tennessee

6:25am

Thu May 10, 2012
Mild Spring May be Partially to Blame

Motorcyle Crash Deaths Up Dramatically in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials are promoting motorcycle safety awareness month as motorcycle fatalities rise in Tennessee.

Thirty-eight motorcyclists have died in state crashes this year, up 31 percent from 2011.

Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Deanna Lambert says the unseasonably warm weather may be partially to blame for the increase.

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9:45am

Tue May 8, 2012
Music City Honor Flight Paying for the Excursion

Tennessee Veterans Enjoy "Honor Flight"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A large group of Middle Tennessee veterans are getting an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C.

About 100 vets and their guardians will depart from Nashville International Airport today on a so-called “honor flight” to visit the World War II Memorial  in the nation’s capital.

The Nashville non-profit Music City Honor Flight is paying for the excursion as a way to thank the veterans for their war-time service.

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11:20am

Thu May 3, 2012
Unusually Warm Spring Partially to Blame?

Tenn. Traffic Deaths Up "Dramatically" in 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  That State of Tennessee is reporting a dramatic rise in the number of traffic fatalities so far in 2012. As of Thursday, 305 people have died on the state’s highways, an increase of 26 deaths over the same period last year.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is especially concerned about the increase, because the trend in recent years has been toward a steady decline in highway deaths.

TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert says the state suspects several factors are contributing to the rise in fatalities.

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11:56am

Wed May 2, 2012
Brewsters Stay and Rebuild in Old Hickory

Vietnam Vet's 2010 Flood Experience

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  This week marks the second anniversary of the spring 2010 floods. Twenty-two people died in the disaster and the storm caused billions in damages.

Harding and Jona Brewster were among the survivors of the historic flooding. The couple used an old boat stored in their backyard to ferry themselves and dozens of neighbors out of their rapidly flooding Old Hickory neighborhood.

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12:33pm

Tue May 1, 2012
More Than Half the State Declared A Disaster Area

Some 2010 Flood Survivors Still Struggling

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the devastating floods that would eventually claim the lives of 21 Tennesseans.

The Corps of Engineers later reported that more than 17 inches of rain fell in some areas of the state over a two day period, the most rain in 140 years of recording keeping.

More than half of all Tennessee counties, 54 in total, were eventually declared federal disaster areas. Nashville alone suffered more than $1.5 billion in property damage.

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