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4 on escort list file lawsuit against city of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Four people among dozens whose names are on a list of individuals requiring a police escort in Memphis City Hall have filed a lawsuit against the city. One of the plaintiffs, ordained minister Elaine Blanchard, told…

Gas tax proposal hits jam in House committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A key vote on efforts to boost transportation funding in Tennessee has been put off by at least a week. House Transportation Subcommittee Chairwoman Terri Lynn Weaver on Wednesday decided to first take up a rival…

Poll: Trump approval rating at 51 percent in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A new poll shows that President Donald Trump's approval rating in Tennessee is around 50 percent three months after he won the state by a wide margin in the general election. The Middle Tennessee State University…

Powerball players hopeful for $403 million in winnings

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Customers are hopeful to be Wednesday night's big winner¬†as the Powerball jackpot reaches $403¬†million. Some were scratching to see their numbers right outside the door with their winnings planned out. "I would give it to CPR dog…

GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) - In her district on a congressional break, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee faced tough questions at a town hall on issues ranging from health care reform to President Donald Trump's appointees. Nearby, more than 100…

Nashville officer resigns after arrest on theft charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville police officer has resigned from the force after being arrested and charged with stealing a bottle of whiskey from a suspected drunken driver's crashed car. The department said in a news release that 29-year-old…

Haslam's transportation plan headed for key vote in House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's ambitious transportation plan is headed for a key vote in the House on Wednesday, though lawmakers are uncertain whether the bill that would include Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 can…

Chattanooga cop fired, accused of violating Code of Conduct

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Chattanooga police officer has been fired after being accused of violating the department's code of conduct. Multiple media outlets report that Chattanooga police say in a news release that Officer David Campbell was terminated after…

Sedgwick Claims Managements to add 150 jobs with expansion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis-based claims management service is planning to expand its headquarters, adding 150 jobs. The Commercial Appeal reported Monday (http://memne.ws/2l1dM4X ) that officials with Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. say the company proposes to consolidate its…

Woman arrested in slaying of Fort Campbell veteran

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Clarksville woman has been arrested in the slaying of an Army veteran whose body was found in a wooded area of Middle Tennessee in 2015. The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/2kVfLH1) reported Thursday that the Montgomery County Sheriff's…

Tennessee senator vacates, locks office amid renewed protest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters. About a dozen people were involved in Tuesday's protest at Republican Sen. Mae Beavers' office. Some read civil rights writings…

Middle Tennessee mayors voice support for local option tax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five mayors from Middle Tennessee are speaking out in favor of allowing local governments to hold referendums on raising taxes to pay for transit projects. Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson says the issue is of particular…

Vote now in TDOT's annual Safety Message Contest

NASHVILLE -- Voting is now open for the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Safety Message Contest. The contest gives the public a chance to vote on the department's safety message that will display…

Memphis police mull change in tallying of homicides

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police are considering tallying homicides differently, which would make the city's totals smaller. The Commercial Appeal reports that if the Memphis Police Department would start counting similar to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System, or…

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