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Benesch told the aunt he fell on baby, Somara Smith, before bringing her to the house a Brookside Drive.
The toddler’s mother, Jill Smith, was in the Dickson County Jail at the time facing charges of failing to pay child support.
The toddler’s father, Edward Mays, has been in jail since September on numerous charges including aggravated burglary, aggravated domestic.
Family members tell Fox 17 News those charges do not relate to Smith but rather to someone else. They also say Mays has expressed concerned about the welfare of his four children including Samara who were in the custody of Smith's family. Benesch, and neighbors also looked after the children while she was in jail.
Mays allegedly contacted the Department of Children's Services about these concerns.
DCS confirmed to Fox 17 News it is conducting an investigation and has confirmed all of Smith's children are in safe care tonight.
Benesch faces a $75,000 bond.
Thursday, March 7 2013, 10:45 PM CST
House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers
May 21, 2013 19:12 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield heralded final passage of the Freedom to Fish Act on Tuesday. Whitfield was a leading proponent of the measure in the House.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was co-sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Whitfield said the bill thwarts, at least temporarily, an effort to "take away some of the best fishing in Kentucky." Passage of the measure, Whitfield said, allows time to work out a permanent solution.
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for consideration.
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.