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Tennessee Highway Patrol captain resigns following investigation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Highway Patrol captain has resigned following an investigation into a relationship he had with a subordinate for several years. WTVC-TV reports that audio recordings obtained through a public records request show that Captain Jeffrey…

Blind homeless man beaten to death in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man is accused of beating a blind homeless man to death with a fire extinguisher near a Tennessee bus stop. News outlets report 32-year-old Brandon Brown has been charged with criminal homicide in the death…

Child fatally struck after Christmas parade

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a child has been fatally struck after a Christmas parade in Tennessee.  Police in Mount Juliet say the child was hit Saturday by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer in a…

Truck carrying M&Ms overturns on interstate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Department of Transportation official confirms a truck hauling about 35,000 pounds of M&M candies has overturned on a state highway.  News outlets report the semitrailer crashed on Interstate 40 near Knoxville early Friday morning.…

School buses crash, sending two dozen to the hospital

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say one school bus from Georgia rear-ended another during their field trip to Tennessee, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals. News outlets report 19 students and four adults were taken for evaluation to…

Tennessee woman 'cheerful' after stabbing husband

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Tennessee say they arrested a 71-year-old woman who was “cheerful and unfazed” after stabbing her napping husband in the chest. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday that deputies responded…

Remote clinic seeks volunteers for March event

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A mobile clinic is coming to Alabama but organizers say volunteers are desperately needed to help. The Remote Area Medical clinic is set for March 27-29 at Gadsden City High School, The Gadsden Times reported. It’s…

FDA warns consumers about Dollar Tree drugs, cosmetics

The FDA is warning consumers of buying drugs and cosmetics from Dollar Tree stores. In a letter to the retailer, the FDA said the stores may be selling "potentially unsafe drugs" and cosmetics, citing…

Deer jumps through medical center window in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Hospital officials say a deer crashed through a window of a Tennessee medical center, alarming patients in the waiting room. WATE-TV reports that three patients at Tennova's North Knoxville Medical Center had to be treated for…

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Popeyes restaurant worker recorded throwing a woman onto the pavement has been charged with felony aggravated assault. News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The…

Crockett, Gibson counties 'high-risk' for chronic wasting disease

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A deer from Madison County sampled by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The sampled deer was found within 10 miles of Crockett and Gibson counties, causing the counties to become…

West TN counties awarded $600,000 in highway safety grants

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four West Tennessee counties will receive over $600,000 in highway safety grants to promote public safety and prevent drunk driving. State Sen. Ed Jackson, R-Jackson, announced the grants for the Senate District 27 counties Tuesday after being…

Tennessee raccoons to get vaccinated for rabies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Health is working to prevent the spread of rabies by raccoons through the distribution of vaccine packets coated with fishmeal. According to the department, the packets will be distributed by helicopter and…

Study: Tennessee housing prices rising, permits dip slightly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A housing market report says prices keep rising across Tennessee's metro areas, while construction permits are slightly down year over year. A Middle Tennessee State University news release says the quarterly report shows promising mixed signals.…

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