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11 months 4 weeks ago

3 new West Nile virus cases in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials are reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County, raising the state's total to 12 this year. Shelby County's health department said Monday that a 15-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman have contracted the disease. The cases...

1 year 1 week ago

Search resumes for missing Tennessee man

Tennessee authorities will search today for a person who went missing following a boating accident that left four others injured. A cabin cruiser carrying eight people collided into a deck boat carrying five people on Percy Priest lake Sunday afternoon. Four of the passengers on the deck boat were...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Police: No charges after gun goes off in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee school superintendent says metal detecting wands are being provided to elementary schools in Shelby County after a gun discharged inside a kindergartner's backpack in a school cafeteria. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says hand-held wands were distributed to some schools Friday, and all elementary schools...

1 year 10 months ago

4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West...

2 years 1 month ago

Four from Tennessee suffer from gas poisoning

Fire officials say four people were taken to hospitals after nearly dying from carbon monoxide gas poisoning in a southeast Shelby County home. Shelby County Fire Department spokesman Brent Perkins says a relative of the four victims called 911 after getting no response from inside the home Wednesday morning. Firefighters...

2 years 9 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. In a statement from Summitt released by the university on Tuesday the Hall of Fame coach says she plans to coach the Lady Vols during the 2011-12 season, but may have some "limitations."...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Doctor, former councilman commits suicide

A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and...

4 years 1 month ago

3 kids buy plane tickets, fly alone

Three Florida children bought tickets with baby-sitting money and flew to Nashville, Tennessee, on Southwest Airlines - unbeknownst to their parents. Bridget Brown, 15, had $700 saved and asked a 13-year-old friend where he wanted to go. The friend, Bobby Nolan III, suggested Nashville. Together with Brown's 11-year-old brother,...

4 years 4 months ago

Nashville braces for more flooding

Officials in Nashville braced for more deaths Monday as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The flash floods caught...

4 years 4 months ago

Death toll in weekend storms rises to 19

The death toll from weekend thunderstorms that hit Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky has risen to 19. The deaths of two additional people in Mississippi are being called weather-related traffic deaths. Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for the Cumberland River, which winds through the Music City, to...

4 years 4 months ago

Deadly flooding across Tennessee

Emergency officials in Tennessee are assessing the damage from heavy flooding that killed at least seven people. And there's more rain on the way. Thunderstorms dumped at least 10 inches of rain on Memphis and flooded highways and roads throughout the state. State emergency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said Sunday morning...

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