Monthly Archives: May 2014

Passed Measure to Reduce Law Enforcement Backlogs

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that provides an additional $5 million in federal funds to help law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and elsewhere reduce their backlogs of untested rape kits. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Congressman … Continue reading

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TN Bar Association Asked to Rate 3 Supreme Court Justices

The Tennessee Bar Association is asking its members to rate three Supreme Court Justices who are subject to a retention election this year. The poll asks members of the bar whether they recommend Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark … Continue reading

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Ex-boyfriend of Holly Bobo Charged with Kidnapping

The ex-boyfriend of Holly Bobo has been charged with kidnapping and assault in an unrelated case. Officials with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office said 24 year old Blake Barnett, of Parsons, was arrested Thursday on one count of assault related … Continue reading

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BlueCross BlueShield of TN to Open Nashville Location

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee says it will open a Nashville location to help middle Tennesseans learn more about its health insurance programs. The Tennessean Reports the Chattanooga based non-profit will establish the so called “Consumer Information Center” to … Continue reading

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Haslam Says State Has “Re-Engaged” Discussion with Volkswagen Over Expansion Efforts

Governor Bill Haslam says the state has “Re-Engaged” in discussions with German automaker Volkswagen over efforts to expand the company’s production line at its Chattanooga plant. The Republican Chief Executive says talks with Volkswagen exclude discussion about possible future union … Continue reading

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Crossville Man Charged with Murder After Drug Deal Went Wrong

A judge says a Crossville man charged with killing four young people during a drug deal gone wrong ┬áis subject to the death penalty if found guilty. The defense lawyer for Jacob Bennett had asked a Cumberland County judge to … Continue reading

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Tullahoma Republican Senator Bowling Asks TN Comptroller to Launch Probe on TDOE Delayed TCAP Scores

Tullahoma Republican State Senator Janice Bowling has asked the state Comptroller to launch a formal probe into the Tennessee Department of Education’s delayed release of TCAP scores. Bowling joins other GOP state lawmakers, along with some Democrats seeking information about … Continue reading

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