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Crosstown Rivalry This Friday, Oct. 20
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 19, 2017

The much anticipated crosstown rivalry game between CCHS and SMHS is this Friday, October 20th. The Stone Memorial High School Panthers will host the Cumberland County High School Jets with game time set for 7 p.m. Pre-game Panthers coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on Mix 99.3 and mix993.com and Jets coverage starts and 6:45 p.m. on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY and 1025wowcountry.com.

 


Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1976
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 19, 2017

Tennessee's unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976. Tennessee first marked a historic low unemployment rate in June at 3.6 percent, which was bested by the July rate of 3.4 percent, and then fell even lower in August to 3.3 percent.

 


29 Cumb. Co. Teachers Affected By Incorrect TNReady Scores
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 19, 2017

Officials say that twenty-nine Cumberland County teachers have been affected after TNReady incorrectly scored student tests. According to the Crossville Chronicle, the students were not properly linked to their teachers, which resulted in so-called "missing students" in the teacher data. The test scores are used as part of teacher evaluations. Almost 10,000 tests were incorrectly scored across the state. However, the mistake will reportedly not affect overall scores for the county school system.

 


TN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Bump Stocks
WKRN Thursday October 19, 2017

Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban bump stocks across the state. WKRN reports that Senator Lee Harris and Representative Dwayne Thompson filed the legislation on Wednesday. Bump stock devices were used by gunman Stephen Paddock in the recent Las Vegas attack that killed more than 50 people and hurt hundreds of others. A few weeks the National Rifle Association (NRA) even suggested a federal review of the devices.

 


Tennessee Ranks 4th in Nation for Women Murdered by Men
WKRN Thursday October 19, 2017

A new study shows Tennessee ranks fourth in the nation for women being murdered by men per capita. WKRN reports that a study by the Violence Policy Center says 71 Tennessee women were murdered by men in 2015. Four of the victims were under the age of 18 and 10 were over 65. The average age was 40 years old. Seventy-one percent were shot and killed with guns, mostly handguns. Twelve were killed with knives or other cutting instruments, two with a blunt object and two by bodily force. Ninety-six percent of the female victims were killed by someone they knew. Only three were killed by strangers.The U.S. Department of Justice has found women are far more likely to be the victims of crime committed by intimate partners than men, especially when a weapon is involved.

 

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