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The Rockwood Police Department is warning residents of a scam. Officers say they have received several complaints from people who say they received a call from somebody claiming to be with the police department. Officers say the caller is telling people that they have missed a jury summons or have an outstanding warrant and that they need to mail him $400.00. Officials remind you that police will never ask you to mail money to the police department, and to never give out personal information on the phone
Tennessee's U.S. Senators say they will continue to seek a permanent fix for the state's financially struggling hospitals after they were granted a federal waiver that gives them $80 million. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a waiver that would allow a handful of hospitals in the state to receive payments for the services they provide to the poor and uninsured. The grant replaces federal dollars the state did not receive from another federal program after the formation of TennCare in 1994.
Triple A says oil prices are expected to continue trending upward this week which could mean more pennies per gallon at the pump. In the past seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose five cents in Tennessee where the average price is $3.36 per gallon.
Legislation that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is advancing in the House. The so-called parent trigger legislation was approved 9-4 in the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the proposal, if 51 percent of parents at a school in the bottom 10 percent of failing schools believe a drastic change is needed, they can select from several turnaround models. For instance, they may want to convert it to a charter school or change the administrators.
As part of construction of State Route 462 (Northwest Connector), Northside Drive will be closed to thru-traffic. The closure will begin Monday April 7, 2014 (6 am CDT) and extend for approximately two (2) weeks. Lojac Enterprises and TDOT appreciate your patience and cooperation.