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Law enforcement help capture loose zebra in middle Tennessee

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials helped capture a loose zebra in middle Tennessee after it escaped from an exotic livestock auction. According to news outlets, Cookeville Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff's office assisted Triple W employees capture…

Tortilla equipment manufacturer plans 210 jobs in Tennessee

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A company that specializes in equipment to make tortillas is investing $30 million to set up shop in Tennessee and create 210 jobs. The state Department of Economic and Community Development says JC Ford Company plans…

Tennessee woman charged with stealing from tech college

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee College of Applied Technology employee has been charged with stealing more than $60,000 from the school. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Valerie Carrier was indicted Monday on a theft charge in Carter…

Tennessee gov: Race shouldn't be taught in 'divisive' way

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has echoed arguments for a bill that would restrict what concepts on institutional racism can be taught in school, saying students should learn “the exceptionalism of our nation,” not things that “inherently…

Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher. Officials said at a news conference Thursday that the three…

What did lawmakers pass this year? A look at the top bills

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have adjourned their annual legislative session, signing off on a $42.6 billion spending plan for the upcoming year. The budget includes a one-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries, an infusion of…

Tennessee stalls bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee proposal to provide legal immunity to drivers who hit protesters and increase penalties for demonstrators who obstruct major roads has stalled for the year. The bill was among the dozen proposals Republicans across the…

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is joining calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic. It's a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who…

Former Tennessee prison officer sentenced for beating inmate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Tennessee corrections officer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking part in the beating of an inmate along with other officers. Jonathan York is one of six…

Nashville officer shot, suspect dead in 'setup' 911 call

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee’s capital city say an officer was shot in the arm by a man who then killed himself as authorities responded to a false report that a woman had been wounded. Metro Nashville Police…