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Tennessee professor leaving interim dean job for White House

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee's interim engineering dean is taking a position with the White House starting next week. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Lynne Parker will be assistant director for artificial intelligence for the Office of…

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

DETROIT (AP) -- Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has…

Federal officials unveil impaired driving awareness campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal highway officials have unveiled a campaign aimed at combating drunk and drug-impaired driving. On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the campaign that will run national television, radio and digital ads through Labor…

Arrests made at protest of Nashville-based private prison firm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police have begun arresting protesters who are blocking the entrances to the headquarters of private prison operator CoreCivic. The Tennessee-based company is one of the nation's largest private prison operators and also runs eight immigration detention centers…

Tennessee production company founder, 57, drowns in lake

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a prominent Tennessee filmmaker fell off a boat and drowned. News outlets cite a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency release that says 57-year-old Bobby Stone slipped and fell into the water on Lake Chickamauga on…

WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Knox County

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county. Jacobs, a Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company, was leading Democrat Linda…

History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race. Blackburn would be the first woman…

West TN Election Roundup – Aug. 2, 2018

JACKSON, Tenn. — Below is a list to find results from elections around West Tennessee. Click the county name to see more information. We will update this list as more results become available. Madison County Benton County Carroll County Chester…

Dean wins Tennessee Dem primary for governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has won the Democratic primary in the open race for Tennessee governor. Dean defeated state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh on Thursday in a race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.…

Bredesen wins Democratic nomination for open U.S. Senate seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has won the Democratic nomination for an open U.S. Senate that Democrats see as critical to their hopes of taking control of the Senate. Bredesen blew past nominal opposition in Thursday's…

Blackburn wins Republican nomination for open U.S. Senate contest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has won the Republican nomination in Tennessee's open U.S. Senate race. Blackburn easily advanced past minimal opposition in Thursday's primary. She and Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen have long looked past the…

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