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Students safe after Alcoa school bus bursts into flames
WVLT Monday January 9, 2017

29 students are safe after an Alcoa school bus was destroyed by fire Monday morning.

Bus number 3 with Alcoa City Schools was close to ending its route at the intersection of Duncan Station Road and Upton Street on Monday morning at 7:10 a.m. when the driver noticed smoke on the bus.

According to the Superintendent of Alcoa City Schools, after noticing the smoke the driver pulled over and helped the 29 students on the bus escape from danger before the bus erupted into flames.

No injuries were reported.

The bus contracted by Rocky Top Bus Services was a total loss.
Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, but believe it may be from the engine or the back brakes.

 


Peyton Manning to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Monday January 9, 2017

Peyton Manning was selected as an inductee into the National Football Foundation's 2017 College Football Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame includes the names of ten first team All-America players and three standout coaches.

Manning was the quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers from 1994 to 1997. He played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2010 and retired from the NFL after playing for the Denver Broncos from 2012 to 2015.

He is a two-time Super Bowl winner and the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI.

 


Hunting Accident Claims Life of 12-year-old in Cedar Hill, TN
Monday January 9, 2017

A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot in a hunting accident in a field behind Three Feathers Hunting Preserve in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. It happened Sunday afternoon and police in Robertson County are still trying to determine if charges will be filed.

 


U2 Will Headline Bonnaroo Music Festival
Monday January 9, 2017

U2 will headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival which will be held June 8 -11, 2017. The complete lineup will be announced Wednesday at 8 a.m. and tickets will go on sale at that time.

 


Haslam Seeks "Comfort Level" with Lawmakers
Monday January 9, 2017

With just over three weeks remaining until he presents his annual Tennessee spending plan to lawmakers, Gov. Bill Haslam is still trying to find what he calls a “comfort level” with lawmakers on his efforts to boost transportation funding in the state.
Haslam argues that the state doesn’t bring in enough money to meet its road building and maintenance needs through its 21.4-cent gas tax. The governor says there’s a $6 billion backlog in state road projects awaiting funding.
But lawmakers are wary about voting for hiking the gas tax for the first time since 1989 despite arguments that paying the tax at the pump is similar to a fee for using state roads.
Haslam is expected to deliver his budget address on Jan. 30.

 

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