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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 25, 2010 9:30 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a rare Christmas snowfall descending on the Southeast and likely headed for the Mid-Atlantic, airlines canceled hundreds of flights and urged travelers to rethink their plans, while travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads. After blanketing parts of the Midwest and hampering motorists there on Christmas... more »
November 29, 2010 7:34 PM
A man accused of making three bogus calls to 911 told police in Clarksville, Tennessee he was bored and anxious because he had not smoked a cigarette in two days. In the first, the caller claimed he was a witness to a murder. The second, a man claimed he had... more »
November 19, 2010 4:52 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the Volunteers' first eight Southeastern Conference games as punishment from league Commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators. "I have been a very public advocate for playing by the rules," Pearl said Friday. "When you... more »
November 13, 2010 3:01 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Justin Hunter, and Tauren Poole ran for two more as Tennessee got its first Southeastern Conference win of the season with a 52-14 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.
On Tennessee's first play from scrimmage, Bray attempted a... more »
November 13, 2010 10:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A former Slidell man's drug and weapons convictions have been reinstated by the Louisiana Supreme Court, and according to the man's attorney, that's just the way the man wants it. Twenty-nine-year old Terrence R. Scott has already served his sentence on his May 2008 conviction on charges... more »
November 4, 2010 12:46 PM
Julio Jones and Patrick Peterson are ready for Round 3.
Jones, No. 5 Alabama's star receiver, and Peterson - perhaps the nation's top cornerback for No. 12 LSU - square off in their third head-to-head matchup Saturday at LSU's Tiger Stadium.
Jones predicts "a great night of football."... more »
October 25, 2010 11:41 AM
A body found at the Jackson, Tennessee, city limits is believed to be that of a Louisiana man.
The remains were discovered Sunday afternoon, lying on the ground in a rural area. Nearby was a red Honda with Louisiana license plates.
The Jackson Sun quoted a news release... more »
October 18, 2010 12:46 PM
Authorities said two Henning, Tennessee post office employees were shot at their place of work Monday during a possible robbery attempt.
Officers are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside.
The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are helping the postal service investigate.
... more »
October 6, 2010 10:07 PM
There was tension tonight because no one knew what to expect from callers to LSU Coach Les Miles’ radio show.
Many people had questions after last Saturday’s near-meltdown against Tennessee.
News 2’s Michael Shingleton listened in. more »
October 2, 2010 2:53 PM
If Jordan Jefferson plays anything like he did in the first minute of the ballgame, he will not hear any boos from the fans in Tiger Stadium. On the first play from scrimmage, Jefferson took a QB keeper 83 yards for a touchdown to give LSU a 7-0 lead over... more »
October 1, 2010 12:42 PM
Les Miles says no one at LSU is satisfied with the Tigers' passing offense right now.
The coach says he'll look to get struggling quarterback Jordan Jefferson on track against a Tennessee squad that gave up 429 yards passing last weekend against Alabama-Birmingham.
So far, No. 12 LSU... more »
September 30, 2010 12:22 PM
(Photo Coutesy: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is focused on beating another Southeastern Conference opponent this week.
That team just happens to be his alma mater and the place he spent 20 years coaching.
Chavis insists he's moved on and won't... more »
September 28, 2010 4:37 PM
Former Tennessee coach Johnny Majors had an old-school suggestion for current coach Derek Dooley on how to minimize the Volunteers' problems converting third downs: Go to the quick kick. Dooley says he just may be desperate enough to have his players work on it this week. He may be kidding... more »
September 28, 2010 12:42 PM
Les Miles says Jordan Jefferson will remain his starter for No. 12 LSU's home game against Tennessee on Saturday, despite the quarterback's slumping passing numbers.
However, Miles also says that backup Jarrett Lee is maturing and that the time for him to get more meaningful snaps is approaching.
... more »
September 20, 2010 12:44 PM
LSU's Oct. 2 game versus Tennessee will be played at 2:30pm CST.
Before facing the Volunteers, LSU (3-0) will take on No. 22 West Virginia this Saturday (Sept. 25) at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2 in Tiger Stadium. SEC network television announcements are typically made 10 days prior to... more »
September 14, 2010 12:24 PM
Florida receiver Chris Rainey has been charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony.
Rainey was released from the Alachua County Jail on his own recognizance Tuesday and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.
The alleged victim also was in court with her mother and sister.... more »
August 24, 2010 7:38 PM
A man who kidnapped a boy in Tennessee and brought him to Slidell was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge. Jerry Wayne Dunn pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced Tuesday in Greenville, Tennessee. He admits he lured a boy from Mountain City with video games... more »
August 24, 2010 1:02 PM
Single-game tickets for LSU home football games against Mississippi State, McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe will go on sale to the general public Saturday.
In addition, the LSU Ticket Office announced that a limited number of three-game mini-plans will also be available to the general public.
The games in... more »
August 10, 2010 4:59 AM
Four disaster recovery specialists from Louisiana have been deployed to Tennessee to help with that state's recovery efforts following tornadoes and flooding that occurred in May. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says Tennessee asked for the help through a formal agreement that allows states in need... more »
May 17, 2010 7:30 PM
Update: Three people went to the hospital after a shooting at the corner of Tennessee and East Grant. It happened in broad daylight and left one 17-year-old fighting for his life. People told news 2 that today's shooting was just another reminder that crime is controlling their neighborhood. The Baton... more »
May 6, 2010 2:25 PM
The death toll now stands at 20, after officials in Tennessee have confirmed another person being killed from the floods.
Police in Memphis had been looking for 32 year-old Terrance Williams, who went missing after his car ran into flood waters.
However, police have not released the identity... more »
May 3, 2010 7:07 AM
Two more people died from severe weather in Kentucky from thunderstorms that also killed at least 15 people in Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Kentucky Emergency Management officials say one death in Barren County and one in Madison County are weather-related. Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for... more »
April 26, 2010 1:53 PM
Tennessee is the first Southeastern Conference tennis team to shut out each of its three opponents en route to a conference tournament championship.
The Volunteers captured the SEC men's title on Sunday by beating Florida 4-0 in the championship match held in Lexington, Ky. They also defeated LSU 4-0... more »
April 19, 2010 8:37 PM
A former University of Tennessee student accused of hacking Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account at the height of the 2008 presidential campaign goes to trial Tuesday. David Kernell is the son of a democratic state representative and was an engineering student at the time. Federal prosecutors say Kernell reset Palin's... more »
April 14, 2010 6:02 AM
A Tennessee woman died in a two-vehicle crash in Louisiana. State police say Erica B. Billiot of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was driving northbound on La. Highway 1 north of Simmesport when she began passing several vehicles at a high rate of speed. Troopers say an 18-wheeler, driven by Ernest L. Griffin... more »
March 30, 2010 5:40 AM
The National Federation of Independent Business says the federal government will inspect hiring records of 180 employers in five states including Louisiana. Homeland Security's division of immigration customs enforcement will check for compliance with immigration laws and regulations. Technical violations carry fines of up to $1,100 each. Knowingly hiring an... more »
March 29, 2010 12:46 PM
Louisiana was passed over by the U. S. Department of Education for "Race to the Top" money.
Tennessee and Delaware were awarded $600 million to help improve student performance and transform struggling schools.
Louisiana was one of 16 finalists.
Federal officials will collect a second round of... more »
March 25, 2010 11:46 AM
Three crew members are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in a rainy field Thursday morning in western Tennessee. The three were on a return trip from delivering a patient. Authorities say it went down just a few miles from its destination.
Officials say there was no indication of... more »
March 20, 2010 5:30 PM
Number 6 seed Tennessee beat 14th-seeded Ohio 83-68 in the second round of men's NCAA tournament.
Tennessee will take on the winner of the Georgia Tech and Ohio State game in the regional semifinals on Friday.
January 28, 2010 8:30 PM
Two major speakers scheduled for the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, TN next month dropped out citing concerns about how funds raised by the convention might be used. Minnesota Republican Representative Michele Bachman and Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn backed away Thursday. Many Tea Party activists are boycotting the convention... more »
January 15, 2010 12:38 PM
ESPN is reporting that Louisiana Tech football coach Derek Dooley is a top candidate to be Tennessee's new head coach.
An announcement could be made by Tennessee officials as early as Friday, according to ESPN. A source also told ESPN.com that a deal is not finalized and that Houston's... more »
December 22, 2009 8:08 PM
There was nothing jolly about the man dressed in a red suit who robbed a bank at gunpoint in Nashville, Tennessee. He had the hat, the beard, the mustache and the Santa red suit but sunglasses shielded his eyes and the emotion of what he was doing. He hit the... more »
December 4, 2009 8:17 PM
President Obama's speech Tuesday was a deliberate block of airing the "Peanuts" Christmas television special the Mayor of Arlington, Tennessee charged. Mayor Russell Wiseman posted the statement on his Facebook page and said the president is muslim. President Obama is Christian. "We sit the kids down to watch the 'The... more »
November 18, 2009 7:51 AM
Federal agriculture authorities have declared disaster areas in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee due to crop losses from a combination of severe spring and fall flooding and summer drought.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the declaration will "provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant... more »