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"It just sounded like things were just flying everywhere and it was just big crashes," says storm victim Deeana Massie. "I looked out the window and it was just all black and I seen stuff flying everywhere."
Deeana Massie rode out the storm at home with her brother and sisters. Their house wasn't badly damaged, but the same can't be said of the family's barn. They consider it a total loss.
"The barn is down," says storm victim Shelia Cato. "There's trees down all over the place. So it's just devastating to see, but this is the 2nd time I've been through this on this hill over here."
Dozens of trees were downed, many of them already cleared away by members of the county highway department. This job will take some time. A single-wide mobile home is among the casualties, smashed like a toy by the tornado with winds of between 86-110mph. The only good news is neighbors say no one was living there. Pennie Sloan lives next door. The storm blew out the back of a workshop at her house.
"I couldn't believe it," says Sloan. "I was just happy it didn't hit the houses and stuff cause I have kids."
In neighboring Williamson County, lightning from the storm did minor damage to a couple of rooms at Fairview Middle School. None of the kids were hurt. The children in the affected classrooms were moved to the high school for a few hours as a precaution. The damage is easily in the tens of thousands of dollars, but residents say this storm didn't take anything that can't be replaced. This tornado actually first touched down in Humphreys County before going into Houston County and continuing East into Vanleer. It affected Humphreys and Hickman Counties as well.
Monday, March 18 2013, 10:42 PM CDT
Trial begins in international custody case
May 21, 2013 08:06 GMT
By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.