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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Court documents show that a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse by her mother.

The mother is scheduled to appear in court next month to face five counts of abuse and neglect involving several of her children. She has pleaded not guilty.

The girl's father filed for divorce Monday, citing the alleged abuse. The teen was found safe with her 50-year-old teacher last week at a cabin in Northern California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Tad Cummins held in the meantime as both a flight risk and a danger to the public.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says she isn't interested in a plan by activists to create a civilian review board for the Metro Nashville Police Department.

WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2q6WsgS) there have been demands to create a civilian review board since 31-year-old Jocques Clemmons was fatally shot by a Metro Police officer on Feb. 10. A coalition of grassroots activists have proposed a 13-member volunteer board would oversee and arbitrate complaints brought against the department.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Former Maury County teacher Tad Cummins will make his initial court appearance in California Monday to answer to federal charges that he took a minor across state lines for the purpose of having sex. 

It could be a couple of weeks before Cummins is extradited back to Middle Tennessee where he’ll face the additional charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Cummins disappeared with teen student Elizabeth Thomas in mid-March. They were discovered this past week in norther California.

Thomas was reunited with her family this past weekend.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials say the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year has been found in west Tennessee.

The health department in Shelby County, which includes Memphis, said Friday the virus was recently confirmed in a person who lives in the county. Officials did not identify the patient.

Officials said there were six human cases of the virus in Tennessee in 2016. One case was fatal.

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