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Meth Ring Busted
Wednesday October 22, 2014

The discovery of methamphetamine at a local apartment complex has resulted in the arrests of three people.
McMinnville police were assisting a probation officer in the searhc of a unit at Green Acres Apartments when officers discovered an amount of meth, along with digital scales and a marijuana pipe.
Police arrested 26 year old Latricia Brady and 24 year old Steffen Matthew Brady, who lived at the apartment, and 29 year old Tammy Renee Cruisinberry of Rock Island. Charges include possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

 


Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion
AP Wednesday October 22, 2014

Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across the state Capitol in Nashville to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee.
About 100 people attended Tuesday's events.
Organizers say many people have died because they don't have health care and that there will be more deaths if Medicaid is not expanded.
Gov. Haslam told reporters last month that he's still in talks with Washington over finding a way to expand Medicaid.
Haslam said he wants to find a solution that is acceptable both to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to largely skeptical lawmakers in Tennessee, who must approve any deal under a law passed earlier this year.

 


SmileSafe Day in Tennessee
Wednesday October 22, 2014

Gov. Haslam has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday as SmileSafe Day in Tennessee. This day of recognition celebrates the partnership between Lifetouch and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in providing SmileSafe photo ID cards to help parents and law enforcement obtain a current school picture if a child goes missing.
SmileSafe Day also marks the launch of the Lifetouch SmileSafe National Safety Program, which makes electronic and paper ID cards and resources for online safety readily available to families with children in elementary school, middle school and high school.
Since its inception, SmileSafe photo cards have aided the safe return of children in 24 states.

 


Tennesseans Paid $47 billion
Wednesday October 22, 2014

A new report on the federal budget and Tennessee finds that residents and businesses in Tennessee paid $47 billion in federal taxes in 2013.
Becky Sweger of the National Priorities Project said most of the federal taxes coming out of Tennessee were paid by or on behalf of individuals in the form of income tax, self-employment tax or payroll tax.
She said on a per capita basis, taxes paid by Tennessee comes out to about $7,300 per person.

 


Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Warren County Commission Monday night approved a resolution in support of a request from the TSU Nursery Research Center, asking for funding from the state. The center is requesting $4.5 million for expansion, which would include office space and more space for greenhouses.
Commissioners also approved a measure to show support for the school system's 90 percent or more reading goal and encouraging parents to read with their children.
A resolution to update established residential building codes was removed from the docket just prior to the docket's approval.
Commissioners also approved appointments to numerous boards and commissions.
Monday night's meeting can be heard in its entirely Tuesday at 10am and 5pm on 960 WBMC or online at www.960wbmc.com.

 

 

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