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  • Woman who surrendered newborn asks to reclaim baby

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman who dropped off her newborn baby at a Nashville fire station in August has come forward to reclaim the child.

    Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokeswoman Carrie Ferguson Weir told WSMV-TV that DNA testing has proven the woman is the birth mother.

    Weir said the department is reviewing the woman's case and assessing her home. She says DCS will return the child to the woman if they determine that it is safe to do so.

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  • Escapes spark changes at Tennessee juvenile center

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials plan tighter security at a juvenile detention center where teens have staged three major escape attempts in less than a month and worried the neighboring community, but they also want to keep the facility from becoming too much like an adult prison.

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  • Court: State must release execution information

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court has ruled that Tennessee must turn over the names of those people involved in executions to attorneys for 11 death row inmates. The inmates are suing over the state's lethal injection and electrocution procedures.

    The lawsuit came to a standstill after the state refused to turn over the names of people involved in the procedures, including the pharmacist who will compound the drug used for lethal injection.

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