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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee lawmaker is taking heat after being accused of sponsoring a bill that would hide his own unpaid speeding tickets from the public. WTVF reports (that Rep. Andy Holt is trying to phase out traffic camera speeding tickets and is pushing legislation that would keep the names of people with unpaid traffic tickets confidential.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill that helps non-violent offenders find employment has passed in the Legislature with bipartisan support. The primary sponsors of the bill were Shelby County lawmakers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities are offering a $24,000 reward for information that helps lead to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk in 1998 in western Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced the reward Thursday in the July 23, 1998 killing of Michael Bell.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Central Missouri's Lincoln University is searching for a new president after the campus' top administrator resigned for a similar position at another historically black college. Kevin Rome resigned from the Jefferson City university to become the president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Rome's resignation takes effect June 30. Rome had been Lincoln University's president since mid-2013.

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