Monthly Archives: December 2013

Endangered Child Alert issued for 11 year old Middle Tennessee girl

A Middle Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for an 11-year-old girl in Nashville. Metro Police said Priscila Mota was last seen at her home around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Her mother checked on her later and found her bedroom … Continue reading

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Chattanooga sees twice as much rain as Seattle in 2013

  The Chattanooga area saw rainfall in 2013 that was nearly 16 inches above normal, giving the city twice as much rain as Seattle. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that Chattanooga had gotten 67.4 inches of rainfall as of … Continue reading

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FAA announced Monday the sites where researchers will test US drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday the sites where researchers will develop and test drones to fly safely in the same skies as commercial airliners. Congress ordered the agency to establish the test sites as part of a goal to … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt revives plans for children’s hospital expansion

An $84 million, four-story inpatient tower is planned atop the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, marking the latest expansion of the hospital. The new tower is actually an element of a massive expansion plan that dates back several … Continue reading

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Amazon to start charging tax tomorrow

A law that could boost the state’s revenue is among those taking effect on Jan. 1. Starting Wednesday, Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee. The huge online retailer already collects state taxes from buyers in 16 other states, … Continue reading

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Martin Police Chief says he won’t enforece Stop Meth ordinance

The city of Martin in Weakley County is one of three cities in West Tennessee to enact an ordinance that requires a prescription for anyone to buy a product containing any methamphetamine precursor, including pseudoephedrine, which often is used in … Continue reading

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