Tennessee News

Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

Police say Travis Reinking had stolen a BMW from a Nashville area car dealer last week. They discovered it outside the apartment where he lived and hauled it away. But they didn't figure out who had stolen the car until after tragedy struck.

Pilot killed in crash of single-engine plane in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in a single-engine plane crash in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a two-seat plane crashed near an airstrip while taking off at the municipal airport in Collegedale on Friday. Airport officials said the pilot was killed. He has been identified as 62-year-old Robert Gillisse, of Ooltewah. Chris Swain, director of operations at Collegedale Municipal Airport in Hamilton County, said both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and will

Tennessee gets $26 million from feds for veterans home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state has received $26 million from the federal government to build a new veterans home. Gov. Bill Haslam says the grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be used to build a 108-bed facility in Bradley County. State and local funds for the facility add up to $17 million. That includes $10 million from the state and $3 million from an anonymous donor. The Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home will be built on 28 acres in Cleveland. A construction start date has not been set. In a statement released Friday, Haslam