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DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Two teenagers who hanged themselves at a youth detention center in Dandridge had a history of suicidal behavior. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth says employing more guards at Mountain View Youth Development Center might have helped prevent their deaths.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Treasury Department is planning a series of web-based seminars on saving for college. The seminars will start Sept. 10 and will include information about the state's program that allows people to save money for children's college expenses with tax advantages.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a man who walked around downtown Nashville last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer. A judge admonished Leonard Embody's behavior but found that he had not violated state law.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville Democrat Brenda Gilmore has been elected to two national leadership positions. She will serve as president-elect of the Women's Legislative Network and a national board member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. The network focuses on issues unique to women. As for the caucus, Gilmore has been an environmental leader in Tennessee.

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