The Latest: Chattanooga postpones 2 men’s basketball games
___Boston College has postponed two men’s basketball games this week because of positive COVID-19 tests, prompting the Atlantic Coast Conference to juggle its schedule. Carolina, Dallas, Florida, Nashville and Tampa Bay have all had games postponed because of the pandemic. ___The Chattanooga Mocs have postponed a pair of men’s basketball games after a positive COVID-19 test among the team’s Tier 1 personnel. ___The Southern Conference postponed three games because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Furman and Chattanooga men’s basketball programs. Furman’s next scheduled game is Feb. 3 at Samford, while Chattanooga is slated to return to the court at Western Carolina the same day.
Trust Index: Posts falsely claim that Tennessee nurse died after getting COVID-19 vaccine
As the COVID-19 vaccine gets distributed to frontline health care workers across the country, misleading posts about the vaccine are on the rise. One post that has gone viral on social media claims that a Tennessee nurse died shortly after she was vaccinated. The nurse did pass out after getting her shot, she confirmed during an interview with WRCB TV, but said it was due to her medical condition, not the vaccine. The Chattanooga hospital, CHI Memorial, issued a press release to provide more details about the condition. “The fainting episode is not an adverse reaction to the vaccine, but related to her condition,” said Dr. Jesse L. Tucker, CHI Memorial critical care physician.
Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles
Rescued Kemps ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry. They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga. Staff members of the Tennessee Aquarium collected the animals and cared for them overnight. Kemp's ridley turtles are the smallest sea turtles in the world, growing to a little over 2 feet.
Local veterans react to Chattanooga shooting
SAN ANTONIO – Taps played in the background as Old Glory was carefully lowered and displayed at half staff in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Taps, the watching of the flag being lowered, it stirs the heart, the soul, the mind," veteran Daniel Butler said. Veterans at VFW Post 76 in San Antonio stood in unity, firm in their support for justice. "It really, really gets to us," said Hernandez. While they may be hundreds of miles away, these veterans said it doesn't matter that they've never met the victims of Thursday's shooting.