Friday, January 4 2013 3:09 PM EST2013-01-04 20:09:10 GMT
Nearly 1,800 people have traveled to Land Between the Lakes for a chance to see the gnarled span of a western Kentucky bridge that wrapped around the bow of a cargo ship during a collision on Kentucky Lake.More >>
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The master of a ship that struck a bridge over Kentucky Lake and brought down a span of it says incorrect navigation lighting was the main cause of the collision.
The Paducah Sun reported Capt. Lloyd Patten, who commanded the MV Delta Mariner, testified before a U.S. Coast Guard hearing in Paducah on Thursday.
The collision on Jan. 26 caused no deaths or injuries, but collapsed one section of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge that connects the western shore of the lake to the Land Between the Lakes recreation area.
Patten said the ship was about a half-mile from the bridge when he entered the pilot house. In response to questioning, Patten said trying to turn the vessel or dropping anchor could have caused it to strike a bridge pier.
Information from: The Paducah Sun
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Monday, May 20 2013 8:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:21:38 GMT
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an AMBER Alert for a Murfreesboro boy who was taken during a violent domestic dispute Sunday. Authorities believe 8 year-old Gabriel Swaney is with hisMore >>
A Murfreesboro boy is safe after an Amber Alert was issued overnight.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:35:57 GMT
Police are searching for two young men who robbed and carjacked two people at the scene of a crash in Antioch early Monday morning. A minor crash happened at 294 Chimney Drive at about 12:30 am. PoliceMore >>
Police are searching for two young men who robbed and carjacked two people at the scene of a crash in Antioch early Monday morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:26:34 GMT
A Smyrna man is in the hospital after being shot at a basketball court Sunday night. Police said a fight broke out on Mason Tucker Drive around 8:30 p.m. As the victim was driving away from the court,More >>
A Smyrna man is in the hospital after being shot at a basketball court Sunday night.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:18:47 GMT
Courtesy: Jeff from Portland
An overturned tractor-trailer has closed southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Robertson County on Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 6 a.m. near mile marker 111 near Cross Plains, TN, said theMore >>
One lane of Interstate 65 is now open in Robertson County after an overturned tractor-trailer crash Monday morning.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:48:50 GMT
Two Columbia police cruisers collided Sunday morning while trying to stop a suspected drunk driver. Investigators say an alert citizen spotted a vehicle driving erratically and called police. The car wasMore >>
Two Columbia police cruisers collided Sunday morning while trying to stop a suspected drunk driver.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:40:31 GMT
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for northwest Middle Tennessee Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The biggest threat will be west of a line from Waynesboro to Springfield, TN. An upperMore >>
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for northwest Middle Tennessee Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.More >>