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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.


Accident involves Maury County's veterans services director

Maury County’s director of veteran’s services was rushed to a Nashville hospital Thursday morning after an accident in downtown Columbia. James Patterson was traveling toward the Maury County Courthouse on West 7th Street at 6:07 a.m., Columbia Fire Department reports show.


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.


Columbia man seeks to build bridges with Saturday gathering

Columbia is set to celebrate diversity and African America history this weekend in a community gathering deigned to bring the city’s neighbors closer together through art. Breaking Chains and Building Bridges will be held Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in a Columbia church at 6111 Cacye Lane.


Spring Hill Police now accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

Interested in police work? Those who have dreamed of joining the men and women in blue are in luck, as the Spring Hill Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy.


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.


Flooding conditions along Duck River expected to worsen

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Duck River in Columbia is at minor flood stage and is expected to rise to moderate flood stage by Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.


Portions of Duck River a concern over next two days

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Columbia police said they’re keeping a close eye on low-lying areas as the flooding threat continues over the next two days. Right now, the Duck River is at minor flood stage but those levels are expected to reach moderate stage as more rain moves into the area.


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


2 people rescued from submerged car in Maury Co.

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Maury County emergency responders rescued two people from a car stuck in flood waters Friday evening near Columbia. EMA responded to the call around 5:15 p.m. at Rally Hill Cutoff Road.


Two rescued from swift water in Maury County

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people were rescued from a vehicle after trying to drive through high water in Maury County. Emergency crews responded to the 2400 block of Rally Hill Road Friday evening.


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.


Tennessee mom unable to explain 2-year-old son's death, indicted for first-degree murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.


Flood waters on the rise this weekend

Flood waters are expected to rise this weekend, possibly spilling over from the Duck River and onto areas of Riverside Drive, emergency personnel say. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Thursday for all of Middle Tennessee, which will last through midnight Saturday night. Rainfa


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,


Jason Aldean’s Estate Outside of Nashville Finally Sells [Video]

Country music entertainer Jason Aldean's estate in Columbia, Tennessee has been sold off! Take a tour of the beautiful place here!. Country music superstar Jason Aldean‘s estate located in Columbia, Tennessee has just sold for a cool $7 million, which is just below its original asking price of $7.8


Officials urge people not to play in flood water

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials are urging people to stay out of flood water, saying it can be dangerous to play in it, according to a swift water expert. Wake surfing behind an SUV in flood water is probably not the best idea. A video of that was posted to Youtube during the 2010 flood near High


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.


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.