Tennessee House President and Shelby County Leaders to Host Roundtable on Criminal Justice Reform

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives will be in Memphis on Friday to discuss criminal justice reform with Shelby County leaders. Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton will meet with Mayor Jim Strickland, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis, Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and District Attorney Amy Weirich to discuss the truth in law ...

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Criminal files: TBI agents investigate Mt. Juliet shooting | New

A man charged with criminal homicide Detectives charged Bruno Almeida-Rache, 27, with homicide in the apparent strangulation death of Joshua Smithson, 36, on Thursday inside the Smithson East Marathona Road residence in Madison. Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the house by Almeida-Rache shortly before 7 a.m. Smithson had died with multiple visible injuries to his face and ...

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Schools in Washington County, Tenn., Monitoring COVID-19 Conditions, To Start Online Dashboard Next Week | WJHL

JONESBOROUGH, Tennessee (WJHL) – Schools in Washington County, Tennessee are not making any changes to their COVID-19 policies at this time, but they will launch an online dashboard next week. Masks are optional at Washington County schools. Currently, health authorities recommend that everyone wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. There were rumors the mask policy would be discussed at ...

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Federal lawsuit against funeral home directors for not sending bodies to families | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Families and loved ones from Tennessee to Latin America are devastated after learning that the bodies of their loved ones were not buried the way they wanted. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is now investigating several complaints. A federal complaint was also filed. In a cemetery off the Ashland City Highway, you’ll find Julio ...

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New emails raise more questions about the veracity of the Health Commissioner’s testimony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – New emails obtained by NewsChannel 5 survey raise even more questions about the veracity of Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey during testimony before a legislative committee about a controversial state contract. Piercey, along with Deputy Commissioner John Webb, appeared before the Legislative Assembly Tax Review Committee in December over a $ 26.5 million non-tender contract the ...

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Antioch, Tennessee, shooting: 2 employees shot at SmileDirectClub, police say they shot gunman

WTVF The shooting was reported shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police said. CNN – A gunman opened fire on a SmileDirectClub manufacturing plant Tuesday morning in the Tennessee capital area, injuring two workers before being shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. The shooting was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at the Antioch facility, a southeastern neighborhood of Nashville, ...

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Tennessee Won’t Promote COVID Vaccines But Pay To Vax Cows

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their livestock against respiratory and other illnesses in the past two years. But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family’s ranch and describes himself as a cattle rancher on his Twitter profile, has been much less enthusiastic about encouraging herd ...

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Health giant sold dozens of hospitals, but continued to sue patients

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon no longer exists as a hospital. But he still sued Hope Cantwell. There was a knock on the door of Cantwell’s apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this year. She said she had not yet been vaccinated against covid-19 and was not answering the door to strangers. So she didn’t. But then several more ...

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Governor Lee Releases 2021 TCAP Results Showing Drop in All Subjects and Grades Across Tennessee | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other heads of state announced the results of Tennessee’s Spring 2021 Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing on Monday afternoon. According to Lee, the results indicated that education in the state was negatively affected by COVID-19. You can watch the stream of News Channel 11’s announcement below: “These results show that COVID-19 ...

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