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Flood waters rise in Hardeman County

MIDDLETON, Tenn. — Days of rain caused some raids to flood out in Hardeman County on Friday. Peavine Road remained impassable at a section near Pocahontas. "There’s quite a few that travel through here to go to Bolivar to work and back every day. It’s a heavy use road throughout day and night," Huey


2.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee Friday afternoon. The USGS recorded the quake at 1:14 p.m. It's located along Blackoak Ridge and East Fork Valley near McKinney Ridge and just a few miles west of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms. Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.


Report: Over 300 people missing in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. According to a new report from Vivint, Alaska sees a large share of those. The state allegedly has the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,


Latino workers sue ICE over Tennessee raid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.


Cherry Says Goodbye to Ft Carson

Outgoing Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Donald L. Cherry Jr., a native of Bolivar, Tennessee, was honored on February 1 as the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment "Steel," 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, held a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Carson, Colorado.


Carrie Underwood Puts Tennessee Mansion up for Sale Where It’s Believed She Had Her Scary Fall

Time to move on! Last year Carrie Underwood had quite the scary fall in her mansion, resulting in 40 stitches — yes, 40 — but now the singer is selling the home it is believed she suffered that brutal spill at.


City of Bolivar asks residents to report potholes online

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — A West Tennessee city is looking to make your drive a little smoother. “I think potholes have been around since we started building roads,” Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic said.


UPDATE: Accused getaway driver in deadly shooting in custody

JACKSON, Tenn. — One of two suspects wanted in connection with a recent deadly shooting has been captured. Teriney McIntosh, 21, of Jackson is accused of driving a homicide suspect from the scene of a shooting Feb. 18 in east Jackson that left 40-year-old Ronnie Hines dead.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee regrets wearing Confederate uniform in college

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms.


TBI seeking true identity of Middle Tennessee man found deceased in old well

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined in efforts to identify a man whose remains were found in a well last year. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office and TBI say the man's remains were found in May 2018 in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road home. The TBI says he was living under


Bolivar Police: Inmates who escaped from mental health facility captured

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — Two inmates who escaped a mental health facility Sunday evening have been captured. Authorities didn’t say where or how they captured Dillon Hight, 28, and Timothy Keen, 29, but we do know it wasn’t too long after they escaped from the Western Mental Health Institute.


PHOTOS: Flooding in Middle Tennessee

A collection of photos from across Middle Tennessee of flooding on Feb. 22, 2019. You can send your weather photos to pix@wkrn.com or send them to any of our social media outlets.


Bartlett teen, missing for more than two months, is found

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett teen who was missing for more than two months was found on Friday. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Johniah Frazier was spotted by a citizen, who recognized the girl and called authorities. They said Frazier is speaking with deputies.



Starting July 1, Tennessee will give residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new federally mandated Real-ID-compliant cards. Effective October 1, 2020, Real-ID cards will be required to fly on airplanes, enter military bases or gain access to federal buildings.

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Tennessee dams releasing record amounts of rainwater

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Near McMinnville, Great Falls Dam is pumping out 460,000 gallons of water per second. The dam is the only facility operated by The Tennessee Valley Authority outside the Tennessee River Valley. James Everett manages TVA's River Forecast Center in Knoxville.


1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w


West Tennessee woman indicted in 2-year-old son's death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old son. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a news release that Davida Wooden was indicted Thursday and is being held in jail.


Report: 7 rural hospitals at 'high financial risk' in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Across the United States, rural hospitals are at risk. According to a new report from Navigant, 95 rural hospitals across 26 states have closed since 2010. Talk of hospital closures hits home for those in East Tennessee. Tennova closed the old St. Mary's Hospital and Lakeway Regional Hospi


Fayette County fire chief, 42, dies after responding to house fire

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — A local community is in mourning after a man dedicated to serving and protecting passed away while responding to a house fire this week. According to the Fayette County Fire Department, crews responded to a house fire on Estate Drive in Eads, Tennessee overnight Monday. They