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Former nursing home director charged with drug fraud

MILAN, Tenn. -- A former nursing home director from Milan has been indicted by a Gibson County grand jury on more than a dozen counts of drug fraud. Laura Barnes, 42, was indicted this week on 19 counts of obtaining…

Results from Humboldt Municipal Election for 11/7/17

Humboldt Mayoral Race: Tammie Porter (I)  25% Marvin Sikes (I)      74%   Humboldt Alderman- Ward 1: Bobby Barnett (I)     46% James Shivers  (I)    54%   Humboldt School Trustee-Ward 1 Bobby Barnett                    19% Terry Johnson                   …

3 cited for vandalizing Confederate monument in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee police say they have cited three people for vandalizing a Confederate monument. Police said they caught the trio on Wednesday throwing black paint on the monument in Knoxville. It is the third time…

3 charged with violating election law

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in three Bluff City residents being charged with violating an election law, according to a release from the TBI. In June, the TBI began an investigation…

Rep. David Kustoff visits with West Tennesseans

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Representative David Kustoff, sworn in just weeks ago to his new position in Congress, made stops Tuesday throughout the district. "I think people can take away from this election, from the top down, they can feel good about…

Blackburn projected winner of 7th Congressional District seat

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As the unofficial results are released, incumbent Marsha Blackburn is projected to hold onto her Congressional seat after facing two challengers. Blackburn, a Republican, ran to retain her seat against challengers Tharon Chandler, a Democrat, and Lenny…

Trump projected as winner of Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Polls are now closed in Tennessee and the unofficial results are in. Donald Trump is the projected winner of Tennessee. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tenn. AG says gay marriage lawyers billing too much

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of lawyers seeking $2.3 million for their work overturning Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage are overbilling taxpayers, according to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery. Slatery says they only deserve $1.1 million. The Tennessean reports…

Memphis Area Transit Authority seeks millions to avoid cuts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Area Transit Authority CEO Ron Garrison has told city officials that MATA is on the brink of collapsing and will need millions of additional dollars this summer to avoid having to make major cuts. The…

Democratic chairwoman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Democrats have chosen state Rep. Sannie Overly as party chairwoman after a two and a half month search. The Kentucky Democratic Party Executive Committee unanimously elected Overly its new chairwoman Saturday. Overly is a state…

Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was 92. Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend, says…

Kerr Withdraws

TAYLOR MILL, Ky. (AP) - Northern Kentucky lawmaker Tom Kerr has withdrawn from the State House race. According to The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1OEQNX1), records from the Secretary of State's office show Kerr has withdrawn his candidacy after serving 20 years…

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