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Man who dressed as superhero sentenced on child porn charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man who dressed as Spider-Man and washed windows at a children's hospital has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison on child pornography charges. A statement from U.S. Attorney…

Local school systems respond to hack in TNReady website

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Education is working to correct problems with the state's student assessment test, and local school districts say they've had problems with TNReady online testing the…

Tennessee lawmakers grill education commissioner over TNReady test

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State lawmakers have spent the afternoon grilling Tennessee's education commissioner over a new problem with the state's assessment test. One lawmaker called for Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to step down over the latest debacle with the…

West TN man charged with murder in opioid overdose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a West Tennessee man faces a murder charge after he sold heroin laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl to an acquaintance who died. The Shelby County District Attorney's Office says the case of Blake…

Tennessee lawmakers fuming over new assessment test problems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's student assessment test has had more problems, and state lawmakers are fuming. State education officials announced on Tuesday that there appears to have been a deliberate attack on the computer system of the company that…

Policy on bullying eyed after Mississippi boy hangs himself

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- A month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself after being bullied at school in Mississippi. While Andy Leach's family waits for answers, experts say the school district's bullying policy lacks key elements, such as…

Legislature gives final approval to moving James K. Polk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nearly 170 years after President James K. Polk died, the Tennessee Legislature is urging that his remains be exhumed and taken to a fourth resting place — but it might take a while longer before the…

Locals share thoughts on 7-day liquor sales bill

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There are five states surrounding Tennessee that sell alcohol on Sunday, and after Tuesday, Tennessee might join the list. After a bill passed with 55 to 35 votes in the…

More than 10,000 apply for free-tuition program for adults

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied to Tennessee Reconnect, the state's new program that allows adults, no matter their age, to go to community college or technical schools tuition-free. Haslam…

Farmers speak out on possible tariffs on soybeans

  GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- After President Donald Trump's announcement of proposed tariffs on steel and other imports, China says they may impose tariffs on several U.S. imports. "When they announced that…

Texas man wanted in deaths of woman, child found in Middle TN

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A Texas man identified by police as a suspect in the slayings of a woman and her young daughter has been captured in Middle Tennessee. Thirty-seven-year-old Paige Terrell Lawyer was being held Monday at the…

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