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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the number of law enforcement officers in the state who were attacked declined in 2014 from the year before.

Information submitted by law enforcement agencies to TBI through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System shows the number of officers reported as being victims fell to 1,704 last year. That is down more than 7 percent from 1,846 in 2013.

The report released Monday also says no law enforcement officers were reported being feloniously killed in the line of duty last year.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro woman is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for $2.5 million because she says the organization harvested her husband's organs after his death last year even though he was not a donor.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1K9x3dw) reports Wanda Frierson says poor care led to her husband's death and that the agency allowed Tennessee Donor Services to take her husband's organs without authorization.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee records show that there are more former lawmakers enrolled in the health insurance plan for state employees than current lawmakers.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1EGB2Ye) cited records from the state office of benefits administration in reporting that 148 former lawmakers are enrolled compared to 116 current lawmakers.

The newspaper reports that state law allows those elected to the state Legislature to remain on the taxpayer-subsidized state employee health plan for life, though they are required to pay premiums.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Vanderbilt University poll finds an overwhelming majority of Tennesseans support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's failed proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income residents.

The results of the survey released Wednesday also finds that about two in three voters find the state Legislature does not spend enough time on issues they care about, though the General Assembly's 55 percent popularity rating remained unchanged from the university's last poll in November.

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has heard arguments over whether to change the controversial Civil War names of three Memphis parks.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1Fk67GR ) three judges met with the attorneys involved in the legal battle on Tuesday.

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