Monthly Archives April 2018

Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 states

FILE – This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control said they now have reports of 98 food poisoning cases in 22 states. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)

NEW YORK — The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to three more states.

Health officials on Friday said they now have reports of 98 cases in 22 states, with the addition of Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bacteria strain behind the outbreak tends to cause more serious illnesses...

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Southeast Memphis car break-in victim: “I feel violated”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police said Tuesday they were looking for one or more people who broke in to five cars near Dorset Drive last week.

Cynthia Anderson’s car was one of those hit, after she left a camouflage duffel bag of clothing in the backseat.

The bag of clothing represented the last step in her move from southeast Memphis to Mississippi.

“I absolutely love our home but there’s not a night that goes by you don’t hear gunshots over here,” she said.

Before leaving for Mississippi, she spent the night at her mom’s home on Dorset Drive.

But in the morning, she realized her trunk and front door lock were destroyed. That’s when she realized someone broke in to her car and took her bag of clothes.

“I had taken out my retirement fund last year so I had a chunk of money last year so I had...

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Heglar, Boone take down Trojans 57-45

Morristown West’s Nehemiah Portillo (20) goes up for a shot during Saturday’s game against Daniel Boone in the Washington-Hamblen County Shootout at Michael R. Reed Gymnasium.

Daniel Boone’s Chad Heglar was a one-man wrecking crew Saturday night in the final game of the Washington-Hamblen County Shootout inside Michael R. Reed Gymnasium, as he dropped in 29 points in leading the Trailblazers to a 57-45 win over host Morristown West.

Heglar led a Blazer effort on offense that was great to say the least, as Boone hit 22 of 34 shots from the field in the contest, but it still needed to pull away late to put West away.

With the win, the Blazers improved to 7-5 on the season, while the loss dropped the Trojans to 13-7 on the year.

“Our kids are battling, and they did a great job of executing wh...

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