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East TN woman pleads guilty to leaving disabled man who later died

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to leaving a disabled man in a transport van where he died from hyperthermia and dehydration. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports 60-year-old Cliftina Jones pleaded guilty to criminally…

Camden lottery player wins $1,000 a day for life

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A lucky lottery player in Camden has hit the big time, winning $1,000 a day for life. The unnamed winner is the first in the state to win this particular "Cash 4 Life" prize, according to…

Second person on leave in investigation of TBI director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say a second person has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into allegations that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke misused state funds. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance…

Shelby Co. deputy charged with raping teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy in West Tennessee has been charged with raping a teenage girl over a 20-month period. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 43-year-old Brian O. Beck was being held on $90,000 bond Thursday…

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an…

Republican candidates for Tennessee governor to debate

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican candidates for Tennessee governor are set to square off in a debate. The one-hour debate will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville. Legislative issues and…

Nashville Predators player arrested on domestic assault charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police have arrested Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson on a charge of domestic assault. Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner says Watson was arrested Saturday evening. Warner says Watson has been released from jail on $4,500 bond…

Lexington teen drowns in Gulf of Mexico

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- A West Tennessee teen has died while swimming at Panama City Beach. Panama City Beach police say 15-year-old Tyler Spann of Lexington drowned around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gulf…

Miss Tennessee pageant brings big bucks to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant brings big bucks to Jackson. "I think it's definitely great for the city," Matt Childress, a business owner, said. Childress owns Woodstock Bake…

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's acting director on leave

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke has been placed on leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he misused state funds. Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement…

Democrats to debate Tuesday in Tennessee governor race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open race for governor are meeting for a head-to-head debate. The Democratic debate with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh will take place Tuesday…

Jackson aims to fetch huge 'Dog Park Dash' grant

JACKSON, Tenn. --┬áThe city of Jackson is making a run for the "Most dog-friendly city in Tennessee" and needs the public's help with assistance on social media. Jackson has applied for…

State probes misuse of funds accusation against TBI leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an outside review is underway into accusations that its acting director has misused state funds. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said Monday that the agency has been made aware of, and…

Gov. Haslam appoints new TBI director

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the appointment of a new director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. David B. Rausch, 55, will serve as TBI director following the retirement of…

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