Lenoir City to pay family of man killed by officer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Lenoir City has agreed to pay the family of a man killed by a police officer in March to stave off the threat of a lawsuit. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the city reached the agreement with the family of Joshua William Grubb on Monday. The family’s attorney, T. Scott Jones, says the city will…

Deputies: Dogs die after man feeds them methamphetamine

LONDON, Ky. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a Laurel County man they say fed methamphetamine to two dogs that later died. Local news outlet report that officials arrested Benjamin Burdette Tuesday afternoon on charges including animal cruelty and wanton endangerment. According to an arrest citation, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Burdette’s home and discovered that Burdette had…

Man receives life sentence for sex-trafficking girls

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in sex-trafficking two girls into the New Orleans area. In a Wednesday news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite said 26-year-old Timothy Jones of Memphis lured underage girls into prostitution, beat them and kept all of their earnings for himself. A federal jury…

Miss. woman accused of shooting husband 6 times

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) – A 50-year-old Mississippi woman is free on $150,000 bond, charged with aggravated domestic assault for allegedly shooting her husband. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards tells local media outlets Cathy White, of Myrtle, was arrested and charged early Wednesday morning. Edwards said his department got a call about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that a shooting had occurred…

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Mr. Food recipe for ultimate fudgy brownies

What You’ll Need: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 3/4 cup baking cocoa 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks (2 cups) (See Note) 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking…

Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

CINCINNATI (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will talk about Ohio’s drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states. He’ll speak Thursday in Cincinnati to the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative. It’s aimed at improving cooperation across borders and jurisdictions in battling opioid abuse, mainly from prescription painkillers and heroin. Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor…

FBI in Louisville getting new special agent in charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The FBI in Louisville will have a new leader this fall. FBI Director James B. Comey announced this week that Amy Hess will be the new special agent in charge of the Louisville office starting in October. The current head of the office, Howard S. Marshall, is going to FBI Headquarters, where he will be the…

Tennessee worker safety chief calls recent deaths ‘alarming’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The head of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a spike in on-the-job fatalities last month is “alarming.” TOSHA administrator Steve Hawkins tells WPLN-FM four of the 10 deaths in July were on construction sites. Most of the construction workers died because of a fall, and their deaths were likely preventable. Usually, most workplace…

Selmer business accepting donations for flood victims in LA

SELMER, Tenn.- A business owner in Selmer said with family in southern Louisiana, he has to do something to help. The owner of Michael’s Tire Shop is accepting donations that he will take down to Baton Rouge. Dan Michael said friends donated the truck and trailer and he hopes others step up to help the thousands who have been left…