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1 hr ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will close ramp 12-C from interstate 40 eastbound from Covington Pike on Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Drivers can expect delays between Covington Pike and the I-40/240 interchange as well as I-240 in both directions between the interchange and Poplar Avenue and on Walnut Grove.
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5 hrs ago | WPTV Local News
The proposal to allow cell phone calls during airline flights has hit a snag. Some members of Congress along with the Department of Transportation are stepping in to stop it before it starts.
8 hrs ago | SFGate
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
12 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville
Hiwassee College recruits students who aged out of foster care and gives them a chance to be part of a close-knit campus community Placed into state custody for her own safety, she spent the last two years of her childhood trying to complete high school while bouncing between a pair of foster homes in East Tennessee and a group home for girls, all ... (more)
16 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
The legislation would designate battlefields at Davis Bridge and Fallen Timbers in Tennessee and Russell House - which is in Tennessee and Mississippi - as part of Shiloh National Military Park.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says his letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the terms of a possible Medicaid expansion in Tennessee means ongoing talks between his administration and Sebelius' office will continue.
William E. "Bill" Young, former Solicitor General of Tennessee, has joined the Administrative Office of the Courts as the Administrative Director.
Ryan Loskarn, a longtime aide to GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, was arrested by postal inspectors on child pornography charges.
A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University shows more than three in five Tennesseans support an expansion of Medicaid, though nearly half also have a negative view of the federal health care law.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has launched its Resource Parent Verification Portal , https://apps.tn.gov/fpv/ , a more accurate and time-saving option for reporting dates of service as a foster parent.
The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars and setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.
Attorney General Robert Cooper has ruled that local efforts to restrict access to popular cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine violate existing state law.
The National Weather Service reports that snow, sleet and ice were making roadways hazardous in areas Tuesday morning and urged drivers to use caution.
For the third time in a week, crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be working through the night making the morning commute is a smooth one.
A National Park Service official with 12 years on the job will take over next month as acting superintendent of the USA's most-visited national park.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing.