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10:15am

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

Haslam Letter to Feds Baffles Immigrant Advocates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they are baffled by a letter that Gov. Bill Haslam sent to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

Haslam said in the letter released Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services did not directly tell Tennessee officials that unaccompanied minors had been released into the custody of sponsors living in the state.

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10:04am

Tue July 29, 2014
Top Stories

Two Murf. Shots Fired Incidents Overnight, One Man Wounded

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Shots fired incidents overnight in two different Murfreesboro locations appear to be related.

Murfreesboro Police say they were called to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital last night just after midnight  when a gunshot victim turned up at the E.R. The wounded minor teen told police that he’d been walking near the corner of State Street and University when someone began shooting at him. There’s no word yet today on the extent of the teen’s injuries.

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9:19am

Tue July 29, 2014
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Mobile Meth Lab Bust On S. Church in Murfeesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police say they were able to take a mobile meth lab off the streets early Monday morning.

A Murfreesboro officer pulled a black Mustang over near the Wendy’s on South Church Street a little after 3 a.m. When the officer stepped up to the car he noticed that the driver had a ventilation mask hanging around his neck.

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6:17am

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

Congressman: Wife Didn't Lobby on Horse Bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky

 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Kentucky says his wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him.

 

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield spoke to reporters Monday on a conference call. Whitfield says he planned to file the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act regardless of his wife's role with the Humane Society.

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8:57am

Mon July 28, 2014
Politics

Gov. Haslam: "Unacceptable" that Feds Didn't Alert State About 760 Immigrant Minors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a letter to President Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

According to The Tennessean, Haslam says in the letter that the Department of Health and Human Services didn’t directly tell Tennessee officials that unaccompanied minors were being released into the custody of sponsors living in the state.

Instead, state officials learned of the minors through a posting on the department's website. Haslam says that’s "unacceptable."

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