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5:08am

Tue September 30, 2014
Top Stories

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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5:07am

Tue September 30, 2014
Top Stories

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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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Top Stories

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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5:04am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

Gov. Haslam tells Tenn. agencies to plan for cuts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is calling on all state agencies to plan for up to 7 percent spending cuts in the upcoming budget year.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the move comes following a spending year in which revenues fell more than $300 million short of projections, leading the governor to cancel planned raises for state workers and teachers.

The actual amount of any potential cuts for the upcoming budget year will depend on whether revenues rebound and on the governor's spending priorities.

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8:53am

Fri September 26, 2014
Sports

Mid-state tribute to Rob Bironas at packed funeral

Credit titansonline.com

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So many family, friends and former teammates mourned Rob Bironas on Thursday that more than 30 people sat in an overflow area outside the funeral home with the service streamed on a video board.

Former teammate Casey Cramer says people grieved without answers about how the life of the ex-NFL kicker ended.

Bironas, 36, died Saturday in single-vehicle crash. There are 911 calls describing him as the man trying to chase and run people off the road before his accident.

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