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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
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European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
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A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
An elderly woman managed to fight off a group of teenagers she said attacked and robbed her on a Nashville greenway, but the attackers managed to get away.
Now, there's an investigation into how the 911 call for help was handled.
The attack happened Sept. 8 on a busy stretch of the Stones River Greenway, directly next to a Kohl's shopping center.
"She passed a group of four individuals. As she continued down, she was struck from behind by two teenage girls," said Metro police Capt. Chris Taylor, who oversees park police.
The woman, a 76-year-old woman, who had been walking alone, told police a group of four Hispanic teenagers - two male, two female - sat at a set of picnic tables before they moved in and struck her several times.
But, during the attack, police say the victim made a courageous decision. As the crooks grabbed for her purse and car keys, police say the victim picked up a stick and screamed at them to back off.
"It's a victim's choice how they respond, but in this case, she fought back, and it was enough to stop the crime from continuing," Taylor said.
But the attackers are still free, and Metro officials are investigating whether a mistake at the Emergency Communications Center is partly to blame.
"The worst case scenario is that the suspect drives away while the police are pulling up and we don't realize it," Taylor said.
The assistant director at Metro ECC confirmed the agency is investigating the call between the 911 dispatcher and a witness who dialed in to help the woman after the responding police officer made a complaint that the call didn't go out correctly, possibly hampering the police response.
"What worries me is there's a lot of young women alone and mothers with children, and if you have kids, you can't fight someone off," said greenway patron Tiffany Fulkerson.
The assistant director at the Metro ECC said the investigation into that 911 call will take about two weeks.
In the meantime, signs have been posted at the greenway warning other walkers and cyclists of the attack.
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Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >