tennessee highway patrol http://wkms.org en THP Warns Motorists Of Deer On Roads http://wkms.org/post/thp-warns-motorists-deer-roads <p></p><p>The Tennessee Highway Patrol is warning motorists about deer-related crashes during the fall and winter.</p><p>THP Colonel Tracy Trott is urging drivers to be aware and cautious in areas where deer are found.</p><p>Trott says the chances of striking deer are considerably higher during hunting and mating season, especially in November. There were almost 6,000 deer-related crashes in 2012. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:45:04 +0000 The Associated Press 35599 at http://wkms.org THP Warns Motorists Of Deer On Roads THP cites 14 percent traffic fatality decline http://wkms.org/post/thp-cites-14-percent-traffic-fatality-decline <p>The Tennessee Highway Patrol says traffic fatalities on state roadways have declined nearly 14 percent for the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. &nbsp;&nbsp;THP Colonel Tracy Trott says 436 people died in traffic crashes from January 1<sup>st</sup> through June 30<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:26:13 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 32895 at http://wkms.org THP cites 14 percent traffic fatality decline the morning cram [tragedy in Libya edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-tragedy-libya-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong></p><ul><li>The U.S. Ambassador to Libya is among four Americans <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/12/160992840/u-s-ambassador-to-libya-three-other-americans-killed-in-benghazi-attack">killed in an attack</a> on an Libyan consulate.</li></ul><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky:</strong></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:33:06 +0000 Todd Hatton 21998 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [tragedy in Libya edition] TN Safety chief stresses merit in trooper promotions http://wkms.org/post/tn-safety-chief-stresses-merit-trooper-promotions <p>Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons says he had to send strong signals early in his time in charge of the state Highway Patrol that the election of a new governor would not lead to favoritism for certain troopers.&nbsp; Gibbons says Republican Governor Bill Haslam insisted after his 2010 election that only performance and merit would influence promotions and assignments.&nbsp; Gibbons says after the initial surprise on behalf of some within the agency, the policy has contributed to improved morale.&nbsp; Former Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen had to overhaul the agency following a Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:02:06 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21993 at http://wkms.org TN Safety chief stresses merit in trooper promotions