NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a hearing that could ultimately decide whether the Tennessee Democratic Party should be forced to put Mark Clayton on the ballot in the Democratic primary for governor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer.
Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation. The conviction came 10 years after the death of her then-15-year-old daughter Jessica Crank from Ewing's Sarcoma. According to court records, the cancer caused a grapefruit-sized tumor on the girl's shoulder that appeared to cause her severe pain.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they have identified the body that a Knoxville woman found under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son.
The Knoxville News Sentinel cites a statement from police saying the body is that of a 29-year-old homeless man named Joshua Wayne Grubb.
Police say his death will be listed as natural causes unless the final autopsy results show something unexpected. The initial report found that Grubb suffered from a medical condition that could have led to his death.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.
Doctors and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a child who is dependent on drugs. National Advocates for Pregnant Women says despite attempts by other states, Tennessee is the first state to pass such a law.