A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow school districts to allow people with police training to be armed in schools is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains passed the Senate 27-6 on Thursday. The House approved it 82-15 earlier this week.
The proposal would allow schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course.
The bill would make information about which teachers are armed or which schools allow the guns confidential to anyone but law enforcement.
Haslam has included $34 million in his budget for local government officials to use on their priorities, which could include security measures.
A spokesman said Gov. Bill Haslam is OK with the legislation.
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