PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - TN: Criminal Justice

A small fraction of Tennessee prison inmates are offered the life-saving anti-viral drugs recommended to treat hepatitis-C. (Stéphane Lavoie/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Of the 3,400 inmates with hepatitis-C in Tennessee's prisons, only eight are receiving the antiviral drugs that could save their life. That statistic, released by the state Department of Corrections earlier this year - is one of the reasons the American Civil Liberties Union of Te

Tennessee will receive $250,000 from the CDC to support programs that help educate the population and prevent injury related mortality and domestic violence. (NariSin/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee programs will receive a quarter of a million dollars to support injury and violence prevention programs. The grant is part of $30 million distributed nationwide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce injury and violence related mortal

Full-time employees of Tennessee public colleges and universities now will be able to register with their school to carry a gun on campus if they already have proper permitting. (

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As the subject of gun laws takes center stage in the wake of the Orlando massacre, Tennessee college campus police are beginning to process registrations for employees who wish to carry guns while at work. The law allowing for full-time employees to carry guns on campus takes ef

Population growth, increased demand and a lack of budget increases are three factors contributing to Tennessee's shortage of public defenders in some jurisdictions. (Scalesofjustice/

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – This week Williamson County made headlines when the district's public defender said her assistants will not be taking on new cases because of their existing case load. The Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference – charged with filling the state's obligation to

President Barack Obama is proposing additional funding for rape kit reform across the country. Tennessee still has thousands of untested kits. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – President Barack Obama has included an additional $41 million in funding for rape kit testing reform in his 2017 budget. If it survives the contentious federal budgeting process, the money could help process the more than 9,000 untested rape kits at Tennessee law enforcement

The importance of nonprofit groups having more than one person supervising funds is underlined by recent charges against two law enforcement officers involved with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association. (ronnieb/

SPARTA, Tenn. – An investigation into a statewide nonprofit organization has resulted in the indictment of two people, who are accused of stealing more than $175,000 for their personal use. Members of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association requested that the state invest

Experts warn against using public WiFi to make purchases or enter any personal information on websites, particularly during the holiday season. (beanworks/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The credit and debit cards of Tennesseans are getting worn out this week as folks make their final holiday purchases, and the activity makes them more susceptible to scams and fraud. Experts recommend taking extra precautions this month and watching out for some relatively new m

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/

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

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