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Schools Make Adjustments for Heat

This video is no longer available. Back to school and back on the burner. Temperatures across West Tennessee soared into the triple digits Wednesday, but on school buses without air conditioning, it can get even hotter. "The temperature on the…

Creditors Trying to Block Lambuth Sale

This video is no longer available. Officials with Radian Asset Assurance, the largest creditor for the now defunct Lambuth University is attempting to stop, or slow the sale and lease of the buildings and campus of the former Methodist-affiliated school.…

Haywood Schools Focus On Literacy

This video is no longer available. Speaking before the Haywood County faculty Wednesday, State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman outlined priorities for the upcoming school year. Huffman appeared as part of a statewide tour of more than 100 school districts. "Haywood…

Krystal Up For Sale

The Krystal Co. based in Chattanooga is seeking a buyer. The chief executive of the 79-year-old restaurant chain known for its small square burgers said in a Wednesday statement that the brand is "well positioned to continue its momentum." Krystal…

Former Memphis Mayor Launches Charter Plan

Former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton has filed letters of intent with the state to open nine charter schools in Memphis and Shelby County by next year. Herenton, who served as the superintendent for city schools before being elected mayor, is…

Jailed Klansman Dies In Prison

A spokesman with federal Bureau of Prisons says James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman imprisoned for his role in the segregation-era abduction and killing of two black men in rural Mississippi, has died. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Edmond…

Contractor Sues State Over Suspension

The owner of a guardrail company has sued the Tennessee Department of Transportation, arguing his company's suspension violates a 2006 agreement in a separate case. Novice "Joey" Cole's lawsuit also claims TDOT's suspension of his Lu Inc., company relies on…

Judge Limits Coal Ash Suits

A federal judge has further limited damage lawsuits against the Tennessee Valley Authority for the huge coal ash spill at TVA's Kingston Plant west of Knoxville. In an order Tuesday, with the first of two bench trials on the suits…

Civil War Graveyard Vandalized

The historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church and six Civil War grave markers at its cemetery have been vandalized. According to the Citizen Tribune of Morristown vandals spray painted vaguely paranormal terms and symbols all over the cemetery in the Russellville community…

MS Governors Race Results

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon has won the five-man Republican primary for Mississippi governor. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnnie DuPree and Clarksdale attorney and businessman Bill Luckett are headed to an Aug. 23 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Construction executive Dave…

Covington Woman Arrested in Gambling Raid

A Covington woman is free on a $5,000 bond after deputies said they found an illegal gambling operation in the back of her business. Tuesday, Linda Carol Mathis, 53, was formally charged with aggravated promotion of gambling. Deputies arrested her,…

Child Rape Conviction

A Tipton County man is waiting to find out his fate following his conviction on charges he raped a young child. According to the district attorney's office, during a two-day trial last week, William Franklin Chumley was convicted on rape…

"National Night Out" Celebrated

This video is no longer available. West Tennesseans came together to celebrate what a community can do as a unit to cut down on crime Tuesday night as a part of the nation-wide crime fighting tool, "National Night Out". Officers…

City Council Approves Lambuth Deal

This video is no longer available. Three votes down and one to go as the Jackson City Council approves their contribution toward the purchase of the former Lambuth University campus. The University of Memphis is one step closer to acquiring…

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