NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is kicking off Motorcycle Awareness Month in an effort to decrease traffic accidents and deaths.
A Friday kickoff to the campaign is scheduled to take place at Opry Mills in Nashville on Friday, featuring Kendell Poole, director of the Governor's Highway Safety Office, Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Col. Tracy Trott, the commander of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
More than 2,800 motorcyclists crashed last year, resulting in 135 deaths. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 337 motorcycle crashes and 14 fatalities.
Tornado damaged elementary school in Lincoln County, TN
Credit Tenn. Emergency Management Agency
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is impressed by the resiliency of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in a tornado that devastated a large swath of Lincoln County earlier this week.
Haslam toured the damage in the rural area near the Alabama line by helicopter on Wednesday, followed by a visit to a heavily damaged school and nearby home.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second person has been charged with first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said authorities have not found Bobo's body. However, he said they have sworn statements from witnesses who saw Bobo alive with Jason Autry and Zachary Adams after Bobo disappeared from her home near Parsons in Decatur County on April 13, 2011.