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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - TN: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

In Tennessee, suspected drunk drivers can now refuse to take a blood-alcohol test without facing additional fines or jail time. (Rob Nguyen/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test. Tennessee lawmakers say they were forced to pass a new drunk driving law after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that implied-consent laws were unconstitutional,

Tennessee friends and family members of opioid addicts now will have greater access to Naloxone, known to be able to reverse the fatal effects of an overdose. (Governor Tom Wolf/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 1,200 Tennesseans died from opioid overdose in 2014 - the most recent year with data available. But the availability of a new drug on the market means that many of those deaths could be prevented in the future. Naloxone - also known as Narcan - counters the life-threa

The Tennessee state Supreme Court is taking up the question of when police have the right to pull a motorist over for a lane line violation. Credit: Pippalou/Morguefile.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Current law is unclear in Tennessee as to when police have the right to stop you for unsafe driving. The state Supreme Court is hearing two cases that ask the question how many times a driver must cross the center line before they're stopped for a violation. Attorney Sara C

PHOTO: Experts recommend lots of water and a pain reliever to survive a post-St. Paddy's Day hangover. Photo credit: morguefile.com/dhester

UNION CITY, Tenn. - If yesterday's luck of the Irish is leaving you feeling green today, the best medicine can be found from your kitchen faucet. Water and hydration is everything, said Dr. John Hale, a family practitioner and incoming president of the Tennessee Medical Association. "The key is to

PHOTO: Research indicates early secure attachment in children as a way to deter the development of addictive personalities. Photo credit: S. Carson.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee taxpayers spent more than $3 billion in 2013 on the problem of substance abuse, according to a recently released report from Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). While both the public and private sector continue to allocate funding for drug-treatment programs,

PHOTO: The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects and childhood disabilities. Photo credit: Meagan/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is completely preventable, but there will be some 40-thousand babies born in the U.S. this year, including hundreds in Tennessee, diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Frederick Palmer, professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Cent

PHOTO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee is reminding people to have a designated sober driver for their holiday festivities. Photo credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holiday season in Tennessee is one of fun with friends and family, but it's also the deadliest time on the roads because of drunk driving. Kate Ritchie, state program director with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee, says because of the increased risk, they're once aga

PHOTO: Gov. Bill Haslam has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign legislation that allows a pregnant woman to be charged with a crime for drug use if it harms her baby. Photo credit: Daniel Lobo/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Time is running out for Gov. Bill Haslam to make his decision on a bill that would allow Tennessee women to be charged with a crime for drug use during pregnancy if it harms the baby. It is an idea that has raised concern among medical professionals, including physician Pamela Gon

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