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Officials discuss possible impact of gas tax legislation

TENNESSEE (WDEF) – With reluctant support from some Republican leaders, Governor Bill Haslam’s campaign for more highway funding will likely come true within hours. TDOT leaders are breathing a sigh of relief as they wait for the gas tax legislation to become law. The legislation would raise 350 million dollars for roads, while it cuts […]
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The Latest: Tennessee Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there. U.S. […]
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County commissioner arrested on assault charge in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee local official has been arrested after police said he choked his girlfriend at a fast food restaurant. Memphis police said Monday that Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford has been charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Police said Ford’s girlfriend told officers he physically assaulted and choked her during […]
1 week ago
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Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday.
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Republican Bill Lee joining Tennessee governor’s race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Franklin businessman Bill Lee says he's jumping into the Tennessee governor's race.
1 week ago
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Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday.
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Rape case lawyer: Women good at lying because they’re “weaker sex”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS News) — A defense lawyer is being criticized for telling a Tennessee jury that women are “especially good” at lying “because they’re the weaker sex.” The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports attorney Steve Farese made the comments during closing arguments of the trial of Mark Giannini, a wealthy businessman accused of raping a […]
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park starts last parkway work

the last initiative for the uncompleted 16-mile section of road between Walland and Wears Valley.
2 weeks ago
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The Latest: Haslam road funding bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal (all times local): 3 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal that would also include Tennessee’s first gas tax hike since 1989 has passed the Tennessee House. The chamber approved the bill on a 60-37 vote on Wednesday after a marathon […]
2 weeks ago
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Tennessee Senate committee passes abortion bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks has passed in a Senate committee, despite Tennessee’s attorney general calling the measure “constitutionally suspect.” Doctors who violated the law could be subject to criminal prosecution under the measure. The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, a Republican from Hohenwald […]