Tennessee News

Governor Lee to give State of the State speech Jan. 31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 31. The Republican will deliver the address to state lawmakers for his fourth time since taking office in 2019. Lee…

Push to stop House map carving Nashville has legal obstacles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats and voting rights groups have blasted Tennessee Republicans for what they call an effort to dilute the state’s Black vote by carving Nashville into three likely GOP-controlled districts. But opponents face significant obstacles in getting…

Tennessee has $1M available for volunteer fire departments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has $1 million available for firefighting equipment for the state’s more than 500 volunteer fire departments. According to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, the Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training…

Police search for 3 teens who escaped detention facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they are searching for three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Metro Nashville Police said in a statement that the group of teens reportedly overpowered a guard at the Youth…

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, has died. He was 88. Emery's family says the broadcaster died Saturday of natural…

Ex-Alabama QB Jay Barker charged with domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge. An arrest affidavit says the 49-year-old sports radio host is married to the victim, but they've been living separately. Barker's wife is country…

4 women shot, wounded in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say four women were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in East Tennessee. News outlets cited a statement from Knoxville Police in reporting that two of the victims suffered serious wounds and two had non-life-threatening…