NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â 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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â 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.
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.
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.