Wintry Mix to start off Valentine’s Day

Weather Update: 9:15 PM Saturday A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS EFFECTIVE STARTING 6 AM SUNDAY UNTIL 6 PM SUNDAY for Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll and Benton counties. This means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and use caution while driving. Bridges and overpasses as well as other elevated…

Veterans Affairs starts probe into Cincinnati medical center

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has opened an investigation into its Cincinnati hospital. A statement issued by the department on Saturday did not reveal the reason for the investigation. The hospital each year delivers medical care to more than 43,000 veterans from southwest Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reports the federal investigation began…

Marshall deputies seek man they suspect killed girlfriend

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) – Marshall County officials seek a man they suspect killed his girlfriend. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1oarOBW) that 65-year-old Chester Dallas Brents faces murder charges following the Friday death of Cathy Mills. Dickerson says the 54-year-old Mills was found dead in her home, shot once in the chest, after a fight with…

Escaped inmate, girlfriend and 3-year-old found in Kentucky

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A felon who escaped his work release program and fled with his girlfriend and her son has been found in Kentucky. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Grant tells media outlets that Gary Bullock Jr., Natasha Quigley and 3-year-old Xander Quigley were found safe Friday by the U.S. Marshals Task Force. The three had been missing…

Fritz youngest American in ATP semifinal since Chang in ’89

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989. Fritz needed 2 hours, 20 minutes to continue his amazing run at The Racquet Club. Fritz, who turned 18 on Oct. 28, used his big serve and…

Newspaper Lawsuit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Knoxville News Sentinel is asking a judge to unseal evidence in the cases of two former University of Tennessee football players charged with aggravated rape. The newspaper says (http://bit.ly/20QoP3i ) it filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking evidence in the cases against former players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams. The evidence includes search warrant applications,…

Time capsule opened on Eastern Kentucky University president

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Eastern Kentucky University officials have opened a more than half-century-old time capsule whose discovery on campus came as a surprise. The Richmond Register reports that the copper box was buried in 1961 in the cornerstone of a campus building. A crowd of EKU students, staff and faculty attended the box’s opening this past week. Copies of…

Chickasaw County governments now eligible for tornado aid

PEARL, Miss. (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared another Mississippi county eligible for aid to governments after Dec. 23 tornadoes killed 11 people in the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Friday said governments and certain nonprofit groups including electrical cooperatives in Chickasaw County are now eligible for assistance. That public assistance helps pay for debris…

Chief: Mardi Gras shooting arrests ‘groundwork’ for inquiry

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) – Police are still looking for people involved in a shooting after a Mississippi Mardi Gras parade, although an investigation has produced seven arrests on other charges. Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) Police Chief Tim Hendricks tells WLOX-TV that the arrests on charges concerning guns, illegal drugs and probation violations are “groundwork” helping police to focus on possible…

Louisville police say woman shot by toddler

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville authorities say a mother is expected to recover after being shot by her 2-year-old child. The woman was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment following the shooting Friday evening, according to media reports. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the woman was alert and talking, and that her injuries are believed to…