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A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.More >>
A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.More >>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
While the debate continues among Ohio legislators to extend the number of calamity days allowed to schools this year, a Michigan district has extended their school year to make up for missed days.
Bedford Public Schools was initially set to end the school year with two half days on June 5 and 6. After incurring many snow days this winter, they have extended the school year to June 17.
June 5 and 6 will be full days, as well as all other school days through June 16. The 17th, a Tuesday, is currently expected to be a half day, but will be extended if the district has further delays or closings this year.
The third marking period has also been extended. It will end on April 9.
District officials say Michigan legislators were in a similar process as Ohio of extending the number of days schools could miss this year, but the legislation has stalled in Lansing. Michigan schools are allowed up to six calamity days, but Bedford has used 13 days and an additional 2-hour delay so far, so they made the decision to extend their school year.