Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:04:15 GMT
Good afternoon Tri-State! BREAKING: Officials say a military aircraft crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, Virginia. Details here: http://bit.ly/1opeNgw Ponzi schemer Glen Galemmo is in court rightFull Story >
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:54:46 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anFull Story >
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:33 GMT
The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.Full Story >
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N....Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:16 GMT
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.Full Story >
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Nashville stream turned into a murky mess over the weekend.
On Monday, Metro water officials tracked down the source of the problem to homeowners who were grading their yard.
The mud they created was traveling several blocks through an underground system that came out at a tributary to Richland Creek.
Jeff Recker, who lives near the creek, was troubled by what he saw.
"A plume of greenish-brown (water was) coming into Richland Creek," Recker said. "Richland Creek is a beautiful resource, and it made it look like a toxic-waste receptacle."
The mud suffocates the aquatic life that live in the stream, said Monette Rebecca of the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance.
"It deposits soil on top of the channel bottom where the critters live," said Rebecca.
The plants don't like it either, and once it gets into the city's drinking water supply, the Cumberland River, it's expensive to filter it out.
"There really is no need to point one person out. I can tell you when I went looking Saturday, there were five possibilities at least," Rebecca said.
"The (residents) had no idea what they were doing was affecting the creek or even could affect the creek," said Metro Water spokeswoman Sonia Harvat.
Metro says people dump all kinds of material into storm drains that shouldn't be there, including unused fertilizer, leftover cement, paint, everyday oil and grease from pavement runoff.
"Anything you do in your home or business affects our waters," Harvat said.
Metro officials want people to be more aware of the problem, so they're putting decals on storm drains that say, "No dumping, drains to the river."
"Let's all be aware that what goes in our storm drains goes in our streams and goes in our water supply," Rebecca said.
The homeowners whose dirt runoff accidentally caused the mud plume won't be fined. Metro officials said it's more important to educate people.
It's important to point out that once the water is filtered and treated, it is safe to drink.
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:19:25 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:30:32 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. According to NTSB investigators, the plane never got very far off the ground Monday night.Full Story >
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