lunch at Beth's Burger Bar, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Pence is scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with hospitality and tourism industry leaders to discuss their plans for re-opening during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 20, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

As the U.S. and other countries loosen their coronavirus restrictions, it’s back to business, but not business as usual. The gradual relaxing of stay-at-home orders imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus has come with new restrictions on just about everything: shopping, going to the beach,...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey during

Oprah Winfrey gives grants to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

May. 20, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore;...

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, poses for a photograph in her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington. Second Lady Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tuesday, May 19, to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville, File)

Karen Pence speaks on health benefits of getting outdoors

May. 20, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Second Lady Karen Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails. Pence was accompanied on her visit Tuesday by Deputy Secretary of...