MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man with murdering his 86-year-old neighbor.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 60-year-old William Russell Brace was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lois Jean Espy, whose body was discovered last week on a local road in Bedford County.
During the course of the investigation, the TBI got information that led to Brace as the person responsible for Espy's death in her Murfreesboro apartment, and the individual who moved her body.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings apologized Thursday night for an "inappropriate comment" after television cameras caught him yelling at Commodores guard Wade Baldwin following a 73-65 victory over Tennessee.
Baldwin clapped in the face of Tennessee forward Armani Moore after the game. During postgame handshakes, television replays showed that Stallings appeared to shout obscenities and say that he could "kill" Baldwin.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with a projected $377 million funding gap over 10 years, the University of Tennessee has put together a plan that could mean some tough choices ahead for the school and its students.
On Thursday, the UT Board of Trustees endorsed a plan presented by President Joe DiPietro that would increase revenue but could mean big changes ahead.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
The programs at Riverdale (22-8), a state champion in 2013, and Smyrna also were fined $500 Monday and placed on probation for a year by the Tennessee Secondary School athletic Association.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the number of deaths caused by winter weather has risen to 18.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported Friday afternoon that Knox County leads the state with four deaths, including three caused by a house fire and one caused by a motor vehicle accident. There have been three deaths in Shelby County.
In all, the agency reports hypothermia has led to nine deaths. Five people have died in vehicle crashes related to the weather, and one dialysis patient was unable to get treatment.