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Tennessee ranked better than most southern states in the Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT project, moving up three spots from No. 39. According to Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth, Tennessee's ranking was lifted by its good showing on health domain, ranking 16th. Other state scores clustered at 38th on economic well-being, 39th for family and community well-being, and 42nd on education domain.
The annual report is compiled to improve evaluation of child well-being. Rankings on 16 indicators clustered in four domains - health, economic well-being, education, and family and community - are tallied to form the composite ranking.
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Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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