Anming Hu, the Chinese professor accused of hiding his ties with China while applying for a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project research grant, has been acquitted.
The case: Hu, a former associate professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, had been accused of deliberately hiding a professorship he held with Beijing University of Technology on forms submitted to UT Knoxville and NASA, according to the Associated Press.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs) have reportedly seized thousands of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards from China at the port of Memphis, Tenn.
Contraband: Suspicious shipments originating from Shenzhen, China, with recipients across the country, were found to contain fake vaccination cards with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) logo on them, the agency revealed in a press release.
In an ongoing trial in Knoxville, Tenn., last week, FBI Agent Kujtim Sadiku admitted federal agents had falsely accused former University of Tennessee associate professor Dr. Anming Hu of being a spy for the Chinese government.
Trial details: During the trial, Sadiku said he did not read nearly every document used by federal prosecutors as proof against Hu, adding that he does not remember the contents of some of them, according to Knoxville News Sentinel.
A man in Memphis has been arrested after offering egg rolls to 911 dispatchers more than 1,000 times.
The suspect, identified as Huu Nguyen, has reportedly been calling 911 since July despite not having an emergency, reports WREG.
A mother of four adopted Chinese girls shot and killed her daughters before taking her own life in their Tennessee home, according to an autopsy report of the murder-suicide.
Davidson County Senior Associate Medical Examiner David Zimmerman said that Cynthia Collier’s 17-year-old daughter, Kaileigh Lin, was found with 13 gunshot wounds on the bathroom floor in their Carters Creek Pike home in Columbia on October 15, according to WKRN.
Administrators at the University of Tennessee are currently investigating a fraternity for allegedly targeting Asian students as part of its hazing activity.
It was alleged that recruits of the unidentified fraternity were reportedly tasked with taking pictures of Asian students, sometimes without their knowledge, as part of a scavenger hunt.
A man in Smyrna, Tennessee, is in critical condition after falling victim to an acid attack which took place in his home.
Christopher Phiouthong was attacked on April 5 with an “extremely corrosive acid” while in the shower. He has since been at an area hospital.
Myeisha Brown, 16, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with fatally shooting 74-year-old Ruxin Wang while he was bringing in the garbage can outside his Nashville, Tennessee home on the morning of Nov. 9.
Brown is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Wang, a retired Chinese education ministry official, and is currently being held in juvenile detention, according to police.
Parents will do anything to make their child happy, but Thanh Tran from Tennessee went the extra mile for his 8-year-old daughter, Adriana Cross. He sported a black, poofy ballerina tutu and danced to music with his daughter beside him.
Students at Adriana’s ballet class were asked to bring one of their parents to join in as part of parent night. Since Adrianna’s realtor mother, Rebecca Tran, was already seven months into her pregnancy, her totally ripped bodybuilder coach father had to take one for the team.