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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say most of the 30 teenagers who escaped from a detention center in Nashville recently are back in custody, leaving only a handful still on the run. Tennessee officials say the teenagers escaped from the center after breaking out of four locked dormitories late Monday night.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee-based Dollar General says its improving its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it will take steps to avoid trouble with regulators. Dollar General Corp., which is based in Goodlettsville, says it will divest 1,500 stores to steer clear of any antitrust issues.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Purkey had been serving as interim TEMA director since the retirement of Jim Bassham in April. He will also remain the governor's homeland security adviser and assistant commissioner at the Department of Safety.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Memphis are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a doctor at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Police say the doctor is stable and being treated at the hospital for undisclosed injuries.

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