{FD} Charred Smokies town rebounds, doubts fires are ‘new normal’

Business owners are proceeding with new Great Smoky Mountains projects a year the area was decimated by deadly wildfires.

{FD} Slave burial sites investigated on land eyed for development

Archaeologists are surveying an abandoned Nashville baseball stadium for hints of unmarked graves of slaves and free black men who died building the nearby fort.

{FD} Driver in deadly school bus crash requests probation

The driver in a Tennessee school bus crash that killed six elementary school students in November wants a judge to offer him probation and dismissal of his case.

{FD} Charges dropped against 2 youths in Tennessee wildfires

Two juveniles are no longer charged with starting the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people in November.

{FD} Jury considering ex-Vanderbilt football player’s rape case

A jury will return to continue deliberating on a verdict for the third of four former Vanderbilt University players charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student.

{FD} Woman testifies against ex-football player in rape trial

A woman who was raped while unconscious in a college dorm room has testified that her appearance at an ex-Vanderbilt football player’s trial marks the first time she has seen the defendant face to face.

{FD} Attorney: Student was bullied into role in dormitory rape

A defense attorney says an ex-Vanderbilt football player charged with raping an unconscious female student in a dorm room in 2013 was pressured and bullied into participating.

{FD} Kurdish man with minor record fights deportation from US

A Kurdish man who appears to have only minor convictions woke up to a knock on the door of his Tennessee home a week ago and was whisked away for deportation as part of a roundup of Iraqi nationals.