Tennessee's Senate race between GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen is at this point too close to call, and will hinge on the state's desire for someone who tax cuts and other conservative principles, Blackburn said Monday, hours before President Donald Trump was to travel to her state for a rally to back her campaign. "People in Tennessee want someone to support constitutional Supreme Court judges, tax cuts, make certain that they are going to build the wall, standing with President Trump," Blackburn told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "I'm going to the Senate to make certain that the Senate begins to act like the majority that it is. It is dysfunctional and it is time for them to get busy, get the president's agenda done and get it to his desk." Bredesen, Blackburn continued, has called tax cuts that have been passed "crumbs," but she knows people in her state appreciate them. "He has said that building the wall is political theater," she said. "I'll be there to make certain … [Read more...] about Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Tennesseans Want Conservative Senator in Office
Allison Klein, The Washington Post Published 10:46 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 James Shaw Jr., who single-handedly wrestled an AR-15 from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday, has now raised more than $158,000 for the victims' families. And donations are still pouring in. Shaw has repeatedly said his acts were not heroic, that he was simply trying to save his own life when he confronted the shooter who had just killed four people. But people across the country have hailed his courage, calling him a hero and writing notes of admiration on the GoFundMe page he started hours after the shooting. "Thank you so much, Mr. James Shaw, Jr. You are a true hero," wrote Janet Peters. More than 4,000 people have donated to the fund. Recommended Video: Now Playing: What we know about the Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Police say that a man arrived at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee with a rifle and fatally shot two people outside, before entering the … [Read more...] about Waffle House hero raises $158,000 for victims’ families as donations pour in
Helena Andrews-Dyer, The Washington Post Published 12:30 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 In the ring, he's Kane, a "monstrous" wrestler with a "sadistic" streak. But to East Tennesseans, he's also Glenn Jacobs, the owner of a local insurance firm who wants to "do his part" to grow small business and shrink big government. In a battle Tuesday between the two, it looks like Jacobs, who's running for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, won. The 7-foot-tall, 300-pound WWE athlete clinched the Republican primary election by just 17 votes. "A lot of people look at me and say, 'Oh, he's that wrestler guy. That's why people voted for him,'" Jacobs, 51, told Knox News. "That may have gotten my foot in the door with some people. Certainly, the novelty of someone like me running in a race like this, but in the end it was the message." LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Dog rescue at Fort Funston San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/18 Game 2 – Warriors v Pelicans … [Read more...] about Reliable Source: WWE’s Kane wins the Republican primary in Tennessee mayoral race
Herman Wong, The Washington Post Published 4:28 am PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 After serving 15 years of a life sentence, Cyntoia Brown will be set free. Brown was 16 when she killed a 43-year-old stranger who picked her up and brought her to his home. Sentenced to life in prison for the 2004 murder, her case gained national attention last year after it began circulating under the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown, lifted further by celebrity supporters. Her defenders said that the teen was forced into prostitution by a violent boyfriend. On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, R, granted her clemency, adding that she will be released on Aug. 7 and be on parole for 10 years. Here is Brown's full statement, which her attorneys provided to the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. It was read at a news conference Monday by Juvenile Court Administrator Kathy Sinback, who said Brown wrote it earlier that morning. "Thank you, Governor Haslam, for your act of mercy in giving me a … [Read more...] about Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life as a teenager, will be set free. This is what she had to say.
according to the Tennessean.The trial was briefly delayed after details came to light that Neal Peskind, a representative of the corporation that owns the Nashville hotel, watched the naked video of Andrews after he testified in the civil trial on Monday. Peskind contends that friends who he was having dinner with started to view the video and he told them to stop.The case stems from a 2008 incident which occurred at the Marriott at Vanderbilt University, in which a man secretly videotaped Andrews changing in her hotel room. He then proceeded to post the naked video on the internet. In addition to the suspect, Andrews made a $75 million claim against the hotel, saying that they negligently gave Barrett her room number and let him stay in the room next door.WATCH LIVE testimony in the video below via WKRN. Testimony is expected to start up again later Thursday morning. Stay with LawNewz.com for updates and continuing coverage of this case.[imag via ABC News] … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE Day 8: Fox Reporter Erin Andrews $75 Million Stalker Trial