Tag: Tennessee

‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan select…

Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However, federal…

Death Toll Rises To 7 In Eastern Tennessee Wildfires [VIDEO]

Authorities in Tennessee confirmed Wednesday that at least seven people have been killed in the wildfires that have swept through Sevier County. More than 700 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and the fire has likely burned at least 15,000 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains. Investigators believe the fire was caused by embers from…

At Least 3 Dead In Tennessee Wildfires [VIDEO]

At least three people have died in wildfires in eastern Tennessee, authorities said, and the death toll may rise as fires are expected to spread. The three victims were found in separate locations, all killed by the wildfires that erupted Monday, Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller told CNN. “We have not been able to get…

Gatlinburg Wildfires Force Evacuations In Tennessee – WATCH LIVE

Flames force out thousands in the Great Smokies, putting Gatlinburg and Dolly Parton’s popular mountain park in peril. Tens of thousands of residents are under mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday as wildfires narrowed in on the heart of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. The region known best as the home to country superstar Dolly Parton and her…

3 Resorts Reported Destroyed By Tennessee Wildfires [VIDEO]

At least three Gatlinburg-area resorts have been reported destroyed by wildfires raging in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. The Black Bear Falls log-cabin rental resort, Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski area, and the Westgate Mountain Resort & Spa were all destroyed, emergency management spokesman Dean Flener said. At least four people have been injured. The wildfires…

5 Children Dead in Chattanooga School-Bus Crash

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a school-bus crash Monday that left five children dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Johnthony Walker now faces five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving. Five of the children died on the bus, which had been carrying 35 students, from kindergarteners to fifth-graders, when it…

Former U.S. Sen. And Law & Order Actor Fred Thompson Dies [VIDEO]

Fred Thompson, the former U.S. senator for Tennessee and Law & Order actor, died in Nashville on Sunday. He was 73. The Watergate investigation attorney and Republican presidential candidate passed away after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a family statement. “Fred believed that the greatness of our nation was defined by the hard work,…

Chattanooga Shooting 4 Marines Killed in Tennessee ‘ISIS’ Attack [VIDEO]

Four U.S. Marines were killed and three others injured Thursday when a gunman attacked two U.S. military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The FBI has identified the gunman as as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old native of Hixon, Tennessee. He is the son of Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 57-year-old originally from the Middle East. The Abdulazeez…

Shots Fired Into A Memphis, Tenn., Church On Pendleton Street

Shots were fired into Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist church in the 2000 block of Pendleton during choir rehearsal. Officers were told that one of the pastors of the church noticed a bullet hole in the front door of the building. It is unknown when the shots were fired. No one was present the time of…

Investigators find remains of Holly Bobo, missing since 2011

The remains of missing nursing student Holly Bobo, who was last seen in 2011, have been found in Tennessee, officials said Monday. Investigators confirmed a human skull found in Decatur County, Tenn., belonged to Bobo, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The skull was found near property owned by the family of Zachary Rye Adams,…

Nun, 84, is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for nuclear protest

An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant. Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in…

NTSB won’t investigate Tennessee bus crash due to furloughs

The National Transportation Safety Board is not sending anyone to investigate yesterday’s deadly bus crash in Tennessee because the government shutdown furloughed all of its highway investigators, an NTSB official said. “In this particular case I think it’s highly likely that we would have responded to it, but again, with our investigators furloughed, it’s impossible…