Author: Associated Press

Push to revive Tennessee abortion heartbeat bill halted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Senate has rejected a push to revive this year a bill to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The GOP-led chamber cast a voice vote…

Tennessee bill would double Senate campaign donation limits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee senators have voted to double several campaign contribution limits. The Senate voted Thursday for Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey's bill. It still needs House approval. Currently, a Senate candidate can receive $1,600 from an individual and…

Officials confirm case of measles in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Heath officials say they've confirmed a case of measles in Tennessee. News outlets report the Tennessee Department of Health announced on Thursday that one person in East Tennessee tested positive for the highly contagious disease. Officials…

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The new head of the Tennessee Valley Authority says a decision to shut down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant is the right one. The decision previously drew a critical tweet from President Trump. Jeff Lyash took…

Tennessee SRO accused of selling alcohol to teachers while on duty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A school resource officer in Tennessee is accused of selling an alcoholic mixture to teachers while on duty. The Tennessean reported Thursday that Metro Nashville police Officer Candace Steen was removed from West End Middle School…

Montana regulator says West TN man peddling bad insurance policies

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana's insurance commissioner says a West Tennessee man is peddling unauthorized car insurance policies. Commissioner Matthew Rosendale sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday to Mervin Graber of Whiteville, Tennessee, after about 20 people bought policies, most of…

Tennessee House advances bill seeking to overhaul Medicaid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee House has advanced a proposal that would overhaul how the state provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents. The House voted 68-21 on Thursday with only Democrats voting against the measure. The…

Tennessee holding over 100 free legal clinics this month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is holding more than 100 free legal advice clinics across the state this month. The Help4TN Days blitz is meant to call attention to the free legal help available through the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access…

Tennessee bill to arm teachers dropped for the year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow teachers and others in public schools to carry concealed firearms won't be considered further in 2019. Republican Rep. Ryan Williams told a House committee Wednesday he has no desire to push…

Tennessee medical marijuana bill dropped for the year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A push to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee has been dropped from consideration this year. Republican Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville told a committee Wednesday that he will delay his bill until 2020. The legislation would…