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Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a longstanding custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm that posed to inmates. But jurors also found that the company, formerly called Corrections Corporation of America, doesn’t have to pay damages for the problem because…

Temps Drop Thirty Degrees Overnight

Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. Friday Temperatures are dropping fast tonight! After reaching highs in the 70s this afternoon we’re already in the 50s across most of West Tennessee. Ultimately, they’ll fall to the middle and upper 30s by sunrise at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures will feel like they’re below freezing Saturday morning with winds from the northwest at 10-15 miles…

Man accused of impersonating TBI agent at massage business

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. — A Middle Tennessee man is accused of going into a massage business and posing as a TBI agent performing an investigation. Eric Quick Eric Quick, 26, of Gainesboro, is accused of impersonating a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Feb. 21 at a Murfreesboro massage business, according to a TBI release. Investigators say Quick told employees he…

March of Dimes kicks off ‘March for Babies’ fundraising campaign

JACKSON, Tenn. — The March of Dimes kicked off its biggest fundraising mission of 2017 Thursday in downtown Jackson. Supporters gathered at The Lift to celebrate the start of “March for Babies,” a campaign that last year brought in more than $100,000 for children born prematurely or with birth defects. This year’s campaign will culminate in a walk on the campus…

Memphis cemetery disciplined for sunken graves, other issues

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have fined a Memphis cemetery $2,800 for violations including sunken graves and failing to maintain the grounds. Tennessee’s Department of Commerce and Insurance issued the fine against Memorial Park South Woods in January. According to the department’s website, the fine also was issued for failing to maintain a properly updated master map and failing…

Dollar General to build NY distribution center, employ 430

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) – Discount retailer Dollar General says it has chosen a site near the New York State Thruway in the Mohawk Valley for a distribution center that will employ more than 400 people. The Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based company announced Wednesday that it will construct a 750,000-square-foot building in the Montgomery County town of Florida, 30 miles northwest of Albany….

Eastern Ky. coal mines sold to Georgia company

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has sold its mining assets in Harlan County, Kentucky, to a Georgia company that plans to reopen the idled mines. Alpha said in a statement Thursday that it sold the mining assets to JRL Coal of Marietta. It includes a permitted surface mining operation that has been idle since 2012, but…

US Rep. Kustoff talks tax reform, health care in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – First-term U.S. Rep. David Kustoff has discussed tax cuts for businesses, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and Russia’s influence on the presidential election during a meeting with business leaders in Memphis. The Republican congressman for Tennessee 8th District spoke at a Memphis Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Thursday. The former U.S. attorney easily won…