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"Please stay home if you don't have somewhere to be pressing, work or a situation like that," says TDOT Spokesperson Deanna Lambert. "The worst case scenario is Saturday morning we have a lot of snow out there and our salt trucks are stuck in the same traffic everybody else is."
It's not just salt trucks that are out either. TDOT is bringing in 7 help trucks Friday night. Normally, they don't work in the overnight hours, but the state is bringing them in just in case they're needed. We will continue to follow the winter weather as it moves into the Midstate throughout the 9 and 10pm shows Friday night. You can get the latest, including weekend cancellations, at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
Friday, March 1 2013, 09:49 PM CST
More women arrested for pain pills stresses jails
May 21, 2013 16:44 GMT
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee prosecutor says the burgeoning pain pill problem is filling jails beyond capacity with women.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13HXKj6 ) three of the four counties in his district have overcrowded jails, largely because of an increase in women being arrested.
Johnson said women are becoming pain pill addicts and described the situation as an epidemic.
Johnson said when mothers become addicted, their children often go without food and parenting. He said sometimes children end up under the care of the Department of Children's Services, further stressing an overburdened agency.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.