Murder Arrest

Murder Arrest

  • Trigg County Murders

    10/31/14 05:59:43 PM

    Kentucky State Police have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato.  click here for more

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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 


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Gallup: Tennessee Ranks No. 7 in Obesity

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Tennessee's obesity rate ranks seventh highest in the country, according to a Gallup poll. The polling company said nearly three in every ten Tennesseans are obese.

Tennessee ranked seventh last year, as well, in Gallup's poll, though its obesity rate went from 29.6 percent to 31.3 percent. Overall, the nation's obesity rate increased to 27.1% in 2013 from 26.2% in 2012.

The states with the highest rate of obesity are:

  1. 1. Mississippi: 35.4%
  2. 2. West Virginia: 34.4%
  3. 3. Delaware: 34.3%
  4. 4. Louisiana: 32.7%
  5. 5. Arkansas: 32.3%
  6. 6. South Carolina: 31.4%
  7. 7. Tennessee: 31.3%
  8. 8. Ohio: 30.9%
  9. 9. Kentucky: 30.6%
  10. 10. Oklahoma: 30.5%

The states with the lowest levels of obesity are:

  1. 1. Montana: 19.6%
  2. 2. Colorado: 20.4%
  3. 3. Nevada: 21.1%
  4. 4. Minnesota: 22.0%
  5. 5. Massachusetts: 22.2%
  6. 6. Connecticut: 23.2%
  7. 7. New Mexico: 23.5%
  8. 8. California: 23.6%
  9. 9. Hawaii: 23.7%
  10. 10. New York: 24.0%

Gallup polled 178,075 adults for the study.

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