Deadly floods in Tennessee

WAVERLY, Tennessee (WKRN) – Heavy rains and storms hit the counties of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys in Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Humphreys County’s death toll has now reached 22, according to Humphrey County Sheriff Chris Davis. Twins among dead after catastrophic Waverly flooding, grandmother says Nashville National Weather Service warning coordinator Krissy Hurley confirmed with News 2 that ...

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16 dead and dozens missing in Tennessee floods

Sixteen people died and 51 were missing as heavy flooding hit parts of Tennessee on Saturday, officials said. Two of the dead appeared to be twin toddlers who were taken away by their fathers, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told NBC affiliate WSMV in Nashville. He said the siblings’ bodies had been found. Davis told the station that one of ...

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Sohn: Another Tennessee man, MP, charged in January 6 uprising

A Middle Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy (and former Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy) became the 606th person charged in the Jan.6 riot and insurgency on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. attorneys said Ronald Colton McAbee, 27, was the man seen in body camera footage of an officer fighting a Metropolitan Police Department officer and dragging another subway officer into the crowd. Court documents say ...

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As states cancel major events due to delta variant, their economies take a hit

A festival in New Orleans. Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee. A comic book convention in Atlanta. As the delta variant increases across the country, states with low COVID vaccination rates are reeling from a loss of tourism dollars due to cancellations and postponements of major events. Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs live in front of a limited crowd amid COVID-19 security ...

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FSSD approves requirement for temporary mask

Image Bank Franklin Special School District approved a temporary mask warrant effective August 23. The full statement from the FSSD is below: The Franklin Special School District Board of Education met in a special session on August 20 to analyze district data on COVID-related isolations and school exposure exclusions. Based on school data showing an increase in COVID-related exposures and ...

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Hospitals in western Tennessee to start sorting care

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – On August 16, the UT Emergency Medicine Department and Memphis Area Emergency Department medical directors sent a letter to city and county mayors, describing the condition current of Memphis / Shelby County hospitals during this second wave of the pandemic. The letter obtained by WVLT News, indicated that they had no more room for the patients. ...

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At least 8 dead in floods in Tennessee

Catastrophic flooding in central Tennessee left at least eight people dead and dozens missing on Saturday as record rainfall swept homes and rural roads, authorities said. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told media more than 30 people were missing. The town of McEwen in Humphreys County, located about 50 miles west of Nashville, was hit by 17 inches of rain ...

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Floods in Tennessee: at least 10 dead, dozens missing, officials say

At least 10 people were killed and around 40 more were missing on Saturday after catastrophic flash floods swept through central Tennessee, authorities said. Rob Edwards, the deputy chief of the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the number of missing and dead and said authorities were carrying out house-to-house checks in the hardest hit areas of Humphreys, a county rural ...

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Lee’s mask removal order may ‘violate’ federal law

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The U.S. Secretary of Education questions the legality of Gov. Bill Lee‘s executive order that allows parents to opt out of mask mandates imposed by local school districts. Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona sent a letter to Governor Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, saying the ordinance could “infringe the power of a school district ...

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