WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a seven month delay on fishing restrictions on the Cumberland River following the sequester cuts.
Alexander says the cut of $255 million the Corps faces in the sequester's automatic spending cuts justifies further consideration of the restrictions and the exploration of alternatives with state agencies.
"Before the sequester, there were more important priorities than restricting fishing in waters when they aren't hazardous. And after the sequester that's even truer" Alexander said.
The Corps has proposed restricting public access to fishing waters citing safety concerns saying there have been 14 fatalities at or around dams along the Cumberland River since 1970. Three of those have occured since 2009.
Alexander says right now is not the time to restrict access. "Men and women from all over America have been fishing these waters for generations. To put an abrupt stop to this on public lands is unreasonable" Alexander said.
Tuesday, March 5 2013, 11:50 AM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
SWINGERS CLUB LAWSUIT-VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.