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Deputy shot, suspect killed in Memphis shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old man was killed and a deputy was wounded in a shooting outside a Memphis apartment complex. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies went to the complex early…

UPDATE: Missing children found safe in Chattanooga

  UPDATE: Police are investigating the apparent homicide of a woman whose two small children were the subject of an endangered child alert before they were found safe in Chattanooga. See the updated story here. Earlier story: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --…

Early voting begins this week

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Early voting for the Nov. 6 election begins Wednesday, Oct. 17. Voters can cast their ballots Monday through Saturday until Thursday, Nov. 1. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. To find your early voting and Election Day polling…

Sheriff: Middle TN woman, 4 children killed in murder-suicide

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- A sheriff says his detectives are trying to figure out why a mother would kill her four children and then herself at their home in Middle Tennessee. Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland told a news conference…

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening in Kentucky

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening this week in Kentucky. The museum said in a news release its $15 million building in downtown Owensboro will celebrate with three days of music, Thursday…

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at naval base in West TN

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say one man has been killed and another has been wounded in a shooting at a West Tennessee naval base. WREG-TV reports Millington police say one man was arrested in the Sunday morning shooting at…

Tennessee, other states ask for action on illegal robocalls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's attorney general has joined several dozen other states to ask the federal government to take action on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III's office said in a news release that a document signed…

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Music superstar Taylor Swift says she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday evening acknowledging she's previously shied from voicing her political…

Tennessee election chief warns voters of registration scams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the public should be aware of misleading voter registration information as the deadline to register for the November general election nears. Hargett's office said Thursday it has received multiple…

BREAKING: Middle TN fugitive captured

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted Friday morning that Henry County Sheriff's Office officials arrested Kirby Wallace. Wallace has been on the run since Saturday. THP tweeted that Henry County…

Tennessee Supreme Court hears reporter defamation case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's Supreme Court on Thursday took up the question of whether a reporter can be sued for defamation when reporting fairly and accurately on a public proceeding. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk is suing a…

Haslam still weighing clemency of Tennessee death row inmate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he is still deciding whether to grant clemency to a Tennessee inmate scheduled to be executed next week. Haslam said Thursday he hopes to make a decision soon, but declined to say…

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