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Tennessee Department of Health issues Hepatitis C Epidemic Public Health Advisory

 

Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.

The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Trooper placed on leave pending TBI Criminal Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Trooper Mark D. Williams on discretionary leave with pay, effective immediately, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and an internal investigation by the department’s Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB).

TBI agents arrested Trooper Williams on drug charges Friday morning in Lauderdale County. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured following the arrest and pending the investigations.

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

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TWRA announces 7th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend to be held June 26th-28th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 26th-28th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held on the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water is being held for the seventh year after being started by the NASBLA in 2009.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports 22 People Indicted in Joint Middle Tennessee Drug Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Investigators from The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Murfreesboro Police Department have obtained indictments for 22 individuals accused of being involved in a large-scale drug operation.

Beginning in July 2014, the three agencies embarked on a cooperative, large-scale effort, involving numerous overtime hours and resources, to develop information related to the sale and distribution of heroin and cocaine throughout Middle Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Enforcement during National Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

 

Operation Dry Water – June 26th-28th, 2015

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.

The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to Protect Themselves and Others from Cold Weather Deaths

 

11 Tennesseans tragically lost to hypothermia since start of 2015

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.

A preliminary review of January and February 2015 fatalities indicates more than one-third of 30 cold weather-related deaths in Tennessee have been attributed to hypothermia, caused when the body’s core temperature drops to unsafe levels.

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

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Tennessee Department of Health says Hypothermia is a Significant Health Threat

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are warning residents that alcohol and certain drugs increase the risk for hypothermia.

The condition occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to 95° or lower and its effects can be deadly.

A total of 13,419 hypothermia-related fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in the last decade. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former Montgomery County Workhouse corporal Theodore Morey indicted on drug charges

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – A former corporal with the Montgomery County Workhouse has been indicted by the grand jury on drug charges and as in custody, to be booked into the Montgomery County Jail today.

Theodore Martin Morey, 35, who gave a Colby Cove address, will be booked on the charge of receipt of a counterfeit controlled substance. His bond will be set at $2,500.

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Clarksville Police charge Bernard Davis with False Report

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On September 26th, 2014 at 9:18am, Detective Andy Hurst, from the Clarksville Police Department, responded to a False Report at a bank on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Bernard Davis had bank employees call 911 for him and report that a man that was sitting outside of the bank in his vehicle tried to rob him. Davis told Officers that the male driver of the vehicle had a gun when he tried to rob him.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Drug Overdose Deaths continue to rise in Tennessee

 

New State Law on ‘Overdose Antidote’ Naloxone Use Now in Place

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Statistics office today released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state. The 1,166 fatalities last year involved prescribed and illegal drugs, unintentional and intentional overdoses, and compares with 1,094 overdose deaths in 2012.

In each of the last two years, more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee than in either motor vehicle accidents or homicides or suicides*.

Year OD MVA Homicide Suicide
2012 1,094 958 456 956
2013 1,116 1,008 405 1,017
Total 2,260 1,966 861 1,973

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