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Inaugural Miss Tennessee Volunteer 2018 crowned

JACKSON, Tenn. - Christine Williamson was crowned as the first ever Miss Tennessee Volunteer. Williamson was the 66th Miss Tennessee winner under the Miss America organization. When the groups split,…

TDOT opens temporary lane closures for Memorial Day weekend

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many Tennesseans get out and travel on Memorial Day weekend. Before you do that, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is reminding drivers about staying safe while travelling. They have also released an update on lane closures throughout the…

Jury returns to deliberate in Tennessee church shooting case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jurors in Tennessee are deliberating the fate of a black man who killed a woman and wounded seven people at a Nashville church in apparent revenge for the racist massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston,…

TBI issues statewide Amber Alert for missing girl

UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed 23-month-old Octavia Shaw was found safe this morning, near where the search began. Martinez was with the child, according to the TBI, and is now in custody. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-- A Tennessee AMBER…

Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The nation's largest Protestant denomination is reporting its twelfth year of declining memberships. On Thursday, the Southern Baptist Convention reported total membership for 2018 at 14.8 million, down about 192,000 from the previous year. Baptisms also…

Teenager dies in Crockett County multi-vehicle crash

CROCKETT CO., Tenn. -- Authorities with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say 19-year-old Christopher Kuykendall of Humboldt was killed Friday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash. The accident involving three vehicles happened around 1…

Oldest African-American pilot in West Tennessee dies at 96

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The oldest African-American pilot in West Tennessee has died at 96. Eugene May died Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. May always said his dream was to fly a plane, and in the 1940s, he made that…

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to…

Tennessee joins federal lawsuit against generic drug makers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee has joined a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against 20 generic drug manufacturers, alleging manipulation of prices. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says in a release that the drugs treat diseases and conditions including basic…

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