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Tennessee woman 'cheerful' after stabbing husband

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Tennessee say they arrested a 71-year-old woman who was “cheerful and unfazed” after stabbing her napping husband in the chest. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday that deputies responded…

Remote clinic seeks volunteers for March event

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A mobile clinic is coming to Alabama but organizers say volunteers are desperately needed to help. The Remote Area Medical clinic is set for March 27-29 at Gadsden City High School, The Gadsden Times reported. It’s…

FDA warns consumers about Dollar Tree drugs, cosmetics

The FDA is warning consumers of buying drugs and cosmetics from Dollar Tree stores. In a letter to the retailer, the FDA said the stores may be selling "potentially unsafe drugs" and cosmetics, citing…

Deer jumps through medical center window in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Hospital officials say a deer crashed through a window of a Tennessee medical center, alarming patients in the waiting room. WATE-TV reports that three patients at Tennova's North Knoxville Medical Center had to be treated for…

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Popeyes restaurant worker recorded throwing a woman onto the pavement has been charged with felony aggravated assault. News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The…

Crockett, Gibson counties 'high-risk' for chronic wasting disease

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A deer from Madison County sampled by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The sampled deer was found within 10 miles of Crockett and Gibson counties, causing the counties to become…

West TN counties awarded $600,000 in highway safety grants

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four West Tennessee counties will receive over $600,000 in highway safety grants to promote public safety and prevent drunk driving. State Sen. Ed Jackson, R-Jackson, announced the grants for the Senate District 27 counties Tuesday after being…

Tennessee raccoons to get vaccinated for rabies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Health is working to prevent the spread of rabies by raccoons through the distribution of vaccine packets coated with fishmeal. According to the department, the packets will be distributed by helicopter and…

Study: Tennessee housing prices rising, permits dip slightly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A housing market report says prices keep rising across Tennessee's metro areas, while construction permits are slightly down year over year. A Middle Tennessee State University news release says the quarterly report shows promising mixed signals.…

Witnesses clash in Tennessee abortion wait period trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Expert witnesses disagree on whether Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period before abortion helps or hinders women's decision making. A Bowling Green State University psychology professor who testified in federal court Wednesday said women seeking abortions experience high…

Mental evaluation planned for convict in prison escape

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) -- A mental evaluation will help decide whether a convict accused of killing a Tennessee corrections administrator before escaping prison is competent to stand trial. Attorneys for Curtis Ray Watson said during a hearing Wednesday that a…

Land Between the Lakes offers visitor appreciation day

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) -- Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is celebrating National Public Lands Day this weekend. The park in western Kentucky and Tennessee will have a visitor appreciation day on Saturday and offer free admission to…

Tennessee trooper fatally ran over man lying in highway

GREENBRIER, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Highway Patrol and state officials say a trooper fatally ran over a man who was lying in a highway. News outlets report 49-year-old James Yates, of Springfield, was lying in the middle of Highway 41…

Tennessee city faces pushback over park bench blocks

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- A park bench addition designed to prevent people from sleeping in public spaces has received pushback from some Tennessee residents. News outlets report that officials in Kingsport, Tennessee, have added wooden blocks through the middle of…

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