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Montgomery Biscuits Coach Shot

Authorities say a pitching coach for Montgomery's minor league baseball team has been shot during an apparent mugging at his apartment complex. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Montgomery Biscuits pitching coach Bill Moloney was shot in the thigh around 11:30…

Laughing Gas For Labor Pains

Vanderbilt Medical Center has a new option for women seeking pain relief during labor: laughing gas. The hospital joins only a few others across the nation that offer nitrous oxide to women during childbirth. The odorless, tasteless gas is blended…

Man Wields Gun After Birthday Cake Dispute

Memphis police say a man brought more than a gift to a child's birthday party. Joseph Hayes, 48, of Memphis, has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he brought a gun to the party Saturday because his children…

Westboro Church Associate Jailed In Nashville

A traveling evangelist who has sometimes aligned with Westboro Baptist Church has been jailed in Tennessee on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. Nashville police Sgt. Robert Haught told WSMV-TV in Nashville that 48-year-old Glynis Bethel, who…

Memphis Officers Wounded In Shootout

Two Memphis Police officers and a suspect have been shot in a residential neighborhood. Sgt. Karen Rudolph says the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Monday after two officers from the Tillman Station responded to a call about an armed mental…

Hot Time In Chattanooga Jail

The air conditioning unit at the county jail in Chattanooga is broken, and with daytime temperatures in the 90s, prisoners are being allowed perks such as frequent servings of ice cream and Popsicles. The support services director for the Hamilton…

Iraqi Insurgents Arrested In Western Kentucky

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has scheduled a news conference for Friday to talk about an FBI investigation that led to the arrest of two Iraqi refugees living in his hometown of Bowling Green. Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad…

Chattanooga Dad Accused Of Trying To Kill Son

Chattanooga police have charged a 19-year-old father with trying to kill his infant son. Police arrested Dakota Eldridge Thursday night after he came to Erlanger Hospital with his 12-week-old baby, according to a news release from the police. The baby…

Fed Money To Help Storm Cleanup

Tennessee is receiving a $3.6 million National Emergency Grant for cleanup and recovery from severe storms, tornadoes and associated flooding in the state in late April and early May. According to a news release from the state Thursday, the grant…

Knox County Busts Gambling Hall

Knox County deputies seized $42,000 in cash and detained as many as 60 people in a raid on an illegal gambling hall. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Martha Dooley told the Knoxville News Sentinel that officers also seized marijuana, Oxycontin and oxycodone…

Memphis To Refund Money

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will give about $21 million back to its customers after discovering that it overcharged them for natural gas for more than two years. The average residential customer will receive a credit of $38 in…

Tony Alamo Followers Win Lawsuit

Two former members of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo's ministry have been awarded $33 million each after they sued Alamo for ordering them to be beaten. A jury deliberated for a few hours Thursday before finding Alamo liable in a civil…

Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting

One person is dead after being shot during a standoff Thursday morning with Madison County deputies. The events unfolded just after six this morning on Boone Lane in West Madison County. Early reports show deputies were responding to a domestic…

State Business Advocate Appointed

Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson has appointed the state's new small business advocate. Wilson says Lauren Varney Plunk will help businesses with at least 50 employees work through regulatory issues with state departments and agencies. The position was created last year…

Trolley Crash Injures Five

Authorities say five people have been injured in downtown Memphis where two trolley cars collided. The five riders were not seriously hurt when the electric trolley line lost power, sending one trolley car on a collision course with the other…

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