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TennCare Fraud
Monday December 8, 2014

A Warren County woman has been arrested for TennCare fraud for allegedly using TennCare to pay for a fraudulent prescription.
30 year old Jacqueline Rose Yates of McMinnville is accused of producing fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone and Adderall and using TennCare to pay for it.
The investigation was conducted by the Office of Inspector General along with the Warren County Sheriff's Department.
TennCare fraud carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.


Christmas Parade
Jay Walker Friday December 5, 2014

The McMinnville Christmas Parade will make its way downtown Saturday beginning at 2:30pm. Parking on Main Street will be restricted from 12:30 to 6pm.
Junior Auxiliary will have its 29th annual Christmas in the Park from 3:30 to 6:00, following the parade.


WCHS Basketball
Jay Walker Friday December 5, 2014

The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers begin District 6aaa play Friday night as they travel to Crossville to take on the Cumberland County Jets and Lady Jets.
The doubleheader tips off at 6pm. The games will be broadcast live on SPORTSRADIO 1230 WAKI and online at


Holiday Traffic Fatalities
Friday December 5, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the preliminary number of four traffic fatalities statewide during the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday period, which began on Wednesday, Nov. 26th and ended at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30th.
If this year's preliminary figures remain, it would mark the lowest number of vehicular deaths during the Thanksgiving Holiday period since the seven fatalities in 1093.
The department also reported that none of this year's traffic fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts.
Tennessee state troopers investigated a total of 78 crashes, arrested 6 individuals on suspicion of impaired driving and issued 238 seat belt citations on I-40 during the two-day challenge periods.


CDC Says Flu Shot Less Effective
Friday December 5, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control said the current influenza virus has mutated, making this year's vaccination less effective.
In an advisory to doctors, the CDC said influenza virus samples taken from October 1st through November 22nd showed just under half, or 48 percent, matched the current flu strains in this year's vaccine.
Just over half, 52 percent, of the samples were different, indicating a mutation or drift of the strain.
The CDC still recommends getting vaccinated, since it can still decrease the severity of the illness.


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