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Tennessee Lawmakers Seek To Ban Sexting By Minors

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:50:31 GMT

Tennessee lawmakers want to make it against the law for minors to send or keep sexually explicit messages on smartphones. The Tennessean reports that the measure introduced on behalf of state prosecutors and juvenile court judges passed the House on an 84-0 vote last week, and is headed for full Senate vote next week.




Tenn. Senate Passes Bill That Could Let Judges Discriminate Against LGBT People

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:54:44 GMT

The Tennessee Senate voted Thursday 23-6 to approve a bill that LGBT civil rights advocates claim would let state judges discriminate against members of the LGBT community, the Associated Press reports. If signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Bill 1085, which last month went through the state's House as House Bill 1111 , would require that words in state law must be interpreted as having "natural and ordinary meaning."




Joseph Kennedy fires a gun in the ballistic lab at TBI headquarters

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:41:44 GMT

Brooke Duke of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation scrapes a piece of clothing for trace evidence April 21 at the TBI headquarters in Nashville. Any evidence, which might include glass, paint, hair or fibers, is collected on a sheet of paper below the garment and microscopically scanned for analysis.




Chris Soules Lawyers Gunning for Media In Fatal Car Crash Case

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:44:53 GMT

Police were unable to run a blood test until hours after the crash due to Soules refusing to leave his home until a warrant was issued. Soules' attorneys released a statement on Thursday arguing that 911 calls proved that he "acted reasonably" following the crash.




Portion Of Roof Of Building Next To First Tennessee Pavilion Collapses

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:15:55 GMT

A portion of a roof on an old brick building next to the First Tennessee Pavilion by Finley Stadium collapsed on Friday. No one was injured in the collapse, which comes just after a similar incident at the Cheeburger Cheeburger building at 138 Market St. A portion of a roof on an old brick building next to the First Tennessee Pavilion by Finley Stadium collapsed on Friday.




Boris Johnson insists Britain will 'stand alongside' Donald Trump against North Korea

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:55:02 GMT

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves with his wife Karen Pence and his two daughters Charlotte and Audrey right before they leave for Japan at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek South Korea Tuesday North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and it showed no let-up in its defiance after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in the capital, Pyongyang . The United States and China are working "closely" together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang .




Tennessee Board of Education member Gordon Ferguson observes...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:26:20 GMT

Two Tennessee Board of Education members visited Lebanon High School on Friday and gained insight in the Wilson County school district and Lebanon High School. Board members Lillian Hartgrove and Gordon Ferguson visited the school as a part of their Day in the District event.




Police seeking charges, say bounty hunters shot 2 men

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:50:29 GMT

Experts say Arkansas will have a harder time getting more lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions... Experts say Arkansas will have a harder time getting more lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month. Trump executive order directing federal agencies to seek out new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and Arctic for offshore drilling expected to face yearslong review, court challenges.




Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:31:05 GMT

Ann Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech... Ann Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement. A young man has been arrested in the death of an 86-year-old California woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten during a morning walk.




Wilson County man arrested by TBI in heroin case

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:27:38 GMT

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a months-long arrest resulted in James Burns, of Old Hickory, being taken into custody.




Second Harvest radiothon helps East Tennessee kids

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:53:45 GMT

Approximately 266,000 children in 18 Tennessee counties receive food receive food through the Food for the Kids program every week during the school year. Second Harvest of East Tennessee wants to make sure those children have food during the summer months.




Tennessee lawmakers lash out at colleague after mistakenly passing resolution honoring KKK figure

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:53:44 GMT

Tennessee lawmakers said Thursday they never meant to adopt a resolution this month honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed the resolution on April 13 by a 94-0 vote, seemingly recognizing the contributions of Shane Kastler, a Louisiana-born pastor and author.




Tennessee Women's Theater Project's 11th Annual Women's Work Festival Launches 5/5

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:11:35 GMT

Tennessee Women's Theater Project returns to Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theater starting Friday, May 5, with the Eleventh Annual Women's Work Festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running through Sunday May 21, the festival spans a wide variety of styles and genres to offer a completely different program at every performance: poetry and storytelling, one-woman shows, plays and readings, dance, music, film and a display of visual art works in the theater.




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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:41:41 GMT

Members of the LUHS Band join Dallas Brass on stage at the Lakeland Union High School auditorium on April 20. The Lakeland Union High School Band program has had a packed spring to say the least. Even for their ever-busy director Bill Richter, the last couple months have unusually prolific.




Man arrested on Sydney train for exposing himself to girl

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:09 GMT

Trump warns 'major, major' North Korea conflict is 'absolutely' possible and admits he thought the presidency would be easier than his 'previous life' in interview marking his first 100 days Arkansas executes its fourth death row inmate in eight days: Murderer, 38, is final man put to death in last-minute flurry before state's lethal injection drug expires on Sunday Boy, eight, dies after a flower box falls on his head as he was climbing up the side of his house in Brooklyn Police arrest at least six Berkeley protesters as tense demonstrations continue just one day after Ann Coulter's campus talk was canceled House Republicans push back Obamacare repeal vote to next week - denying Trump a legislative win during his first 100 days as president 'It'd be the end of Fox News as we know it': Sean Hannity launches passionate defense of under-fire president Bill Shine amid reports he could be ... (more)




Tennessee Senate OKs bill LGBT groups deemed discriminatory

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:25:36 GMT

Words in state law must be interpreted as having "natural and ordinary meaning" under a bill passed by the Tennessee Senate on Thursday. Critics call it a sneaky way of encouraging state judges to deny rights to same-sex couples and transgender people.




AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Reach Ten Month High

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:25:35 GMT

Tennessee gas prices reached $2.18 on Thursday - the highest daily average since June 2016. The Tennessee average declined every day since, averaging $2.17 on Sunday.