NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended one of the defense attorneys in the Vanderbilt rape case.
Media report John Herbison was suspended Thursday after three complaints alleging misconduct.
Herbison is part of the defense team representing Brandon Vandenburg, who is one of four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping a woman in a campus dorm. Vandenburg's trial is set to begin Jan. 12.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A year after Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have discouraged undercover citizen investigation of animal abuse, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Mercy for Animals says it has secretly documented abuse at a Chattanooga chicken processing plant.
The group released a video online Wednesday that it says was taken at a Koch (KUK') Foods slaughterhouse. The video show chickens that survive the slaughter process and then are scalded alive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.
The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.
Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell say the move is designed to ensure Tennessee students continue to improve by applying the highest standards, while exerting state control over education.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but it doesn't appear to clarify how workers at the plant will be represented.
In a statement on Wednesday, the company said its Community Organization Engagement policy would allow labor organizations to have a "constructive dialogue" with company officials.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who in August won 41 percent of the vote in his primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says he is mulling a bid for chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Carr told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1qAoATi ) on Monday that he was still undecided about whether to challenge current Chairman Chris Daveney, who is seeking a fourth term.