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Lawmakers Call for Delay in TNReady Accountability
WBIR Friday October 20, 2017

Prominent Tennessee House Democrats are calling for a multi-year moratorium on holding students and teachers accountable on the state's education test.
The call for a 3-year stay on accountability comes after another round of TNReady issues, the state's standardized assessment. This is the second year in a row that Tennessee House Democrats have called for such a moratorium.
Last week, the state's education department announced about 9,400 TNReady tests in high school grades were scored incorrectly. Legislative hearings have been called due to the problems.
A spokeswoman said the thousands of tests incorrectly graded represent a small portion of the 1.9 million tests taken during the 2016-17 school year.
Rep. Mike Stewart said taxpayers deserve money back from Questar Assessment after this year's issues. Rep. Rick Staples added the state needs to get the test right for the future of the state's children.
And while all questioned the job of Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, the group stopped short of calling for her job.

 


Pioneer Football
Jay Walker Friday October 20, 2017

Warren County High School will celebrate Senior Night Friday evening at Nunley Stadium as the Warren County Pioneers host the Riverdale Warriors in the final home game of the season. All senior football players along with senior members of other fall sports teams, band members and cheerleaders and their parents will be recognized during special pregame ceremonies.
Kickoff is set for 7pm. The game will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.

 


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.
The 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.
Out of the 71 female homicide victims, 44 were white and 27 were black.
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 Violence Policy Center says intimate partner violence is too common and takes many forms, the most serious of which is homicide. 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.

 


Suspended Grundy County Students on Homebound
WRCB Thursday October 19, 2017

The five Grundy County High School students charged with attempted aggravated rape are currently suspended from school. They will be suspended for 10 days. After the suspension, the students will receive a "homebound" education while on house arrest.
The Grundy County School Board attorney Chuck Cagle told reporters that Superintendent Jessie Kinsey and the judge had agreed on guidelines for the homebound education.
Kinsey said the students would be punished according to the district's handbook.
The five students charged in the incident are placed on house arrest with GPS monitors. The Sheriff said they could face additional charges.

 


Sequatchie County Woman Accused in Fatal Stabbing
WRCB Thursday October 19, 2017

The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Tuesday night just north of Dunlap.
The stabbing happened about 6:15pm CT.
61 year old John Wayne Sanders was stabbed in the stomach by his wife Jerri Sanders. TV news reports indicate he was able to call 911 to tell dispatchers he needed an ambulance.
Mrs. Sanders is in custody, charged with criminal homicide. Deputies said that she washed and cleaned the steak knife she used to stab her husband, and put it on the kitchen counter before police arrived.
Jerri Sanders was already on probation for stabbing her husband in the back some six months ago.
First responders had to break down the front door of the home to enter. Sanders was airlifted to Erlanger.

 

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