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Following A Decade-long Battle, A Confederate Bust Will Be Removed From The Tennessee Capitol.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A decades-long effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol met its final hurdle Thursday, when state leaders ap…

A Judge Dismisses A Trump-era Case In Which A Rocker Was Raped For A Photo Shoot To Promote His Band.
Tennessee

A top federal judge has thrown out a criminal case brought by a Trump-appointed top federal prosecutor against a rock musician who posted promotional photos for his band on Facebook and had his home…

Tennessee's Anti-transgender Bathroom Law Is Overturned By A Federal Judge.
Tennessee

A federal judge in Tennessee on Friday blocked a Tennessee law that required business owners to post signs outside gendered restrooms if the business allowed customers to use them according to their…

A Cold Case Murder From Decades Ago Has Been Linked To Tennessee's Ousted Governor.
Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — While embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, a former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago,…

Nathan Bedford Forrest's Body Has Been Removed From A Park In Memphis.
Confederate Monuments

Workers started removing the body of a former slave trader, Ku Klux Klan leader, and Confederate general from a Memphis, Tennessee, park on Tuesday. According to local station WREG, the remains of…

An Ex-Tarzan Actor Was One Of Seven People Killed In A Plane Crash In Tennessee.
Entertainment

MYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators continued to look for the bodies of seven people believed to have died in a small plane crash into a Tennessee lake the day before, including the founder of a loca…

A Swarm Of Bears Descended On A High School Pool Party
Animals

Last weekend, a group of black bears showed up at a high school pool party in Tennessee. “The [JROTC] swim party had a few visitors...7 bears,” Michelle Johnson wrote in her now-viral YouTube video…

Woman Speeds Her Car Through Vaccination Site To Protest COVID-19 Vaccine
Crime

An east Tennessee woman has been charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment after allegedly driving through a COVID-19 vaccination site in apparent protest of the vaccine. According…

Before A Tennessee Man Died, A Police Officer Told Him, 'You Shouldn't Be Able To Breathe.'
Police

According to new video obtained by local media, a Tennessee man who died in police custody last year told officers multiple times that he couldn't breathe and was dismissed. According to WTVF, Will…

The Governor Of Tennessee Has Approved A Treatment Ban For Transgender Youth.
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that prohibits gender-confirmation treatment for minors, despite criticism that the series of bills unfairly discriminate aga…

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Signs Transgender "Bathroom Bill" Into Law
LGBTQ

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed legislation putting public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they allow transgender students or employees to use multi-per…

Fixing Cracked Memphis Bridge Could Take Months, Choking Vital Artery
Infrastructure

The Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee — a fundamental delivery and shipping course that associates Tennessee and Arkansas — has been shut to traffic since Tuesday after a standard review…