Public Safety

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 18, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether you’re in your twenties or your sixties, you can reduce your chances of having a stroke or developing heart disease by learning about “bad” and “good” cholesterol. This knowledge isn’t just for “old people;” strokes and heart disease happen to […]

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Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons says the state is getting closer to overhauling the state’s DUI statutes, but he doubts the first round of changes will add any new teeth to the laws. Gibbons said down the line he and a committee of state and local officials may consider recommending changes in the law like […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; Sept. 7, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today removed a Milan, Tenn. man from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list after he was captured in Norfolk, Va. late yesterday along with another individual who was picked up on an illegal weapons charge. […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; Sept. 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated zero alcohol-related fatal accidents in the 16 counties chosen for “No Refusal” DUI enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday period. Additionally, just […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE— Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the department’s second “No Refusal” enforcement campaign at a joint press conference with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and Mothers […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; August 28, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today put a Milan, Tenn. man on the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted List after he was charged with murder in Henry County for a fatal shooting that occurred last week. Tevin Lumpkin, 20, last known […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; August 28, 2012: NASHVILLE—Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons announced today the formation of a new investigative unit to combat the increase in identity theft and related crimes in Tennessee. The newly formed Identity Crimes Unit is comprised of employees from […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to the Center for Aging and Health effective Aug. 16, 2012, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,000. A federal civil penalty has […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are urging Tennesseans, including horse owners and veterinarians, to be on the alert for the re-emergence of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. As many states are experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of West […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 21, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Viral hepatitis B and C, which can cause life-threatening damage to the liver, can be the unintended consequence of two recent social trends: diabetes curiosity and self-inking/piercing. Diabetes curiosity refers to those who use someone else’s lancet and glucose meter diabetes […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 15, 2012:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Between 1998 and 2010, 32 children in Tennessee died from heat-related causes, with 13 of those fatalities occurring in vehicles. Last month alone, three children died. As the searing heat of summer continues, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents […]

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Press release from the Department of Commerce & Insurance; August 15, 2012:   NASHVILLE– Have you seen an ad on an Internet site or in an email promising a free purebred or rare pet from another country or another state? The ad states that the pet is free and that the only thing you need to […]

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