Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has ‘hostile sexual environment’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX policies and created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward sexual assaults by student-athletes. David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing six unidentified plaintiffs, says he filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday in Nashville. The Tennessean first…

Deputies searching for fugitive in Gibson County

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies are searching for a fugitive they believe may be in the area. James Shull is described as a white male with brown hair standing about five feet ten inches tall and weighing around 185 pounds, according to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. Shull is wanted on charges of reckless endangerment and failure to appear. Deputies assisted the…

Trezevant man sentenced to federal prison for possession of bomb

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. — A Trezevant man has been sentenced to federal prison for unlawfully possessing an improvised explosive device, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Milton Edward Strain III, 30, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison. The conviction stems from an investigation that began in May 2015 when the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received…

Man indicted on 17 counts in shooting that injured Memphis officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A convicted felon has been indicted on 17 counts in a shooting that injured an undercover Memphis officer who was serving a warrant. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said in a news release on Wednesday that 40-year-old Dennis Murphy is being held without bond on the charges, which include attempted first-degree murder. The statement…

Weather Update

Arctic air remains in place across the Mid-South.  An upper level disturbance will move through the region today bringing some light snow showers for the afternoon and this evening.  Temperatures will remain well below normal for mid February.  Temperatures will moderate some on Thursday and Friday but another arctic cold front will surge through the region Friday night. Gary Pickens-StormTeam…

Officials warn of counterfeit drugs laced with deadly doses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State health and safety officials are warning that drug dealers are selling counterfeit pain medicines on the street that contain what could be deadly doses of a drug used often to treat cancer pain. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Department of Health and Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse…

More than 300 children enrolled in child literacy program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say more than 300 Tennessee children have been enrolled in a program that aims to improve child literacy. The Tennessee Department of Human Services says The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, together with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is available to children from birth to 5 years old in Tennessee. Once a child is enrolled,…

Mr. Food recipe for sour cream crowned fish fillets

What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 pounds cod or haddock, cut into 6 fillets 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs 2 tablespoons butter, melted What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place fillets…

Education Vision Committee meets, talks money

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Education Vision Committee met Tuesday night to talk money. Much of the gathering at the school board meeting revolved around a new e-rate fund. It helps schools afford technology and online tools at a more economical rate. According to the committee, the $1.4 million fund will be distributed across the Jackson-Madison County School System based on school size…

Final Scores: High School Basketball

Girls South Gibson 57, Dyersburg 49 South Side 72, McNairy Central 34 Gibson Co. 69, Bradford 61 Peabody 66, Halls 43 Millington 46, North Side 34 Middleton 45, Scotts Hill 30 Humboldt 56, Union City 43 Lexington 46, Chester Co. 45 Liberty 72, JCM 23 USJ 81, St. George 31 Crockett Co. 45, Milan 36 Boys St. George 70, USJ…