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6:33am

Mon April 15, 2013
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DCS Plans to Announce Reorganization

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Department of Children's Service are unveiling a reorganization of the troubled child welfare agency.

Interim Commissioner Jim Henry has scheduled a news conference on Monday afternoon to announce changes that will address problems with child safety, health and programming.

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6:31am

Mon April 15, 2013
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Push for Education Bills in Final Days of Session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers trying to wrap up the General Assembly this month are hoping to push through two key education proposals.

One measure would create a state panel to authorize charter schools for five Tennessee counties and the other seeks to clear the way for cities to begin forming municipal school systems.

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12:45pm

Fri April 12, 2013
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TBI Arrests Suspect in Grisly Coffee County Murder

Jimmy Byron Jones, Jr., 51, of Morrison, Tenn. was arrested last night and charged with first degree murder for the death of 58-year-old Connie Lou Godsey Brown.
Credit TBI

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for the death of McMinnville woman whose body was found shot and burned near cave in Coffee County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday morning that they have charged 51 year-old Jimmy Byron Jones, Jr. of Morrison, Tennessee with first degree murder in the death of 58 year-old Connie Lou Godsey Brown.

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12:15pm

Thu April 11, 2013
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Tennesseans Participate in Washington Immigration Rally

Credit tnimmigrant.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  A delegation from Middle Tennessee was in the nation’s capital yesterday for a pro-immigration reform rally held on the grounds of the capital building.

Thousands took part in yesterday’s rally in Washington D.C. Thousands more participated in rallies in 18 state capitals.

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8:34am

Wed April 10, 2013
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Slavery Alive and Well in Tennessee

Credit enditmovement.com/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)  --  The topic of slavery may be history to some, but it’s a living reality for others. Unfortunately, slavery still exists--even in our own backyard. One group of activists is doing their part to "End It" for good.

A 2011 report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that Human Sex Trafficking has been reported in 85 percent of the counties in Tennessee. The average age of a sex trafficking victim is just 13.

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