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7:08am

Thu September 4, 2014
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Juveniles riot at troubled Nashville DCS detention facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have regained control after a disturbance at a Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week.

Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 28 teens were involved in the incident that began Wednesday night and 10 of the ringleaders have been taken to another detention center. The others were brought back to their dorms early Thursday.

Johnson says two staff members at the detention center suffered minor injuries.

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11:12am

Wed September 3, 2014
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Sonya McCaul case leaves Tennessee for Nebraska

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a custody case involving a 10-year-old girl should be moved from Tennessee to Nebraska.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1Cq7xvk) reports Judge Andy Jackson ruled last week to move the case out of Dickson County, Tennessee, since Sonya McCaul currently resides in Nebraska with her biological father.

A Middle Tennessee couple who raised the girl for eight years before she was returned to her birth father filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of the father and adopt the girl.

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11:10am

Wed September 3, 2014
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Federal judge says TennCare failures cause "irreparable harm."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the state must hold hearings for people who have waited months to learn whether they qualify for Medicaid coverage because of delays in processing applications.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1lxld2h) reports U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell made the ruling this week on the lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program.

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12:40pm

Tue September 2, 2014
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Military survivor organization wants boots

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A group working on behalf of the families of soldiers is seeking military boots in any condition to represent fallen soldiers.

Each boot received will represent a fallen service member as part of a display that will be put together by volunteers, hopefully in time for "Gold Star Week," Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. That's when Fort Campbell hosts surviving family members for a series of events including the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll event.

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11:56am

Tue September 2, 2014
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7 still at large after another teen from Nashville detention center turns self in

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another of the 30 teenagers who escaped from a detention center in Nashville overnight has turned himself in, leaving the number still on the run at seven.

Tennessee Department of Children's Services said Tuesday that a youth surrendered at the guard shack at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center at about 5:30 p.m. CDT.

Department spokesman Rob Johnson said earlier that 30 teenagers escaped from the center after breaking out of four different locked dormitories late Monday night. They crawled under a weak spot in a chain-link fence.

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