ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Indiana man has received a life prison sentence for stalking his estranged wife to Florida, shooting her and burying her body in Tennessee, court records show.
Jarvis Wayne Madison, 62, of New Albany, Indiana, was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court, according to the court records.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s corrections leader plans to retire this fall after almost four decades with the department.
On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Correction announced the retirement of Commissioner Tony Parker, who was appointed by former Gov.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say four horses have tested positive for a bacterial illness known as Potomac horse fever.
Tennessee's Department of Agriculture confirmed cases in Hawkins, Robertson and Sullivan counties, in addition to a Wilson County case announced earlier this month in which the horse had to be euthanized.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An exhibit of artwork, costumes and props from The Walt Disney Co. archives is on display at the Graceland Exhibition Center in Tennessee.
The 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) display, “Inside the Walt Disney Archives,” covers multiple Disney properties, ranging from Disney live action to animated films, Walt Disney's personal effects, items from various Disney Parks and more.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who ran a Ponzi scheme disguised as a holistic wellness business was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday.
Howard L. Young falsely claimed to have a grant from Vanderbilt University to study cancer patients and other patients with chronic medical conditions, according to a news release from the U.S.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote a contentious new initiative that uses $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to offer flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the busts of three military leaders, including a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader.
On Friday, officials removed a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust that had been displayed inside the Tennessee Capitol since 1978.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be missing a couple of key players acquired this offseason to fix their defense at the start of training camp.
The Titans placed outside linebacker Bud Dupree, running back Jeremy McNichols and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo on the physically unable to perform list and put cornerback Caleb Farley and offensive lineman Aaron Brewer on the non-football injury list.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been convicted in the 2001 death of a 15-month old boy.
After a week-long trial, Christopher Lee Goodwin was found guilty Friday of first-degree felony murder stemming from aggravated child neglect in the death of Jeffry Kelton Skaggs, WTVF-TV reported.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation now says it will likely be early August before the Interstate 40 bridge between Arkansas and Tennessee can reopen to traffic.
Contractors are working on phase 3 of the repairs that began after a crack was found in May in the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top health official said Friday that the state can still vaccinate some minors without parental consent, aiming to clear up contradictory claims from lawmakers who complained that the state's former vaccine chief circulated information about the longstanding childhood vaccination policy before she was fired.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for his role in an international “swatting” scheme that led to a person's death, The Commercial Appeal reported.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that had been prominently displayed inside the Tennessee Capitol for decades — over objections from Black lawmakers and activists — was removed from its pedestal Friday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated.
Phil Valentine's brother, Mark Valentine, spoke at length on WWTN-FM in Nashville on Thursday about his brother's condition, saying he is in a critical care unit on supplemental oxygen, but not on a ventilator.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is launching a five-episode web series to promote electric vehicles, according to a news release from the utility.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has sent Gov. Bill Lee three options to fill a judicial vacancy that covers five counties.
A news release says the candidates for the 25th Judicial District circuit court opening are James Walter Freeland Jr., Rachel J.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A drug manufacturer announced Thursday that it has reached a $35 million agreement that would settle a Tennessee lawsuit by local governments and a child born dependent to opioids over the company's role in the opioid epidemic, though steps remain to finalize the deal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A decadeslong effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol cleared its final hurdle Thursday, with state leaders approving the final vote needed to allow the statue to be relocated to a museum.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s district attorney for Hamilton County used county funds to supplement state pay for his wife and brother-in-law, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
At a May county budget hearing, Neal Pinkston told a county commissioner no relatives were on the county payroll.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The public is invited to come see, and smell, the rare blooming of a corpse flower at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Hesler Biology Building.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they are partnering on an initiative to add electric vehicle charging stations at state parks.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says it will team up with electric vehicle automaker and automotive technology company Rivian on the project that seeks to add charging stations at all 56 state parks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they received assurances that the state's health agency won't vaccinate minors for COVID-19 without parental consent, doubling back on a decades-old provision about children's vaccination rights that was a lightning rod in the firing of the state's top vaccine official.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group that runs a Tennessee shelter for unaccompanied immigrant youth has sued the state over its decision to suspend the facility's license after an employee was arrested following abuse allegations.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A pet product company plans to open a new facility in Tennessee that is expected to create 1,200 jobs.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development says Chewy hopes to open its new regional fulfillment center in Mt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they've finished deconstructing emergency COVID-19 care sites in Nashville and Memphis.
According to a news release, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said this week that the sites finished serving their purpose of providing additional hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference front-runners Alabama and Georgia upgraded their depth and talent, adding key players when the transfer floodgates opened wide.
Alabama landed inside linebacker Henry To’o To’o from Tennessee and ex-Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigating after a 6-year-old boy died in what they described as an accidental shooting.
News outlets report that Sumner County Sheriff's office said that deputies responded to a report that a young boy had been shot Sunday morning in Sumner County.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — SRX exceeded all expectations, right?
Not even a bookie in Las Vegas — Tony Stewart's gold standard for foreseeing results — could have predicted the six-week Superstar Racing Experience summer season would have been such a success.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education has approved 29 new virtual schools for upcoming 2021-22 school year.
According to a release, this addition brings the total number of virtual schools in Tennessee to 57.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say state tax revenues continued to exceed projections in the latest monthly report.
The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration says that revenues for June were $1.9 billion, which is $372.3 million more than the budgeted monthly revenue estimate and $321.1 million more than June 2020.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to convert two privately run state prisons in rural areas into facilities operated by the Department of Corrections, the agency says.
The department said Friday that it will take over operations of the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Grants and the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility in Santa Rosa by November, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A riverboat stuck in Lake Barkley in Kentucky for more than a week was freed Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The American Jazz, with 120 passengers and 54 crew members, became stuck on a sandbar last week while on a seven-night cruise between Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, according to its operator, American Cruise Lines.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days after she was fired under pressure from Republican legislators, Tennessee’s former vaccinations director has issued a point-by-point rebuttal to a letter recommending her removal and to other claims by state officials about the program she ran that offers shots for children.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate made a rare public appearance Friday during a court hearing about claims that he is intellectually disabled and should not be executed for the slayings of a mother and daughter more than 30 years ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee death row inmate Stephen Hugueley was found dead early Friday morning, three days after the state filed a motion to set his execution date.
A statement from Tennessee Department of Correction spokesperson Dorinda Carter said he appears to have died from natural causes, although the exact cause of death is pending.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Tennessee man of attempting to kill his supervisor at a bakery distribution center in 2019.
Marcus Davis, 40, has been found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony in the shooting at a Bimbo Bakeries distribution center in Memphis, the Shelby County district attorney's office said Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As controversy raged on over the firing of Tennessee's vaccination leader after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers, state officials released documents Thursday that for the first time offer other reasons for her dismissal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials will not acknowledge that August is National Immunization Awareness Month per an order from the state's health commissioner, emails show.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One worker was killed and two others were injured in an accident at an underground zinc mine in Tennessee, authorities said.
The accident occurred Tuesday at Nyrstar’s Immel Mine in Knox County, news media outlets reported.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Trial Court Vacancy Commission says it's accepting applications for a circuit court judge in the state's Third Judicial District, which encompasses Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gentry, who was the senior enlisted leader responsible for nearly 10,000 Army National Guard soldiers in the state, has retired.
Gentry was appointed as the eighth state command sergeant major in October 2015.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government will not alert Tennessee when unaccompanied migrant children are brought to the state to be placed with sponsors, officials with Gov. Bill Lee's administration told lawmakers on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee comptroller’s office says a former middle school teacher who also was an assistant baseball coach has been indicted on charges that he expensed more than $10,100 in gas for his personal car.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy on the Fourth of July in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jordan Pittman was arrested Saturday on charges including first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Kelby Shorty and for wounding two other people who survived the holiday shooting, Memphis authorities said in court filings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have fired the state's top vaccination official, who had been facing scrutiny from Republican state lawmakers over her department's outreach efforts to vaccinate teenagers against COVID-19.
RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) — A man will be extradited to New Jersey to face charges in connection with the alleged abduction of a 2-year-old boy whose mother was found dead in Tennessee, authorities said Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A required 4-month waiting period for the removal of a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the Tennessee Capitol building has expired, but if and when it will be removed is still uncertain, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee are working to see whether quantum-enhanced fiber sensing could detect offshore oil and gas leaks before they’re big enough to damage the environment.