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Leipers’ Fork resident and actress Ashley Judd believes her sister, country music star Wynonna Judd, is responsible for placing a GPS tracking device on a car owned by the movie star, according to a Franklin Police Department report.

A state panel balked at a proposal to give real estate adviser Jones Lang LaSalle more work and instead approved a plan to wind down part of the state's two deals with the firm in the wake of a scathing audit that highlighted potential conflicts of interest.

Jack White’s divorce, which went from joint celebration to accusations of harassment and a request he get a psychiatric examination, is finally a done deal.

Never before has Tennessee asked to execute so many of the condemned.

It could be days before service is restored to all of the nearly 8,000 people without electricity in Dickson County after an ice storm hit the region overnight.

WASHINGTON — Most U.S. House members from Tennessee belong to an increasingly influential behind-the-scenes group that prides itself on staking out the most conservative of conservative positions.

Frances Waller is a regular at Trousdale Medical Center, a hospital dwarfed by the trees that surround it.

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. — Kenyan Harper has played a major role in Trousdale County's success this football season.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Notre Dame kept Connor York out of the end zone most of the night.

NASHVILLE — Montgomery Bell Academy made its 2013 playoff debut Friday night an impressive one.

Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability.

NASHVILLE — For Father Ryan, Friday night's Division II-AA opening-round playoff game was a tale of costly mistakes and missed opportunities.

Tennessee couple dead in bizarre murder-suicide

Man suspected of killing, hiding girlfriend in trash can in basement wall

Metro detectives are trying to figure out why a South Nashville man killed his girlfriend, shoved her remains into an odor-proof trash can, and then shot himself days afterward.

A Clarksville man has been indicted in the October term of the Montgomery County grand jury on accusations he sexually abused and raped four children.

Police arrested a babysitter after the 1-year-old girl she was watching was found alone in East Nashville.

Three parole violations. Zero punishment. Four people dead.

NASHVILLE — Baylor defeated Father Ryan 14-10 in a defensive battle Friday night in the final regular-season game for both Division II-AA football teams.

A Murfreesboro man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of exposing himself to a female friend and then proposing marriage to her, according to a police report.

Television advertising meant to sway the outcome of judicial elections surged during the 2012 election cycle, a national report says, as special-interest groups tried to capitalize on new rules that allowed unlimited spending.

A Tennessee police officer lost his job after he shot a squirrel inside a store.

Kenneth Stanley “Bud” Adams, a Texas oilman who brought the National Football League to Nashville and ignited the city’s love affair with the Tennessee Titans, died on Oct. 21, 2013, the Houston Chronicle first reported. He was 90.

NASHVILLE — Brentwood Academy kept its hopes alive for the Division II-AA region football title with a 36-10 victory Friday over visiting Baylor.

MURFREESBORO — A math teacher at Oakland High Schoolwas given a written reprimand Tuesday for accidentally showing a picture of an at least partially nude male from the waist down, according to a Rutherford County Schools official.

A fourteen-year-old boy sat on the stand for more than an hour Wednesday to testify about the nearly six months of abuse he says he and his older brother suffered at the hands of his step-mother, Jessica Cox.

Despite what finance experts say is a significant risk, cities across the nation continue to borrow money to bolster their employee retirement accounts.

Titans quarterback Jake Locker was back taking snaps and throwing passes during part of practice on Wednesday, but it still looks as if he’ll sit out Sunday’s game against the 49ers.

A trial for two of the former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a fellow student in a dorm room this summer has been set for Aug. 11.

A foundation closely aligned with Gov. Bill Haslam begins its message campaign to combat the preventable diseases that are crippling and killing Tennesseans.

Vol State Head Baseball Coach Mike Crossland was arrested Monday for being married to two women.

The parents of a Tennessee 5-year-old who died last year after battling cancer are charging that drugs from the same compounding firm that has been linked to a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak contributed to their child’s death.

The bronze plan on the health insurance marketplace poses more problems for cancer doctors than uninsured patients do.

You might think that going to California, Texas or New York exposes you to a lot of crime. But in fact it was Tennessee that had the nation's highest violent crime rate last year.

Police in Springfield, TN have arrested former East Ridge City Manager Robert Hamill, 63, of Hixson.

NASHVILLE — After winning its previous two games by a combined 97-10, Ensworth was challenged to the very last whistle by McCallie in a 28-14 Division II-AA football victory Friday night.

The nation's largest Tennessee walking horse group is in an uproar after an executive committee member went rogue on the issue of using padded shoes and ankle chains on the breed — sponsoring her own poll to see how 6,945 members feel about it.

Students, alumni, faculty and even administrators at Vanderbilt University on Friday had one message for survivors of sexual violence, including the woman police say was raped by four ex-football players June 23: We stand with you.

A group that aims to encourage more women to go into politics plans to honor Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson said former Vanderbilt University wide receiver Chris Boyd was not testifying that his quarterback helped move an alleged rape victim back into a dorm room on June 23 when he entered a guilty plea in the case last week.

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The family of a Vietnam-era 5th Special Forces Group soldier, Clarksville native Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods, reported on Tuesday that his remains had been found, nearly 49 years after his plane was shot down over Cambodia in Oct. 1964.

She’d made the walk to her little red car a hundred times before. But on a rainy Friday night in February 2012, someone else was close behind.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 1, emails flooded into the Tennessee Valley Authority's computers from homeowners and companies vying for a spot in the federal agency's small-scale solar energy program.

Police have identified the man suspected of shooting two Visionworks employees in Madison this afternoon before turning the gun on himself.

Jalen Hurd’s senior season is over almost as soon as it began.

TN newborns get rare bleeding disorder after parents refused vitamin K shots

4 babies diagnosed with preventable bleeding disorder

A bleeding disorder in babies so rare that it typically affects fewer than one in 100,000 is becoming more common in Tennessee because parents are refusing vitamin K injections at birth, according to pediatric specialists.

The Rev. James Lawson strolled into the loud chatter of Holman United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall, right past the little table for filling out a “Hello, my name is” sticker and being assigned to a group.

A police chase through three counties with large stolen truck ending with a crash is enough to make news, but police say the driver in Wednesday morning's chase was just 12 years old.

Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties tried to get marriage licenses Wednesday, striding into county clerks’ offices, their faces lit up by camera flashes as they made state history.

A pair of serpent-handling Pentecostal preachers who were profiled in The Tennessean last year are getting their own reality television show.

Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties tried to get marriage licenses Wednesday, striding into county clerks’ offices, well lit by camera flashes as they made state history.

Police have arrested a man suspected of tying up his girlfriend with zip ties and stuffing her into a trunk this weekend.

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