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Haslam Signs "In God We Trust" License Plate Bill
AP Monday May 22, 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase "In God We Trust." The original version of the bill would have required the phrase to be printed on all license plates issued in the state. But after the state attorney general raised constitutional concerns, sponsors agreed to make the make the new design optional.

 


Hamblen Co. Inmate Still At Large
AP Monday May 22, 2017

Authorities say one inmate remains at large after two inmates escaped from a Tennessee jail Saturday night. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that 30-year-old Michael Teal is back in custody after escaping Hamblen County Jail, but the search for 22-year-old Dakota Truslow is ongoing.

 


Weekend Flooding Kills One in Sumner County
Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 22, 2017

Heavy rain is being blamed in the death of a Sumner County woman on Saturday. Authorities say that 55-year-old Sandra Lambertth went outside to empty a vacuum cleaner bag in her backyard which is near a creek. They speculate she got too close to bank and because of this weekend's flooding, the bank crumbled beneath her feet and she fell into the water. Her body was found a short time later by family members who became concerned when she didn't come back inside. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office says her death appears to be accidental but the investigation is ongoing.

 


Predators One Game From Stanley Cup Final
Fox Sports/Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 22, 2017

The Nashville Predators are a game away from their first Stanley Cup final with a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The victory is even more amazing because the Predators won without lead scorer Ryan Johansen, who is out of the playoffs because of thigh surgery, and captain Mike Fisher who could not play Saturday night due to an upper-body injury. The Predators will face the Ducks again Monday, May 22 in Game 6 in Nashville.

 


AAA: MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL HITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2005
AAA Monday May 22, 2017

One million more travelers will take to the road, sky, rails and water for Memorial Day this year; creating the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005. AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. The total number of Tennessee travelers is expected to top 785,000, an almost 2 percent increase over last year.

Tennessee gas prices are leveling off after declining for more than three weeks. On Sunday, the Tennessee state average of $2.09 was 7 cents less than what motorists paid on Memorial Day 2016.

The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.

 

 
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