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September Revenues
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 17, 2017

Tennessee's revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for the second month of the state's fiscal year. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin reported on Monday that overall September revenues were $1.4 billion, which is $48.3 million more than September of last year and $58.8 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for September was 3.68%.

 


Phil Bredesen Considering Senate Bid
AP Tuesday October 17, 2017

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Bredesen said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that he is mulling an entry into the race after several people urged him to reconsider his initial statements that he had no interest in running. Bredesen is a wealthy former Nashville mayor who was first elected governor in 2002.

 


Blackburn Wants to Review Law She Co-Sponsored After 60 Minutes Report
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 17, 2017

U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn has come under scrutiny after a joint investigation by "60 Minutes" and "The Washington Post" revealed that she was one of 14 lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill that makes it impossible for the DEA to stop suspicious shipments of opioids. In response, a spokesperson for Blackburn said the Representative believes the bill had "unintended consequences" and should be addressed immediately.

 
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Chasey Chase 'em Trackdown: Wanterd Person No. 56 CARL JACKSON GRIFFITH
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer, Crossville Poli Tuesday October 17, 2017

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is looking for Carl Jackson Griffith, who is wanted for Failure to appear on charges of sale and delivery of narcotics, simple possession, burglary, vandalism, and driving on a suspended license. Carl Jackson Griffith is a 33-year-old white male known to frequent the Highway 70 North area of Cumberland County. If you know where he is hiding out, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173, OR POST A TIP USING YOUR P3 MOBILE TIP APP. There will be a minimum $200 payout for information leading to the arrest of this profiled person! (Photo courtesy Crimestoppers)

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Man Arrested in Bledsoe Co. Seeking Sex With Underage Teen
WTVC/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 17, 2017

A Jasper, Tennessee man has been arrested for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old girl in Bledsoe County. WTVC reports that 52-year-old Anthony Pippin had previously contacted the girl's mother about some items he had for sale on social media. He began asking questions about her daughter and reportedly told the woman that he wanted to meet the teen to engage in sexual contact and criminal drug activities. The mother notified police and when Pippin continued to make arrangements to meet the girl, he was actually communicating with a Bledsoe County detective. According to WTVC, when Pippin arrived at the scene, instead meeting the girl, he was met by Sgt. George Hodge and two other officers. Pippin was taken into custody and is awaiting a bond at the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department.

 

 
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