Morning Round-up: Erlanger to Honor EMS and Tennessee LGBT Rights
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF)- Today at 10AM, Erlanger Health System will honor regional emergency personnel for their efforts in saving lives in recognition of National EMS Week.
This year’s recognition will feature Region 3 “Star of Life” recipients, Bradley County EMS and LIFE FORCE, for providing lifesaving treatment to five-year-old Granite Moseley and Dekalb County EMS for saving the life of eight-year-old Aiden Brown after a boating accident.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is speaking out against a directive by President Barack Obama’s administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
Haslam opposed a transgender bathroom bill in the Tennessee Legislature.
The governor said such sensitive issues should be handled by local school boards – and not by the state or the federal government.
An autopsy report released in a fatal helicopter crash last month in Sevier County, Tenn. shows the pilot had no alcohol or drugs in his blood.
The crash killed the pilot and four passengers.
The report said the pilot was found badly burned and noted a video that showed he was alive after the crash but died at the scene from burns and abdominal bleeding.