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Davidson County Sheriff's Office

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is slashing charges for all inmate phone calls by more than 60 percent — which could have a significant impact on reducing recidivism rates. 

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In light of the recent deadly violence both against and by the police, a Tennessee Congressman is calling for a House hearing. He wants to push forward a policing reform bill he helped introduce.

TN Photo Services

State Rep. Andy Holt’s campaign against traffic cameras has been given a big boost by Tennessee’s top lawyer.

 

In an opinion released this week, Attorney General Herbert Slatery writes the law plainly states only certified or state-commissioned law enforcement officers can review traffic camera footage and determine if violations have occurred.

Chas Sisk / WPLN (File photo)

Presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped Rep. Marsha Blackburn to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention. She last spoke at the RNC in 2008 and commended Trump for doing a “very good job” in their first meeting on the Hill Thursday morning.

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee has not admitted guilt, but it has agreed to pay eight former students nearly $2.5 million to settle a sexual assault lawsuit for incidents spanning two decades. One advocate for sexual assault victims says this is a “hands down victory.”

Volkswagen

Thousands of Tennesseans – and the state government – will be reimbursed by Volkswagen. The money is meant to resolve a scandal in which the automaker programmed diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. 

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Immigration advocates in Tennessee are criticizing the Supreme Court’s deadlock ruling in an immigration-related lawsuit.

Tennessee was one of more than two dozen states suing the federal government over its Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. The program would have allowed undocumented parents of US-born children to avoid deportation.

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Tennessee Congressmen Jim Cooper and Steve Cohen joined dozens of House Democrats in the sit-in that began Wednesday morning.

Nashville courthouse
Nashville.gov

Two former Vanderbilt football players have now been convicted — for a second time — in the gang rape of an unconscious woman: Cory Batey last month and Brandon Vandenburg over the weekend. But there are two more co-defendants who have yet to stand trial.

Vanderbilt rape trial
David Wright Smith / WPLN (File photo)

The lead prosecutor in the retrial of another Vanderbilt University football player expressed satisfaction with Saturday’s verdict. For the second time, Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty of raping an unconscious woman in his dorm room. 

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