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Tennessee governor won't intervene in execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he will not intervene in this week's scheduled lethal injection of a Tennessee inmate. Lee made the announcement Tuesday, saying that he came to the decision after "prayerful and deliberate consideration."…

FBI probes case of Chattanooga officer accused of rape

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the case of a Chattanooga police officer who is accused of raping women while on the job. The allegations are detailed in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Officer Desmond Logan is accused…

Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is causing anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer says these are days of "a little bit of panic." Minnesota agriculture lender…

Sheriff: Carnival worker from Virginia shot, killed 3 women

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- Authorities in Virginia have linked the slayings of two missing women and a missing teenage girl to a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show. The sheriff's office in rural Washington County announced…

Governor Lee speaks at annual luncheon in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - The Governor's Luncheon is one of the biggest events of the annual Strawberry Festival. Today's was extra special for Governor Bill Lee, as it was his first luncheon since…

Middle TN suspect faces 6 counts of first-degree murder

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Middle Tennessee man arrested in the deaths of seven people, including his parents and other relatives, has now officially been charged. Michael Cummins, 25, is charged with six counts of first-degree murder, one count of…

4 Tennessee pain clinics accused in fraud scheme have closed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Four Tennessee pain management clinics have abruptly closed amid state and federal health insurance fraud investigations. The Tennessean reports the clinics formerly with PainMD and rebranded under the name Rinova officially closed Wednesday. Federal authorities last…

Ex-intelligence analyst from Nashville charged with leaks to reporter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former government intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking classified documents to a reporter. Authorities say 31-year-old Daniel Everette Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested Thursday morning and will make an initial appearance at the…

Squirrel season starts Saturday in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee's 2019 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 11. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the daily bag limit will be 10. Squirrel season will continue through Sunday, June 9. You…

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis wins big award

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee is being honored by a federal agency that supports the nation's museums. The Institute of Museum and Library Services said in a news release Tuesday that the Memphis-based museum…

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