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9:39am

Mon June 16, 2014
Politics

Survey of Lawyers Finds Vast Support for Justices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Bar Association survey of its lawyer members found nine out of 10 respondents support the retention of three state Supreme Court justices who are on the ballot in August.

Supreme Court justices are appointed by the governor, and must stand for yes-no retention elections every eight years.

Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is spearheading an effort to defeat Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade, all of whom were appointed by then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.

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11:31am

Tue June 10, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Senator Blasts President's Student Loan Initiative

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) – President Barack Obama says the rising cost of college has left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working young America should be priced out of a higher education.

To that end, Obama yesterday signed a presidential memorandum he says will help an additional 5 million student borrowers.

Republicans are calling the move a political stunt. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander reacted to the president’s initiative on the Senate floor.

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10:30am

Fri June 6, 2014
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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
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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
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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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