Articles by Adrian Sainz

Deep Freeze Causes Problems Across the South; Broken Water Mains Plague Cities

Workers in Tennessee raced Sunday to fix water mains that failed in freezing temperatures, and COVID-19 vaccine shipments resumed as the South carried on with efforts to recover from the winter weather that paralyzed parts of the nation. In Texas, …

Pilot Actions Likely Led to Earnhardt Plane Crash in Tennessee: NTSB

A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according …

Many Tennessee Restaurants Get Green Light to Reopen Despite Virus Spread

Most of Tennessee’s restaurants were given the green light to allow dine-in service once again Monday as part of Gov. Bill Lee’s directive to begin reopening the state’s economy that had been largely closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. …

Tennessee Doctor, 30 Others Targeted in Federal Opioid Investigation

A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said …

Fight Against Floods Enlists Supercomputers, Drones, Sonar

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain …

Severe Weather Causes Tour Bus to Overturn in Memphis, 2 Killed

A tour bus overturned on an icy highway ramp south of Memphis on Wednesday, leaving two people dead and several others injured as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South with an early shot of sleet, light snow and …

Winter Storm in Southeast Leads to Icy Roads, Hundreds of Wrecks

James A. Jones saw enough cars stranded along the icy highway to know it was time to pull over as a winter storm blasted parts of Tennessee and Kentucky with sleet, freezing rain and snow Friday. Jones counted 25 cars …

Remnants of Harvey Spawn Tornadoes, Floods Across Deep South

Harvey spread its misery across the Deep South as flooded creeks drove people from their homes in Tennessee and Kentucky and an apparent tornado damaged homes and toppled trees in a rural area of northwest Alabama. More than 50 people …

Tests Show No Detectable Level of Toxins in Groundwater at Tennessee Plant

A water utility company in Tennessee says tests on drinking water revealed no detectable traces of arsenic and lead after the toxins were found in groundwater at a coal-fired power plant. Memphis, Light, Gas & Water said in a statement …

Toxins in Groundwater Under Tennessee Valley Authority Plant Under Investigation

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is pressing the Tennessee Valley Authority and state regulators for more information about the discovery of excessive levels of arsenic and lead in groundwater under a coal-fired power plant. Cohen’s office said in a statement Monday …