Tennessee

Health
9:05 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Tennessee Meningitis Cases Increase to 44

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the number of rare fungal meningitis cases in Tennessee has increased by five more cases to 44, but the number of deaths in the state remains at six. Nationwide, the number of cases reported in 10 states increased to 137 cases, including 12 deaths nationwide since the outbreak was first discovered in September.

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Health
2:05 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Six Deaths in Tennessee Now Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Tennessee Department of Health officials say the state's death toll from an outbreak of fungal meningitis has risen to six. Dr. John Dreyzhener, Tennessee's health commissioner, said Tuesday the total number of cases in the state has increased by four and now stands at 39.

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Health
4:18 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Fungal Meningitis Cases Grow in Kentucky, Tennesee, and Indiana

Health officials say they have been notified that five Kentucky residents came down with fungal meningitis after receiving medical care in Tennessee. The state Public Health Department said these cases match the pattern of an outbreak linked to injections of steroids distributed by a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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Health
11:19 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Tennessee Lawmaker Blasts State Children's Services for Information Delay

Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services is coming under fire for not being able to provide information on deaths involving children in state custody. State Represenatative Sherry Jones says she’s been waiting more than two months for the data.

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Economy
8:40 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Foreclosure Help Notices Being Mailed in Tennessee

Notices are going out in the mail to an estimated 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who may be eligible for payment under a $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement. Eligible borrowers will be receiving claim forms in the mail this month and Attorney General Bob Cooper of Tennessee urged residents to complete the forms and return them by the January 18, 2013 deadline.

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Regional
11:31 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Audit: Tennessee Parole Officers Claimed to Be Supervising Dead Felons

Some Tennessee legislators are irate following revelations that state parole officials claimed they were supervising felons who later turned out to be dead. Two of those parole officers were not arrested after they were caught falsifying some of those dead felons’ files.

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Politics
1:30 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tennessee Democrats are Getting Aggressive in Legislative Races

Faced with the possibility of a Republican super majority in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly, Democratic candidates are aggressively attacking their opponents in legislative races across the state.

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Education
8:02 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Expected Sumner County Student Increase Fizzles Following Funding Fight

A Middle Tennessee school system is apparently not getting a large increase in students, which was a focus in a budget fight. The Sumner County schools delayed opening for 10 days this month as the school board and the Sumner County Commission deadlocked over more education funding.

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Politics
8:23 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Tennessee Judge Upholds State Photo Voter ID Law

A judge in Nashville has held Tennessee's voter identification statute constitutional. The Tennessean reported the ruling by Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Carol McCoy. After about three hours of oral arguments Wednesday, McCoy ruled against civil rights attorney George Barrett, who contended the state constitution requires only proof of legal age, residency and registration.

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Regional
8:04 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Three Airlines Add Flights to Nashville Airport

Interior shot of Nashville International Airport

Three major airlines have announced additional flights to the Nashville International Airport with new routes to Boston, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The airport said Southwest Airlines is adding another daily nonstop flight to Boston Logan starting in February. United Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights to Nashville from its Cleveland hub starting on Dec. 19.

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