Weather Update

A WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 6:00 TONIGHT FOR DYER, lAUDERDALE,  SHELBY, AND TIPTON COUNTIES IN WEST TENNESSEE.  WIND GUSTS COULD REACH AS HIGH AS 40 MPH.   One cold front has moved out of the Mid-South with somewhat colder air behind it.  Temperatures will be colder than what we saw over the weekend.  A second cold front will…

Officials investigate deadly Louisville garage fire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say one man has died in a garage fire in Louisville. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said in a news release that 31-year-old Joshua N. Dyer died of smoke inhalation Sunday morning during the fire. The release said toxicology reports are pending. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Officials say…

Drug testing for benefits yields few positive results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare since July 2014 have failed a drug test mandated for some. Citing data provided by the Department of Human Services to The Tennessean, the newspaper reports that 65 of 39,121 people applying for Families First cash assistance benefits tested positive for drugs since…

One-third of Mississippi coast’s murders have domestic link

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – At least a third of homicide victims in the three Mississippi coastal counties in a recent six-year period died in domestic-related shootings. Of 156 murders reported from 2009 through 2014, 52 people were shot in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties by a family member or romantic interest. That’s according to a Sun Herald analysis of homicide…

High school loosens up dress code, OKs pajama pants

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) – Teachers and parents at a Lawrenceburg high school have voted to allow students to wear a variety of clothing that were previously banned, including pajama pants. The Paducah Sun reports that an Anderson County High School council last week voted in favor of altering the school’s dress code on a trial basis. Principal Chris Glass says…

Fort Campbell soldier charged in fatal accident

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged in a drunken driving accident that killed another motorist in November. The Leaf-Chronicle reports that during its January session, a Montgomery County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Jacob Ryan Clark on eight counts, including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. According to an investigator’s accident report, Clark drove his…

Man charged in Memphis girl’s death pleads to gun charge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A man charged in a drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Memphis has pleaded guilty to a federal gun possession charge. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Jordan Clayton entered the plea Friday in federal court in Memphis to being a felon in possession of a gun on April 14 – four days after Kirsten Williams died. Clayton…

Louisville celebrates Edison’s birthday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Celebrated inventor and scientist Thomas Edison is being remembered in his old Kentucky home. A daylong birthday party is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at the historic Thomas Edison House in the Butchertown neighborhood in Louisville. Edison was born 169 years ago this February. Organizers say the party will include refreshments and a cake shaped like…

Foster Care Review Boards calling for volunteers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is calling for volunteers for its Citizen Foster Care Review Boards, which work with the courts to ensure the state’s foster children are placed in permanent homes as quickly as possible. The Administrative Office of the Courts oversees hundreds of volunteers, appointed by the courts, who review files for children in state custody. The boards…

‘Shark Tank’ cast member Greiner to headline conference

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – ABC’s “Shark Tank” cast member Lori Greiner will be the featured speaker at a conference next month in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Greiner will headline an entrepreneurial summit for women. Greiner will share her experiences as an inventor at a luncheon on March 11 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets for the luncheon…