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Scientists Find Fossils Of Prehistoric Pig-like Animals In Tennessee

Paleontologists from the East Tennessee State University found well-preserved fossils of ancient species of peccaries that have gone extinct. The fossils were found in a site that was once a lake with a diverse ecosystem.

Animals January 3, 2019

'Zombie Deer' Disease Detected In Tennessee Deer, Authorities On Alert

Authorities have confirmed chronic wasting disease on a white-tailed deer in Tennessee. They are now following the Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan to monitor the disease.

Public Health December 16, 2018

Investigation On 500 Illnesses At Zip Line Destination Continues: Tennessee Department Of Health

What caused the outbreak of over 500 illnesses linked to a zip line destination in Tennessee? E. coli and norovirus are possible sources, but investigations are still ongoing to find the main source.

Public Health July 15, 2018

Psychiatrist's License Suspended For Spanking Patients With Whips

Psychiatrists often combine talk therapy with medication to treat their patients. A Tennessee psychiatrist got her medical license suspended for treating her patients by hitting them with whips.

Medicine June 16, 2018

Rare Strep Throat Infection Results In Tennessee Woman Losing Fingers And Toes

A rare case of strep throat infection has led to a patient getting most of her toes and fingers amputated. The incident took place in Tennessee, where a simple case of throat infection led to severe complications.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Bird Flu Strain Detected In Tennessee Farm Under Tyson Foods Contract

A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Public Health March 6, 2017

Tennessee Bill Bans Access To Junk Food Using Food Stamps

Republican Columbia representative Sheila Butt has filed a bill in Tennessee to prohibit low-income families from using their food stamps to buy junk food and processed food items, which can include candy, ice cream and other sweets.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Court Overturns FCC Ruling That Pushes For Expansion Of City-Owned Broadband Services: What This Means To Consumers

A federal appeals court overturned a ruling by the FCC that pushes for the expansion of city-owned broadband services in North Carolina and Tennessee. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler criticized the decision, which is a victory for commercial internet providers.

Business Tech August 11, 2016

90-Year-Old Tennessee Man Reflects On Long Struggle With Sexuality

In 2000, Hector Black made headlines when he forgave the man who brutally murdered and raped his daughter Patricia. Now, he reveals in an interview his story of coming out as a gay man 20 years ago at age 70.

Society December 29, 2015

Spiders Leave Giant Blanket Of Spiderwebs In Tennessee

Millions of spiders left a half-mile long spider web on the grass and scared residents of North Memphis, Tennessee just in time for Thanksgiving. Perhaps they were late for Halloween but these spiders started crawling into windows and doors of nearby residents.

Animals November 24, 2015

In Chattanooga, Internet Speeds Are 1,000 Times Faster Than Yours

A 10 Gbps Internet service is available in Chattanooga, and it's 400 times faster than the Federal Communications Commission's baseline of 25 Mbps. Buffering, lag and delay will be a thing of the past for the folks in this Tennessee town.

Internet October 16, 2015

Bike Sonar C3FT Is Helping Cops Catch Rude Drivers That Ride Too Close To Cyclists

Police in Chattanooga,Tenn., are using a sonar system that mounts to a bicycle to help enforce safe-passing laws to prevent cars from riding too close to cyclists.

FUTURE TECH July 30, 2015

Maryland Treats Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Were Other People Exposed?

A patient diagnosed with a drug-resistant tuberculosis was brought to Maryland for treatment. Health organizations are now investigating if other people were affected after being exposed to the patient.

Life June 9, 2015

Hepatitis C Cases In Appalachian States Soar: What You Should Know About Hep C

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and it’s currently making its rounds in West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Life June 7, 2015

Tennessee Mother Turns to Facebook to Find Parents for Unused Embryos. Deal Comes With Unusual Terms

Serious parties only, please. Angel Watts is looking for couples to parent six embryos, but she's not interested in just anyone, as her Facebook post would show.

Life January 3, 2015

GM invests almost $200 million to build Cadillac SRX in Tennessee

Tennessee has a $200-million reason to celebrate as General Motors invests in production plants in the state, spurring economic activity in Spring Hill and Nashville.

FUTURE TECH August 29, 2014

First woman charged with drug assault under controversial Tennessee law

A new mom is charged with drug assault in Tennessee. She is the first person to be charged under the state’s controversial and first of its kind law.

Life July 14, 2014

Pregnant women in Tennessee who take illegal drugs could face 15 years in prison if proposed bill is passed

Tennessee could become the first state in the U.S. to prosecute women for taking illegal narcotics while pregnant.

Life April 21, 2014

Man sheds tears of blood, stumps doctors

A man from Tennessee probably does not want to cry about his very rare medical condition, haemolacria, that causes him to shed tears of blood.

Society October 22, 2013

Multiple deaths, injuries in Tennessee crash involving bus, truck

Several people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a three vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in eastern Tennessee that included a bus, a semi-tractor trailer truck and a passenger vehicle.

October 2, 2013

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