This is what happens when frustrated racists clamoring about “White Lives Matter” find others just like them and roam the streets in mobs. They feel emboldened. They act out with violence.
A mass shooting has been reported in a church in Antioch, Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. Police responded to calls at 11:15 AM and are investigating.
Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old high school teacher in Culleoka, Tennessee, has been caught in the mountains of California after allegedly kidnapping his 15-year-old student.
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Anna Yocca, the Tennessee woman initially charged with attempted murder for trying to induce an abortion at home in her bathtub, has pleaded guilty to one felony count. Yocca pleaded to “attempted procurement of a miscarriage” and was immediately freed from county jail, where she has spent more than a year.
Over a dozen fires have decimated nearly 15,000 acres in the area surrounding Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountain National Park, according to reports, forcing thousands to evacuate and destroying parts of resort towns Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. “This is a fire for the history books,” Gatlinburg fire chief Greg Miller …
Five kindergarten and elementary school-aged children were killed Monday in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, and the driver, 24-year-old Johnthony K. Walker is being charged with vehicular homicide. The mother of three children on the bus told CBS that just before the crash, “the bus driver asked the children if…
A Tennessee woman who previously faced attempted murder charges for attempting to self-induce an abortion with a coat hanger has been charged with three new felonies. Anna Yocca, now 32, is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, attempted procurement of a miscarriage and attempted criminal abortion.
An East Tennessee State University student has been criminally charged after he showed up at a Black Lives Matter protest in a gorilla mask and attempted to hand out bananas to the demonstrators. Tristan Rettke, an ETSU freshman, is being charged with one count of civil rights intimidation.
A nineteen-year-old brain tumor patient was returning home on June 30, after her last treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, when a bloody encounter at Memphis International Airport turned celebration into disaster. After setting off the metal detector, the disabled young woman was confused by the demands…
A Tennessee woman in the middle of having a home security system installed because she was afraid of a violent, abusive ex-boyfriend subsequently confirmed her own reasoning by discovering him under her bed. After seeing Tony Joe Gunter lying in wait, the woman shot him in the foot while shouting at the security…
Republican state congresswoman Susan Lynn recently introduced a bill in Tennessee’s House of Representatives that would force public school students, kindergarten through 12th grade, to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex assigned to them at birth. Although she has not shifted her perspective on this issue,…
Bodies that received graveside services at Galilee Memorial Gardens near Memphis, Tennessee have been missing for years. And now the relatives of the deceased are suing its former owner.
Tennessee’s House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham has resigned from his leadership position after The Tennessean reported that he had sent inappropriate text messages to several female employees.
Anna Yocca, the 31-year-old Tennessee woman charged with attempted murder for attempting to terminate her pregnancy with a coat hanger, has pleaded not guilty. Yocca is being held on a $200,000 bond and was recently appointed a public defender.
A little under two years ago, Tennessee passed Senate Bill 1391, making it a crime to have taken narcotic drugs while pregnant, if the infant is born addicted to narcotics or “harmed by” them. While 28 women have been charged under the law, and one sentenced to jail time, there’s no evidence it’s worked to reduce the…
Some county jails in Tennessee are now providing long-acting, reversible birth control to inmates who request it. Although the program is, as far as we know, entirely voluntary, it’s being framed as a controversial choice by a local news station, which insinuates that it’s a waste of taxpayer money.
Sarah Ray was on the way to celebrate her nuptials when duty called. The off-duty paramedic had just said “I do” when she received a call that turned her wedding day from joy to a tragedy—her father and grandparents had been in a car crash on their way to the reception.