Archive for July 5th, 2018

Police investigate early morning shooting at East Pointe. Shooter cooperating, no charges at this time

on July 5, 2018, 4:25 PM / in Local News

On July 5, 2018 around 4:45 a.m., Jackson police responded to a shooting at East Pointe Apartments, located at 504 Daugherty Street. Officers found a 34-year-old Lexington man who had been shot. Based on the preliminary investigation, the Lexington man arrived at East Pointe and beginning knocking on an apartment door. The man was an acquaintance of the people who […]

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Judge: Tennessee can’t revoke driver’s licenses from people who can’t pay court costs

on July 5, 2018, 8:33 AM / in State News

It’s unconstitutional for the state of Tennessee to continue revoking driver’s licenses from people who can’t pay court costs, a federal judge determined Monday. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger will have broad national and state ramifications, said Claudia Wilner, a senior attorney with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York City who worked on the case. Calling […]

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Katelyn Campbell’s body was Found

Katelyn Campbell’s body was Found

on July 5, 2018, 8:21 AM / in Local News, State News

TENNESSEE RIVER — Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd confirmed at a press conference Monday afternoon searchers discovered the body of Katelyn Campbell a few hundred yards downstream from the Alvin C. York Bridge over the Tennessee River. Campbell, 19, was from Jack’s Creek in Chester County. Two teenage boys said Campbell fell from the maintenance catwalk just under the bridge […]

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The PICK of the Litter

on July 5, 2018, 8:08 AM / in National News

President Trump has informed us he has interviewed eight Supreme Court candidates this week as he decides on a nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The president has said his pick will officially be unveiled on Monday, but White House spokesman Hogan Gidley suggested this week that Trump’s pick could become news before then. Sen. Mike Lee […]

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Latvia probes ‘racist’ election ad showing black man with EU passport and lily-white woman

Latvia probes ‘racist’ election ad showing black man with EU passport and lily-white woman

on July 5, 2018, 7:49 AM / in International News

A political party in Latvia has come under fire after its official Facebook page posted a Nazi-related ad, which apparently aims to show the EU as a tribal black man and Latvia as a blond white woman nursing a black baby. The scandal started on Sunday, when the Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party (LSDSP) posted the controversial picture ahead of the October […]

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Elvis Bridges the Divide

Elvis Bridges the Divide

on July 5, 2018, 7:43 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, July 5, 2018. We’re a week into a heat wave here on the East Coast, but I hope you had an enjoyable and meaningful Fourth of July nonetheless. Sixty-four years ago today at a Sun Records’ studio in Memphis, a white guitar player added some tempo to an existing African-American rhythm and blues number and helped […]

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Not A Title We Would Prefer: Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Not A Title We Would Prefer: Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

on July 5, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut downed a record 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes during the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island Wednesday, winning his third straight title and 11th in the last 12 years. Chestnut broke the record he set last year, when he ate 72 hot dogs. At first, it was announced Chestnut ate 64 hot dogs, […]

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Gas prices hit four-year high

Gas prices hit four-year high

on July 5, 2018, 7:39 AM / in National News

Gas prices hit a four-year high over the Fourth of July travel window, with the average price of a gallon at $2.86 on Tuesday, according to AAA. For those making long trips over the weekend, prices will fluctuate from state to state. Arizona posted an average price of $3.06 per gallon, while in neighboring California, gas averaged $3.73 per gallon, […]

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France calls for calm after riot over fatal police shooting

France calls for calm after riot over fatal police shooting

on July 5, 2018, 7:36 AM / in International News

The French government called for calm in the western city of Nantes on Wednesday after riots over the fatal police shooting of a young motorist. Over several hours, protestors burned cars, vandalized stores, and threw Molotov cocktails at police. “I’m appealing for absolute calm, as the rule of law will be completely respected,” Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet told RTL radio […]

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ISIS says leader’s son killed fighting in Syria

on July 5, 2018, 7:35 AM / in International News

The Islamic State says the son of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed fighting government forces in Syria. An announcement posted to the Islamist extremist group’s social media accounts included a picture of a boy carrying a rifle, identifying him as Huthaifa al-Badri. The statement said he was killed fighting Syrian and Russian soldiers at a power station in […]

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Pompeo heads to North Korea seeking denuclearization steps

on July 5, 2018, 7:30 AM / in International News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Thursday for North Korea to get Pyongyang to agree to concrete steps toward denuclearization. Pompeo will meet with North Korean officials on Friday and Saturday. He is under pressure to get North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to follow through on the pledge he made in his June summit with President Trump to work […]

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China says U.S. ‘opening fire’ with tariffs

on July 5, 2018, 7:29 AM / in International News

China on Thursday accused the Trump administration of “opening fire” with its proposed tariffs, warning that China would respond immediately if the U.S. goes through on Friday with new levies on $34 billion of Chinese imports, as planned. Trump has threatened to escalate the conflict with tariffs on up to $450 billion worth of Chinese goods if China imposes retaliatory […]

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Top Polish Supreme Court justice defies purge

Top Polish Supreme Court justice defies purge

on July 5, 2018, 7:27 AM / in International News

The head of Poland’s Supreme Court, Małgorzata Gersdorf, showed up for work on Wednesday, refusing to quit in defiance of a controversial law effectively purging 27 of the court’s 72 judges. “My presence here is not about politics, I am here to protect the rule of law,” Gersdorf said, holding a white rose at the court building’s entrance. Gersdorf and […]

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Trump thanks ‘American heroes’ on Fourth

on July 5, 2018, 7:25 AM / in National News

President Trump on Wednesday released a video in which he and the first lady wished Americans a happy Fourth of July, thanking members of the military for helping win the nation’s independence more than two centuries ago. “Our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes,” Trump said in a short video he posted […]

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British couple poisoned by nerve agent used against former Russian spy

British couple poisoned by nerve agent used against former Russian spy

on July 5, 2018, 7:23 AM / in International News

British authorities confirmed Wednesday that a 44-year-old woman and 45-year-old man hospitalized in southern England after being found sick on Saturday had been exposed to the same Soviet-era nerve agent that sickened former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. The Skripals were found in Salisbury, just a few miles from Amesbury, where the latest victims were […]

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The Blind leading the Blind: Immigration activist arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty pedestal

The Blind leading the Blind: Immigration activist arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty pedestal

on July 5, 2018, 7:21 AM / in State News

New York police officers arrested a woman who climbed onto the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday to protest the Trump administration’s separation of undocumented migrant families at the Mexican border. Seven other protesters were arrested earlier on the Fourth of July after they unfurled a banner reading “Abolish ICE” at the base of the statue. The protesters […]

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July 5th in History

July 5th in History

on July 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bloody Thursday (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) Christian feast day: Anthony Maria Zaccaria, priest (d. 1539) Zoe of Rome (Roman Catholic Church) July 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) X-Day (Church of the […]

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Retreating Forward

Retreating Forward

on July 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. —Matthew 14:23 A friend told me about his church’s leadership retreat. For 2 days, church leaders pulled away for a time of prayer, planning, and worship. My friend was not only refreshed but also energized. […]

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