NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing. The governor said Monday that a letter he sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sums up efforts by his administration to negotiate a special arrangement for the state.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Several Tennessee cities and localities are seeking to crack down on methamphetamine production by requiring a doctor's prescription for certain cold medicins. Authorities say cold medicines with pseudoephedrine in them can be used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she supports a decision by State Police to fire an officer who shot at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop of a Memphis motorist. Martinez said Monday the actions of Officer Elias Montoya were unacceptable and he should not have used force in a case involving the female motorist from Tennessee.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Quincy Pondexter has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep him out indefinitely. The Grizzlies announced Pondexter underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of his injury. Pondexter hurt his foot Saturday in a 108-82 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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