News for Tuesday, July 9, 2013




A 29-year-old man was charged Tuesday in connection to a June 2012 shooting at Delta Express gas station, 3410 Brainerd Road, in which one man was killed and a woman wounded.

SANFORD, Fla. — Defense attorneys on Tuesday tried to get Trayvon Martin’s text messages and cellphone photos dealing with fighting and guns introduced at George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial as they neared the finish of their presentation.

CAIRO — Egypt’s interim president named an economist as prime minister Tuesday, ending days of deadlock as the head of the military pressured political factions to speed along the process, warning them that “maneuvering” must not hold up the transition toward new elections after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House has given provisional approval to tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt to pass the measure this year.

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have labeled insurer American International Group Inc. and General Electric Co.’s finance arm as potential threats to the financial system, designations that bring stricter government oversight.

MOSCOW — The WikiLeaks secret-spilling site on Tuesday said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, trying to put to rest growing confusion over whether he had taken up the country’s offer.

MOBILE, Ala. — Police in Mobile say a 4-year-old boy has been found dead inside a car shortly after his family reported him missing.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge has blocked enforcement of Alabama’s new abortion clinic law until Aug. 15 to allow time for both sides to file more legal arguments.

It wasn’t just about the chickens.

Wilcox Tunnel will be closed for routine maintenance on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

Wesley Jay Rorex, 29, of Stevenson, Ala., was arrested on Monday on County Road 170 on drug charges, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

im Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks’ career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died today.

When it comes to wading through the services of wealth management, experts at FSGBank are ready to help.

A record $10.2 million was contributed by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in 2012 to organizations working to improve the health, quality of life and education of Tennesseans, according to the Chattanooga-based insurer.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today launched a new online, “competency-based” university he said will help expand access to college for Tennesseans.

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has declined to consider a request filed by the lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate seeking to delay their client’s execution until after the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in.

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — The parents of a Washington County inmate who died in custody are suing the county, the sheriff and six jailers for $21 million.

Dalton Mayor David Pennington has launched his bid to challenge Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary.

A homeowner in Crossville, Ala., held three people at gunpoint until authorities arrived after a break-in.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority has appointed Joseph P. “Joe” Grimes as executive vice president and chief nuclear officer, according to a news release.

Amanda Bynes showed up to court wearing a long aqua wig for an appearance on allegations that she tossed a marijuana bong from the window of her Manhattan apartment.

Egypt spokesman: Economist Hazem el-Biblawi named prime minister; ElBaradei vice president.

MOSCOW — The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee says Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum.

An Egyptian security official says 650 people, mostly backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, have been detained for allegedly trying to storm a military facility, an incident the military claims sparked violence that left more than 50 pro-Morsi protesters dead.

We woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across our head.

The Chattanooga Zoo is closing its exhibits until a license issue is resolved, according to a news release from the zoo.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger, the country’s largest traditional supermarket operator, said today that it has agreed to buy Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. for about $2.44 billion in cash.

Amid the marvel of nearly all aboard Asiana Flight 214 surviving a crash landing, authorities here are investigating an unspeakable tragedy that may have unfolded during the frantic rescue - whether a teenage girl made it out of the plane only to be run over by a rescue vehicle.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Memphis man who claimed his confession should have been disallowed because he was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The Volkswagen brand delivered 2.91 vehicles globally in the first six months, up 4.4 percent over last year with North American and Asian sales leading the way, the company reported today.

Dr. William “Bill” Estes, professor of education, has been named dean of the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An adult online degree program promoted by Gov. Bill Haslam opens today in Tennessee.

GOLDEN POND, Ky. - Administrators for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will host informational meetings to discuss the road system.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

The number of U.S. phone lines peaked at 186 million in 2000. Since then, more than 100 million copper lines have already been disconnected, according to trade group US Telecom.

Today will be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain after noon and a high near 89 degrees. The low tonight will be around 74.

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Quickcue, the software company that took flight during Chattanooga’s 48-hour launch contest, announced today that it has signed a deal with Mellow Mushroom to install waitlist, text notification and table management software in 120 locations across the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America’s workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant kitchens and rural fields.

SAN FRANCISCO — Investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed focused Monday on the actions of an experienced pilot learning his way around a new aircraft, fellow pilots who were supposed to be monitoring him and why no one noticed that the plane was coming in too slow.

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — More details could be released soon about the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as search warrants in the case may be unsealed.

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces killed more than 50 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president in one of the deadliest single episodes of violence in more than 2 1/2 years of turmoil.

CLEVELAND — Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade are thanking the public for their support in a YouTube video.

NASHVILLE — Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy.

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Traumatized survivors of an oil train derailment that wiped out the heart of a small town braced for more bad news as inspectors were finally cleared to enter the charred site’s epicenter and look for remains late Monday, more than two days after the disaster that killed at least 13 people.

Soaking rains over the weekend pushed the Tennessee River up to flood stage, and TVA's water managers are spilling as much water through dams as safely as they can, with a keen eye toward Thursday when more rain is expected.

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday staunchly defended his education commissioner from critics circulating an online petition aimed at pressuring the governor to fire Kevin Huffman over changes in state teacher pay schedules.

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander doesn't have a declared opponent — Republican or Democrat — in his 2014 bid for a third term. But soon enough, your television or radio might give you the opposite impression.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — A $4 million renovation of the library in downtown LaFayette has run out of money. So boards will go up this week over the windows and doors of the building at 305 S. Duke St. to secure it as construction work stops until funding is found.

The one-time victim in a 2009 Monroe County, Tenn., campground shooting now faces charges in the same incident, according to a Monroe County indictment issued by a grand jury last week.

Starting tonight, here's the daily schedule for billions of Muslims around the world, including many here locally.

The Chattanooga Lookouts have performed quite well recently in games interrupted by rain.

LeBron James needs to send Dwight Howard a box of Cookie Lady cookies.

TRENTON, Ga. — Charges against two Chattanooga bonding company employees in the nonfatal shooting of a Dade County, Ga., man they were trying to take into custody have been dropped.

Wanda Stapp keeps a 61-year-old relic from her teenage days hidden in a cedar chest at her Roanoke, Ala., home.

MIAMI — Justin Upton broke a tie by driving in two runs when he doubled in a six-run 14th inning for Atlanta’s first hit since the sixth, and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 Monday night.

Tom Mullady was good enough to make the all-state team as a tight end, but he wasn't big enough to interest recruiters from the big-time college football programs.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam plans to move quickly and select three new state appellate judges from a list of 18 candidates forwarded to him last month in the waning hours of the Judicial Nominating Commission.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga rising senior Jordan Britt qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur golf tournament Monday at Dalton Golf and Country Club.

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will again consider instituting a sandhill crane hunt.

The Tennessee Junior Amateur Championship will be a home game of sorts for the Chattanooga-area boys' golfers taking part, because they can have the comforts of home while competing at Cleveland Country Club.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Though it has been more than two years since the bankrupt Incentium closed its doors in North Chattanooga, the idea behind the Scenic City startup never died.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Ken Webb has been selected to assume the role of president and CEO of Cleveland Utilities following the retirement of Tom Wheeler this fall.

Lucy Bruce has only been crocheting since February, but already she has sold a half dozen pieces of her work, helped form a small crocheting club and introduced the hobby to a nun.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior safety D.J. Key was cited by UTC Police early Sunday morning and charged with vandalism.

East Ridge police responded to an early afternoon shooting on Monday, according to East Ridge spokesman Robert Wade.

The question today is: Does a person have to love politics to be good at it?

Chattanooga planners on Monday approved an out-of-town developer's plans for a 260-unit apartment complex about a mile north of Hamilton Place mall.

NASHVILLE — State traffic fatalities fell nearly 14 percent during the first six months of 2013 versus the same period in 2012, according preliminary figures released today by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

I was wrong and so were you. We all were. The Brontosaurus never existed.

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has selected its next Pied Piper, choosing Californian Martina Guilfoil as the nonprofit's new executive director.

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Nearly continuous heavy rain is blamed for the collapse of a section of the roof of a high school building in Dandridge.

What do people think are the most American, patriotic brands?

Today, Paula Deen is our cause celebre. In a legal deposition, the now-scurrilous Deen revealed her past use of the "N" word.

Unum Group has appointed Kate Miller as senior vice president and chief information officer for the Chattanooga-based company.

Georgia State Patrol officials say 10 people were killed in crashes during the July Fourth holiday travel period, and Alabama public safety officials say four people were killed in crashes there.

Boyd-Buchanan School graduate Rachel Harper, now a top hitter for the Carson-Newman University volleyball team, will be playing next week in Italy, Montenegro and Croatia as part of Bring It Promotions' ninth annual Global Challenge.

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