Friday, January 15, 2021

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Injury-riddled Grizzlies pounded by Celtics

BOSTON  — Going into Wednesday's game against Boston, the Grizzlies had not beaten the Celtics since 2016 and it was clear early that was not going to change. Jaylen Brown had a career-high 42 points before sitting out the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, when...

Titans to honor Nashville ‘resilience’ following bombing

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have announced they will don helmet decals during their next Sunday game to honor Nashville’s resilience following the Christmas Day bombing. According to a Wednesday news release, the decal will include the text “615 Strong,” in a nod to the...

Christmas bombing marks another dark day for Nashville

by Kimberlee Kruesi and Bobby Caina Calvan --  NASHVILLE – When Sandy and Geff Lee finally saw a photo of the building that was home to their Nashville boutique on the day after the Christmas morning bombing, a quiet came over the room. The rubble was overwhelming....

Tennessee secures 1st vaccine shipment, puts it in reserves

by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee on Monday received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to be used as an emergency backup supply, according to the Department of Health. The state is expecting to receive 56,550 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 on Wednesday, which...

Appeals court vacates agreement to resentence Black inmate

by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — A Tennessee trial court judge improperly reduced a Black inmate’s death sentence to life in prison last year, a state appeals court has ruled. Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman (AHB’-dur-RAK’-mahn) was scheduled to be executed in April, but the judge resentenced him last...

Lee names former Democratic lawmaker DeBerry as adviser

Former Democratic state Rep. John DeBerry Jr. begins work today as a senior adviser to Gov. Bill Lee. Lee’s office made the announcement on Monday. DeBerry will be on the Republican governor’s executive leadership team and he will have an office in the Tennessee State...

Key question in Cosby appeal case: Does defendant’s past matter?

by Maryclaire Dale -- PHILADELPHIA — In 2016, as Bill Cosby’s legal team prepared for trial in his stunning sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court quietly heard a death row inmate’s appeal. Lawyers for Charles Hicks questioned whether three women who said he had...

Emails: School choice org caused ‘confusion’ in voucher plan

by Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — A prominent voucher group’s outreach efforts to families of students “caused nothing but confusion” while Tennessee attempted to enact a program that would have allowed parents to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition,...

A Grammys ‘Savage’: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

by Mesfin Fekadu -- NEW YORK — Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black...

NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

by Deepti Hajela -- NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He...
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