Tennessee News

Effort to expand Medicaid in Tennessee fails

Another effort to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients.

Effort to move president Polk's body renewed

The body of former president James K. Polk has been moved three times since he died of cholera in 1849, and now an effort to move it again has taken on a life of its own in the Tennessee Legislature.

Father charged with murder in missing child's death

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a missing 5-year-old boy in Tennessee has been charged with his son's murder. Authorities said Saturday that Joseph Ray Daniels was arrested and charged with one count of criminal homicide. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says authorities determined that the boy, Joe Clyde Daniels, was killed either Tuesday night or early Wednesday in the family's residence. TBI says the father then hid his son's body. Media reports say the search for the child's remains continues. Police and volunteers had searched for three days near the child's home in Dickson