- EPA seeking up to $177K in fines against Tenn. lawmaker Updated: Aug-27-15 6:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging waste from his northwestern Tennessee hog farm without a permit.
- Tennessee Supreme Court won't hear judge Joe Brown's appeal Updated: Aug-25-15 1:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court.
- Tenn. GOP senators call for 'emergency rules' on abortion Updated: Aug-24-15 5:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Five Republican state senators are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to enact "emergency rules" for abortion providers in Tennessee.
- Haslam: No discussion with AG about Supreme Court vacancy Updated: Aug-21-15 11:52 am
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - As observers wait to see whether Attorney General Herbert Slatery has any interest in filling an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court, Gov. Bill Haslam said he hasn't had any discussion about it with his close friend and former top legal adviser.
- Democrats criticize Haslam for exploring more outsourcing Updated: Aug-18-15 7:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Democrats claimed on Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is displaying hostility toward state workers by looking to outsource the management of more government functions to the private sector, but Haslam dismissed the allegation as politics.
- Tenn. Highway Patrol creates new protective services bureau Updated: Aug-18-15 4:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings.
- Democrats push for reconsideration of guns in parks bill Updated: Aug-13-15 6:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's new guns in parks law could make it more difficult - and dangerous - for officers to do their jobs, two law enforcement representatives said Thursday at an event to urge reconsideration of the bill.
- House, Senate speakers at odds over gas tax increase in 2016 Updated: Aug-13-15 4:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - While Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling the state seeking to draw attention to transportation funding needs facing Tennessee, top legislative Republicans are at odds about whether to even consider a gas tax hike in 2016.
- Governor reassures Republicans fetal tissue sales illegal Updated: Aug-13-15 4:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that questions from fellow Republicans prompted a letter assuring them that fetal tissue sales are illegal in Tennessee and explaining the state's dealings with Planned Parenthood.
- Correction: House-Special Election story Updated: Aug-13-15 11:26 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - In a story Aug. 12 about a special election for a House seat in Knox County, The Associated Press reported erroneously the impact of Karen Carson's defeat on the governor's proposal to extend health coverage to low-income residents. Her defeat means Republicans facing re-election are less likely to support the plan, not likely to support it.
- Tennessee recording fewer traffic deaths so far this year Updated: Aug-12-15 1:01 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says fewer traffic-related deaths are being reported on roadways so far this year.
- Website of Tennessee Legislature wins Online Democracy Award Updated: Aug-07-15 4:16 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee General Assembly's website has won the 2015 Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Adjutant general: Guard members may carry handguns Updated: Aug-06-15 3:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Military Department has decided to allow Army and Air National Guard members who have valid handgun carry permits to carry the weapons at armories and Guard facilities.
- Former lawmaker, sons indicted in $18 million fraud scheme Updated: Aug-06-15 4:06 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A former Tennessee legislator and his two sons have been charged in a federal indictment with defrauding customers of their gold and silver business of more than $18 million.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Aug-05-15 12:25 pm
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- Questions, jockeying abound amid Tenn. Supreme Court vacancy Updated: Aug-02-15 11:59 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - When Gary Wade was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 2006, the self-described "mountain boy from the Smokies" planned to serve the eight-year term and retire from his distinguished judicial career.
- Boy who went missing from Georgia home is found safe Updated: Jul-30-15 1:07 pm
HIRAM, Georgia - Authorities searching for a 12-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Hiram, Georgia, say he was found safe after a Georgia state trooper spotted the car he was in near the Tennessee line. It was then stopped in Tennessee.
- THP accepting applications for Citizens' Trooper Academy Updated: Jul-30-15 3:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its Citizens' Trooper Academy.