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District Attorney Neal Pinkston announced his candidacy for a second term to serve the 11th Judicial District of the State of Tennessee on Wednesday.
A spokesperson says Pinkston plans to continue expanding his unique initiatives in his second term to combat violence and uphold the duties of the District Attorney’s Office.
Pinkston began working as a prosecutor in 2003 and was promoted to the position of Executive Assistant District Attorney General in 2007. He held that position until he was elected and sworn in as District Attorney General in 2014.
A bill concerning “obscenity and pornography” passed out of a subcommittee at Tennessee’s state capitol on Wednesday.
HB 1944 aims to better protect students from obscene material and create a specific process to prevent the arbitrary removal of a book from a school library.
A similar bill under discussion in the Senate would determine what materials are age-appropriate for children.
Tim Siniard reports: A Cleveland woman was arrested by the Cleveland Police Department on Tuesday, March 1, and charged with abusing and neglecting her 2-year-old child.
Officers were summoned to the residence of the mother, Amanda Jean Reagan, 31, by a state Department of Children’s Services official and shown photographs “of injury to the left buttock/thigh area” of the child.
DCS contacted and instructed the father to come to the residence to pick up the child, police said.
Reagan was transported to the Bradley County Jail, where she was later released on a $10,000 bond.