HANDS FREE BILL TAKES EFFECT JULY 1
The so-called “hands-free bill” which makes it illegal to use a cell phone if you are driving, will take effect July 1. First-time violators of the so-called “hands-free” cell phone driving bill would face a $50 fine. Second-time offenders for using a cellphone while driving face a $100 fine. Those who use a cellphone while driving in highway construction or school zones would be fined $200.
2 Killed, 4 Wounded in University of North Carolina Charlotte Shooting
- Two people are dead and four are wounded after a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday.
- A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting.
- Campus police responded quickly to the building where there were reports of gunshots being fired.
Woman arrested, 3 juveniles recovered after NFL Draft weekend sex trafficking sting
29-year-old Taysha Jackson of Memphis is behind bars and three juveniles were recovered after a sex trafficking sting during NFL Draft weekend in Nashville. Agents with the TBI responded to an advertisement on a website they previously didn’t know about and coordinated a sting at a Brentwood-area hotel. Jackson was charged with three counts of trafficking for a commercial sex act and booked her into the Williamson County Jail on $9 Million bond. The juveniles, all from the Memphis area, were taken into the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Joe Biden Opens Up Huge Lead in Democratic Primary Poll, Releases Ad Featuring Obama
- According to a new CNN poll, Joe Biden has opened up a 24-point lead on Bernie Sanders, his closest rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
- Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and Kamala Harris are the only other candidates polling at 5 percent or higher among Democrats or independents.
- Biden also released an ad featuring praise from President Obama on Tuesday.
Man charged with TennCare fraud after posing as enrollee’s spouse for pills
34-year-old Robert Lee Nesbitt Jr. posed as the spouse of a TennCare enrollee in order to pick up her prescription for Oxycodone. He went to a pharmacy and claimed to the enrollee’s spouse so he could get the painkillers. Nesbitt is charged with TennCare fraud. It’s a Class D Felony and is punishable by up to four years in prison per charge.