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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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8:53am

Mon July 28, 2014
Politics

Tennessee Urging Residents to Vote Early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With an especially long primary ballot, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending that voters cast their ballots early.

Hargett tells WPLN-FM that early voting accounted for 47 percent of ballots in August 2010, but they’re hoping to increase that to 60 percent this year.

Hargett says that’s the only way to avoid long lines and late returns on Election Day, August 7. Even with heavy early voting, Hargett says some results won't be returned until after midnight.

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12:22pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Top Stories

Police: Caller Imitating Officers, Seeks Money

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Clarksville say someone is impersonating offices and attempting to collect hundreds of dollars for fake traffic camera tickets.

Sgt. Charles Gill told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/WISOeq ) the man tells victims that they have received a Redflex ticket and a judge with Montgomery County General Sessions Court has suspended their driver's license and issued a bench warrant for their arrest.

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10:26am

Thu July 24, 2014
Business

Tennesseans to Share $10 Million in Refunds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The Tennessean reported (tnne.ws/WIRqs7) the refunds will average $53 per family and came about because of the medical loss ratio rule in the law. That provision requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of insurance premiums on patient care and quality improvement efforts. The refunds are for premiums paid in 2013.

For 2012, refunds to Tennesseans totaled $5.6 million.

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6:04am

Thu July 24, 2014
Top Stories

140 Chinese Students will Study at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A partnership agreement signed last year between Middle Tennessee State University and Guangxi (gwahng-SHEE') University in southern China is bearing fruit.

According to MTSU, school President Sidney McPhee was in China on Wednesday to meet with Guangxi administrators when he learned that 140 Chinese students will be coming to the Murfreesboro campus.

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