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2 more positive tests for coronavirus announced in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials have announced two more presumptive positive tests for the new coronavirus in Tennessee. The cases in Nashville and Memphis bring the state's total to three. Officials announced Sunday that both positive samples have been sent…

First case of coronavirus reported in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Shelby County. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland confirmed the first case of coronavirus in a Tweet on Saturday. Mayor Strickland says they will be monitoring the situation.

Authorities await autopsy in Tennessee missing girl case

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities are awaiting autopsy results after remains of a missing 15-month-old girl were believed to be found in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Sullivan County Sheriff's Office say they believe they found Evelyn Mae…

Remains found believed to be of missing Evelyn Boswell

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- On Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says authorities found remains believed to be those of the missing 15-month-old, Evelyn Boswell. An autopsy is pending and the investigation remains ongoing.

Trump surveys tornado damage in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- President Trump surveyed tornado damage in Tennessee on Friday. The president shared a message for the victims and visited a church that has been set up as a…

Trump to survey Tennessee tornado damage

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will again assume the role of national consoler when he tours Tennessee neighborhoods where lives and homes were destroyed by powerful tornadoes this week. Trump was flying to the state on Friday to visit…

Tennessee to receive funds to respond to coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is expected to receive funds to respond to coronavirus. The Department of Health and Human Services announced, through the Centers for Disease Control, it is providing $500,000 to respond to the virus in Tennessee, according to…

Early morning tornado hits Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Woodland Street in east Nashville, just one of the many streets and neighborhoods devastated by early morning storms on Tuesday. Derrick Frey works on Woodland Street. "Around 1:30, I saw…

Governor Lee announces Constitutional Carry legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Lee announces legislation aiming for significant changes involving guns. "The bill is not only focused on protecting our Second Amendment liberties, but also on increasing safety for…

TWRA announces 2019 collectible waterfowl stamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A student’s artwork from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now available to purchase. Campbell County High School student Erica Brock was honored as last spring’s Tennessee Best of Show, according to a…

Mother of missing 15-month-old taken into custody

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell has been taken into custody. Megan Boswell was taken into custody and charged with false reporting by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, according to the TBI. The TBI says…

Mom says missing girl in Virginia; police search, can't find

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl whose disappearance prompted an Amber Alert says the toddler’s grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia. Megan Boswell told WJHL-TV on Monday that her mother took Evelyn Mae…

TWRA executive director announces retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency executive director Ed Carter has announced his retirement, according to a TWRA news release. The release says Carter’s retirement will be effective on May 31. Starting his career in 1972, Carter held positions…

Amber Alert issued for girl, 1, not seen since Dec. 26

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators in Tennessee worked all night Wednesday and into Thursday morning searching for a 15-month-old girl who hasn't been seen since the day after Christmas. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Evelyn Boswell was reported missing…

Tennessee Democrats push to move up presidential primary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A new bill in Tennessee would make the state the first to hold a presidential primary. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change Tuesday. They argue that the Volunteer State has a more diverse…

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