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10:30am

Fri June 6, 2014
Top Stories

THP Warns Against Unattended Children in Vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists not to leave children or pets in unattended vehicles, especially as summer temperatures begin to rise.

Preliminary reports indicate that eight children have already died this year due to heat stroke nationwide. None of those fatalities were in Tennessee.

According to the latest statistics, there were 44 heat stroke deaths involving children in the United States in 2013.

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6:53am

Fri June 6, 2014
Top Stories

Flooding Leaves 1 Dead and 1 Missing, More Heavy Rain Expected

Credit weather.gov

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Flooding caused by this week’s storms have left one dead and one missing in Tennessee, and the Weather Service says more heavy rain is on the way.

Tennessee declared a State of Emergency yesterday afternoon following widespread reports of damage due to flooding and high winds.

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10:49am

Wed June 4, 2014
Top Stories

TBI Study Says Juveniles Victims of Violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A newly released Tennessee Bureau of Investigation study on domestic violence shows that juveniles accounted for approximately 10 percent of all victims.

The report found that boyfriend-girlfriend relationships were the most frequently reported incidents, accounting for more than 43 percent of all domestic violence in the three-year period studied.

Myra Beasley is the Special Court Advocate for the Domestic Violence Program of Rutherford County. She says there are very definite warning signs that a dating relationship is headed for trouble.

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8:53am

Fri May 30, 2014
Politics

Tenn. State Employees Association Gets New President

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)/WMOT — The Tennessee State Employees Association has named former Nashville Councilman John Summers as its new executive director.

Summers was the executive director and lobbyist for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association from 1980 to 2000, and has since worked as a political consultant.

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10:34am

Wed May 28, 2014
Politics

Ads Opposing Tenn. Abortion Amendment Criticized

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Newspaper ads opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to give state lawmakers more power over abortions in Tennessee are drawing criticism for their depiction of a man in a turban trampling on a woman.

The ads placed in newspapers around the state by a group called Tennesseans for Preservation of Personal Privacy urge votes against the ballot measure, calling it the "Tennessee Taliban Amendment."

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