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Man Dies In Shootout With Knoxville Police

Knoxville police fatally shot a man who said he wasn't going back to jail and then raised a gun at them. Police Chief David Rausch says the man called 911 shortly before midnight Thursday, saying he had outstanding warrants and…

Voter Photo Advances In TN House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee voters would have to show photo identification before they can cast ballots under a proposal that passed the House. The measure sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville was approved 57-35 on…

Search for Bobo Continues in Decatur County

This video is no longer available. PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) - Hundreds of searchers combed woods and fields in western Tennessee on Thursday looking for a nursing student who was last seen being dragged from the carport of her home by…

Col. Sanders Subject Of Federal Investigation

Newly released FBI documents show that KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders received a death threat in the 1970s that prompted a federal investigation. The hand-written letter addressed to Sanders and his wife told the restaurant entrepreneur from Kentucky that he…

Appeals Court Tosses Ford Conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned former state Sen. John Ford's convictions for concealing material facts and wire fraud. Ford was convicted in 2008 in Nashville for failing to disclose payments he accepted from contractors with TennCare, the state's expanded…

Henry Co. SD Confirms Finding Body of Alice Stachewicz

This video is no longer available. Henry County authorities have confirmed the body discovered in a creek off Barnhill Road is the body of Alice Stachewicz, who was reported missing on Monday. According to Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew, officers…

TN Wine In Supermarkets Bill Fails Again

A House subcommittee has rejected a proposal to allow Tennessee supermarkets to sell wine. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jon Lundberg of Bristol failed Wednesday in the House State and Local Government Subcommittee when the panel voted to delay…

TN Helmet Law Repeal Fails

The latest effort to rescind Tennessee's motorcycle helmet law for adult riders has failed for the year. Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville asked the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday to place his measure on the panel's first calendar of…

Latest Kentucky News Briefs

LAWMAKER INJURED UPDATE Bunch injured in fight at Whitley Co. high school LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a state lawmaker was critically injured Tuesday when he was knocked unconscious after trying to break up a fight between two students…

Miss. Teacher Accused Of Student Abuse

A Mississippi elementary school principal is fighting for her job after being accused of withholding food from a special needs student and forcing the second grader to stick out his tongue as a form of punishment. West Amory Elementary School…

Pig Reference Lands Teacher In Trouble

The director of the Roane County Schools says a March incident in which a kindergarten teacher had students oink at a classmate was a black eye on the schools. Teacher Debbie Hayes was given a letter of reprimand and a…

TennCare Blasted In Obituary

The parents of a schizophrenic man who committed suicide blame TennCare cuts for his death in an obituary they placed to draw attention to the impact of reducing public-funded mental health care in Tennessee. Frank and Ann Zingheim, who live…

Tenn. Revenues Show Growth

Tennessee sales tax collections grew 8 percent in March, the highest rate in five years. Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes on Tuesday called the revenue numbers a strong "indication of consumer optimism." Sales taxes account for two out of every three…

Hunter Claims He Was Abandoned After Shooting

State wildlife officers are investigating after a man said he was accidentally shot by a fellow turkey hunter who said he was going for help and never returned. Daryl Lloyd Wilson told Carter County sheriff's deputies he was hunting on…

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