Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...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 >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:30 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead Tuesday after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Parents and teachers met with Metro Nashville Public Schools officials on Thursday about a plan that caught many by surprise.
Schools director Dr. Jesse Register has proposed eliminating seventh and eighth grades at Martin Luther King Magnet School.
A lot of parents have been outspoken in their opposition to the proposal, but Register is now explaining his reasoning.
He says the top concern is overcrowding. School officials say that the two feeder schools that offer an automatic acceptance pathway into MLK have grown so much, that the high school doesn't have enough room to accept incoming students next year who have already been promised a spot.
Register said he is open to exploring other options and will take into consideration better ideas as they come in, but he says right now, phasing out the middle school grades at MLK seems to be best option.
Another issue is the declining number of seats for non-pathway students. This school year, hundreds of non-pathway students applied to MLK but only three were accepted because there simply weren't enough seats, school officials say.
"The students from Rose Park Middle and the students from Head Middle are going to produce more students than we actually have spaces for, and children who qualify academically from those two middle schools are now given an automatic entrance into MLK. So, the next year, we are going to be over - and the year after that and the year after that," Register said.
Register was unable to attend the parents' meeting Thursday but said there will be another meeting on Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m., which he will attend and speak with parents. The meeting will be at the Martin Center in Turner Hall B and C on 2400 Fairfax Avenue in Nashville.
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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 >