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1. Report: More Tennessee private prison homicides than public -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A majority of Tennessee's prisoners are held in state-run facilities, yet the state's privately run prisons have more inmate homicides, according to a new report by prisoner advocacy groups.

2. On-duty Tennessee trooper killed in wreck on Interstate 40 -

JACKSON (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been killed in a wreck on Interstate 40.

THP spokesman Lt. Bill Miller tells news outlets that Trooper Matthew Gatti was responding to a car fire Monday afternoon when he lost control of his car and hit a tractor-trailer.

3. Tennessee spikes bill banning shackling pregnant inmates -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have spiked a proposal that would ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth.

Lawmakers on a House Corrections subcommittee failed to advance the bill on a tie vote Tuesday. According to the legislation, solitary confinement would have been banned for pregnant women before and after giving birth.

4. Haslam grants parole in murder-for-hire case -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is granting parole to a man serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire, saying the inmate has "undergone a transformation" behind bars. But a woman he shot and partially blinded in the attack says she's terrified she might encounter him again once he's out.

5. Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight -

Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.

On Thursday, more than a dozen privacy organizations unveiled a plan that would create a new federal data-protection agency focused on regulating the way businesses and other organizations collect and make use of personal data, even if aggregated or anonymized. The proposal would sideline the Federal Trade Commission, which has limited powers and a mixed record of holding companies to account for privacy problems.

6. Old acquaintance finally finds peace after early prison release -

The phone rang as I was driving up Eighth Avenue, just past Zanies, on the way home from some Christmas shopping.

“Is this Joe Rogers?” the guy on the other end asked. I told him it was.

7. Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers face missed paychecks Friday as the shutdown drags through a third week.

8. Public pressure pushes health care to top priority -

Bill Lee waltzes into the governorship later this month with more goodwill on his side than most politicians have the right to expect.

The Republican, who takes the reigns Jan. 19, is inheriting a state with an unemployment rate under 4 percent, an improving education system, companies such as Amazon bringing in thousands of jobs and an approval rating of 57 percent, a Vanderbilt poll taken in December shows.

9. AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump's call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday.

10. Community Foundation awards $2.72M+ to 453 organizations -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,726,800 in grants to 453 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.

11. Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.

He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.

12. Loss of Pees, Mariota complicate Titans' tough Luck day -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel grabbed the headset and adjusted to calling the defensive plays as quickly as he could Sunday.

Andrew Luck kept the Titans off-balance the rest of the afternoon.

13. Can Tennessee history spur neighborhood renaissance? -

Leaving the new Tennessee State Museum in the rearview mirror for a few minutes, I decide to dodge off Jefferson Street and try to catch up with the pedestrian who I later discover is a retired chief petty officer. “We ran the Navy,” he tells me, proudly.

14. Tennessee inmate asks for electrocution after court ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee inmate set to be executed this week is asking the state to die by electric chair over lethal injection, calling the move the "lesser of two evils."

Attorney Kelley Henry confirmed Monday that Edmund Zagorski made the request roughly two hours before the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol is constitutional. The decision paved the way for the execution of Zagorski on Thursday.

15. Jailers search for better options for addicts -

With a huge percentage of crimes in Tennessee now stemming from drug addiction, some county officials are realizing they can’t just keep adding jail beds. Instead, they’re looking to address the root causes of crime.

16. ‘They keep coming and I can’t get them out’ -

When officers do hourly security checks at the Loudon County Jail, they’re often walking into a potent brew of danger.

Officially, the jail’s capacity is 91 inmates. But the actual population runs between 170 and 180 on average and was up to 210 inmates at one point this summer.

17. Former officer pleads guilty to lying in stun gun case -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Tennessee jail has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents in connection to an incident in which a stun gun allegedly was used on a restrained detainee.

18. $1 million-plus Middle Tennessee commercial sales for Q2 2018 -

Commercial real estate sales, Second quarter 2018, of $1 million of more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

19. Trust the machines? Funds run by artificial intelligence -

A computer can trounce a human chess master and solve complex mathematical calculations in seconds. Can it do a better job investing your money than a flesh-and-blood portfolio manager?

Investors willing to test that question can do so with a couple of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that leave the investment decisions to a computer's so-called artificial intelligence, or AI.

20. What statewide candidates say about opioids, public safety -

The spread of opioid abuse claimed more than 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates have to help Tennesseans address these public safety issues?

21. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for April 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, April 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

22. Clocks may go a little cuckoo with power grid change -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo.

Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time.

23. Advanced driver aids aren’t just for luxury cars -

Automakers have come a long way from safety features such as seat belts and air bags. Today, manufacturers are adding advanced driver aids that can fend off an accident in the first place. And there’s a good chance that your next new car will have them.

24. Dodson Parker names Yarbro managing partner -

The law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, has selected Tyler Chance Yarbro as managing partner of the firm.

Founding member Margaret L. Behm previously served as managing partner and will continue her full-time practice of law as Yarbro assumes administrative responsibilities.

25. Get better results from employees by asking less -

Yesterday, your desk was piled with paperwork. But not today. Nope, you delegated most of it to your team, along with a list of things that absolutely had to be done ASAP.

So the paperwork pile has been dispersed and you’re feeling so much better now – and in the new book “Organize Your Team Today” by Dr. Jason Selk and Tom Bartow with Matthew Rudy, you’ll see that this was the worst thing you could’ve done.

26. US bull market, 2nd longest since WWII, turns 9 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market turned nine Friday, extending a run that began in the depths of the Great Recession.

On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 hit a cycle low of 676.53, and has more than quadrupled since that date, according to Howard Silverblatt at S&P Global, helped by historically low interest rates and improving corporate profits.

27. US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day -

Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years.

28. Investors must make sense of a sudden drop in stock market -

Stumble, fall or crash? Investors may be wondering what to make of the dramatic sell-off in the stock market after months of tranquility. A slide that started early last week led to a sharp dive in markets Friday and Monday. The combined two-day drop represented a 6.3 percent decrease in the Standard & Poor's 500 index that undid the market's gains for the year.

29. Dow turns 567 point loss into 567 point gain as stocks rally -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as a late surge helped them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6 ½ years. That came at the end of a day of huge swings for the market.

30. Bass, Berry & Sims elects new members -

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has elected six new members in the firm, including four in Nashville. They are:

Douglas W. Dahl II advises both public and private companies on issues related to the legal compliance and tax-qualification of ERISA-covered employee benefit plans, as well as executive compensation and equity plan matters. Dahl earned an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law and a B.A. from Kansas State University.

31. Tennessee finds itself locked into a bad deal -

State Rep. John Ray Clemmons makes no secret about his disdain for private prisons in Tennessee.

Not only is he concerned about a Comptroller’s Office audit showing CoreCivic’s Trousdale Turner Correctional Center skating by with fewer staff than required, especially for critical posts, he says the Department of Correction is violating the spirit of state law by contracting with four counties to run more than the one minimum-security or medium-security prison allowed in Tennessee.

32. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of warped truths -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.

"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.

Were truer words ever spoken?

33. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of first-year warped truths -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.

"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.

34. Butler Snow’s Polly elected president of Nashville Bar -

Erin Palmer Polly, a commercial litigation attorney at Butler Snow, LLP, will serve as the 2018 president of the Nashville Bar Association. In 2014, she was president of the NBA Young Lawyers Division, became a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and received the Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyer’s Program Pro Bono Award.

35. ECB warns global markets could face sudden drop -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says broad-based economic growth is keeping banks and markets stable in the 19-country eurozone — but warned that increased risk-taking by global investors could mean trouble down the road.

36. Governor: No imminent change to private prisons expected -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn't anticipate any imminent change in the state's use of private prisons after an audit found some of those facilities were understaffed and the staffing information they provided was at times incorrect or withheld.

37. Wiping slate clean is now less about who can afford it -

The scales of justice in Tennessee are slowly tipping back toward the poor – and not so poor – helping them regain traction lost to often-minor transgressions.

Change is taking place in court battles and in the Republican-controlled Legislature, believe it or not.

38. Audit: Staff shortage, report errors at some private prisons -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The nation's largest private prison provider has been operating some prisons in Tennessee without enough corrections officers, and much of the staffing information needed to monitor what's happening behind bars is riddled with errors or hasn't been shared with the state, according to an audit released Tuesday.

39. Probation-for-profit company to pay $14 million settlement -

A probation-for-profit company that heaped fees on central Tennesseans convicted of minor offenses, even though many were too poor to pay, has agreed to a $14.3 million settlement to reimburse those charges.

40. CoreCivic faces $44K fine for inmate count issues -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee corrections officials have fined a private prison company $43,750 because of problems it had counting inmates at a jail it operates, according to state documents.

The state Department of Correction levied the penalty against CoreCivic in May over breach of contract due to the woes at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, a medium-security lockup in Hartsville that holds up to 2,552 male inmates, a letter released in a public records request shows.

41. Minor joins Bradley’s Nashville office -

J. Douglas Minor Jr., a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, will be moving to the firm’s Nashville office from Bradley’s Jackson, Mississippi, office.

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group since joining the firm in 2006, Minor has been a litigator in the Southeast for more than two decades.

42. Opioid committee on right track, obstacles remain -

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold can remember the first time his detectives brought a heroin case to him three or four years ago.

“Of course, my reaction immediately was, ‘I thought that went away in the late 70s.’ But we’re seeing it. In fact, we are averaging approximately five heroin overdoses a month just in the town of Smyrna,” adds Arnold, whose city about 10 miles southeast of Nashville has a population of nearly 48,600.

43. AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers -

DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs.

It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man over a friend's drug debt. He did not fire the deadly shot, but when he and two others confronted 21-year-old James Warren, Hines said something like, "Let him have it," words that sealed his conviction and punishment: mandatory life with no chance for parole.

44. A victim, a lawmaker, a judge: Voices in juvie reform debate -

Former teen offenders around the U.S. are seeking new sentences after their life-without-parole terms were ruled unconstitutional. Each case involves many others, from victims and their relatives to legislators, judges and more. Here are some of their stories.

45. Mayor asks private prison firm to pay for scabies care -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is asking a private prison company to cover out-of-pocket costs for city employees affected by a scabies outbreak at a jail.

46. A new life made possible by a $170 discount -

A harassment conviction lingered on the record of Memphis resident Brenda A. for 10 years, the high cost of expungement making it difficult to erase the past.

Like many people convicted of misdemeanors and felonies, she paid her court fees and fines, along with probation costs, years ago, but had trouble cobbling together the money to expunge her record, making it hard to land a good job and make a fresh start.

47. Crider named chair of Baker Donelson group -

The law firm of Baker Donelson has named Christy Tosh Crider chair of its Health Care Litigation Group.

Crider is a shareholder located in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office where she will continue to serve as chair of the Firm’s Long Term Care Group, as well as the Firm’s Women’s Initiative. She manages a successful practice concentrated in the long-term care and behavioral health industries, managing the litigation of numerous long term care facilities around the country as well as serving as outside general counsel.

48. Students urge Vanderbilt against private prison investment -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University's student government is urging the school to set guidelines against any investment in private prisons, though the school says it currently has no such investments.

49. CoreCivic rejects push for independent prison audits -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The largest U.S. private prison operator has rejected a shareholder resolution seeking independent audits of its detention facilities.

The Human Rights Defense Center criticized CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America, for the rejection.

50. Nashville prison firm sees Trump immigration push opportunity -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The largest U.S. private prison operator says it can provide the additional detention facilities likely needed under President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.

51. Haslam adviser Hafner leaving to work for House speaker -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Leslie Hafner is leaving her position as a top adviser to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to take on a new role with House Speaker Beth Harwell.

52. M. Lee Smith, publisher of Tennessee Journal, dies at 74 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - M. Lee Smith, an influential political adviser and newsletter publisher who once broke the news that a Tennessee governor had hired a convicted double-murderer as a state photographer, has died. He was 74.

53. More than 800 staff vacancies at Tenn. public, private prisons -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Officials say there are more than 800 staff vacancies in Tennessee's public and private prisons amid ongoing complaints from employees, inmates and others about pay, benefits, safety and other concerns.

54. Fund managers: No, the election won't wreck your 401(k) -

NEW YORK (AP) — Worried that the election will ruin your 401(k)? Don't be, fund managers say, no matter who wins the White House.

As long as you're a long-term investor willing to ride through whatever market bumps occur after Election Day, and there certainly could be scary ones, presidential elections historically haven't had much impact on stocks over the long term. Other factors, such as how expensive stocks are relative to their earnings and what the Federal Reserve is doing with interest rates, are more important factors for the market than who sits in the White House.

55. Economic advisers prod German government for more reforms -

BERLIN (AP) — The German government's panel of economic advisers pushed Wednesday for more reforms in Europe's biggest economy, including a higher retirement age, and said Britain shouldn't be given substantial concessions on immigration as it negotiates its exit from the European Union.

56. Corrections Corp. changing name to CoreCivic in rebrand push -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest private prison company, is changing its name to CoreCivic in an effort to rebrand and diversify.

57. Coach Cliché strikes the right note for Tennessee -

Coach Cliché tells us it was just another game.

Coach Cliché tells us the next game is always bigger than the last one.

And, yes, Coach Cliché tells us you build things brick by brick.

58. Tech and consumer companies lead US stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday and climbed after a survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high, a sign Americans will keep spending in the months to come. Technology and consumer stocks made the largest gains.

59. Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

60. Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

61. Obama administration to phase out some private prison use -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.

62. Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list -

NEW YORK (AP) — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.

Researchers found the highest suicide rates in manual laborers who work in isolation and face unsteady employment. High rates were also seen in carpenters, miners, electricians and people who work in construction. Mechanics were close behind.

63. Haslam names Parker to head Tennessee Correction Department -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named longtime state prisons official Tony Parker as the new commissioner of the Department of Correction.

64. Prisons keeping schedule blamed for low morale, turnover -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State prison officials say they are keeping a controversial shift schedule that critics have blamed for understaffing and violence.

Correction Department spokeswoman Neysa Taylor says the 28-day schedule won't change, although facilities may now use 12-hour shifts or 8.5-hours shifts, depending on their needs.

65. Tennessee's newest prison halts admissions after problems -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's newest prison has had to halt new admissions after just four months of full operation.

A memorandum from a state prison official about the privately run Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility says guards there do not have control of the housing units, aren't counting inmates correctly, and are sending them to solitary confinement for no documented reason.

66. Settlement approved in corrections officer wage lawsuit -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Metro Council has approved a $2.1 million settlement to end a legal dispute about how corrections officers are paid.

The council approved the settlement Tuesday, reported the Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1We7HQz).

67. ‘Fearless’ Stewart embraces battles with supermajority -

Democratic state Rep. Mike Stewart lives on the front lines of the Tennessee General Assembly. As chairman of the House Democratic Caucus with 26 members, Stewart could employ a bunker mentality, but instead has chosen to take the fight to the other side of the aisle.

68. Emkes named chairman of Corrections Corporation of America -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Corrections Corporation of America has named Mark Emkes, a former CEO of Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas, as the private prison operators' new chairman.

69. Patterson welcomes Bowers as COO -

Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. has added John D. Bowers as chief operating officer, replacing longtime COO Jim Roberts, who is retiring.

Most recently, Bowers was assistant director of business development at Fox Rothschild LLP in Princeton, New Jersey, where he oversaw marketing and business development projects for more than 150 attorneys.

70. Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.

71. Q&A: What is a market 'correction' and why does it matter? -

A dismal start for the stock market this year has pushed its major indexes into what is known as a "correction," or decline of 10 percent or more from a recent peak. Here are some common questions asked about corrections and what they mean to investors:

72. A September to forget is perfect cap to 3rd quarter -

September typically delivers negative performance, and this September was no exception. September’s poor performance punctuated a dismal third quarter. Using MSCI stock indices, the USA, Europe and the emerging markets fell 7 percent, 9 percent and 18 percent respectively. Feeling down? You are not alone…

73. Audit recommends changes to prison assault reporting -

NASHVILLE (AP) — An audit of Tennessee prisons is recommending the Correction Department change the way it classifies assaults.

If adopted, the department will likely see a spike in prison violence, at least on paper.

74. Lawsuit claims probation company extorts money from indigent -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal judge has issued a restraining order preventing two Rutherford County men from being arrested because they cannot pay court fines.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1OgHsoF) the men are two of seven plaintiffs accusing Providence Community Corrections of extorting money from probationers by threatening to send them to jail.

75. Jail officials arrested after inmates say labor exploited -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Three Nashville jail employees — two current and one former — are accused of pocketing money from the sale of inmate-made products through a personal business they marketed as a "Christian-based organization."

76. Q&A: What are the signs of a 'bear market' for stocks -

The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." But when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher in a full-blown bear market?

77. Routine audit of Tennessee prison system questioned -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart is dismissing an upcoming audit of Tennessee's prison system as "business as usual."

78. Take a deep breath: Experts advise calm in this crazy market -

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors.

At times when the stock market's movements are almost nauseating, they say the best course of action is: Sit tight. Even the most capable financial professionals, managing billions of dollars in assets, say they don't know where this market is heading — and are staying put themselves.

79. Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market -

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was fun while it lasted. For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats — a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default — and just kept on buying.

80. Jail officers suing over pay, seek $7M from Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A trial has begun over how Nashville's five jail facilities pay hundreds of correctional officers.

More than 850 current and past Davidson County Sheriff's Office corrections officers are suing Metro Nashville government over $7 million in back wages they say they are owed, dating back to 2006, The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1KPXWBw ) reported.

81. State finds several problems at Rutherford County jail -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.

According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1JwtU54), Tennessee Corrections inspectors informed Sheriff Robert Arnold of the findings in a letter dated June 22.

82. State finds several problems at Rutherford County jail -

MURFREESBORO (AP) - State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.

According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1JwtU54), Tennessee Corrections inspectors informed Sheriff Robert Arnold of the findings in a letter dated June 22.

83. Bill would restrict where CCA inmates could file lawsuits -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Corrections Corporation of America could not be sued anywhere in Tennessee except for the county where the private prison targeted by the lawsuit is operated, under a bill filed in the state legislature.

84. 5 things to know about Gov. Haslam's $33.3B budget proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Five things to know about Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's $33.3 billion budget proposal:

1. K-12 EDUCATION: After canceling a planned salary hike for teachers last year because of worse-than-expected state revenues, Haslam has earmarked nearly $100 million to go toward salary improvements in the budget year starting July 1, a 4 percent increase. The money would be routed through the state's Basic Education Program, or BEP, formula, meaning the total amount of raises would vary from district to district. Teachers are generally paid through a combination of state and local funding. The governor's budget plan also includes about $44 million to cover growth and inflation through the BEP formula.

85. Coach says Vandy class saw "good, bad, ugly" of 1st season -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said relationships helped keep together his first full signing class with players who saw all the growing pains the Commodores went through during his first season.

86. Woman says prison guards forced her to prove menstruation -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A woman visiting an inmate at a privately run Tennessee prison says guards forced her to expose her genitals to prove she was menstruating when she tried to take a sanitary napkin into the facility, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

87. Corizon's struggles highlight challenges of inmate care -

Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol.

"It really hurts! HELP!" Frazier, then 18, wrote the second time he asked for care, in August 2009.

88. Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence -

NEW YORK (AP) — Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.

A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher in 2014, continuing a bull market that is on pace to celebrate its sixth birthday in March. On more than one occasion, investors dumped stocks following geopolitical flare-ups and concerns about the global economy, only to jump back in when an economic report or results from a big company suggested the U.S. economy was still resilient.

89. Wall Street caps a wild month with rally, closes at all-time high. -

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 percent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on the last day of the month.

90. Miata: Best-selling two-seater ever still delivers -

Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting go.

The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there’s not a lot of room to carry extra baggage.

The car, itself, weighs less than 2,600 pounds and is energetic and eager to dash down the roads in a lighthearted and sprightly manner.

91. Market jolt is reality check for investors -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified. Stocks have surged back this week, thanks to strong corporate earnings, and on Friday the S&P 500 had its best gain in nearly two years.

92. Stock swoon brings S&P 500 closer to 'correction' -

The downturn in the U.S. stock market has brought it closer to what professional investors refer to as a "correction." That happens when a benchmark index like the Standard & Poor's 500 closes 10 percent or more below a recent peak.

93. Nashville juvenile jail to review locking policy -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee corrections official says his department will review policies on locking dorm doors at the state's juvenile detention centers after a violent disturbance and breakout this week.

94. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

95. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

96. No-fly list rules get changes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months. As of late last summer, about 48,000 people were on the no-fly list.

97. CCA pays $8 million in back wages at California prison -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

98. CCA pays $260K in overtime lawsuit settlement -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The largest private prison company in America paid $260,000 to a group of shift supervisors in Kentucky to settle claims that they were denied overtime, according to an agreement unsealed Wednesday.

99. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office -

Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.

100. 32 states, including Tennessee, trail US as a whole in job recovery -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

In May, the overall economy finally recovered all 9 million jobs that vanished in the worst downturn since the 1930s. Another month of solid hiring is expected in the U.S. jobs report for June that will be released Thursday.