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Trial date set in deadly Chattanooga school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has set a trial date for the driver in a Tennessee school bus crash that killed six elementary school students last year. Johnthony Walker faces 34 charges, including six counts of vehicular homicide, in…

Gov. Bill Haslam considering US Senate bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he is considering running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of his friend Bob Corker. Haslam told reporters Thursday that…

TBI adds new Jackson-based public information officer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced a new addition to the agency's public information office. Micheal Jones is now handling TBI public information communications for the western region of the…

Nashville church shooting suspect charged with murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. The church…

TN lawmakers want state agencies to allow photos of public records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers are asking three state agencies to ensure that their policies allow residents to take cell phone photos of public records. The Tennessean reports that Joint Government Operations Committee members on Wednesday questioned the Office…

Tennessee sets record number of overdose deaths in 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Health officials say Tennessee saw a record number of overdose deaths in 2016. A state Department of Health news release Monday says 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses last year, a 12 percent increase from 1,451…

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