TN State News

  • Cold, snowy weather returns to Tenn., Ky., Ill.

    Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:08 AM

    Snow and colder temperatures are headed back to Tennessee; snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky, and lake-effect snow is making for a snowy commute in northeastern Illinois.

  • Take control of your government: becoming a citizen lobbyist

    Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:10 AM

    With lawmakers having joined together in their respective state capitols to open debate on potential laws for passage, and it's important that you join the debate and become a citizen lobbyist.

  • Grocery wine bill negotiations near breakthrough

    Updated: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:38 PM

    After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.

  • Six Things to Know: Monday, January 20th

    Updated: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:09 AM

    These are the six things you need to know about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior today: Monday, January 20th.

  • Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

    Updated: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:38 PM

    An FBI agent says a Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with trying to kill four of his superiors told a fellow soldier he would start shooting if he was fired from his job.

  • Officials urge caution when using space heaters

    Updated: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:09 AM

    The state fire marshal's office is urging Tennessee residents to follow safety precautions when using portable space heaters.

  • 6 Things to Know

    Updated: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:29 AM

    Local 6 Today brings you the 6 things you need to know in your day in news today, Thursday, January 16th.

  • Tenn. receives economic development honor

    Updated: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:44 AM

    Tennessee has been named the "2013 State of the Year" by a national economic development publication.

  • Health Department to give away safe sleep books

    Updated: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:04 AM

    The Tennessee Department of Health is increasing efforts to prevent sleep-related deaths for babies.

  • Head of supermarket wine sales group leaving

    Updated: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:01 AM

    The campaign manager for a group advocating for supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is leaving to become the CEO of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

  • Haslam to decide on school vouchers next week

    Updated: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:29 AM

    Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't decide about whether to support school voucher legislation until next week.

  • TVA sets new single-day record for electric supply

    Updated: Thu Jan 9, 2014 2:43 PM

    Homes and businesses have set a single-day record for electric use in the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority region.

  • Winter Wonderland: Reelfoot Lake

    Updated: Thu Jan 9, 2014 11:48 AM

    The freezing winter temperatures and ice have created a unique landscape at Reelfoot Lake.

  • Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations

    Updated: Wed Jan 8, 2014 3:38 PM

    As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

  • Arctic air eases its grip on much of the US

    Updated: Wed Jan 8, 2014 12:23 PM

    An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records — some more than a century-old — shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

  • At least 11 flu deaths reported in Tenn.

    Updated: Wed Jan 8, 2014 8:45 AM

    Health officials in Tennessee are urging more people to get vaccinations for the flu after at least 11 people have died from complications of the virus so far this season.

  • Tenn. joins 'Geek the Library' campaign

    Updated: Wed Jan 8, 2014 7:19 AM

    Tennessee is joining a national campaign to raise awareness about funding needs at public libraries.

  • Many staying home as cold weather continues

    Updated: Tue Jan 7, 2014 8:33 AM

    Still in the midst of a brutal cold wrapping around much of Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • TVA preps for electric spike amid cold weather

    Updated: Mon Jan 6, 2014 12:29 PM

    The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is preparing for heavy electric demand because of the arctic weather blowing into the state.

  • Cold weather blows into Tennessee

    Updated: Mon Jan 6, 2014 5:27 AM

    Frozen roads and chilled citizens were big concerns for Tennessee officials as arctic air blew through the Volunteer state over the weekend.