Monday, February 4 2013 7:35 PM EST2013-02-05 00:35:31 GMT
The state released an audit Thursday that says the Nashville Electric Service paid one manufacturer and its distributor more than $17 million over the last eight years for electric power cable that wasMore >>
The state released an audit Thursday that says the Nashville Electric Service paid one manufacturer and its distributor more than $17 million in the last eight years for electric power cable that was not properly bid.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:06:31 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The two men at the top of Nashville's power grid were called to account before a Metro Council panel Monday after the Nashville Electric Service was the subject of a scathing audit.
NES President Decosta Jenkins and Robert McCabe, chairman of the NES Electric Power Board, answered questions after the state comptroller's office found everything from questionable credit card purchases to a top employee selling surplus NES items on eBay and then not cooperating with investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Councilman Charlie Tygard pressed the top officials over questionable travel expenses such as ratepayer money spent for alcohol, extra nights in hotels and a lack of receipts.
Plus, six NES employees submitted false claims for training they didn't take.
And some NES staff members accepted free tickets from Gaylord Opryland plus hotel stays and golf games instead of charging Gaylord for a transformer used during its Christmas show.
"When the public sees these findings, it's like there's a big party up there for management," Tygard said.
Nearly $17 million worth of underground cable was bought with no competition while an NES insider had ties to that cable company, the audit found
"I guarantee if anyone of us sitting up here did this, there would be signatures on a recall petition tomorrow," Tygard said.
The top NES execs listed procedures that are already being put in place to fix the problems like the lack of bidding on that cable.
"We are opening up the specs so we can have more people bid on cable," McCabe said.
But, as Jenkins pointed out, the state audit found no illegal activity and the district attorney is not pressing charges against anyone.
"Can we get better? Absolutely. Are we going to be better? Absolutely," Jenkins said.
In the end, council members don't have oversight power, as the mayor appoints members of the board.
"Will somebody just tell me they're sorry for this and it's never going to happen again?" Tygard said.
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Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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