Associated Press

8 Tennessee sites make National Register of Historic Places

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Eight sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission says three places in Shelby County were recently added to the register. They are the Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 Building in Memphis, and the Charles Davis House…

Nashville police: Texas men brought 270 pounds of marijuana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nearly three hundred pounds of marijuana seized by police in Tennessee from the vehicle of a Texas father and son has led to the pair being charged. WSMV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rOz1JU ) Tomball, Texas residents 53-year-old David Smith and 26-year-old Steven Smith were arrested on Monday. Nashville police say the Smiths were transporting 270 pounds (122.47 kilograms)…

Former lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $800K from estates

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – A disbarred Tennessee lawyer who stole nearly $800,000 from clients has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2qKqTwp ) 71-year-old Don W. Cooper of Bristol was sentenced after pleading guilty to 10 counts of theft on Monday. Court documents say Cooper stole a total of $763,000 from four estates between…

2 convicted sex offenders are arrested at Arizona border

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector say they have arrested two previously convicted sex offenders. Ajo Station agents arrested 32-year-old Jose Pineda-Torres of Honduras for entering the United States illegally. Authorities say that during processing, a records check showed Pineda was convicted in 2012 for facilitation of attempted aggravated sexual battery in Robertson County, Tennessee….

At least 3 shot in Memphis during vigil

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A vigil held in remembrance of a shooting victim in Memphis was interrupted by gunfire. Memphis Police Lt. Col. Mike Jones tells local media that at least three people were injured during the Monday night vigil at a central Memphis intersection. The victims were taken to a local hospital, one in critical condition. More people may…

Vanderbilt treats numerous ATV accident victims so far this year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials are warning that doctors are already treating numerous people injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles and it’s not even the peak trauma season of summer yet. VUMC officials say staff has treated nearly 50 ATV accident victims since the beginning of the year, including 34 adults and an additional 14 children….