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Camel Injures Child At Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo officials said a 5-year-old boy was injured when he was pinned against a fence by a baby camel and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials told WATE-TV in Knoxville that the boy was visiting… continue reading ›

12 Year Old Charged With Rape

Police say a 12-year-old boy from the Memphis suburb of Germantown has been charged with raping a 9-year-old boy. Germantown police say the 12-year-old middle school student was charged Tuesday, according to The Commercial Appeal. Police Inspector Lee Covey says… continue reading ›

Floods Claim Life IN Mississippi

A man pulled from floodwaters near downtown Vicksburg, Miss., has died from what authorities say was a brain injury related to drowning. The death of 69-year-old Walter Cook is believed to be the first in Mississippi related to the Mississippi… continue reading ›

KY Group Looks For Ambulance Thieves

State police have recovered a stolen ambulance but are still looking for the people who took it. Police received a call at about 9:15 Wednesday night after the ambulance was stolen from outside the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Police… continue reading ›

LBL Reopening Some Campsites

Flood waters are going down at Lake Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, and that means more campsites are opening up. Some campsites are already open, and others are expected to be open by the end of this week. Also,… continue reading ›

Bonnaroo Nearing Total Sellout

General admission tickets have sold out for the 10th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, but other ticket packages are still available. This year's festival, which takes place June 9-12 on a farm in Middle Tennessee, features performers… continue reading ›

Homosexual Teaching Ban Delayed In TN Senate

A proposal to prohibit the teaching of homosexuality in Tennessee public schools has been delayed in the Senate, but a measure to study the issue is advancing. The delayed legislation would require the state board of education to review current… continue reading ›

Immigration Bill Likely Dead

Legislation that would allow law enforcement agents in Tennessee to question suspects about their immigration status has likely failed this session. Republican Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas on Tuesday delayed the measure in the House Budget Subcommittee till next year.… continue reading ›

Senate Vote Set For Judge Gun BIll

A proposal that would allow Tennessee judges to carry guns in courtrooms is headed for a full Senate vote. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-2 on Tuesday. The companion bill… continue reading ›

Turnout Low In Kentucky Election

Predictions of low voter turnout for Kentucky's primary election proved correct. The Secretary of State's office reports on its website that with almost 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, voter turnout statewide in unofficial results totaled 10.3 percent. That's… continue reading ›

Gas Station Owner Hurt In Drive Off

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men accused of dragging a gas station owner as they drove off without paying for fuel. The sheriff's office had circulated a photo of the dark blue pickup truck the men were driving… continue reading ›

Storms Drive Up Power Costs

Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers in June will pay slightly more due to an increase in fuel cost, and a spokesman said the utility's use of pricier replacement power due to the devastating tornadoes and storms will be in bills starting… continue reading ›

Riverboats Could Return To Bluff City

Overnight riverboat passenger service may be coming back to Memphis and bringing hundreds of jobs along with it. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that the Great American Steamboat Co., which owns the American Queen and the Mississippi Queen vessels, is… continue reading ›

MS Preps For Second Execution

Gov. Haley Barbour has rejected Mississippi death row inmate Rodney Gray's petition for clemency, all but clearing the path for him to be executed Tuesday at the state penitentiary at Parchman. Gray has been moved to a holding cell near… continue reading ›


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