A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
Nashville (AP) -- A bill advancing in the Tennessee House would expand the state sex offender registry to include the names of all offenders, regardless of when the offense took place.
The measure sponsored by Representative Charles Curtiss of Sparta was intended to capture the names of people living in Tennessee whose names had been placed on other states' registries before Tennessee created one in 1995.
The bill was amended Wednesday to include any sex offenders currently living in Tennessee who were convicted of qualifying sex crimes at any time, and in any state.
House Judiciary Chairman Rob Briley of Nashville said a US Supreme Court decision found that retroactive registration is not considered additional punishment for sex offenders.
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