The Knox County, Tennessee native had been living in the Oliver Springs area of Anderson County, Tennessee for the past several months, but kept in contact with his mother and his sister nearly every day.

"Family continues search for Tennessee man Chadwick Carr six weeks after he disappeared"

Officials from the Knox County Regional Forensic Center on Monday released the 2020 Drug-Related Death Report, highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the reason both Knox and Anderson counties saw significant increases in overdose deaths. In fact, a release states the number of overdose deaths in Knox County increased 41% compared to a 9.8% decrease in 2019; in Anderson County, drug overdose deaths increased 82% in 2020 compared to the 11.6% drop in 2019.

Report: Fentanyl, opioids most abused drugs as Knox, Anderson counties see increase in overdose deaths for 2020

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Deaths in Knox and Anderson counties increased by more than 11% in 2020 and homicides jumped by 72% according to the Knox County Regional Forensic Center’s 2020 annual report.

Medical examiner: Homicides in Knox, Anderson counties up by 72% in 2020

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Sypherd said the funding model for EMS is fundamentally flawed, with most service providers reimbursed only if they take patients to a hospital or clinic. In rural areas like Washakie County, smaller populations mean fewer calls, and consequently, less money.

"You're reimbursed based on the number of patients that you transport to a hospital so you could get called 1,000 times a year and only transport 750 patients -- those other 250 calls you made no money on," Sypherd said.

Rural ambulance crews are running out of money and volunteers. In some places, the fallout could be nobody responding to a 911 call

At the beginning of the 21st century China had no high-speed railways.

No fewer than 37,900 kilometers (about 23,500 miles) of lines crisscross the country, linking all of its major mega-city clusters, and all have been completed since 2008.

Past, present and future: The evolution of China's incredible high-speed rail network

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May 19 2021
11:21 pm

The organization Graffiti HeArt secures walls, permits and provides scholarships to artists in Cleveland.

Cleveland streets become inspiring art canvas

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May 19 2021
04:23 pm

Ford Motor previewed its new electric F-150 Lightning pickup earlier than planned during a visit Tuesday by President Joe Biden to the Michigan plant that will produce the vehicle.

Ford reveals new electric F-150 Lightning pickup during Biden's visit to Michigan plant

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May 18 2021
10:07 pm

Interesting show on PBS Frontline now about hospitals. Focusing on Chattanooga at the moment.

Why Safety-Net Hospitals Serving Low-Income People May Be “On the Brink of a Precipice”

The Healthcare Divide

Police made four arrests for various warrant, drug, theft and firearms charges in the span of a little more than 24 hours this weekend along Cumberland Avenue as part of enhanced patrol efforts in the area.

Knoxville Police make 4 arrests in 25-hour span along Cumberland Ave for drugs, weapons charges

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The compact tractor can be programmed to perform tasks such as plowing, harvesting and mowing, and can operate for up to 10 hours from a five-hour charge, according to its makers, Monarch Tractor.

The tractors are also able to collect data while they operate, which can give farmers information on field and crop health and long-term yields, as well as alerting them to problems such as irrigation leaks or crop discoloration.

These electric self-driving tractors could make farming much greener

Biden reopened the HealthCare.gov insurance markets in February for a special six-month sign-up opportunity that will go through Aug. 15. His coronavirus relief package also boosted taxpayer subsidies, making the coverage a much better deal for new and current customers.

1 million people sign up for health care during special enrollment

Nearly one million people signed up for Obamacare coverage this spring.

Biden: 1 million Americans sign up for healthcare in special enrollment period

1 million people sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage after Biden reopens exchange

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May 5 2021
08:13 am

The current normals data set, which represent the average temperature, precipitation and rainfall for 1991 through 2020, highlight that most of the country has warmed compared to normals for 1981 through 2010, except for the north-central US. The West is becoming drier and the East is turning wetter.

NOAA releases the climate normals every 10 years and they reflect data from the past 30 years.

Your city just got hotter. NOAA announced new climate normals Tuesday

Climate change and the 1991-2020 U.S. Climate Normals

Authorities responded to a 911 call around 4 p.m. reporting that more than 40 people had fallen from a collapsed deck at a restaurant in Soddy-Daisy, the release said.

11 people were injured in a restaurant deck collapse in Tennessee

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