Tennessee

Certified industrial hygienist Gary Siebenschuh, left, and assistant Courtney Van Stolk preparing to enter a house that was once used as a clandestine methamphetamine lab in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

Cleaning up homes with meth labs growing industry

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A tall man and a slender woman wiggled into their white hazardous materials suits, putting on protective masks and gloves before venturing into the dark, two-story home where police say a […]

12/27/2013

In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file image taken from video and released by WJLA TV, U.S. Postal police walk with Ryan Loskarn, center, in Washington. Loskarn, the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, is returning to court in Washington Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after his arrest on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.. (AP Photo/WJLA TV, File)

Tenn. Sen.’s fired chief of staff ordered freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution […]

12/16/2013

Senator’s chief of staff home searched in investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday he has placed his chief of staff on leave after learning the staffer’s home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation. In […]

12/11/2013

Phillip Chism is led into the court room at his arraignment in Salem Superior Court, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Salem, Mass. (AP Photo/The Eagle-Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)

Mass. teen pleads not guilty to killing teacher

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. […]

12/04/2013

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Baby illnesses tied to parents nixing newborn shot

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reporting four Tennessee cases of a rare infant illness that have been linked to parents refusing a routine shot for newborns. The four Nashville-area infants suffered brain or stomach […]

11/14/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO: ‘Definitely’ no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks. “The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire […]

11/12/2013

A Powerball lottery ticket (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Michigan man wins million-dollar lottery — again

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This guy has all the luck. Officials say Joseph Palmarchuk won a $1.35 million lottery jackpot Wednesday in Michigan’s Classic Lotto 47 game. In the past few years, Palmarchuk has also […]

11/08/2013

Mourners line the steps of St. Augustine Church in Andover, Mass., Monday Oct. 28, 2013, as the casket of slain Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer is carried out from her funeral Mass into a hearse. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Slain Mass. teacher remembered as an inspiration

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school teacher allegedly killed by a student last week comforted others and was devoted to her vocation, “focusing on the adults of the future,” a relative said Monday […]

10/28/2013

Bottles of Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey sit side by side at a Louisville, Ky., liquor store. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Jack Daniel’s in legal fight with small distiller

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white whiskey named for a famed Appalachian moonshiner started out being sold in Mason jars, to honor its roguish roots, but switched to square-shaped bottling. That new look has the […]

10/25/2013

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, right, Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, speaks at a news conference near a Guard armory where two Guard members were shot on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Millington, Tenn. At left is Tennessee National Guard spokesman Randy Harris. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Tenn. Guard recruiter held in superiors’ shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee National Guard recruiter accused of shooting three fellow soldiers at an armory north of Memphis was formally charged in federal court on Friday. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo […]

10/25/2013

A patient believed to be one of the National Guardsmen injured near the naval base in Millington, Tenn., was taken to The Med in Memphis, Tenn., early Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Karen Pulfer Focht)

2 shot at Nat’l Guard armory; gunman in custody

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said […]

10/24/2013

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 auto race is run under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. on Aug. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bristol Speedway unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Virginia Tech will finally play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in what is being billed as the “Battle of Bristol.” Track and officials from both universities formally […]

10/14/2013

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