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Last Friday, Deputy Corley Pearson was restrained by court
officers after he reached for his weapon. The incident followed a heated
exchange with Judge Casey Moreland over the status of an inmate. According to
the Davidson County Sheriff's Department, Pearson believed he was going to be
held in contempt of court and attempted to hand over his gun. Court Officers
and another Deputy in the courtroom moved in to restrain Pearson. Judge
Moreland says he never felt threatened but understands why court officers took
action. The incident started with a verbal dispute after Judge Moreland raised
questions about why an inmate was still in custody a day after he should have
been released. Criminal Court Clerk, Howard Gentry says his office did not
relay paperwork in a timely manner and is responsible for the error. Gentry
says he is working ensure it doesn’t happen again. In the meantime, Person is
on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs
investigation. He was never officially charged with contempt.
Monday, February 11 2013, 11:31 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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AP Business Writer
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