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Thursday October 29, 2015
Authorities say there's another scam working in Middle Tennessee and it has cost a Murfreesboro woman over $800.
The scam started when the victim received an email in regards to low-interest cash loan rates. The woman contacted the company and was told to send them money grams to prove she would be able to make future payments.
The woman was told that the future payments would be returned after the loan was approved. The woman sent the money grams to the company called Cash Net USA. So far, the woman has not received any of the cash back, nor has she received a loan.
Authorities say others in the midstate have received similar phone calls and emails. Authorities say if anyone calls or emails requesting money up front, it is most likely a scam.
THP Urges Halloween Safety
Thursday October 29, 2015
This Halloween, The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding Tennesseans to have an alternative way of getting home after Halloween festivities.
In 2014, Tennessee experienced one fatal traffic crash during the Halloween enforcement period. Thatís why THP is urging all motorists to drive cautiously, buckle up, donít text and drive, and never drink and drive this Halloween.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 43 percent of all people nationwide killed in motor vehicle crashes during the Halloween period (6:00 p.m. October 31st Ė 5:59 a.m. November 1st) from 2009 to 2013 were in crashes involving a drunk driver. On Halloween night alone, 119 lost their lives over that same period. Children out trick-or-treating and the parents accompanying them are also at risk. On Halloween night (2009 Ė 2013), 19 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a drunk driver.
Lawmaker Wants DOC Investigated
WSMV Thursday October 29, 2015
A Democratic legislator is calling for Gov. Bill Haslam to take over the state's prison system.
The commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Corrections has come under fire for mismanagement.
On Wednesday, legislators handed over documents that they say shows evidence of the dismal state of the prison system.
Rep. Sherry Jones says they found at least 21 assaults on female corrections officers that were not properly documented.
Earlier this month, lawmakers held hearings with Commissioner Derrick Schofield. They scrutinized the commissioner about an audit of TDOC that found major issues with a prison program.
Little Change in Test Scores
AP Thursday October 29, 2015
A national report shows that Tennessee has seen little to no change in fourth- and eighth-grade math and reading scores over the last two years.
Multiple news outlets report the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress were released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
State officials say the news is still positive, as many states declined in many of four categories while Tennessee remained roughly the same.
Gov. Bill Haslam says the state was able to retain its gains made in scores from 2011 to 2013 and backs the claim Tennessee is one of the fastest improving states in K-12 education in the nation.
The NAEP, also known as the nation's report card, is given to a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students every two years.
Jay Walker Wednesday October 28, 2015
The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night approved the appointment of Trevor Galligan to the Industrial Development Board. The appointment was deferred at the previous meeting after aldermen expressed concern that they had not been informed about the mayor's choice for the appointment.
In other business, the board approved a request from Junior Auxiliary to host the 30th annual Christmas in the Park on December 1st. The board approved a request to have the Warren County Toy Ride on December 12th, and approved a request to have the West Colville Street Block Party on November 14th.
You can hear Tuesday night's meeting in its entirety Wednesday at 10am and 5pm on 960 WBMC.