Tennessee State Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) is pushing a bill to allow firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to carry guns while on the clock. Fox 17 reports that the legislation, Senate Bill 0422, would allow handguns to be carried by firefighters and EMTs who “complete a firearm training program.”Hensley introduced SB0422 on January 31, 2019. The Tennessee General Assembly homepage summarizes the legislation: “As introduced, allows firefighters and emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program.” AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. … [Read more...] about Tennessee Republican Pushes Bill Allowing EMTs, Firefighters to Carry Guns
Doneal Clark Doneal Clark Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Kirk Douglas Clark Kirk Douglas Clark Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. The TBI on Tuesday arrested a second person in a Jan. 19 slaying in Crossville, Tennessee, according to a news release. Doneal Clark, 35, was arrested Tuesday in Cumberland County on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 74-year-old Linda Damewood. Clark is being held on $2 million bond, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.The first arrest in the case made Jan. 22 put Clark's husband, Kirk Douglas Clark, 35, behind bars on charges of first-degree murder, authorities said. He's held on $1.5 million bond. The TBI said Damewood was shot to death at the house where she lived on Cherokee Trail in Crossville. Investigators first identified Kirk Clark as a suspect in Damewood's death and later developed information leading to charges against Doneal Clark. Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney General … [Read more...] about TBI arrests second suspect in slaying of 74-year-old woman in Crossville, Tennessee
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NASHVILLE — Tennessee's opioid epidemic is helping boost the number of children entering foster care, putting new financial pressure on the state Department of Children's Services. It's a factor in the $825.7 million agency's 2019-2020 budget request on Monday. Officials are seeking $78.2 million in new state dollars to help fund the department's wide-ranging operations. "Since 2016, there's been a 10.3 percent increase in the number of kids in foster care," DCS Commissioner Jennifer Nichols told Gov. Bill Lee during Monday's state budget hearings as she presented her departmental request. Lee, who took office earlier this month, interjected to say "I can imagine what that increase is from. Would you say that the primary impact is parents on drugs who cannot take care of their kids?" Nichols said because of the opioids, the department has had an "increase in expenditures across the board." "I would say there are approximately 1,000 more children in custody, and this request will … [Read more...] about Tennessee’s opioid crisis fuels increase in foster care for kids
Kayak and canoe rentals in Tennessee will be regulated as state officials look to track water traffic amid growing concerns of access issues. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will require commercial operators that lease or rent non-motorized vessels to receive a free state-issued permit to continue operations. "We have no idea how many outfitters are in the state, and how much impact they're having," TWRA assistant director Chris Richardson said. "To set up minimum standards, we're now requiring a permit." The permits will be free, for now, as the agency tries to get a better idea of where the majority of the traffic is going and get a general sense how much traffic is on the water. That will help TWRA determine where to dedicate its resources and whether certain areas are being over or under patrolled. Problems are seen statewide when operators rents kayaks and canoes to large groups, preventing fishing opportunities along certain stretches and clogging boat ramps, according to the … [Read more...] about Tennessee to regulate kayak, canoe rental industry