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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Teen Dies After 'One Hit' of Fatal Synthetic Marijuana

Connor Eckhardt, 19, had smoked a readily available product known as ‘spice’ before falling into a coma.

He passed away on July 16, just ten days later after taking ‘one hit’, his family said.

The product is considered by users as an alternative to cannabis and is made from plants treated with chemicals that bind to the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, much like the drug.

While illegal in California, it is often marketed as incense and is reportedly sold under code names by retailers.

Mr Eckhardt’s parents issued an emotional plea on a Facebook page dedicated to her son’s memory.

“Our son is gone forever from one hit of SPICE!!! Which is legal. How can that be?” the post read.

“So many people have messaged me that their loved ones died too. My son is gone forever.

“Something has to be done!!! Please share our story.”

Another Facebook tribute, by family friend Sarah Sailer, has been shared over 445,000 times on the site.

“This 19 yr old (sic) is dead because of taking ONE HIT of a substance that is readily available in many smoke shops, even convenience stores around the country,” Mrs Sailer said.

“If you know anyone who has tried or uses SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA (aka SPICE, K2, POTPOURRI) - please tell them it may kill them.”

Doctors warn that synthetic marijuana substitutes can be many times more powerful than the drug itself, potentially leading to kidney failure, psychosis, heart attack and overwhelming brain circuitry.