NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The latest data shows Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced Tuesday that the biggest increases seen in the 2013-2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program results were in high school, where students made gains on five of seven high school tests.
TCAP scores are used in the calculation of final grades for students primarily in grades 3 through 8.
HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a Tennessee man charged in the disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo is now charged with assault in an altercation with three jail officers.
A report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office says Zachary Adams was being moved to a specialized jail cell June 13 after he made suicidal comments, "specifically to throw himself from the highest point to which he could climb in his cell."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A law limiting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine is among those taking effect on July 1.
The anti-meth law requires a prescription to obtain more than 28.8 grams of pseudoephedrine per year, which is the equivalent of about five months' worth of the maximum dosage of medicines like Sudafed.
According to the governor's office, 268 children were removed from their homes last year because of meth-related incidents and nearly 1,700 meth labs were seized.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Health professionals from across the nation are in Middle Tennessee for an annual epidemiology conference and the deadly MERS virus is on the agenda.
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists is meeting this week at the Nashville Convention Center. Following word in May of the first U.S. case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, Indiana State Epidemiologist Pam Pontones was asked to speak about her team’s successful effort to contain the virus.