Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Vanderbilt poll finds presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with a 9 percentage point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tennessee.

The survey released Thursday found Trump with support from 44 percent and Clinton with 35 percent of the 1,001 registered voters polled. Thirteen percent said they were either undecided or said they wouldn't support either candidate.

Of those who said they didn't plan to vote for either Trump or Clinton, 42 percent were Republicans and 22 percent were Democrats.

State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is questioning the need for a special legislative session that some fellow Republican lawmakers want to have called over a directive issued by President Barack Obama's administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro woman is facing child neglect charges after her toddlers were found wandering a parking lot by themselves.

Media outlets report that residents found the 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy in the lot Sunday and called police.

Detective Tommy Roberts says both children were wearing only night shirts and diapers. Both had cuts and bruises.

 ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the 57-year-old man accused of abducting his niece from school more than a week ago was captured by two men who held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could arrive.

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say rescue crews have been called out to help people trapped by high water after heavy rain in Middle Tennessee.

A flash flood emergency warning was issued Wednesday morning for Sumner, Macon and Trousdale counties and officials told media that some roads are closed.