Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

U.S. 06/14/19, 21:25

Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers' efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South.The vote of hourly workers began Wednesday and concluded Friday. Preliminary results show 833 employees voted ...

Update: US Marshals sought man for felony warrants

U.S. 06/13/19, 03:52

The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local):3:30 a.m.A spokeswoman with the Tennessee Borough of Investigation says U.S. Marshals went to a home in Memphis to look for a man with felony warrants before the suspect was fatally shot.Authorities maintain a perimeter around the crime scene after ...

Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

Politics 06/01/19, 11:08

Taylor Swift says she's kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee's Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The pop star, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday that she supported the House's recent passage of the Equality Act, ...

‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also getting to Omaha, Nebraska. Tennessee (38-19) is the No. 2 ...

Case of Tennessee man accused of killing 8 with grand jury

U.S. 05/29/19, 13:21

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl who is one of the victims of a Tennessee man accused of killing eight people was found partially undressed and lying on top of a serrated knife, baseball bat and part of a broken rifle.District Attorney General Ray Whitley and law enforcement officials revealed the ...

Update: Tennessee church shooter sentenced to life

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:56

The Latest on the trial of the Tennessee man convicted in a 2017 church shooting (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Tennessee man convicted of murder in a 2017 Nashville church shooting will spend the rest of his life behind bars.Judge Cheryl Blackburn listens to testimony during the sentencing phase of Emanuel ...

Tennessee church shooter suffered ‘severe mental illness’

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:39

A Tennessee man convicted of murder for shooting up a Nashville church in 2017 was suffering from severe mental illness. That's according to testimony from a Vanderbilt University forensic psychiatrist during a Tuesday sentencing hearing.Emanuel Kidega Samson faces life in prison for killing Melanie Crow and wounding seven other people ...

East Tennessee clinic uses technology to fix ‘pigeon chest’

Tech 05/27/19, 09:12

In an exam room at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, all eyes were on 14-year-old Tinsley Allen as he became the first patient in Tennessee and one of the first in the nation to be fitted with a South American medical device.But Tinsley's eyes were on his future: eight months to ...

Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:40

A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded.Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on all 43 counts ...

Update: Jurors consider Tennessee church shooting case

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:08

The Latest on the Tennessee church shooting suspect's trial (all times local):3:55 p.m.A jury is considering whether to convict a man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville, Tennessee, church in 2017.Emanuel Kidega Samson testifies in his own defense Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in ...

Jail calls: Suspect, ex laughed at Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:26

Jurors on Thursday heard jail calls in which a suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017 laughs about it with his then-girlfriend.The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday as the Nashville trial of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson approached ...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

Entertainment 05/22/19, 23:22

A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed ...

Tennessee leader says he believes sex assault allegations

U.S. 05/22/19, 18:20

A key Republican leader who is next in line to take over the Tennessee House said on Wednesday he believes the women who have accused a Republican member of sexual misconduct. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn said it is the speaker's responsibility to investigate the claims three women have made against ...

Union files for new vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:11

The United Auto Workers union has filed a new petition seeking to hold a vote on its representation of all hourly workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant.The petition was filed Wednesday, the same day the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a previous petition on a technicality.Volkswagen has said it is ...

Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign

U.S. 05/22/19, 01:24

With Tennessee's Republican House Speaker Glen Casada promising to resign from his leadership position Tuesday, looming questions still remain about the unprecedented announcement sparked by weeks of an ongoing political scandal inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. Primarily, it's unknown when exactly Casada will meet with legislative leaders to finalize his last day ...

Tennessee’s House speaker to resign after no confidence vote

U.S. 05/21/19, 09:19

Tennessee's embattled House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus.Casada announced the decision Tuesday, just a day after previously shrugging off calls to step aside from his legislative leadership position.Gov. Bill Lee had said he would call a special ...

Tennessee House speaker shrugs off ‘no confidence’ vote

U.S. 05/20/19, 20:06

Tennessee House Republicans cast a historic vote of no confidence Monday in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him, but Casada swiftly rejected mounting pressure to step aside."I'm disappointed in the results of today's caucus vote," Casada said in a statement after the caucus vote, unprecedented in ...

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