Tennessee News

Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s order allowing families to opt out of school mask mandates. The decision is the latest development in the ongoing legal battle over Lee’s order launched by…

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court says Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71. She had been diagnosed with cancer. A news release Friday from the state's five-member high court says Clark died overnight. Clark…

Police: Kroger shooter ID revealed, was vendor with no target

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others in a Tennessee Kroger didn’t appear to target anyone specifically as he rampaged through the building on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Police say the entire shooting…

Woman killed in Kroger shooting was mother of 3

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The son of a woman killed in a Tennessee grocery store shooting Thursday says in a Facebook post that “this type of crime needs to stop being glossed over and…

Tennessee grocery store attack: 'He kept on shooting'

Police say a gunman attacked a grocery store in an upscale suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and killed one person and wounded 12 others before the suspect was found dead. Authorities say the suspect in the shooting Thursday afternoon died of…

Top Southern Baptist committee funds sex abuse probe

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations. But the Executive Committee held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe. The Executive…

Memphis high school student dies after contracting COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — School officials in Memphis say a student died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19 as Tennessee continues to rank among the highest case rates in the nation. A spokesperson for Frayser Community Schools charter network tells…

Civil rights museum celebrating anniversary with free day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday. Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery…

Man dies in police shootout at Nashville motel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man wanted for questioning in a homicide case was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 47-year-old Adrian Cameron was killed Saturday after shooting at…

Tennessee distributes $4M in historic development grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has granted more than $4 million in grants to help fund historic renovation and preservation projects across the state. According to a news release, the Tennessee General Assembly…