- News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Oct-10-15 3:00 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Election results show Jim Strickland defeated incumbent A C Wharton Jr. by winning 42 percent of the vote to become Memphis' first white mayor since 1991.
- Lawsuit: Jail censors inmate mail, forces postcard use Updated: Oct-09-15 11:36 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A nonprofit that advocates for prisoners' rights says a Tennessee county is illegally censoring mail the group sends to inmates and forcing the use of postcards instead of letters.
- No. 19 Georgia, Tennessee seeking to put past behind them Updated: Oct-09-15 11:06 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - No. 19 Georgia's game at Tennessee on Saturday could come down to which team has the shorter memory.
- Nonprofit wants Knox County to stop censoring inmate mail Updated: Oct-09-15 4:15 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A nonprofit group that advocates for prisoners' rights says Knox County is censoring its mail to inmates, and it's seeking a court order to stop the practice.
- Loudon County woman sues Knoxville over gun ban at fair Updated: Oct-08-15 1:07 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Loudon County woman is suing the city of Knoxville over its decision to ban guns at Chilhowee Park during last month's Tennessee Valley Fair.
- 2 injured when small plane crashes in field Updated: Oct-07-15 10:06 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Authorities say two people have been injured when a small plane crashed in an East Tennessee cow pasture.
- Vote on loosening emissions testing awaits Tenn. lawmakers Updated: Oct-06-15 3:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers are set to vote on loosening vehicle emissions testing requirements as soon as they return in January, undeterred by Volkswagen's recent admission that it had been gaming the tests already in place.
- Judge: Temp agencies could hire deadbeat parents Updated: Oct-03-15 8:13 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Tennessee judge has raised the idea of trying to connect deadbeat parents with temp agencies looking for workers.
- Haslam: Hall tax break competes with other budget priorities Updated: Oct-02-15 12:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam agrees with fellow Republicans' criticism of the Hall income tax on earnings from stocks and bonds in Tennessee, but argues that the state must balance efforts to do away with the levy with other funding needs in areas like education, roads and health care.
- Arkansas, Tennessee desperate to salvage seasons Updated: Sep-28-15 5:40 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Bret Bielema didn't sleep well Saturday night after losing his third straight game, dropping him to 11-18 in his three seasons as Arkansas coach.
- Council to review TVA's natural resource activities Updated: Sep-28-15 5:02 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Valley Authority's Regional Resource Stewardship Council will meet Monday and Tuesday in Knoxville to review TVA's natural resource activities and partnerships.
- Police, fire departments hire employees despite red flags Updated: Sep-24-15 3:05 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Records show the Knoxville police and fire departments hired multiple employees over the past decade despite red flags in their applications.
- Vols downplay recent history of frustration against Florida Updated: Sep-21-15 8:20 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee is downplaying Florida's decade-long hex over the Volunteers rather than using the possibility of ending the streak as a motivational ploy.
- Haslam paying 3 part-time consultants annual rate of $612K Updated: Sep-21-15 6:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Three part-time consultants in a new state office that's heavily focused on outsourcing some government services stand to be paid at a combined annual rate of $612,000 even as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists no decision has been made about whether to privatize anything.
- Ex-Tennessee CB Williams' trial rescheduled for Oct. 26 Updated: Sep-21-15 11:21 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The rape trial of former Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams has been rescheduled to Oct. 26.
- Pedestrian struck, killed on Knoxville interstate ramp Updated: Sep-21-15 6:31 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A male pedestrian has been struck and killed by a vehicle on an Interstate 275 ramp near downtown Knoxville.
- UT professor gets $1.3M grant to study infant language Updated: Sep-18-15 3:31 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor has received a $1.3 million grant to study infant language development.
- Officials: Schools ex-nutrition director charged with theft Updated: Sep-15-15 2:21 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Officials say the former nutrition director for Knox County Schools has been charged with theft and official misconduct.
- 4 plead guilty in fatal Knoxville home invasion, sentenced Updated: Sep-14-15 4:13 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Four men have pleaded guilty in a fatal home invasion in Knoxville.
- Patient accused of stabbing nurses facing charges Updated: Sep-14-15 3:45 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A patient accused of stabbing two nurses at a medical center in Knoxville, Tennessee, is facing attempted murder charges.
- Funeral, burial being held for Medal of Honor recipient Updated: Sep-14-15 5:01 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A 33-year-old Medal of Honor recipient who was killed in fighting in the Pacific during World War II will be buried in Knoxville this month.
- Haslam agrees with city's no-guns stance at fair Updated: Sep-12-15 1:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam said he agrees with the city of Knoxville's decision to ban all guns from the Tennessee Valley Fair, but added that the controversy points to the need to clarify a new state law allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed in local parks.
- East Tenn. man accused of statutory rape resigns school job Updated: Sep-11-15 4:39 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - An East Tennessee man who is charged with statutory rape has resigned from a high school where he had worked less than a month as an assistant football coach and assistant teacher.
- Court orders new trial for man convicted of double slaying Updated: Sep-11-15 11:59 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A man convicted of the 2011 slayings of a North Knoxville couple has been ordered a new trial.
- Tennessee's Butcher agrees to court costs, community service Updated: Sep-10-15 12:57 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee defensive lineman Andrew Butcher has agreed to pay court costs and perform community service in exchange for having the misdemeanor charges against him dismissed.