LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The two officials now heading up the Tennessee Department of Children's Services say they're seeking swift, but deliberate solutions to problems that have plagued the agency.
Interim Commissioner Jim Henry told The Tennessean he still can't give a definitive answer about how many children who have come into contact with DCS have died.
Henry and Larry Martin, a longtime aide to Gov. Bill Haslam, met with the newspaper's reporters to talk about the agency. Henry said a $27 million computer system used by DCS to track children appears to be improving as glitches are found and fixed.
More than 200 Tennessee children lost their lives or nearly died since 2009 after having some contact with the agency. The exact number isn't clear.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.