The Morning Cram [don't ask don't tell edition]

Nov 13, 2012


From NPR: Members of Congress are asking why the FBI and Justice Department didn't tell them earlier about an investigation into CIA Director David Petraeus. But the legal authority for reporting such sensitive information to lawmakers is murky.

Kentucky: Jerry Wayne Walker, Jr. is set to appear in Calloway Circuit Court this morning for a hearing on six tampering with evidence charges related to a 1998 Murray State dorm fire that killed a fellow student. Officials are evacuating more than two dozen homes near a train derailment that occurred two weeks ago in southwestern Jefferson County. Geologists say the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was not induced by the region's underground mining activity. The widow of a Fort Campbell soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan is suing the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks for airing images of her family in a documentary about a combat hospital. Kentucky wildlife officials say the death of a Paducah man while deer hunting was accidental.

Tennessee: Tennessee smokers participating in the Great American Smokeout Thursday can quit with free help from the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine. A recent poll shows Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has strong bipartisan support among that state’s voters.