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Lawyer wants prison for East TN detective who beat handcuffed man

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff's officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video says the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted. Lee Merritt told reporters…

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman.…

Reward offered for info on guns stolen near TN-KY state line

OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for stealing multiple firearms from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. A statement from the Bureau of…

Report: Voting paper trail still needed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A state government group says Tennessee should still keep a paper trail of voters' ballots roughly 10 years after coming out with a similar recommendation that resulted in little change. According to the Tennessee Advisory Commission…

Wintry storm ices roads across much of Southeast

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Residents walked instead of driving cars and children enjoyed another day of building snowmen with school canceled Monday after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates…

Tennessee executes longest-serving death row inmate

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee has executed its longest-serving death row inmate, who became the second person to be killed in the state's electric chair in just over a month. Corrections officials say 61-year-old David Earl Miller was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m.…

Tennessee to electrocute second inmate in as many months

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee inmate is scheduled Thursday evening to become the second person to die in the state's electric chair in as many months. The execution plan comes nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted lethal injection. But…

Gov. Haslam invites public feedback on TN H2O water plan

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is asking for your input on a state plan for future water availability across Tennessee. The plan, called TN H2O, includes assessing current water resources and recommendations to help ensure Tennessee has an abundance of water…

Paramedic killed in ambulance crash laid to rest in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A paramedic killed last week in an ambulance crash in Nashville is being laid to rest Wednesday in Jackson. Zachary Pruitt, 36, was killed Friday night in the single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Nashville.   His…

St. Jude announces largest one-time donation of $50 million

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital says a $50 million donation from a research-based pharmaceutical company is the largest one-time gift in its history. The Memphis-based hospital said Monday that the donation from the AbbVie company will…

Memphis man praises youth football after bus crash

BENTON, Ark. (AP) -- A former member of a Tennessee youth football program that lost a player in a pre-dawn bus crash in Arkansas says the program can keep children from being lured into a world of drugs and crime. One…

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