Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver’s two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Manning threw for just 141 yards and committed two turnovers in one of the least…

2 Dead in Shooting After Parade in Mississippi

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) – South Mississippi police say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) has claimed two lives and left four wounded. Police Chief Tim Hendricks confirmed the number of dead and wounded to WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/1nRDMjF ). Celeste Plaisance tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/20PHjO1 ) she heard about 12 shots Sunday afternoon and thought…

Police Chief Seeks Funds to Recruit More Minority Officers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Chattanooga police chief is seeking funds to launch a program to recruit more minority police officers. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1KdpoN2 ) Police Chief Fred Fletcher says he wants to raise money to pay people $500 incentives for recommending minority police cadets. The department’s latest demographics show that of the 457 sworn officers,…

Arctic Air Plunges in West Tennessee Monday

Weather Update 8:00 PM Sunday This weekend will be the last mild day for a the next few days. Arctic air is expecting to plunge into the midsouth behind a cold front. The front has slowly been making its way into West Tennessee this afternoon. It should arrive into the area this evening and bring a band of thick clouds….

Debate Continues Over High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Supporters and critics of Franklin County High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance have picked the county school board’s upcoming meeting to discuss the organization. The Daily News Journal reports (http://on.dnj.com/1XcazfL) the establishment of the group, which meets to talk about issues among gay and heterosexual students at the school, has generated debate in the community about its intent…

Underground Wire Catches Fire in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Chattanooga Electric Power Board spokesman says an underground wire overheated and caused a fire that blew a manhole cover onto a street. Media outlets report no injuries were reported in the fire, which forced an intersection to be shut down Saturday afternoon. The fire was put out with a dry chemical fire extinguisher. EPB spokesman…

4 Shelby County Jailers Sentenced in Pill Scheme

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Prosecutors say four former sheriff’s employees have been sentenced to federal prison in a scheme to smuggle what they thought were OxyContin pills in the Shelby County Jail. Media outlets report U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III’s office announced the sentencings Friday of Marcus Green, Brian Grammer, Torriano Vaughn and Anthony Thomas. Stanton spokesman Louis Goggans…

Mild Sunday before colder temps and snow is in the forecast

Weather Update: 10:30 PM Saturday This afternoon was mild for being half-way through winter. There were a few passing clouds but no other activity across the region. High pressure will keep things mild for one more day across West Tennessee. A cold front will approach West Tennessee by Sunday night and this will bring much colder air and the prospect…

Woman jailed on murder charge in death of Marion County boy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a 30-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of murder and child abuse in the death of her boyfriend’s son. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Holly Rutledge, of Whitwell, was arrested Friday night at her job and booked into the Marion County Jail on $50,000 bond. It is not clear if she has…

Coal incentives

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would make the hard-hit coal industry eligible for state economic incentives. House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins said Friday the measure would “right a wrong” by letting coal companies seek the same economic incentives already available for other businesses and industries. The measure cleared the House on an…