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Monday, March 25, 2019

DCS reviewing its pass policy
The Department of Children’s Services is re-evaluating its policies after police say a 16-year-old with a violent history was released from custody on a weekend home pass, never returned and then shot a man at a gas station. Home passes are designed to give juvenile offenders in custody time to ease into outside life, with therapy and support from experts. But the shooting earlier this month highlights potential risks in the system. Police said 16-year-old David Earl Mays was trying to carjack a driver filling his tank at a gas station when he opened fire, hitting the victim in the torso. The victim required multiple surgeries. Mays was released on a weekend pass despite the fact that he had a history of arrests linked with gun crimes and showed violent behavior in the weeks before he was released from DCS custody. Police said Mays was well known to the department, pointing out that he was arrested in July and charged with robbing two men at gunpoint and stealing their cars and belongings. After Mays was charged in the shooting, Nashville prosecutors said they want to try him as an adult.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Cocke County Planning Commission
  • Unfounded Jefferson school threat
  • House members "bribed" for votes
  • March jobless numbers
  • Senate voucher bill
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cruise Against Cancer
  • Drug take back

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Martin sentence
  • Jefferson County pipe bomb
  • Wilson indictment
  • Jenkins arrest
  • Hooper portrait unveiling
  • Cocke County art contest winners

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • House approves voucher bill
  • Newport City Council special meeting
  • Newport Utilities
  • Drug take-back

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Six injured in crash
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

    Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Cocke County flooding
  • Tennessee jobs
  • NFL draft coming to Nashville
  • Earth Day
  • Sturgein release

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