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Hardeman County Correctional Facility on lockdown due to threat
HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The Hardeman County Correctional Facility is currently on lockdown. Officials say the lockdown is due to an ongoing investigation into a security threat.
DOC investigating ‘security threat’ at Hardeman County prison
WHITEVILLE, TN (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Correction confirms a correctional center in the Mid-South is on lockdown Monday. The Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee is locked down as DOC authorities investigate what they’re calling a security threat.
Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) â€” The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C
Tennessee Bill to Regulate 911 Calls Reportedly Held Up for Summer Study
The sponsor of legislation that would make 911 calls and transmissions confidential reportedly wants more time to work on the bill, specifically this summer. This, according to the Tennessee General Assembly’s website and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.
EARTHQUAKES SHAKE EAST TENNESSEE SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.
19 indicted in West Tennessee drug trafficking sweep
JACKSON, Tenn. — Nineteen people have been indicted in two separate drug trafficking indictments in West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Monday.
Tennessee law targets domestic abuse in new ways
A new law makes it a crime for someone charged with domestic abuse to try to convince a victim not to testify. ►Domestic violence victims have resources in East Tennessee. Click here to learn more.
Tennessee town's movie theater censors 'Hellboy' on sign
DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee town's movie theater is going viral after censoring a film's title on its sign. The Roxy Movie Theater in Dickson, Tennessee is making waves on social media after putting up "Heckboy" on their theater sign instead of "Hellboy."
19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o
Tennessee attorney sentenced for stealing over $1M from trust funds of clients including slain trooper's daughter
attorney who was charged with stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients including a slain state trooper's daughter was sentenced Monday to over seven years behind bars.
Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!
The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”
Thousands of acres in Kentucky and Tennessee will be protected as wildlife habitat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at conserving land and water, is acquiring 100,000 acres of forest split between southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.
Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee
A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.
Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.
Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - We’ve learned new details about Tennessee’s first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.
Henry Harrison, founder of Rockabilly Hall of Fame, dies at 82
JACKSON, Tenn. — Henry Harrison, the founder of the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame in downtown Jackson, has died. He died Monday at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with fune
Family sues Nashville officials because 911 operators sent police to wrong Waffle House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A new lawsuit filed late Monday afternoon claims one of the Waffle House shooting victims may have survived if not for a crucial mistake by Metro's 911 operators.
Mugshots : Madison County : 04/18/19 – 04/22/19
The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 04/18/19 and 7 a.m. on 04/22/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.
US attorney, Mid-South law enforcement discuss drug trafficking investigation
JACKSON, TN (WMC) - U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant has called a news conference Monday to discuss the results of an investigation into an illegal drug trafficking operation. Dunavant is being joined by the FBI, ATF, 24th Judicial Drug Task Force, Dyersburg Police Department, McNairy County Sheriff’s Of
Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Order and Assessment Addressing Jackson, Tennessee Facility
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued an April 8 Order and Assessment (“Order”) to Sunrise Oil, LLC, (“Sunrise”) for alleged violations of certain underground storage tank regulations. See Case No. UST 19-0022.