Friday, November 01, 2013

Appeals Court Changes DCS Procedures
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services says case workers can no longer remove children from homes without a hearing in court. The move has received criticism from child advocates and juvenile judges, who say the safety of children is already being affected. An Appeals Court ruling says workers have to abide by a constitutional amendment that guarantees people the right against searches and seizures without a warrant. Before the court ruling, case workers and their supervisors could decide on their own whether to remove a child but had to petition a court to review their actions within 72 hours. The federal court found that practice was unconstitutional.

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • With New Lawsuit for Washington County Detention Center, Comes More Scrutiny
  • Norton Man Arrested After Police Alerted to Sexual Assault Involving a Child
  • Coal Company Owners Guilty of Defrauding IRS Sentenced in Federal Court in Abingdon
  • Inmate Gets 4 Years for Bribing Prison Guard at Lee County Federal Prison
  • General Assembly to Adjourn Following Passage of $35 Billion Budget
  • UPDATE: VA State Police Identify Man Killed on Lee Highway in Snow Plow Crash
  • Morristown Teen Leads THP, Hawkins Co. Police on High Speed Chase
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School Apparently Not Bound to Repeat Poor Attendance
  • TN Senate Repeals 2001 Bill That Sullivan County DA Says Aided in Record Drug Addicitons
  • Pedetrian Killed by Salt Truck Near Abingdon
  • Bristol Library Director Resigns



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