Sunday, December 8 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-12-08 22:26:38 GMT
A man was flown to a hospital in Cleveland with serious injuries after a car accident in Erie County on Saturday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Gary L McKisic, 47, of South Amherst, wasMore >>
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Gary L McKisic, 47, of South Amherst, was driving on Kneisel Road when his car went off the right side of the road.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >>
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >>
Imagine if you bought a new house and once you moved in, you noticed spiders crawling around everywhere. Brown recluses, to be exact. America Now talked to one family that did just that, and found out how they're getting rid of them! More >>
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the accessories. More >>
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the new cases, cords, and adaptors you will need.More >>
ON LAKE MICHIGAN NEAR POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - In a remote part of northern Lake Michigan, divers have started looking at an underwater pit, hoping to find the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.
The origin of the search, which began Saturday, can be traced back to 2001, when expedition leader Steve Libert discovered a timber slab wedged in the lakebed. U.S. and French archaeologists examined sediment removed from a hole dug near that slab and found a 15-inch slab of blackened wood that might have been a human-fashioned "cultural artifact," although more analysis will be required to determine whether it was part of a vessel, project manager Ken Vrana said.
Libert, who has spent about three decades searching for the Griffin (also known by its French equivalent Le Griffon), said he hoped that by Sunday, the excavation would reach what sonar readings indicate is a distinct shape beneath several feet of sediment. The object is over 40 feet long and about 18 feet wide - dimensions similar to those the Griffin is believed to have had, Vrana said.
But he said it was too early to declare the site a shipwreck, let alone the object of their quest.
"Soon we will find out whether our assumption is correct or not," Vrana said aboard the Proud Maid, a 45-foot commercial fishing boat that ferried journalists and crew members to the search area near Poverty Island in Michigan waters north of the entrance to Green Bay. "We've got to get those test pits dug and hit (the) structure, because anything else is pure speculation."
After meeting with team members Saturday night, he told reporters that "within a couple of days we should know" whether a ship graveyard lies beneath the surface.
Although Libert and his associates have dived at the site numerous times and conducted several surveys with remote sensing equipment, they hadn't conducted archaeological excavations until receiving a permit from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources this month after years of legal squabbles. The agency claims ownership over all Great Lakes shipwrecks in the state's waters, although it acknowledges France would have rights to the Griffin because it was sailing under the authority of King Louis XIV.
Taking part in Saturday's dive were Michel L'Hour, director of the Department of Underwater Archaeological Research in the French Ministry of Culture and a noted authority on shipwrecks, and associate Olivia Hulot. The U.S. leaders said they hoped the visitors, with their knowledge of design and construction features of French ships from the 17th and 18th century, could help confirm whether the Griffin had been found.
"The Griffin is very important to the early history of America," L'Hour said in an interview before taking his first look at the site. "If this is the Griffin, it will teach us many things."
Rene Robert Cavelier de la Salle ordered the Griffin built near Niagara Falls in 1679 to support his quest for what was widely - but erroneously - believed to be a passageway to China and Japan. It was the first European-style vessel to traverse the upper Great Lakes, crossing Lake Erie and venturing northward to Lake Huron, then across Lake Michigan to the eastern shore of modern-day Wisconsin.
La Salle ordered the ship to return for more supplies and to deliver a load of furs, while he continued his journey by canoe. The Griffin was never heard from again. There are various theories about its fate, but none that have been proven. Libert, who spent years studying the writings of La Salle and a companion, believes it sank in a fierce storm only a few miles after setting sail.
Libert said Saturday the recovery of the slab of wood and prospects for reaching what may be the ship's hull shortly were promising signs.
"Right now I'm pretty excited, from what I know so far," he said, but added: "Scientific (proof) is 100%. It's not 99.9%."
Monday, December 9 2013 12:04 AM EST2013-12-09 05:04:23 GMT
"We've been without power since 1a.m. and they said it would be four to five days," said Dickson resident, Jasmine Washington. That has been the situation across Dickson County where downed trees andMore >>
Thousands of people across middle Tennessee were still without power, and Sunday night, Dickson Electric System says it could be days before it is restored.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:41 PM EST2013-12-09 00:41:31 GMT
The weather forced officials in Memphis to cancel a St. Jude Marathon this week, but that didn't stop hundreds of runners from braving the cold. Even though the official race was canceled, people cameMore >>
The weather forced officials in Memphis to cancel a St. Jude Marathon this week, but that didn't stop hundreds of runners from braving the cold.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-12-08 20:25:57 GMT
Middle Tennessee (8-4) will play in the Armed Services Bowl against Navy on December 30th in Ft. Worth, TX. The game will kick off at 10:45 a.m. CT and be televised on ESPN. Copyright 2013 WSMV (MeredithMore >>
The game against Navy (7-4) will kick off at 10:45 a.m. (CT) from Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 11:21 AM EST2013-12-08 16:21:39 GMT
One person has been killed in a crash that happened around 3 AM Sunday. The driver crashed while crossing an icy bridge on 3rd Avenue North in the Metro Center area. The driver died at the scene. CopyrightMore >>
One person has been killed in a crash that happened around 3 AM Sunday.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 10:43 PM EST2013-12-08 03:43:45 GMT
A fire broke out at 426 N. 2nd street in East Nashville this evening. Officials say there is some minor damage and that the apartment was empty when the fire started. Early reports are that someone mayMore >>
A fire broke out at 426 N. 2nd street in East Nashville this evening.More >>
Despite some wintry weather that hit Middle Tennessee on Friday, some Christmas parades are still scheduled to go on as scheduled for Saturday. The Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at theMore >>
Despite some wintry weather that hit Middle Tennessee on Friday, some Christmas parades are still scheduled to go on as planned for Saturday.More >>
One person is recovering after a shooting in south Nashville Friday night. Police say the victim showed up at the Executive Inn on Harding Place with a gunshot wound to the back. The person was quicklyMore >>
One person is recovering after a shooting in south Nashville Friday night. Police say the victim showed up at the Executive Inn on Harding Place with a gunshot wound to the back.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:45 AM EST2013-12-07 12:45:40 GMT
A semi overturned during a crash on I-24 W near the Haywood Lane exit Saturday morning. According to fire officials, a van cut the trucker off around 2 a.m. Officials say the trucker didn't have enoughMore >>
A semi overturned during a crash on I-24 W near the Haywood Lane exit Saturday morning. According to fire officials, a van cut the trucker off around 2 a.m.More >>