A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say an elderly woman died after apparently falling into a pile of burning leaves on her property.
The victim is believed to be 84-year-old Lillian Massey, but because of her extensive injuries, dental records will be needed to positively confirm her identity.
Police were called to Massey's home around 9 p.m. Monday after a neighbor discovered the body.
It appeared Massey had been burning leaves along a fence row much of day Monday.
Police believe she fell down a small embankment into the fire and was unable to recover.
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