Associated Press

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person died and another was injured when their motorcycles collided and went over a steep embankment on an East Tennessee road known as The Dragon.

The Daily Times of Maryville reports ( ) that the wreck wasn't discovered until a group of motorcyclists heard the survivor shouting for help at about 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. The crash had occurred the previous day at 10 a.m., plunging the riders 50 and 100 feet below the roadway.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Hamilton County Corrections Department does not have any employees tracking ankle monitors after regular business hours — a fact that at least one criminal has used to his advantage to get a head start on fleeing.

Ever since 2011, records show there have been no county corrections officials monitoring the GPS monitors from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays, or during weekends or holidays because of budget cuts, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported (

State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's public rejection of Donald Trump's presidential aspirations has set shock waves through the Tennessee Republican party.

  Two state members of the Republican National Committee have issued a memo to remind party leaders that "all hands on deck" are required to ensure a Trump victory in Tennessee.

Rebecca Ann Burke, a party executive committee member from Franklin says the governor's announcement that he will write in the name of Trump running mate Mike Pence is "disingenuous and confuses voters."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State education officials are asking educators and parents not to be discouraged if students' test scores are lower this year.

That's because officials are increasing the threshold for test scores as part of the state's move to create tougher grading standards.

The Tennessean reports ( that test program TNReady will release scores for high school students within the next few weeks. This year, the scores are set up to align closer to the standards seen on the ACT test.

Panik gets hat trick to lead Blackhawks past Predators, 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Richard Panik scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, Scott Darling was sharp in making 33 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks earned their first victory of the season, 5-3 over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.