NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — As sub-freezing temperatures settle in here in the mid-state, local charities report that some of the region’s most vulnerable residents are having trouble keeping the heat on.
Jane Sharp, Co-Director of Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro, says her agency is hearing from a lot of people who are having trouble buying enough propane or heating oil to keep their homes warm.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing legislation that would require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines that are used to make methamphetamine.
In a press event that wrapped up just a few minutes ago the governor said that the bill is meant target the purchase of large amounts of medicines from a variety of stores, a practice known as "smurfing."
The monthly amount of cold medicines - like Sudafed - that could be purchased without a prescription is the equivalent to the average total purchased by Tennesseans each year.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A judge has dismissed most of the charges against a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student who was arrested after trying to approach a street preacher on campus.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Cole Montalvo is no longer facing charges of inciting to riot, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. However, Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes sent one charge — resisting arrest — to a grand jury.