Records: 2 people in execution knew drugs hadn’t been tested
Newly released records show at two least two people connected to a planned Tennessee execution that was abruptly put on hold April 21 knew the night before that the lethal injection drugs the state planned to use hadn’t undergone certain required testing.
Casey White Reveals What He and Jail Guard Lover Did During 11 Days on the Run
Lauderdale CountyCasey White, the dangerous murder inmate who bolted from an Alabama prison with his jailer, has told detectives that the lovebirds spent most of their time on the run holed up in a cheap Indiana motel and plotting where to go next.Casey White, 38, and Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections Vicky White, 56, were captured on Monday night after a dramatic police chase in Evansville, Indiana, just a five-hour drive from the Florence prison they absconded from 11 days eanews.yahoo.com
Bahamas calls on US labs to help solve deaths of 3 tourists
Officials say samples extracted from three tourists from Tennessee and Florida who died at a resort in the Bahamas under mysterious circumstances have been sent to a U.S. lab to expedite results and help authorities understand what happenedwashingtonpost.com
This 29-year-old left the U.S. for Budapest. Now he makes $120,000 — and lives in an $800-per-month apartment
In 2018, 29-year-old Francis Nayan left the U.S. to live in Budapest, Hungary. Earning $10,000 per month as a freelance copywriter, he says moving abroad was "the best decision" he's ever made. Here's a look at his monthly spending and what he does in a typical day.cnbc.com
Tennessee lawmaker suggests burning banned books
The Republican-led Tennessee legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would require public school librarians to submit to the state a list of book titles for approval, as a GOP lawmaker suggested burning those books that are deemed inappropriate.washingtonpost.com
State high court won't hear inmate appeal as execution looms
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of an inmate facing execution this week who sought to have his case reopened after an unknown person’s DNA was found on one of the murder weapons. The one-sentence order comes as the state prepares to kill Oscar Smith, 72, by lethal injection on Thursday. The court also denied his request to vacate his execution date.news.yahoo.com
Love 'em or hate 'em, record-setting Vols just keep winning
The beat goes on for Tennessee. The top-ranked Volunteers (31-1) became the first Southeastern Conference team to open 12-0 in league play after they took three games from Missouri in Knoxville over the weekend. In fact, fifth-year coach Tony Vitello said one of his challenges is to get his players to “tame" their emotions.news.yahoo.com
The Judds reunite for CMT Music Awards performance
The Judds, one of the most successful duos in country music in the 1980s, are reuniting to perform on the CMT Music Awards, their first major awards show performance together in more than two decades. The mother-and-daughter duo of Naomi and Wynonna will perform their hit “Love Will Build a Bridge” on the awards show on April 11, airing on CBS and Paramount+, during an outdoor shoot in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. It's a fitting backdrop for the five-time Grammy winners, who will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in May.news.yahoo.com
Country music singer Jeff Carson dies in Tennessee
Country music singer and songwriter Jeff Carson, who scored hits with “Not On Your Love,” and “The Car” before becoming a police officer, has died in Tennessee, his publicist said. Carson was 58. Carson died of a heart attack at a hospital in Franklin, said Jeremy Westby of 2911 Media.news.yahoo.com
Former nurse guilty of homicide in medication error death
A former Tennessee nurse is guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a patient who was accidentally given the wrong medication, a jury found Friday. RaDonda Vaught, 37, injected the paralyzing drug vecuronium into 75-year-old Charlene Murphey instead of the sedative Versed on Dec. 26, 2017. Vaught freely admitted to making several errors with the medication that day, but her defense attorney argued the nurse was not acting outside of the norm and systemic problems at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were at least partly to blame for the error.news.yahoo.com
Maren Morris is grounded, but not silenced on 'Humble Quest'
Country star Maren Morris has been so accepted by pop audiences with hits like “ The Middle” and “The Bones” that some would have expected her third major label record to be her “Red” moment, the Taylor Swift shift from country to pop star. “If people are expecting some giant (expletive) pop record, I think they are going to be surprised,” said Morris from her home in Nashville, Tennessee. “Humble Quest,” coming out Friday, reflects Morris’ personal growth after two popular albums and multi-platinum hits that centered her as an outspoken and genre-fluid star in a rapidly changing country music landscape.news.yahoo.com
Accidental injection death of wrong drug: Ex-nurse on trial
The attorney for a former Tennessee nurse on trial in the death of a patient accidentally injected with a paralyzing drug told jurors Tuesday the woman is being blamed for systemic problems at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. RaDonda Vaught, 37, is facing a charge of reckless homicide for administering the drug vecuronium to 75-year-old Charlene Murphey instead of the sedative Versed on Dec. 26, 2017. Murphey had been admitted to the hospital two days earlier after developing a headache and losing vision in one eye.news.yahoo.com
Kentucky stuns No. 1 South Carolina to win SEC women's title
Dre’una Edwards hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4.2 seconds left, and the Kentucky Wildcats rallied from 15 points down to upset top-ranked South Carolina 64-62 to win their first Southeastern Conference women’s tournament championship since 1982 and second all-time.
As winter storm moves across US, ice becomes bigger concern
A major winter storm has left about 350,000 homes and businesses without power across the U.S. The multiday storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest and caused a tornado in Alabama that killed one person and critically injured three others.