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TN Department of Health confirms five new cases of fungal meningitis from steroid shots.
4 cases involve patients who received steroid pain treatment from an outpatient facility at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
The fifth case is a patient who received the same treatment from the Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville.
This brings the total number of meningitis cases in this outbreak to 18 in Tennessee including 2 deaths.
Counting Tennessee there are 26 cases across the country in 5 states including 4 deaths.
State medical officials are also keeping a close eye on the PCA Pain Care Center in Oak Ridge Tennessee that received steroid injections from the same company that provided it to the other two facilities.
The FDA confirms the compounding company that made these steroids known as Methylprednisolone Acetate is the New England Compounding Center.
Sky Arnold is working on more details on this story.
Wednesday, October 3 2012, 03:22 PM CDT
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
Oil rises past $98 on Syria, ahead of Fed meeting
(AP) -- The price of oil has edged above $98 a barrel.
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