Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

LIBERTY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Gibbs has been trying to get a valid driver's license for 20 years, but he just can't afford it. To punish him for high school truancy in 1999, Tennessee...

Hoverboard fire lawsuit against Amazon can move forward

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family's lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home can move forward. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of A...

Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Religious publishers say President Donald Trump's most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage. That's because millions of...

Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility on Thursday agreed to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic meters) of coal ash from unlined pits at a Tennessee...

Death row inmate dies 1 day after fellow inmate's execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate died in prison on Friday, less than three months before his scheduled execution and less than a day after a fellow inmate was executed . ...

Man faces execution for killing wife decades ago in Memphis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution Thursday evening in Tennessee. Sixty-eight-year...

DNA testing sought in case of man executed for 1985 murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a Tennessee man executed in 2006 for a woman's rape and murder filed a petition Tuesday seeking DNA testing of crime scene evidence that she hopes will prove he...

Judge grants class action status in private prison lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shareholders suing private prison operator CoreCivic won class action status Tuesday for their lawsuit claiming the company inflated stock prices by misrepresenting the quality...

Loved ones remember Nashville musician killed in robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Family and friends say a young Nashville musician who was shot to death outside his home last week was witty, musically talented and had an easy way of making others feel he ca...

Companies argue against proposal not to house separated kids

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's two largest private detention companies want to remain open to possibly housing immigrant children separated from their parents, even though both companies say tha...

Tennessee to electrocute second inmate in as many months

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate is scheduled to become the second person to die in the state's electric chair in as many months Thursday evening, nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted ...

Second Tennessee prisoner choses death in the electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second Tennessee prisoner is requesting to die in the electric chair rather than by lethal injection. Lawyers for David Earl Miller have argued that Tenness...

Electric chair builder worried Tennessee execution will fail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. ...

Man's lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of gettin...

Tennessee says request for electric chair came too late

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — According to a letter from a state attorney, the state of Tennessee is refusing a death row inmate's request to die by electrocution because his request came too late and becau...