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State Gets News Chief Medical Examiner

Doctor John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Health Commissioner, announced Monday that Doctor Karen Cline-Parhamovich will serve as Tennessee’s chief medical examiner, effective July 1st, reports the Bristol Herald Courier.
Cline-Parhamovich currently works as the Director of Forensic Pathology for ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine. She served as the Interim Chief Medical Examiner and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner since December 2010.
Cline-Parhamovich said she looks forward to making sure the state’s autopsy process is as efficient as it can be. “It’s going to expand my responsibilities to be more involved in developing initial education as well as continuing education for local county medical examiners and medical investigators,” said Cline-Parhamovich.

Driver’s License Examiner Charged With Taking Bribes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee driver’s license examiner has been charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes to issue licenses to people who failed or did not take the written tests.
Federal prosecutors in Nashville said 54-year-old Larry Murphy of Nashville was a supervisory driver’s license examiner employed by the state Department of Safety and worked at the licensing facility on Hart Lane.
The complaint filed Wednesday in federal court says that between January and April, Murphy improperly provided several licenses to four undercover agents in exchange for payment. In one instance, the complaint said that Murphy made up a Social Security number when the undercover agent told him he did not have one.
An attorney for Murphy declined to comment on the charge when reached Thursday.