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Deputies capture 'armed and dangerous' man considered flight risk possibly on 4-wheeler

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — UPDATE (10:07 p.m.) Bobby Wilkins has been taken into custody, according to the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office. Deputies thanked the community for tips sent into the station.


Re-enactment honors first woman to vote in Tennessee

CAMDEN, Tenn. — The first woman to vote in Tennessee cast her ballot 100 years ago Monday. “She voted on April the 22nd of 1919, so it’s the 100th anniversary,” said Jenna Cole-Wilson, the executive director of the Benton County Chamber of Commerce.


100th Anniversary Of First Woman Voter Commemorated In Benton Co.

Camden, Tenn.—State and local dignitaries gathered along with a large crowd of citizens Monday to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the day that the late Mary Cordelia “Aunt Cord” Beasley of Benton County cast her ballot as the first woman to legally vote in the state of Tennessee.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Multi-vehicle crash slows I-40 traffic near Benton County

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. — A crash near Exit 143 on Interstate 40 is reportedly slowing traffic in both directions. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay map, the crash was reported around 2:47 p.m. and involves multiple vehicles.


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

There may be a lot more daylight in Tennessean's future if The Daylight Saving Time bill passes yet another hurdle. The bill (HB 0247) has passed Tennessee's house and is set to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee.


Tennessee man accused of holding kids hostage for drug money

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of stabbing a woman on Easter and then holding her kids hostage for drug money. News outlets report 25-year-old Ernest Owens is charged with offenses including aggravated kidnapping and child abuse. Memphis police say Owens arrived at a woman's house


No injuries reported in large fire at Benton County magnesium recycling plant

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - No one was injured in a large fire at the Magpro magnesium recycling plant in Benton County, Tennesee, according to Mayor Brett Lashlee. Officials say the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Friday morning.


2 sisters charged with assaulting family at Tennessee funeral home

sisters were charged with aggravated assault on Monday after police said they showed up to a funeral home and threatened people with a gun, even stabbing the deceased woman’s sister, police said.


Lottery winner from Tennessee: 'I'm still a redneck'

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - A Tennessee man who won $2 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket says the money will not change him. Timothy Seratt of Dyersburg told WREG-TV, "I might have a lot of money, but I'm still a redneck."


Widow of slain Middle Tennessee deputy calls on residents to 'pay it forward'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The widow of a slain Dickson County Deputy is calling on Tennesseans to "pay it forward any way that you can" in memory of Sgt. Danile Baker, who would have been 33-years-old today.


Transgender group suing Tennessee to force state to change the gender on their birth certificates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee-born transgender people is suing in federal court to force the state to change the gender listed on their birth certificates. In an interview, attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan said Tennessee is one of only three states that doesn't allow the change. It also w


Warmer temps in Tennessee usher in return of brown recluse, majority of bite reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--As Spring ushers in warmer temperatures in Middle Tennessee, it also ushers in the return of many insects, reptiles and species residents haven't seen in a while.


Husband of woman found on fire in O'Fallon, Illinois taken into custody in Tennessee

O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- The husband of a woman who was found set on fire in O'Fallon, Illinois has been taken into custody in Tennessee. Monday afternoon, police said they were looking for Andrew Montez McKissick, who was wanted regarding the death of 35-year-old Sherry J. Billups. McKissick is


School voucher bill passes in Tennessee House in 50-48 vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) -- One of Governor Bill Lee's most controversial platforms, school vouchers, has passed the Tennessee House after a delayed vote. WTVF in Nashville reported the vote was originally deadlock at 49 for and 49 against. Rep. Jason Zachary eventually changed his vote for a 50-48 a


Tennessee mom accused of leaving 11-month-old baby home alone to have breakfast with friend

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A mother has been charged with child neglect after admitting to investigators to leaving her baby at home alone to have breakfast with a friend, WSMV reports.


Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a three day festival at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee this October. The Exit 111 Festival lineup was announced on Tuesday for October 11, 12, and 13th.


Henry Barn Destroyed By Fire; Cause Investigated

Henry, Tenn.—A barn was destroyed, along with an RV, two cars, a jet ski and other items stored inside were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon on Van Dyke Road. The Henry Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched on a report of a barn on fire behind a house on Van Dyke Road just after 1:30 p.m.



Hill Road between Old McKenzie Highway and the Highway 218 Bypass will be closed at 7 a.m. Wednesday as well as Monday and April 30 next week for culvert replacements. The road should be open in the late afternoon all three days for traffic, according to the Henry County Highway Department.


PARIS TN: Vacant home destroyed by Sunday fire

A vacant home on East Washington Street in Paris was destroyed by a fire on Sunday night. According to a report from the Paris Fire Department, a home at 527 E. Washington St. was destroyed by a fire that broke out shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.