Bus hits tractor-trailer and car after crossing median near I-81 split

Tenn. bus crash

A North Carolina-bound church crashed into an SUV and a tractor-trailer after blowing a front tire on I-40 in eastern Tennessee on Oct. 2, 2013, killing at least eight people and injuring 14.(Photo: Paul Efird, The Knoxville News Sentinel, via AP)

SOURCE  –  Eight people died and 14 were injured Wednesday afternoon when a North Carolina church bus crashed into an SUV and a tractor-trailer after it blew a tire and crossed a median on Interstate 40 in eastern Tennessee, according to police and news outlets.

The fatalities included six of the 18 bus passengers, the big-rig driver and one of the three people in the Chevrolet Tahoe, said Tennessee Department of Safety spokeswoman Dalya Qualls. Fourteen people were injured, with four airlifted to area hospitals and eight transported by ambulance.

The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near the Interstate 81 split in Jefferson County, about 30 miles east of Knoxville, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

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Three killed in Indianapolis bus crash on the way back from church camp: officials

The 40 passengers on the bus were members of Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Indianapolis who were coming home from a religious summer camp. Three people were killed and 26 others were sent to area hospitals.

The bus overtuned near an Interstate 265 overpass.

The bus overturned near an Interstate 265 overpass.


INDIANAPOLIS — A bus carrying teenagers returning home from a church camp in Michigan crashed Saturday afternoon about a mile from its destination, killing three people and sending 26 others to hospitals, officials said.

The bus came speeding off of Interstate 465 in northern Indianapolis, about a mile from the Colonial Hills Baptist Church that passengers attended. It struck a retaining wall as it tried to round a curve and overturned.

“They were not that far from home. … That only adds to the tragedy,” Indianapolis Public Safety Director Tony Riggs said.

The dead included a husband and wife, Riggs said. Authorities did not provide information on the third victim.

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U.S. city looks to penalize Bible believers

Critics charge ‘anti-bias’ requirement punishes people with moral convictions


Think it’s hot in Texas these days? Just wait a few weeks, until the San Antonio City Council ends its summer hiatus and resumes work on a proposed change to its  nondiscrimination ordinances that apparently will discriminate against all who take the Bible at its word and follow it.

That’s because the change creates a penalty for those who ever exhibit a “bias,” which clearly could include adopting the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality, with a permanent ban on participation in city government, business or employment.

Opponents of the plan, which would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the nondiscrimination ordinances, charge it is a violation of constitutional Article VI, paragraph 3, which states, “[N]o religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

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Baptists plan exodus from Boy Scouts

(CNN) – For Southern Baptist pastor Tim Reed, it was Scripture versus the Scouts.

“God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” said Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gravel Ridge in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

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