NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement over the Christmas holiday.
Christmas is one of the most dangerous times of the year for motorists due to an increase in impaired driving. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the increased enforcement begins just after midnight tonight and runs through midnight Dec. 25.
THP Captain David McGill says it includes saturation patrols, bar and tavern checks, and driver license and sobriety checkpoints.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee is stepping up to help homeowners faced with possible foreclosure.
The state attorney general's office is recommending homeowners in trouble call the Tennessee's Mortgage Assistance Hotline to get reliable information and referrals to free foreclosure prevention counseling.
The hotline is a partnership between the state and the Homeownership Preservation Foundation — a nonprofit that’s been operating a national hotline for the past five years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was likely a record weekend for gun sales in Tennessee.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said in an email that the agency performed 9,772 background checks over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That's 500 more than the second biggest weekend on record — Black Friday and the two days that followed in November.
Background checks do not indicate how many guns were actually sold because buyers can purchase more than one gun.