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Early Sunday morning Martez Nelson was driving his Dodge Neon southbound on North Drive in Hopkinsville, when he drove off the right side of the road.
Police say Martez then over corrected a struck a bridge causing the car to catch fire.
Officer Federico Rodriguez was first on the scene and found the car fully engulfed in flames.
Using his baton Rodriguez broke out a window and another office began using his fire extinguisher.
With the help of Sergeant John Thompson and Officers Jason Brent and Jason Sears, Rodriguez pulled Nelson from the flaming car.
Nelson was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with burns covering nearly 40 percent of his body.
Officer Rodriguez did suffer a few burns on his arms but is expected to make a full recovery.
Sunday, November 4 2012, 06:27 PM CST
Hungry TennCare eating more of state budget
May 24, 2013 16:56 GMT
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- State Treasurer David Lillard says expanding health care costs could absorb funding the state used to spend on other needs.
The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/16eqTpT ) reported Lillard talked about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on Tennessee finances as he spoke to the West Tennessee Association of Health Underwriters on Thursday.
Lillard noted the state budget that goes into effect July 1 contains $391 million in new revenue and more than $300 million of that will be consumed by TennCare.
Lillard said support for higher education could further erode as a result. In 1990, state revenue funded more than half the cost of state universities. That percentage has already declined to about 38 percent and could be further reduced.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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