The state legislature is asking the question, “Do police officers really have a quota for giving out traffic tickets?”
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Ronal Serpas is among three final candidates to become police chief in his hometown of New Orleans.
The state correction department is changing the time of day it carries out executions. Officials say the shift should smooth the process for victims’ families, as well as staff, inmates’ families, and the press.
Nashville police seized some two tons of marijuana from a house in South Nashville last night Monday night.
Metro Police will soon have federal money to hire fifty new officers.
State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.
A bill regulating traffic cameras in Tennessee passed out of the state House Finance committee Tuesday.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee is examining a new proposal that would rework the way judges are appointed in Tennessee. How the state picks its top judges has been at issue since last session, but the bill’s sponsor says the legislature must act soon.
The guns-in-parks bill is nearing passage after clearing the state Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Its companion bill has already passed the House.
Nashville’s police program for communicating with limited-English communities is among the nation’s best, according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice.
Tennessee’s death penalty study committee gave its official recommendations to the state legislature today.
Nashville’s crime rate dropped by 2.3-percent last year. That makes the 5th consecutive year of decline – a 14-percent drop since 2003.
By seeking to change a single word in Tennessee law, Rutherford county officials hope to reclaim car registration revenue they feel is rightfully theirs.
Nashville’s health board is looking to take a phased-in approach to requiring chain restaurants to post their foods’ calorie contents on menus.
Nashville’s health board meets tomorrow to consider requiring chain restaurants to post their foods’ calorie contents on their menus and order boards. The law is based on a similar measure that went into effect last year in New York City.
Tennessee carried out its death penalty for the fifth time since restarting executions in 2000.
State legislators will work with more accurate dollar figures in the upcoming session when bills proposing stiffer sentencing hit the floor.
The down economy may have New Year’s Eve revelers attending leaner events this year, but they’ll still need someone to drive them home if they drink too much. This marks the 25th year of the Sober Ride program.
When gas prices soared in summer, traffic fatalities in the state dropped. But as prices eased in fall, the number of fatalities here didn’t bounce back.
The U.S. Attorney’s office charged a Brentwood stockbroker today with allegedly running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of some 9 million dollars.