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More than 400K evacuate South Carolina coast

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) --┬áSouth Carolina officials say more than 400,000 people have evacuated the state's coast and more than 4,000 people have taken refuge in shelters as Hurricane Florence approaches. State Transportation Department Secretary Christy Hall said Thursday that…

Tennessee man pleads guilty in woman's killing 24 years ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a college student during a robbery 24 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 41-year-old Phanhsay Phanivong pleaded guilty to second-degree murder…

US Senate hopefuls in Tennessee tout plans to curb debt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two rivals in Tennessee's open U.S. Senate race are touting plans to curb the $21 trillion-plus national debt, with Democrat Phil Bredesen saying his idea could balance the budget within six years. The former governor and…

USDA announces $643K for 6 opioid projects in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal officials have announced $643,300 for six projects aimed at opioid prevention, treatment and recovery. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the projects are part of $10.7 million for 85 initiatives across 22 states through the…

Heather Scott announces bid for Tennessee governor

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Another name will be on the ballot for governor of Tennessee. Heather Scott has announced her candidacy for governor. Although Scott is a member of the Libertarian party, she will be listed on the ballot as…

Pence to headline fundraiser for Blackburn's US Senate bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence will headline another Tennessee fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her Senate bid. An event invitation says the Knoxville fundraiser will be Sept. 21. Attending will cost $1,000 per person;…

Tennessee World War II pilot's remains IDed, will be buried

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Military officials say they've accounted for the remains of a Tennessee World War II pilot killed more than 70 years ago. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says remains of Navy Reserve Ensign Harold P. DeMoss were…

5 hospitalized after nightclub shooting in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say five people were hospitalized after an early morning shooting at a Memphis nightclub. Memphis police said on Twitter that four people were shot early Monday at the Purple Haze nightclub. Police said one person…

Bloody footprints lead to man's arrest in East TN killing

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) -- Investigators say bloody footprints at the scene of a killing in East Tennessee have led them to arrest a man whose shoes match the stained steps. News outlets cite court documents as saying the prints discovered…

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