Tennessee

Economy
11:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

New Report Details Massive Infrastructure Needs in Tennessee

A report released by a state commission says Tennessee needs $38 billion between now and 2015 to improve public infrastructure. Released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the report shows what type of improvements are needed, from repairing roads and bridges to adding additional water lines and sewers.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding

Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

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Politics
1:02 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Tennessee Congressman Denies Hypocrisy for Talk of Abortion

A Republican congressman from Tennessee is telling supporters he’s not a hypocrite for discussing abortion with a mistress more than a decade ago. But now he may have to defend his medical license.

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Health
4:58 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Update: Tennessee and Indiana Report New Fungal Meningitis Cases

The Centers for Disease Control reported seven new cases of fungal meningitis, one in Tennessee, which brings the nationwide case count to 203. The CDC added a new state to the list, New Hampshire, which reported four cases of fungal meningitis. No new deaths were reported.

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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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