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The Latest: 6th child dies following Chattanooga bus crash

Nov 23, 2016


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The injured children were so young that many couldn't spell their names. Some couldn't remember their birthdays or their parents' names — just "Momma" when asked.

As survivors of a Chattanooga school bus crash began to arrive in the pediatric emergency room, Dr. Darvey Koller could see the devastation in their eyes.

"Many of them were scared or too dazed to talk to us," Koller said at a news conference Tuesday.

Hate groups expand their influence in Tennessee

Nov 22, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The number of Tennessee hate groups is at a 16 year high, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The civil rights group’s so-called “Hate Map” is somewhat controversial, but tracks organizations the SPLC believes “attack or malign an entire class of people” for “immutable characteristics.”

The map was first published in the year 2000 and listed 14 hate groups in Tennessee. Last year the number had risen to 41.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding Tennessee road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.

Calling the Monday afternoon crash "every public safety professional's worst nightmare," Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told an overnight news conference that 24-year-old bus driver Johnthony Walker was also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Univ. of Cincinnati

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Cincinnati Interim President Beverly Davenport has been selected as the University of Tennessee's next chancellor of its Knoxville campus.

If the Board of Trustees approves Davenport's selection, she would become the school's first female chancellor.

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday that he had selected Davenport. DiPietro will recommend Davenport at a special Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 15 in Nashville.

Davenport would take over March 1 pending Board of Trustees approval.