NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee.
Hickman County Mayor Steve Gregory said Thursday morning that firefighters are trying to smother the blaze by covering it with dirt. He says the blaze is 65 percent contained.
Gregory said firefighters restarted efforts to fight the blaze around midnight after backing off earlier due to concerns that two propane tanks could explode. He said officials later determined that the tanks weren't a danger.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Registry of Election Finance will consider a complaint filed against state Sen. Jim Tracy over a pancake breakfast he held last year for constituents.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1bSGTgU) reports the issue will be taken up in January.
Shelbyville resident James R. Moore said in the complaint that he believes Tracy may have violated campaign finance reporting procedures by having the event shortly before launching a bid for Congress.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor has decided not to pursue terrorism charges against a Tennessee man who wrote on Facebook last year that he felt like going on a rampage like the one at a school in Newtown, Conn.
Prosecutor Kyle Dodd told The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1cbcDAv) that he didn't feel like there was enough evidence to move forward with the case against 20-year-old Shawn Lenz.
Lenz was arrested on Dec. 16, 2012, two days after the school shooting in which 20 first graders and six adults were killed.