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Brownsville woman in her 80s defends home from intruder

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — A local woman proves, no matter your age, you can still protect yourself in your own home. “People are tired of being victimized, so she refused to be a victim in this situation, and she stood up for her and her property,” said Assistant Chief Kelvin Evans of the Brownsville Pol


The F Word: Fentanyl emerging as a scourge across Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (WKRN) - Danny Schaeffer is in the business of dealing with bad things. Fentanyl is one of them. Schaeffer is the EMS director in Cheatham County, which is feeling the impact of the synthetic opioid. “We've had three confirmed deaths this year off of fentanyl,” he told News 2 recent


Haywood Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating Monday burglaries

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two early morning burglaries at businesses on Highway 70. The sheriff’s office says the suspect entered the Moose Lodge, at 2219 Highway 70 West, and the Firehouse Bar, at 3302 Highway 70 West, through the front doors of th


Tennessee Riverkeeper removes one ton of garbage from Decatur tributary

DECATUR, Ala. – On Saturday, more than two dozen volunteers gathered in Decatur, removing over 2,900 lbs of litter from Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River. The 2,900 lbs included about 23 bags of recyclables and 63 bags of trash, along with tires and other large and heavy items.


Members of Congress urge President to approve disaster aide for 58 Tennessee counties

WASHINGTON, DC (WKRN) - Tennessee's congressional delegation is urging President Trump to approve Gov. Lee's request for a major disaster declaration. 58 counties need help to recover from flooding and severe weather during February and March. So far, the damage is costing the state more than $151 m


Smokey celebrates bluetick's new status as Tennessee state dog

HALLS, Tenn. — This week state lawmakers and the governor unanimously approved the bluetick coonhound as the official state dog of Tennessee. Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers hardly needed the legislature to cement the breed's status as top dog in the state. The bluetick coonhound Smokey has been a


Jackson attorney appears in court, accused of taking client’s money, aggravated assault, reckless driving

JACKSON, Tenn. — A Jackson attorney becomes a suspect once again. Jackson attorney Angela Hopson faced a judge Friday after her arrest Thursday. Hopson is accused of taking more than $1,000 from a client late last year.


Man killed, woman seriously hurt in apparent home invasion in West Tennessee, TBI says

HARDEMAN CO., Tenn. - One man was killed, and a woman was seriously hurt during an apparent home invasion in Hardeman County, according to investigators. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Brints Chapel Lane in Middleton.


Ruth, a Local Teacher, Calls in to The Tennessee Star Report and Explains the Difference Between a Lesson Plan and a Calendar

On Friday’s Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – the team discussed how Williamson County Schools failed to follow Tennessee State law by submitting a calendar for the academic year


Authorities search car dealership after owner charged with deceptive practices

COVINGTON, TN (WMC) - Authorities are searching through a Covington car dealership. Tennessee Highway Patrol and State Department of Revenue officers arrived at McDivitt Motors on Friday morning to execute a search warrant, one day after the owner was charged with two felonies.


Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for new Jackson home

JACKSON, Tenn. — One organization is bringing more homes to Jacksonians. Friday was the 103rd groundbreaking ceremony for Habitat for Humanity. It was a way for city officials, the homeowners family, along with the organizations sponsors, and board members to come together to celebrate the building


2 face felony meth charges after search of Jackson apartment

JACKSON, Tenn. — Two men face multiple charges after investigators reportedly found a felony amount of methamphetamine during a search of a Jackson apartment. Jerry Mallard and Jonathan Robertson were both inside the apartment in the 200 block of Campbell Street during the search, which took place a


Mugshots : Madison County : 03/21/19 – 03/22/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 03/21/19 and 7 a.m. on 03/22/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


Local teacher receives $10,000 scholarship for master’s degree

JACKSON, Tenn. — Thelma Barker Elementary teacher Emily Stutts is working to finish her masters degree in educational leadership. Friday morning, the third grade teacher’s friends and family met her with a big surprise.


Hardeman Co. man arrested in connection with Nashville ATV incident

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — A West Tennessee man has been charged in connection with an incident last weekend involving ATVs and dirt bikes in downtown Nashville. Lemarcus Walker, 32, of Toone is charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an injury crash, according to a news release from th


Gibson Electric Membership Corp. Hosts 83rd Annual Members’ Meeting

TRENTON, Tenn. — Gibson Electric Membership Corporation hosted a large crowd of members and friends at its 83rd Annual Members’ Meeting on March 21 at Crockett County High School in Alamo, Tennessee.


Covington board chooses to continue suspension with pay for Michael Naifeh

At a special called meeting Thursday night Covington's board of mayor and aldermen voted to extend the period of suspension for fire chief Michael Naifeh. Indicted earlier this month for theft and official misconduct, Naifeh has been suspended with pay since March 5.


Amateur boxing ‘Fight Night’ donates proceeds to local children

JACKSON, Tenn. — Local boxers threw gloves for a good cause. It was all for the Golden Gloves Boxing Second Annual Hub City Fight Night. Boxers from Rayford Collins Gym’s “Team Ingram Jackson Boxing Club” participated in the event. Ages 7-20 fought in six fights total.


Town of Brighton expected to sign contract tonight allowing volunteer-run baseball program

The Town of Brighton is expected to sign a contract Thursday to allow volunteers to run its baseball program. The league, which will be affiliated with the West Tennessee Baseball organization, will host ages 3-19, approximately 90 players and at least eight teams.


Mission of Mercy event offers free dental, medical services to low-income families

JACKSON, Tenn. – One group is offering free services to Jackson families in need. Hundreds of people showed up to get their dental screenings, along with other medical services at Oman Arena Friday. Members with the Spring Into Health say they want to give a helping hand.