A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect until Monday afternoon as rain will be changing to snow in the high country during the overnight hours, inhibiting travel. Patchy ice my develop on bridges and overpasses region-wide around sunrise Monday. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Windy conditions will persist overnight as well, especially in the mountains.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge will rule in coming weeks whether the families of two Tennessee National Guard members can sue the makers of a helicopter in which the soldiers died.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the case involves a 2010 crash of a Kiowa OH-58D Warrior helicopter in Iraq.
The lawsuit was filed by the mother of Capt. Marcus Ray Alford of Knoxville, who was 28, and the husband of 25-year-old Chief Warrant Office 2 Billie Jean Grinder from Gallatin.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and suppliers to the company are named as defendants in the $80 million lawsuit.
Attorneys for the companies said in a court filing they are protected from the lawsuit because it occurred in a theater of war.
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