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Friday
Sep192014

Nashville Bank Robber Turns Himself In

(NASHVILLE Tenn.) -- A bank robber in Nashville reportedly turned himself in the same day of his crime.

The Tennessean reports that 64-year-old Robert Dunn handed a demand note to a bank teller and then fled with cash around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

That night, Dunn reportedly turned himself into the police.

The Tennessean did not report any injuries during the robbery.


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Friday
Sep192014

Michelle Obama Visits with Patients at St. Jude's

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Michelle Obama visited with patients and their families during a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday.

According to the Memphis Business Journal, the first lady arrived around 5 p.m. During her visit she answered questions from patients and participated in art therapy.

Obama is the fourth first lady to visit St. Jude, the Business Journal reports.


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Friday
Sep192014

Shelby Co. Officials: Nearly Every ZIP Code Positive for West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Nearly every ZIP code in Shelby County has seen at least one positive mosquito test pool for West Nile virus, health officials confirmed this week.

The health department continues to receive confirmation of the insects carrying the disease.

Three human cases of West Nile have been confirmed in the county for 2014.

Officials have also collection information that mosquitoes are potentially carrying St. Louis Encephalitis virus (SLEV) within the ZIP codes of 38053, 38106, 38118, 38125, 38133, 38135 and 38138.

Severe symptoms for both diseases include high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, or convulsions. Individuals over the age of 50 and under the age of 5 are at higher risk of contracting the viruses.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact with Minor at Fort Campbell Army Base

(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- A man has been sentenced for abusive sexual contact with a minor at the Fort Campbell Army Base.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 74-year-old Rennie Wells was seen "fondling a four-year old-girl while attending a cookout on the Fort Campbell Army Base" in September 2005.

Years later, Wells' wife allegedly urged him to turn himself in. In August 2013, Wells surrendered to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. He reportedly admitted to the abusive sexual contact at Fort Campbell as well as two other acts with minors in another state.

Wells has been sentenced to 78 months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's office reports that since September 2005 several others have disclosed being "victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by Wells."


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Thursday
Sep182014

Haslam Gets First Employment First Task Force Report

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A task force, created to help eliminate obstacles to employment for persons with disabilities in Tennessee, has submitted its first progress report to Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Employment First Task Force submitted the report to the governor on Wednesday, according to Haslam's office. The report includes steps the task force plans to take to expand employment for people with disabilities.

These steps include:

  • Developing a memorandum of understanding to improve coordination among state agencies.
  • Engaging and supporting businesses who employ people with disabilities.
  • Increasing internship opportunities.
  • Ensuring youth transitioning out of the school system has post-secondary or job training opportunities.


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