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Middle Tenn. man added to TBI's most wanted

LEWIS COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Middle Tennessee man to their Top 10 Most Wanted list. Dewayne Halfacre, 42, of Hohenwald is wanted for robbing two clerks Jan. 19 in a store in Almaville,…

UPDATE: 2 dead, 19 injured in Kentucky school shooting

UPDATE: Gov. Matt Bevin says two people have been killed and 19 injured in a shooting at a high school in southwest Kentucky. Of the 19 injured, Bevin says 14 of those were gunshot wounds. Speaking at a news conference, Bevin…

Gov. Haslam touts $30M plan to fight opioid epidemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam is touting a $30 million plan that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills three Tennesseans a day. The Republican released details in a news conference…

Gov. Haslam to unveil opioid plan Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is slated to unveil a plan to combat the state's opioid epidemic. The Republican governor plans to release the details in a news conference Monday alongside Senate Speaker Randy McNally, House Speaker…

Tennessee agrees on sales tax for short-term rentals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Airbnb will now be able to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of its renters in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Airbnb announced an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Revenue on Wednesday that will allow…

TDOT, City of Jackson gear up for wintry mix

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The race is on as West Tennessee prepares to see a wintry mix Friday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for the chance of snow…

Denise LaSalle memorial service, visitation plans announced

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Memorial service and visitation arrangements have been announced for "Queen of the Blues" Denise LaSalle. LaSalle passed away Monday at 78 years old. The renowned R&B singer, songwriter and record producer called Jackson home along with her…

Blues legend Denise LaSalle passes away at 78

JACKSON, Tenn. -- What would the blues have been without the "Queen of the Blues," Denise LaSalle. She passed away Monday at 78 years old after years of health issues. Having roots in…

US appeals court: Tennessee abortion amendment vote was OK

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee won't have to recount votes for a state constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that allows tougher abortion restrictions. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion Tuesday says…

Tennessee's suicide rate hit record high in 2016

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's suicide rate hit a record high in 2016, according to a news release from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide, according to the release. While the suicide…

Emma's reign ends; Ava top baby name for Tennessee girls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- So long, Emma. The name Ava is now the most popular for girls born in Tennessee. Tennessee's Department of Health released Thursday its list of the most popular names for babies born in the state in…

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