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One Dies In Multi Car Crash

There is one known fatality in a chain-reaction crash on a fogbound Nashville-area highway during the morning rush hour and several known injuries. Vehicles began colliding shortly before 7 a.m. CST Thursday on Vietnam Veterans Parkway in Hendersonville. Dense fog…

Former MS Governor Dies

Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., who parlayed a campaign against the power brokers of the state's capital city to win his second race for governor, has died. He was 85. Waller's law office said he died Wednesday, but declined…

Man Forgets Baby In Grocery Buggy

Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing - his 6-month-old infant. It happened Tuesday at a Kroger store in Jessamine County, WLEX-TV reported The father…

Iraq War Vet Charged In Deputy Shooting

Authorities say an Iraq war veteran is in custody after shooting an Alabama deputy sheriff and then leading police on a chase into Tennessee, where another officer was wounded in a shootout. Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Scott Shriver, who gave a Lincoln…

MS Health care Lawsuit On Hold

A federal judge has put on hold portions of a Mississippi lawsuit against Obama administration's health care law. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, in a ruling issued Nov. 23, stayed consideration of parts of the April 2010 lawsuit not involving…

State Sends Protesters Bill For Security

The state Department of General Services billed Occupy Nashville $1,045 to provide two troopers for security the night before they began arresting the protesters and clearing their encampment. The invoice was part of a public records request to the department…

Former Alderman Pleads Guilty

Former Ripley alderman Lonnie Smith has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 2010 shooting death. Smith had been charged with capital murder in the death of Antrozon Wallace, but pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter as part of a plea deal.…

Missing Kayakers Found Safe

A rescue official says three men who failed to return from a kayaking trip near Chattanooga have been found safe. The men did not return home after going into the Pocket Wilderness in Hamilton County on Sunday afternoon. Amy Maxwell…

Kayakers Missing In Hamilton County

A search has begun in Hamilton County after three young kayakers failed to return home. Amy Maxwell of the Hamilton County emergency services department said in a news release Monday morning that several response agencies had begun searching in the…

Man Dies In Hospital Parking Lot

Police in Knoxville say a man who was waiting while a family member underwent surgery has been found dead in a hospital parking lot. The name of the man wasn't released after the incident Sunday night, according to The Knoxville…

Gulf Coast Investigating Dolphin Deaths

Two more dead dolphins have washed ashore in a 24-hour period ending Sunday in Mississippi. Mobi Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, tells The Sun Herald both of the dolphins were under the age of a year…

KY Says No Lottery Tickets For Kids Christmas

Kentucky Lottery officials are asking parents to consider the long-term effects of giving lottery tickets and games as Christmas gifts to children. Officials note that anyone under 18 is prohibited by law from purchasing Kentucky Lottery tickets and that giving…

Wild Hog Ban Causing Controversy

Tennessee wildlife officials had hoped allowing year-round limitless hunting of wild hogs would eradicate the aggressive pigs that can tear up farmland and forests, but they spread even faster and turned up in counties where they hadn't been seen before.…

Charges Filed In Bear Cub Shooting

The shooting of two black bear cubs in Blount County has led to criminal charges against two men and has raised the ire of advocates for the black bear population in East Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Agency cited 19-year-old Corey…

MS Publisher Buys Memphis Area Papers

Journal Inc., which publishes the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, has acquired a group of weekly community newspapers in the suburban Memphis, Tenn., area. The company reports that details of the transaction were not disclosed. Clay Foster, CEO of…

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