Federal authorities say a Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in a shooting at a market four years ago has been found in Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a news release that Christian Hall has been arrested in Monterrey, Mexico, on charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. Investigators say three men were involved in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Khaled Khayat during a robbery at a market in Memphis.
A 20-year-old Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for making threats online to "shoot up" a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C. Jacob Cooper, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was charged with transmitting "a communication containing a threat to injure another" and could face up to five years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Titans young inside linebackers ready to make NFL impression The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell Casey. In the middle are two young linebackers in Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown ready to show the NFL exactly what they can do. "Oh, no doubt," said Evans, the Titans' first-round pick in 2018 out of Alabama. "I think timing is everything. That's my little motto. At some point, it's going to be our turn. So all we can do right now is continue to do what we've been doing and everything else will fall in place." The Titans still have veteran Wesley Woodyard around for
The New Orleans Saints added veteran linebacker Will Compton to the 90-man roster Wednesday, according to ESPN. Compton, who turns 30 next month, played in 57 games (33 starts) in five seasons with the Washington Redskins and 12 games (two starts) last season with the Tennessee Titans. Undrafted out of Nebraska in 2013, Compton has 286 career tackles with one sack, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in a shooting at a market four years ago has been found in Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a news release that Christian Hall has been arrested in Monterrey, Mexico, on charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. Investigators say three men were involved in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Khaled Khayat during a robbery at a market in Memphis. Authorities said Khayat was shot several times in the head and back on June 11, 2015. The Marshals Service says Hall and the two other men were identified through surveillance video and witness testimony. Hall is awaiting extradition from
Tennessee gained its 15th commitment to the 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday when Mordecai McDaniel announced his pledge to the Vols. McDaniel, a senior safety at St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C., is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sports composite. He's ranked No. 33 nationally among safeties. "I will be taking my God Given talents and spending the next 4 years at The University of Tennessee," McDaniel wrote on Twitter. Florida and Penn State were the other schools in his top three. Tennessee offered the 6-foot-1, 195-pound McDaniel in January, and he visited in June. He joins four-star prospect Keshawn Lawrence as safeties committed to Tennessee. McDaniel became the
For the first time of the 2019 preseason, the Tennessee Titans are opening as favorites. Last week, the Titans fell 22-17 to the New England Patriots in a hard-fought home opener in Nissan Stadium. Before this loss, the Titans had defeated the Patriots 34-10 in the previous matchup in Nashville after having lost to the Patriots seven consecutive times before that. In Week 3, the Titans move on to face the Steelers in Music City — and the Titans are expected to come out with the win by a point spread of (-3), per oddsshark.com. It's not an unsurprising prediction, considering the Titans had all the momentum against the Patriots until the final quarter of Week 2's matchup. Before that, they kicked
Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor is coming off a breakthrough season but believes he's capable of doing even better. Taylor recorded eight sacks last season, the most of any Southeastern Conference player who returns this year. Taylor says he can improve upon those numbers if he gains the consistency that has been missing from his game up to his point.
This Sunday's Steelers-Titans preseason game will look a little different, thanks to NBC employing a different camera angle. NBC is using the "High Sky" camera as the primary play-by-play, live game coverage camera this Sunday night. The "High Sky" camera is at the line of scrimmage, about 50 feet above the ground. This isn't the [more]
River & Rail Theatre is producing an original musical, The Burn Vote, about Tennessee's contribution to women's suffrage. The 100th anniversary of American women getting the vote is August 2020, and Tennessee artists already are planning to celebrate in story and song. At least three plays will be performed in Knoxville in 2020 to commemorate Tennessee's pivotal role in the 19th Amendment's passage. Tennessee was the 36th and last needed state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in August 1920. It was a dramatic climax on Aug. 18, 1920, when legislator Harry Burn of Niota changed his "no" vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives to "yes." Two Knoxville theaters and a
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Kurott Garland has returned to practice with the Volunteers after entering the transfer portal earlier this summer. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said after practice Tuesday that Garland "was thinking of possibly transferring, we supported him all the way through, and in the end he decided to come back here." Pruitt added that "he's a guy that I think has lots of upside." Garland is a redshirt freshman who appeared in four games last season. His return should boost the depth of a defensive line that has no returning starters and lost its most experienced performer when Emmit Gooden tore his right anterior cruciate ligament earlier this month. Tennessee
RICHMOND, Va. , Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilb Group, LLC ("THG") announced today the acquisition of Tennessee -based Mackie Financial Group, LLC (MFG). The transaction became effective ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing firm 5by5 Agency, headquartered in Nashville, announced today that it has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in America. The 2019 Inc. 5000 list, unveiled on August 14, is the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced a nearly $10 million investment by Surface Dynamics LLC to expand its operations in western Tennessee. Lee made the announcement about the Bartlett-based company on Monday along with Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. The expansion will create approximately 110 jobs over the next five years, with the company planning to hire office, engineering and production jobs. Surface Dynamics has operated in Bartlett since 2010, as part of the medical division of UnitedCoatings Group — which provides coatings, 3D printing and other services to orthopedic equipment manufacturers. Since 2015, the state has