Here is the latest Tennessee news from The Associated Press

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knox County Sheriff's deputies have charged the driver of a rental truck and the parents of two children after seven people were found locked in the back of the vehicle. Deputies stopped the truck on Interstate 40 yesterday afternoon after being told two children were beaten in a Walmart parking lot and thrown into the cargo bay of a truck.

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- The attorney for the city of Columbia says former police chief Joseph Bishop is due about $18,000 in back pay. Bishop was not paid at the proper rate to reflect his maters' degree.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A group promoting organ and tissue donation by minorities has begun a campaign tagged "Talk about it. Be about it. Become an organ and tissue donor." The Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program has joined with the group Donate Life Tennessee .

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The members of country duo Love and Theft view the last few years as addition by subtraction. First they lost their record label. Then Brian Bandas, the third member of their trio, quit. But now Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker have a new deal with Sony Music Nashville imprint RCA Nashville and a single chugging up the charts.