Tennessee State News

Tennessee governor allows sports betting without signature

"I remain philosophically opposed to gambling and will not be lending my signature to support this cause."
Tennessee

Tennessee leader says he believes sex assault allegations

Rep. Dunn said he would do so if he is elected permanently as Tennessee House Speaker.
Tennessee

Tennessee’s House speaker to resign after no confidence vote

Tennessee's embattled House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus.
Nashvillevideo

Republicans vote against Casada, but he will not resign

8:00 UPDATE: Casada's post-vote statement “I’m disappointed in the results of today’s caucus vote. However, I will work the next few months to regain the...

Manhunt on Cumberland Plateau for suspect on parole for murder

He was out of prison on parole for 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Rape.

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

American distillers have suffered shrinking exports since the last half of 2018 due to tariffs in key markets.

Georgia State News

GBI investigating their 35th officer involved shooting of 2019 in Rome

ROME, Georgia (WDEF) - The GBI will investigate the shooting of a suspect early this morning in Rome, Georgia. Their preliminary information is that the Metro...

Judge won’t toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge says a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's current voting machines and seeks statewide use of paper ballots can move...
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PSC Commissioner Tim Echols talks about solar project in Georgia

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Solar Energy is a hot topic these days. Georgia is actively trying to join the long list of states that offers solar power...

Arrest in Murray County Murder Case

Chatsworth, GA (WDEF) - On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) obtained warrants for the arrest of Eric Stewart, 26, for murder and...
Georgia

Indicted Georgia insurance commissioner suspends himself

Secretary of State today called for Beck to resign
Georgia

Governor asks Commissioner Beck to resign

"Your indictment severely undermines your ability to fulfill your official obligations to the people of Georgia."

Alabama State News

Lawmaker: Alabama Lottery bill ‘dead’ for session

Supporters have been unable to get the 63 votes needed to pass the measure in the 105-member House of Representatives. Clouse, who was handling the bill in the House, said the bill will not be coming back this session.
Montgomery, AL

Lottery bill stalls in Alabama House, fails procedural vote

Supporters were one vote short.
PBS

Alabama Public Television won’t run ‘Arthur’ gay wedding

The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally on May 13
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Gov. Ivey reacts to criticism over Alabama abortion ban

Gov Ivey: "We have to abide by the law."

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

This is the first of the fetal heartbeat bans to go before the courts (including Georgia's)
Fort Payne

Fort Payne man charged with sexual abuse of children

Charges involve 8 victims at this point.

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