Tennessee State News

Tennessee inmate must chose lethal injection, electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee death row inmate David Earl Miller faces a Tuesday afternoon deadline to inform prison officials whether he wants to be executed by lethal injection or electrocution.

Warren County deputies shoot suspect after a chase

MCMINNVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The TBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Warren County on Monday morning. Deputies were told that a suspect for...

Tennessee man accused of child rape arrested in Alabama

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee man suspected in the rape of a 16-month-old boy has been arrested in Alabama.

Police: Officer suffers head injury from unprovoked attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police say an officer has suffered a serious head injury from an unprovoked attack as he directed game-day traffic near the University of Tennessee.

First woman elected to Episcopal diocese

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An Episcopal diocese in Tennessee has elected its first female bishop. The Commercial Appeal reports the Rev. Phoebe Roaf will become...

Nashville officer alleges retaliation for filing complaints

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville police officer who has accused a fellow officer of sexually assaulting her in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against the police department's commanders.

Georgia State News

Police: 14-year-old fatally shot through apartment floor

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in Georgia say a 14-year-old girl has been fatally shot at an apartment complex.

Georgia governor-elect Kemp unveils transition team

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia governor-elect Brian Kemp has unveiled a transition team that includes former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to...

Enrollment increases at many Georgia colleges, universities

ATLANTA (AP) - College enrollment is booming in Georgia, even as it declines nationwide.

Multiple Vehicle Accident on I-24

Wildwood, GA (WDEF) - Dade County Deputies were dispatched to Interstate 24 at Exit 169 in Wildwood on Saturday for a multiple vehicle accident...

Record number of guns taken from Atlanta airport passengers

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal authorities say more guns have been seized at security checkpoints in Atlanta's airport during 2018 than at any other airport in the nation.

Kemp congratulates Abrams, says he’s moving on

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Brian Kemp is congratulating Democrat Stacey Abrams on a hard-fought campaign for Georgia governor, but says it's time to put the race behind him and focus on leading the state.

Alabama State News

Children: Mom who died on cruise was nervous about trip

MIAMI (AP) - Two children of a 52-year-old Alabama woman who died on a cruise from Florida to Aruba say she was nervous about taking the trip.

Top EPA official in Southeast resigns following indictment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has resigned after being indicted on state ethics charges. Environmental Protection Agency...
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Alabama infant death rate hits all-time low

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say Alabama's infant death rate has fallen to an all-time low just a year after it was among the worst in the nation.
Athens, Alabama

NRC performing inspection at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Federal regulators are checking safety systems after a diver's radiation monitor went off while he was working at Tennessee Valley...
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Alabama woman gets 40 years for scalding kids

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - A north Alabama woman convicted of putting her two children in scalding water as punishment has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
DeKalb County

Police release names in 2 fatal wrecks in Ft. Payne

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - Fort Payne police worked two fatal wrecks over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, a car ran head on into another...

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