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Authorities: Cops shoot one of their own during celebration.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. " Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said Wednesday.Hamilton...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bhangra takes on hip hop for a truly viral NBA half-time dance.

It's hard not grooving along to this great Bhangra performance. Indian-American group Bhangra Empire busted out a colourful show during Sunday's half-time at an NBA match between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oakland's Oracle Arena. Naturally, it's gone viral, having been viewed over 450,000 times ...

- Mashable! - US

A year after buying Commercial Appeal and News-Sentinel, Gannett cuts 17 newsroom jobs in Memphis, 11 in Knoxville, 2 in Nashville, and 1 in Murfreesboro .

Steve Cavendish / Nashville Scene: A year after buying Commercial Appeal and News-Sentinel, Gannett cuts 17 newsroom jobs in Memphis, 11 in Knoxville, 2 in Nashville, and 1 in Murfreesboro  —  A year after acquiring Scripps papers, cuts in Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville  —  A year after acquiring the ...

- Mediagazer - US

Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace.

The body of former President James Polk may be on the move again. He's been buried on the grounds of the Tennessee state Capitol, but there's discussion about moving his remains to his former home.

- NPR - US

Listen to the report on anti-transgender lawmakers that got a public radio reporter fired.

Tennessee lawmakers appear to have threatened a university's funding over the story.CREDIT: Jacqui HelbertSome Tennessee state lawmakers appear to have gotten a public radio reporter fired for a story about their opposition to transgender equality.Earlier this month, Jacqui Helbert of WUTC, the NPR affiliate at the ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Nashville judge faces federal criminal charges.

The federal government on Tuesday filed criminal charges against a Tennessee judge, alleging he tried to bribe a woman to recant her allegations against him.         

- USA TODAY - US

Supreme Court weighs deportation case after an attorney dished out bad advice.

Foreign-born Tennessee man was mistakenly reassured by his lawyer that a plea deal wouldn't get him ejected from the country.

- Washington Post - US

Tenn. teen-teacher relationship not a 'romance'.

Tennessee authorities say it is inaccurate to use the word 'romance' to describe the relationship between a 15-year-old girl and a 50-year-old teacher who disappeared together two weeks ago.         

- USA TODAY - US

Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges.

A Tennessee judge who was investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing bribery and other federal charges.

- FOX News - US

Man sentenced to 40 years overall in Memphis officer killing.

A judge has sentenced a man to a total of 40 years in prison on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer.

- FOX News - US

Tenn. Senate Passes Resolution to Move Fmr. President James Polk's Body.

The Tennessee Senate has passed a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.Polk and his wife, Sarah, are currently buried on the grounds of the state Capitol.

- Newsmax - US

WATCH: Tennessee couple arrested, charged for trying to sell baby on Craigslist

The two were caught in a sting operation that ended on Friday when they exchanged the baby with state agents for cash.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: With over 1,000 tips but no sightings of missing teen and ex-teacher, officials say they may be in Mexico

As the manhunt intensifies for a 15-year-old Tennessee student and her former teacher who allegedly kidnapped her, authorities say "it's possible" that the two are in Mexico.

- ABC News - US

Tennessee judge charged with obstructing justice, witness tampering

A Tennessee state judge was arrested on Tuesday and charged with obstructing justice as part of an investigation of whether he traded favors for sex, officials said. Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Cason "Casey" Moreland was charged with obstructing justice through bribery and with witness tampering following a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tennessee couple tried to sell baby on Craigslist, say police

Police in Tennessee swooped on the couple after being alerted to the online advert.

- BBC - UK

Man faces sentencing in killing of Memphis police officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. " A man convicted of fatally shooting a Memphis, Tennessee, police officer during a raid of his home is set to be sentenced.Shelby County Criminal Court Judge James Beasley is scheduled to sentence Treveno Campbell...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Titans' Mariota back in Hawaii to discuss nonprofit Motiv8

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is back in Hawaii.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Memphis-based foundation matches PTSD vets with service dogs

The Paul Oliver Foundation is named in honor of Paul Oliver, a Marine veteran who struggled with the effects of PTSD and a traumatic brain injury after returning to Memphis from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan before dying in December 2013 from what was ruled an accidental drug overdose.

- Stars and Stripes - US

His Lawyer Urged a Plea Bargain, Now He's Facing Deportation. Will He Get a Second Chance?

Jae Lee immigrated to the United States from South Korea when he was just a teenager. Decades later, he was accused of dealing ecstasy in Memphis, Tennessee. At the urging of his attorney, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year and one day in jail. Here's the......

- FindLaw - US

DOT Apologizes For Billing Dead Teen $3K For Highway Guardrail

State officials in Tennessee have apologized to the family of a dead teenager after sending a bill in her name for $3,000 in damages her car caused to the guardrail that some — including her family — blame for the young woman's death. On Nov. 1, the 17-year-old was driving her father's car home on Interstate 75 when ...

- The Consumerist - US

Zoo Knoxville mystified by 32 reptiles' deaths

Sudden deaths of 32 snakes and other reptiles included several endangered species.         

- USA TODAY - US

Tennessee father says teen daughter billed nearly $3,000 to replace guardrail that killed her

Steven Eimers refuses to pay the charge, which the department of transportation sent by 'mistake'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

The company that owns Olive Garden just placed a $780 million bet on a tiny restaurant chain

Chain restaurant behemoth Darden Restaurants just snapped up a neweatery for $780 million: Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Darden owns a handful of restaurant companies includingOlive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House,and The Capital Grill. Cheddar's is a smaller chain with just 165 locations — about one sixththe ...

- Business Insider - US

Officials: Gunman dead after opening fire in Tennessee salon

Authorities say a man accused of taking hostages and opening fire in a crowded Tennessee beauty salon is dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Authorities south of US on lookout for teen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " The Latest on a 15-year-old girl :4:20 p.m.Authorities say they've asked law enforcement in Mexico and Central America to be on the lookout for a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who is believed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Snakes and other reptiles found dead at Zoo Knoxville

Officials say an "environmental cause" appears to be behind the recent deaths of 33 reptiles, nearly all of them snakes, at Zoo Knoxville.

- FOX News - US

Sheriff: 2 accused of trying to sell a baby online for $3K

Authorities say a Tennessee couple is accused of trying to sell a 5-month-old baby online for $3,000.

- FOX News - US

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

- FOX News - US

North Carolina's Luke Maye got a standing ovation in his 8 a.m. class just 12 hours after his winning shot in the NCAA Tournament

Brandon Dill/AP On Sunday evening, Luke Maye made a basket with less than a second to play that helped North Carolina beat Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. The win was the biggest game of Maye's college career. The sophomore forward not only hit the winning shot, but he also scored a career-high 17 points off the bench. One ...

- Business Insider - US

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

NORMAN, Okla. — The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

- Billings Gazette - US

State Senate could vote on resolution to move Polk's body

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " The Tennessee state Senate could decide as early as Monday on whether to approve a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.Polk...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Knoxville Zoo Suffers a 'Catastrophic' Animal Loss

Thirty-three reptiles were found dead last week at a Tennessee zoo, and officials there say they have no clues yet about how it happened. Zoo Knoxville told local news outlets that nearly all of the dead animals were snakes. They were all found dead in the reptile area. Surviving animals...

- Newser - US

Dozens of Reptiles Found Dead at Knoxville Zoo

Thirty-three reptiles were found dead last week at the Knoxville zoo, and officials there say they have no clues yet about how it happened. Zoo Knoxville told local news outlets that nearly all of the dead animals were snakes. They were all found dead in the reptile area. Surviving animals...

- Newser - US

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. The North Carolina coach sure has done his best to make sure his Tar Heels know how to…

- Billings Gazette - US

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North Carolina forward Luke Maye shoots the winning basket as Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe defends in the second half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The basket gave North Carolina a 75-73 win.

- WRAL.com - US

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the U.S. state, the Saudi ministry of agriculture said on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. The North Carolina...

- Townhall.com - US

Tennessee charges teen for guardrail that killed her in car accident: report

The 17-year-old was driving near Niota, Tenn., on Nov. 1, 2016 when she hit a guardrail.

- Times-Picayune - US

Emails show missing Tennessee teacher, student had 'romantic interest,' officials say

Investigators combing the country for a 50-year-old teacher who is believed to have absconded with his 15-year-old former student say the pair had a romantic interest in each other.'

- FOX News - US

33 reptiles found dead at Knoxville zoo; cause is unknown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. " Thirty-three reptiles were found dead last week at the Knoxville zoo, and officials there say they have no clues yet about how it happened.Zoo Knoxville told local news outlets that nearly all of the dead...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sissons, Neal each score twice as Predators sink Sharks 7-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A red hot Nashville Predators team made sure San Jose stayed ice cold.Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to...

- Townhall.com - US

State Bills Teen Killed in Car Crash for Damaged Guardrail

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Eimers died in a fatal car crash last November in Tennessee. In February, the state sent her father a bill for the guardrail that killed her. "I mean the audacity," Stephen Eimers tells WATE . In an interview with WBIR , Eimers calls the bill for nearly $3,000 "tasteless"...

- Newser - US

Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates 50 years

For the last two years, the museum, now located in downtown Nashville, has welcomed more than 1 million visitors annually.

- USA TODAY - US

Sissons, Neal each score twice as Predators sink Sharks 7-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators over the staggering San Jose Sharks 7-2 on...

- Townhall.com - US

Possibly evil mass death of zoo snakes leads to investigation

Nobody gives you the Harambe treatment when you have scales instead of fur. That's what we're learning after Zoo Knoxville officials in Tennessee revealed that 33 snakes and a lizard were mysteriously found dead on Wednesday morning. No crime scene clues of note and no message from the killer, just a bunch of dead snakes. ...

- Mashable! - US

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.

- Yahoo! News - US

Tennessee passes on chance to legalize medical marijuana

Medical marijuana won't be legal in Tennessee anytime soon after a House Representative's bill, which aimed to legalize cannabis use for people suffering from certain conditions such as cancer, HIV and epilepsy, failed to get Senate support. The bill, HB0495, was considered dead for the year after t...

- The Raw Story - US

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FILE - In this April 7, 2008, file photo, Memphis coach John Calipari speaks during a press conference after the championship game against Kansas at the NCAA college basketball Final Four in San Antonio. The NCAA Tournament is bringing coach Calipari back to the town where fans still hate him for ditching the Memphis Tigers ...

- WRAL.com - US

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UCLA forward TJ Leaf shoots against Kentucky forward Derek Willis in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.

- WRAL.com - US

WWE star Kane running for mayor in Tennessee

Glenn Jacobs, better known as the towering WWE villain Kane, is stepping into the political ring with a bid for mayor in Tennessee.

- FOX News - US

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