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1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library

Feb. 02, 2023 16:23 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at a Tennessee library on Thursday left one person dead and a police officer critically wounded, authorities said. Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. Both the...

Tenn. first lady to get bone marrow transplant for lymphoma

Feb. 02, 2023 13:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's wife is preparing to undergo a bone marrow transplant in the next phase of her treatment for lymphoma. In a statement Thursday, the Republican governor said the initial phase of first lady Maria Lee’s treatment has gone well...

Tennessee parks offering romantic Valentine's Day dinners

Feb. 02, 2023 04:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Love is in the air at Tennessee’s state parks. Restaurants at seven parks across the state are offering romantic dinners for Valentine’s Day. The three-and-four-course meals range in price from $55.95 to $99.95 per couple. The...

Florida upends No. 2 Tennessee 67-54 behind Colin Castleton

Feb. 01, 2023 22:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton is accustomed to being double-teamed every time he touches the ball, so he was pleasantly surprised — maybe even downright stunned — when Tennessee opted to guard him with a single defender in the second half. “I’ve got to take...

Tenn. GOP lawmakers block questions on cuts to HIV funding

Feb. 01, 2023 18:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday continued to block Democratic lawmakers from questioning the newly appointed health czar's contentious decision to forgo nearly $9 million in federal funding designed to prevent and treat HIV. Earlier this...

TennCare: Nearly 300k Tennesseans likely to lose coverage

Feb. 01, 2023 14:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 300,000 Tennesseans who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to lose their coverage this year now that state officials are once again allowed to bump people from the government-funded health insurance program. A spokesperson...

1 guilty, 1 acquitted in roadside shooting of Tenn. nurse

Jan. 31, 2023 18:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who shot and killed a Tennessee nurse as she was driving to work two years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday, while a co-defendant was acquitted. Devaunte Hill and James Cowan were both charged with first-degree murder in the...

Tennessee advances legislation to ban trans youth care

Jan. 31, 2023 17:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-dominant Legislature on Tuesday advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place. The push in Tennessee comes as state lawmakers across the...

Tennessee children services agency seeks $26M to curb issues

Jan. 31, 2023 13:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee agency that has faced heightened scrutiny for failures in oversight of the state's most vulnerable children is requesting a quick influx of $26.6 million, aimed at keeping youth from having to sleep in administrative state offices or in transitional housing,...

4 children, 1 adult dead in Tennessee house fire

Jan. 31, 2023 13:13 PM EST

LUTTRELL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are investigating the deaths of four children and one adult in a home that was destroyed by fire, authorities said. The blaze was reported Saturday afternoon at a home in the Union County community of Luttrell, Tennessee Bureau of...