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Lawsuit says Tennessee hospital shouldn't have discharged woman who died, police should have helped

Feb. 02, 2024 21:31 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says a woman who died last February shouldn't have been discharged from a Tennessee hospital, forced to leave despite her pleas for more help and unassisted by security guards and police during a medical emergency. The son of 60-year-old...

SmarFinancial: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 22, 2024 17:28 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — SmartFinancial Inc. (SMBK) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6.2 million. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 41 cents...

Berkshire Hathaway buys remaining 20% stake in Pilot Travel from Haslam family for undisclosed sum

Jan. 16, 2024 18:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is buying the remaining 20% of the Pilot truck stop business it does not already own from the Haslam family, the two announced on Tuesday. Berkshire confirmed it now owns all of Pilot Travel Centers. Financial terms...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 11, 2024 14:23 PM EST

The Times News. January 6, 2024. Editorial: Red light cameras save lives Red light cameras work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says they reduce accidents caused by running red lights by at least 21%, and that saves lives. But even as states...

Clock ticking for Haslam family to sell stake in Pilot truck stops to Berkshire Hathaway this year

Jan. 08, 2024 13:29 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Following the settlement of a lawsuit pitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam against fellow billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, the clock is ticking for the Haslam family to decide whether to sell its remaining stake in the Pilot truck stop chain to...

Tennessee proposes 1st express toll lanes around Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville

Dec. 18, 2023 13:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee transportation officials on Monday recommended that new, optional toll lanes be added to some highways around Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. At a news conference, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the sections would include...

Jonas Aidoo scores 29 points, No. 12 Tennessee beats Georgia Southern 74-56

Dec. 12, 2023 22:42 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonas Aidoo had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 12 Tennessee beat Southern 74-56 on Tuesday night. The winless Eagles (0-10) had no answer for the 6-foot-11 Aidoo, who also had two steals and two blocks. Aidoo was the only double-digit scorer for the...

Tennessee DE James Pearce arrested after traffic stop, according to published report

Dec. 04, 2023 19:16 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive end James Pearce was arrested on traffic charges after a stop on Monday, according to a published report. Knoxville police wrote in a report obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel that police clocked the All-SEC first-team selection...