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Investigators say they found evidence of meth
manufacturing in a room where an explosion occurred yesterday at the
Polk Motel on Nashville Highway. Authorities could
not say if that operation is what caused the explosion.
The three men
in custody: Adam Arabis, 23, from Maury County; Raymond Stringfellow,
50, from Alabama; and Darrell Pack, 43, of South Carolina. They are each
charged with three counts each of reckless endangerment along with
meth manufacturing and promotion.
None of the men were seriously
injured in the blast, but at least three rooms saw major damage.
Firefighters say both adjacent rooms to the one that exploded were
No other residents were harmed.
Friday, February 15 2013, 05:19 AM CST
Tennessee recoups unemployment benefits
May 22, 2013 20:26 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Labor Department officials say they have recouped about $15.3 million worth of fraudulently collected unemployment benefits by garnishing tax refunds and other federal payments to people who were not entitled to receive the assistance.
A scathing audit released earlier this year showed that the state overpaid $73 million in unemployment benefits. The overpayments were the result of both fraud and errors at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The audit was especially critical of the department's method for recouping fraudulent benefits.
Acting Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said in a statement that the ability to reclaim fraudulently collected unemployment benefits is critical to the business community. He said the department is focused on developing strategies to prevent people from wrongfully collecting the assistance.
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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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.