Month: July 2019

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Federal authorities say a former Tennessee mayoral candidate has been found guilty of making a pipe bomb. The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson said in a news release Thursday that Jonathan Edward White has been convicted at a thr…

Teacher shortages, assaults on police addressed in new laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that helps public schools rehire retired teachers in hard-to-fill classrooms and increases prison time for someone who uses a gun to assault a law enforcement officer. Cooper ha…

Nashville group to provide $6M to African music museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The National Museum of African American Music will receive $6 million from Nashville’s Convention Center Authority. An authority news release state it unanimously voted on Thursday to provide the money as part of its commitment …