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  • 2 children, 1 adult killed in school bus crash

    December 2, 2014 3:42 PM

    KNOXVILLE, TN - Two buses carrying children home from an intermediate and a primary school collided on a Tennessee highway, killing two children and an adult. Another 23 people were injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash. Police did not immediately say what caused the crash that sent one of the... more »
  • Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

    November 22, 2014 6:59 PM

    ATLANTA - There's an effort underway to create a Southern primary for the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing states like Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi together on the first Tuesday in March. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls it the "SEC Primary," after the Southeastern Conference, saying he wants the... more »
  • SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    October 19, 2014 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... more »
  • Mettenberger's return to the Bayou state Play Video

    August 16, 2014 11:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Zach Mettenberger was cheered as he stepped in front of a Louisiana crowd on a Louisiana field, but even he didn't expect such a warm ovation as the visiting quarterback when the Tennessee Titans faced the New Orleans Saints on Friday. Mettenberger, the former LSU star... more »
  • Person killed in National Guard Armory shooting Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:35 AM

    LOBELVILLE, TN - A shooting at a National Guard Armory in Tennessee has left a longtime guardsman dead and a 'person of interest' in police custody. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest... more »
  • Tennessee man killed woman; dismembered, ate body

    June 10, 2014 12:07 PM

    MANCHESTER, TN - Authorities say a Tennessee man is accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse. Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that 37-year-old Gregory S. Hale was arrested at his home late Sunday and is charged... more »
  • LSU baseball finishes sweep of Auburn, earns #3 seed at SEC Tournament

    May 17, 2014 11:34 PM

    AUBURN, AL - The LSU baseball team beat Auburn 8-1 to finish off a sweep of the home Tigers, and in the process earned the #3 seed in the SEC tournament. LSU kept the bats hot as they finished the series with a 29-4 advantage in the 3 wins... more »
  • 6 injured in explosion at Tennessee steel mill

    May 16, 2014 6:47 AM

    KNOXVILLE, TN - Fire officials say six workers have been injured in an explosion at a Knoxville, Tennessee, steel mill. Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran told local media outlets that one worker was in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. He says the others suffered... more »
  • Deaths reported in Ala., Miss., Tenn. from weather

    April 29, 2014 4:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - At least 11 deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise. In Mississippi, officials say at least seven people have been killed. State Director of Health Protection Jim Craig said Monday night that officials are working with coroners to... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • 5 run 8th lifts LSU baseball to series win vs. Tennessee

    April 27, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Faced with the same situation that hurt the LSU baseball team on Saturday, the Tigers responded in better fashion Sunday, breaking an 8th inning tie wide open with 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th. The Tigers had not lost a game all year when... more »
  • Rare late-inning collapse dooms LSU baseball vs. Tennessee

    April 26, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team watched a 7th inning lead fall through for the first time this season, as Tennessee rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th innings to top the Tigers 6-3 Saturday night. Jared Poche' threw seven strong innings... more »
  • LSU softball can't complete sweep of Vols, fall 9-0 in series finale

    April 6, 2014 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team gave up 2 runs in the first inning and never recovered in their series finale against #2 Tennessee, falling 9-0 after winning the first two games. Tigers starting pitcher Ashley Czechner was pulled after she gave up a third run in the... more »
  • LSU softball takes series win over #2 Tennessee

    April 5, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team picked up its first SEC series win in style with an 8-4 win over #2 Tennessee on Saturday. The Tigers (22-15, 4-7 SEC) started things off with an Allison Falcon RBI single in the 2nd inning, followed by a Jacee Blades RBI... more »
  • Twins were dead 3 years and no one noticed

    April 2, 2014 7:45 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE- Two elderly twins found dead in side-by-side recliners in their home were identified by autopsy but authorities in Tennessee don't know how they died. Mystery surrounds the deaths of 63-year-old twins Andrew and Anthony Thompson who died three years ago but were discovered just this week. ... more »
  • Missing Tenn. teen has ties to BR Play Video

    March 30, 2014 9:46 PM

    FRANKLIN, TN - Deputies in Tennessee are asking people in Baton Rouge to be on the lookout for a missing teenager who has ties to the capital area. Williamson County deputies said 16-year-old Christopher Smithburg was last seen on Thursday at his home in Nolensville, TN. Smithburg used to... more »
  • Vols play their way from bubble to Sweet 16

    March 25, 2014 7:44 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. Tennessee (24-12) has been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February after splitting its first 14 Southeastern Conference games. That made the Volunteers primed for the postseason once they earned an NCAA... more »
  • Tennessee stops LSU's run in SEC Quarterfinals

    March 7, 2014 9:11 PM

    DULUTH, Ga. - Isabelle Harrison scored 21 points, Meighan Simmons and Bashaara Graves each added 14 and No. 6 Tennessee used an overpowering late run to beat LSU 77-65 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday night. The second-seeded Lady Vols (25-5) have won five straight and... more »
  • Volkswagen Beetle about to come full circle

    February 25, 2014 7:30 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- A man who pined over his stolen 1965 Volkswagen Beetle for 40 years can now get it back. Joe MacDonald of Knoxville, Tennessee used to buy and fix up VW Bugs to sell but says he never stopped grieving for the red convertible he says he had... more »
  • 2 UT players arrested on alcohol-related charges

    February 9, 2014 5:00 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Authorities say Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien have been arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Johnson and 20-year-old O'Brien were taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson, a first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season, was charged... more »
  • Grape drink death

    February 6, 2014 7:44 PM

    SURGIONSVILLE, TENNESSEE- An autopsy shows a five-year-old girl died from being forced to drink more than two liters of grape soda and water and her father and his wife are charged with murder. Alexa Linboom was brought to a hospital emergency room by her father, blue and unresponsive. ... more »
  • Surprising first week shakes up SEC race

    January 8, 2014 2:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - A surprising first week of competition in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball team has left the league with no obvious front-runner. Tennessee and Kentucky, who have combined to win the conference's last four regular-season titles, lost their SEC home openers. Tennessee, the defending league champion, fell 80-77... more »
  • #16 Lady Tigers pull off 80-77 upset over #5 Tennessee

    January 2, 2014 8:27 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The LSU Lady Tigers pulled off the 80-77 upset win over fifth-ranked Tennessee Thursday night. The game was the SEC opener for both schools. The win is the first for the program over the Lady Vols under former Tennessee player, and now LSU women's head... more »
  • LSU women picked third in SEC

    November 5, 2013 11:26 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The LSU women's basketball team has been picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in a poll of SEC coaches. Tennessee is the top pick, getting 11 of 14 first place votes. They are the defending regular season champs. Kentucky was picked second and... more »
  • Multiple fatalities reported in Tenn. bus crash

    October 2, 2013 2:39 PM

    DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Authorities say a tire on a church bus blew out and the bus hit a tractor-trailer and sport utility vehicle in northeastern Tennessee, killing eight people. The state Department of Safety and Homeland Security said the chartered bus crossed the median in Jefferson County about 2 p.m.... more »
  • No. 19 Florida loses Driskel, beats Vols 31-17

    September 21, 2013 6:29 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Murphy had a 52 yard touchdown... more »
  • Vols' Vereen ready to play, Maggitt sidelined

    September 18, 2013 8:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Tennessee freshman defensive end Corey Vereen is expected to make his collegiate debut Saturday at No. 19 Florida. Linebacker Curt Maggitt remains sidelined as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Volunteers coach Butch Jones updated the status of both players on his radio show Wednesday.... more »
  • Vols suspend Couch for Saturday's game against Ducks

    September 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against second-ranked Oregon. Tennessee is investigating allegations Couch was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. Yahoo Sports reported Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama defensive end... more »
  • Yahoo: 5 SEC stars received payouts during career

    September 11, 2013 9:06 PM

    A report says five Southeastern Conference players received impermissible benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that text messages and financial records show former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis was a go-between for NFL agents and financial advisers for Fluker, Tennessee... more »
  • Beckham garners SEC honor

    September 9, 2013 1:41 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph and LSU return man Odell Beckham Jr. are Southeastern Conference players of the week. The SEC released the winners on Monday. Murray was 17 of 23 passing for 309 yards and four touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, in a... more »
  • Entergy, ITC to refile Texas merger application

    August 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Faced with likely rejection because of procedural reasons, Entergy Corp. and ITC Holdings Corp. have withdrawn their Texas application to merge transmission systems. The move came at the end of an hours-long hearing Friday in Austin, Texas, before the state's Public Utility Commission. New Orleans-based Entergy and... more »
  • Tennessee cites job performance for coach firing

    May 2, 2013 4:14 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Tennessee officials are citing unsatisfactory job performance as their reason for firing Lady Vols associate strength coach Heather Mason, who sued the university last fall. Mason's personnel file, obtained through a public records request, includes letters from Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick and women's soccer coach... more »
  • Summitt to remain Lady Vols' head coach emeritus

    May 1, 2013 10:12 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn - Pat Summitt will continue in her role as the Tennessee head coach emeritus on Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick's staff next season. In a university release Wednesday announcing the move, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said "her continued example of leadership and courage sends an everlasting message... more »
  • Wildfire burns outside Great Smoky Mountains

    March 18, 2013 8:20 AM

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - A wildfire burning in a resort area outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has destroyed more than 30 large rental cabins. Ben Bryson, a fire resources coordinator with the Tennessee Division of Forestry, says the 145-acre fire was first reported Sunday evening in Sevier County.... more »
  • Police chief's polygraph targets racist applicants

    March 8, 2013 7:57 AM

    COOPERTOWN, Tenn. - The chief of a small-town police department in Tennessee says racists aren't going to want to be on his force once they find out they can't get hired without taking a polygraph. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan says the test doesn't ask people if they're racist -... more »
  • Lady Vols clinch regular season title

    February 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 points in the final home game of her career and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 13 Texas A&M 82-72 on Tuesday night to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title. Tennessee (23-5, 14-1), which had already wrapped up a share of... more »
  • LSU ready for road challenge

    February 18, 2013 7:33 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The LSU men's basketball team worked out at Thompson-Boling Arena here Monday night going over the Tennessee scouting report in preparation for two improving teams to meet looking to improve their position in the Southeastern Conference race. Tipoff is slated for just after 7 p.m. EST... more »
  • LSU women fall to #12 Tennessee

    February 7, 2013 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers fell to #12 Tennessee 64-62 in the Maravich Center Thursday night. Theresa Plaisance led the way for LSU with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.Biance Lutley also pitched in 13 points and 5 assists. The Lady Tigers fall to 13-10... more »
  • The devil is in the details

    February 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    A 666 tax form led to a man quitting his job. Walter Slonopas of Nashville says his W-2 was stamped with the number 666, which he considers the "mark of the beast", or the devil. He says accepting that number would have condemned his soul to hell. The company that... more »
  • Poor start has SEC staggering into league play

    January 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has taken a major step backward since last year, when it was the home of the national champion and had the most NBA draft picks of any league. The SEC enters league play Tuesday with a losing record against each of the other five... more »
  • "Tennessee Waltz" singer Patti Page dies at 85

    January 2, 2013 2:18 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patti Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager. She was one of the top-selling female singers in history with more than 100 million record sales... more »
  • Vols hire Cincinnati's Jones as next coach

    December 7, 2012 10:38 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its next football coach. Jones has a 50-27 record in six seasons as a head coach. He went 27-13 in three seasons at Central Michigan and has gone 23-14 at Cincinnati the last three years. He followed Notre Dame's Brian... more »
  • Titans placing RG Leroy Harris on injured reserve

    November 7, 2012 10:24 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans are putting starting right guard Leroy Harris on injured reserve with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Harris hurt his knee on the opening drive in a 19-13 overtime loss to Indianapolis on Oct. 28 and had to wait... more »
  • Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    November 2, 2012 3:59 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - An Appalachian Trail hiker has been rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make his way out because of snowdrifts up to 5 feet high left by Superstorm Sandy. Park service spokeswoman Molly Schroer... more »
  • For some SEC teams, coaching seat heating up

    October 17, 2012 5:09 PM

    UNDATED - The Southeastern Conference could be getting another makeover, one which has nothing to do with expansion. The league that has won six consecutive national championships has more coaches on the proverbial "hot seat" than in any recent year, with potential openings at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.... more »
  • Tenn. repo man finds 4 children home alone

    October 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man sent to repossess a car in Tennessee found four small children left home alone and their father faces charges. Murfreesboro police spokesman Sgt. Kyle Evans says James King was at an apartment building at about 11 p.m. Saturday when he saw a boy outside crying.... more »
  • Ryan wants Romney to beat Obama 'by acclamation'

    September 27, 2012 4:24 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he wants the Republican campaign message to be so detailed and compelling that Mitt Romney will be elected "by acclamation." The Wisconsin congressman said at a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser at a Knoxville hotel on Thursday that the GOP message contrasts with what... more »
  • Tennessee suspends wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers

    August 23, 2012 10:28 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has suspended star wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers for an unspecified violation of team rules. Rogers was an all-Southeastern Conference selection last year with 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. The junior from Calhoun, Ga., doesn't appear on the depth chart Tennessee released Thursday for... more »
  • Corps: Low Mississippi causes harbor closures

    August 21, 2012 3:32 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing towboats and barges to run aground on the Mississippi River are expected to continue into October. Major Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps'... more »
  • 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed

    August 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels. Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Tippets told The Associated Press on Monday that the stretch of river near... more »
  • Thousands mark Elvis's death, get surprise visit

    August 16, 2012 7:24 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and got a surprise welcome from the King's former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering. The two women appeared... more »
  • Ride for beer prompts arrest

    August 6, 2012 7:37 PM

    A man who called 911 at least nine times was busted for one call asking if the call center could send him a ride to pick up beer. Most of the calls were hang ups but were traced to 67-year-old Allen Brooks of Columbia, Tennessee. When an office went to... more »
  • US panel: Improve child custody rules for military

    July 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws is looking to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt. The Uniform Law Commission is a group of some 350 attorneys appointed... more »
  • Tennessee TV weatherman shot by crossbow

    June 4, 2012 6:03 PM

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Police say a TV weatherman in Tennessee was wounded by a bolt from a crossbow during a break-in at his home by a man he once lived with who has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. The Johnson City Press reports that police say 53-year-old Gerald... more »
  • Search continues for kidnap-slaying suspect

    May 9, 2012 8:35 AM

    GUNTOWN, Miss.- Authorities in Mississippi and Tennessee continue the search for a man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters and killing two of them. Meanwhile, the wife and mother of 35-year-old suspect Adam Mayes have been charged with helping to carry out the kidnapping. The bodies of... more »
  • Wife, mother of kidnap-slaying suspect arrested

    May 8, 2012 11:18 AM

    GUNTOWN, Miss.- Police have arrested the wife and mother of a man suspected of abducting and killing a Tennessee woman and her oldest daughter and kidnapping the woman's two youngest daughters. A court clerk confirmed that Adam Mayes' wife, Teresa Mayes, and mother, Mary Mayes, are in jail in Hardeman... more »
  • Summit steps aside, Warlick new Tennessee coach

    April 18, 2012 12:59 PM

    Summit steps aside, Warlick new Tennessee coach Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of "head coach emeritus" with long-time assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport's winningest coach. Tennessee released a... more »
  • Judge on High

    April 4, 2012 7:42 PM

    Rulings by a judge in Knox County, Tennessee were called into questions after Richard Baumgartner was found to be high on prescription drugs for the last two years of his career. Prosecutors say Baumgartner presided over more than a thousand cases during that period. Having to go back and review... more »
  • Baylor advances to Final Four

    March 27, 2012 8:52 AM

    Brittney Griner had 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks before being ejected with less than a minute left and top-seeded Baylor rolled over Tennessee 77-58 Monday night to advance to the Final Four. Shekinna Stricklen had 22 points for Tennessee (27-9), whose seniors became its first four-year class not... more »
  • Sheriff: Facebook spat led to 2 shooting deaths

    February 9, 2012 12:13 PM

    MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn> - Authorities say a father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged with killing the couple. Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said Wednesday the victims had complained to police that Marvin's Potter's daughter was harassing... more »
  • Put it Out or pay the Consequences

    January 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    A cop who repeatedly smoked cigarettes inside the precinct house got fired after 17 years on the force in Newbern, Tennessee. Sgt. James Bishop got the axe last week for violating a 2007 city policy prohibiting smoking inside all municipal offices and buildings. The chief says he had complaints about... more »
  • Co-writer of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' dies

    October 13, 2011 2:37 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Charlie Daniels Band member and a co-writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" has been killed in a car crash in Tennessee. A news release from the band says Joel "Taz" DiGregorio died Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 40 west of Nashville.... more »
  • Woman charged in the deaths of her newborns given bond

    September 19, 2011 12:56 PM

    GALLATIN, Tenn. - A young Tennessee woman charged with murdering her newborn twins could be released from jail if she can come up with a $250,000 bond. Supporters of 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe packed a courtroom on Monday and several testified on her behalf. That included her father, Mark... more »
  • Sleeping Intruders in Caskets

    August 23, 2011 7:29 PM

    Some funeral home workers in Tennessee found two intruders sleeping inside some caskets and called police. Both men took off through a window when officers got there but one was caught and is charged with burglary and vandalism. It happened at Weaver's Funeral home in Bristol. Police say there was... more »
  • Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

    August 23, 2011 1:59 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. In a statement from Summitt released by the university on Tuesday the Hall of Fame coach says she plans to coach the Lady Vols during the 2011-12 season, but may have some "limitations."... more »
  • Snake tags along for family's road trip

    August 1, 2011 2:39 PM

    MEMPHIS - A 5-foot-long snake slithered across the windshield of a Tennessee family's car during a road trip. The Fishers were driving down Sam Cooper Blvd. when they noticed the snake on their windshield. "All of a sudden the thing is snaking up, like out of the engine,... more »
  • Report: Tennessee interested in LSU AD Alleva

    July 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - According to reports, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva may be moving to the University of Tennessee in the coming days. ESPN 1180 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tweeted earlier today that a source told them the Volunteers had worked out a deal with Alleva and he would be... more »
  • Calling All Duckmasters

    July 21, 2011 7:20 PM

    The famous Peabody Ducks in Memphis need someone to help care for them so the Peabody Hotel wants to hire an assistant "duckmaster" to care for the five birds. The assistant would help head Duckmaster Jason Sensat feed and care for the ducks and would also guide the four hens... more »
  • Drunk in Church

    July 18, 2011 7:18 PM

    A man who was drunk picked the wrong church to attend in Cookeville, Tennessee. As services ended last Wednesday evening, Gregory Wade showed up the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ smelling of alcohol, unsteady on his feet and with a bottle of beer in his backpack. As he came in,... more »
  • Southern Baptists poised for historic election

    June 13, 2011 3:05 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention meets this week in Phoenix to elect new leaders and one could make his mark in the history of the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Fred Luter is expected to be nominated for first vice president. If elected, he would be the first... more »
  • Floodwaters in South falling, but misery remains

    May 25, 2011 3:44 AM

    MEMPHIS- Floodwaters from the Mississippi River are slowly falling, but for people from Tennessee to Louisiana, the misery it left behind is only beginning as they face gutting their ruined houses soaked in polluted water. The bloated river has crested through the South and farmers with any hope of salvaging... more »
  • Food bank donates MREs for storm relief

    April 29, 2011 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Truckloads of food from Baton Rouge are on their way to help feed people in Alabama and Tennessee that were hit by the worst tornado outbreak in decades. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank loaded up five 18-wheelers with donated MRE's to help people in the... more »
  • Two missing in huge Tenn. sewage spill

    April 5, 2011 12:50 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Officials say they are searching for two workers missing after a wastewater treatment tank failed near the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and spilled millions of gallons of sewage. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says a holding tank failed Tuesday morning at the Gatlinburg wastewater treatment... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties back in Baton Rouge

    March 22, 2011 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee are now back in State Police custody in Louisiana. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce arrived at LSP headquarters just before noon. The two face escape charges after stole a vehicle and left a State... more »
  • Extradition orders signed for Louisiana fugitives

    March 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Extradition orders were signed today for two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee. A spokesperson for the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce will be extradited to Louisiana, where they face escape charges. The... more »
  • Fugitives being extradited to Louisiana

    March 18, 2011 5:17 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Federal charges against two fugitives captured in Memphis have been dropped, though the men still face extradition to Louisiana on state charges. Court documents from the Middle District of Louisiana show that a federal charge of unlawful flight from prosecution has been dismissed for both Darian... more »
  • 2 La. fugitives caught in Memphis briefly in court

    March 15, 2011 12:35 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days have made a brief court appearance. The men, 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth, are being held in Memphis on a federal escape charge. They also face charges... more »
  • Escaped trusties face charges in four states

    March 14, 2011 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities interviewed two fugitives from Louisiana well into the night about the four-state crime spree that followed their escape from a State Police compound. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce were nabbed around 4 p.m. Monday in Memphis, but police say not before they committed a series of... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties caught in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two trusties that escaped from a Louisiana State Police compound have been caught in Tennessee. Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian "Drake" Pierce, 33, were taken into custody in Memphis Monday afternoon, but not before a crime spree including murder. The two used a van to... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties steal county vehicle in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. - Two escaped trusties from Louisiana were spotted after stealing a county vehicle in Jackson, according to authorities. According to the Madison County Sheriff's office, Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce hijacked a parks and recreation vehicle and tied up a county worker in Jackson. Sheriff David... more »
  • Man found dead after escaped trusties take car

    March 10, 2011 5:53 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. - Tennessee authorities say an Ohio man who was apparently carjacked and kidnapped by two fugitives who escaped from Louisiana has been found dead at an Alabama hotel. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent John Mehr said Thursday the body of 53-year-old David Michael Cupps was found at... more »
  • Man with Dementia Shoots Daughter

    February 22, 2011 7:30 PM

    Police in Nashville say a 91-year-old man with dementia shot his caregiver daughter, critically wounding her while she assisted him using the bathroom. A .22-calibre revolver was recovered from a shoebox next to the man's bed. Patricia Crull called 911 and reported she had been shot and officers found her... more »
  • Proposed Miss. license plate to honor KKK leader

    February 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A fight is brewing over a proposed Mississippi specialty license plate that would honor an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans says it wants to sponsor five state-issued license plates to commemorate the 150th anniversary of what... more »
  • Lawmaker Credits Hooters for Her Success

    February 8, 2011 7:35 PM

    A State House member in Tennessee credits Hooters for her success in business and politics. Newly-elected Republican Julia Hurley of Lenior writes in the current issue of Hooters Magazine about her past career in the restaurant chain known for the servers' revealing outfits. She's 29 years old and defeated incumbent... more »
  • Elephant refuge starts anew after founder's firing

    January 30, 2011 10:57 AM

    HOHENWALD, Tenn.- An elephant refuge in rural Tennessee may soon allow the public to get a closer glimpse of the animals as officials at the sanctuary wrestle with an unexpected management change and a lawsuit. The sanctuary is the nation's largest refuge for elephants that are old and sick... more »
  • New species of giant crawfish found in Tenn.

    January 24, 2011 11:44 AM

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A new species of giant crawfish that's twice the size of a typical mudbug has been found in a creek in southern Tennessee. The Columbia Daily Herald reports that the new species, called Barbicambarus simmonsi, is about 5-inches long and has an unusual bearded antennae, covered by... more »
  • Fans celebrate Elvis' 76th birthday in Memphis

    January 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, have gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday. Pena, the guest of honor Saturday at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like... more »
  • Vols take down Lady Tigers

    January 2, 2011 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Kelley Cain and Glory Johnson scored 19 points each to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 73-65 victory over LSU on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Kamiko Williams added 13 points for the Lady Vols (13-2). LaSandra Barrett scored 15... more »

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