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Could using CBD get you arrested for DUI?

Last year, Congress legalized hemp at the federal level and, by extension, a product called CBD when it's derived from hemp. CBD is a compound found in cannabis -- both marijuana and hemp -- that many people believe has healthful and even medical properties. In Tennessee, medical CBD is only legal for those whose doctors have recommended it for a state-qualifying condition.

Take the Pool Safely Pledge and learn about pool safety today

Have you taken the pledge to "pool safely"? It could help you stay safer -- and keep your kids safer -- when you're enjoying water fun. Many adults simply don't know what is needed to keep children safe at pools and beaches. Here's a pledge that can help you do just that, brought to you by PoolSafely.gov, a Consumer Product Safety Commission website:

Could a medical condition affect your DUI charge?

Yes. There are a number of medical conditions that could affect your breathalyzer reading. If you suspect that your breath test came out unusually high, you should discuss the situation with your criminal defense attorney, as there may be an innocent explanation for at least some of your blood alcohol content.

SCOTUS: Tennessee Valley Authority can be sued over safety

Back in January, we discussed a report that many workers were injured or killed after cleaning up a coal ash spill that contaminated the Clinch and Emory rivers. An unlined containment pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Roane County (TN) leaked, sending over 1.5 million tons of coal ash to flood 300 acres.

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