'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service


PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019. 

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 800-page report on the death of Darrius Stewart, just one day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would investigate his death and practices in the Memphis Police Department. (southernfried/morguefile.com)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - One day after the federal government announced it would investigate the police shooting death of a Memphis teen, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released an 800-page report detailing witness statements, information, pictures and videos collected by witnesses. Included in

The ACLU of Tennessee is asking citizens to report their incidences of having property seized during a traffic stop and what their experience was as they tried to retrieve it. Credit: dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - From 2009 to 2014, Tennessee law enforcement seized almost $86 million in cash and an untold amount of personal property. As it stands, law enforcement doesn't automatically return the property in a traffic stop, even if the owner of the vehicle is proved innocent. State law pla

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks on immigration in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2013. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The future of as many as 50,000 immigrants living in Tennessee remains uncertain. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction that is preventing the implementation of immigration relief programs announced by President Barack Obama almost

The Tennessee state Supreme Court is taking up the question of when police have the right to pull a motorist over for a lane line violation. Credit: Pippalou/Morguefile.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Current law is unclear in Tennessee as to when police have the right to stop you for unsafe driving. The state Supreme Court is hearing two cases that ask the question how many times a driver must cross the center line before they're stopped for a violation. Attorney Sara C

Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation that would charge the public to access public records. Credit:  Grafixar/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Right now, accessing public records in Tennessee costs nothing more than your time. But that may change as the state considers legislation that would impose a charge. As it stands, records custodians can only charge for making copies. "Citizens want to view public records

Festivals from Memphis to Bristol are now evaluating the Guns in Parks law, passed by state lawmakers earlier this year, and how it could impact their event. Photo credit: John B. Holden/Morguefile.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event, even if event organizers wish to prohibit firearms. That's the conclusion of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who issued the opinion at the

PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation, says there is still much di

PHOTO: Tennessean Martin McGrath has cerebral palsy, and is working to raise awareness about the importance of in-home care for those who live with a disability but aren't suffering from a long-term medical problem or need extensive rehabilitation. Photo credit: Andrea Church/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Martin McGrath of Nashville has cerebral palsy. Unable to take care of himself, McGrath struggles to maintain his independence through in-home care. He is one of thousands of Tennesseans in need of home-based services, which can be difficult to secure because of funding and

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