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Search ongoing for 16-year-old boy reported missing in January
SPARTA, TN (WSMV) - Officials are asking for your help finding a teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 18 from Sparta, TN. Blake Webb, 16, is said to frequent the areas of Smithville, Cookeville and Baxter.
Tennessee woman among 2 charged in murder of her husband, authorities say
authorities announced charges on Thursday against two people following the death of one suspect’s husband. The arrests followed the death of Jeffery Steven White, whose body was located outside his home, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said in a news release.
Tennessee felon voting rights restoration bill advances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee push to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored has cleared its first legislative hurdle. Should voting rights be restored to felons in TN? Vote in the poll below (may take a few seconds to load):
Blountville woman charged after child found severely malnourished
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT/WJHL) -- The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office said a 29-year-old Blountville woman was charged after her eight-year-old son was admitted to the hospital weighing 27 pounds.
A search for job talent should often start from within
When the longest serving Cookeville City Manager Jim Shipley announced his retirement four years ago, the Cookeville City Council, as many government agencies do, launched a nationwide search.
Law Changes You Were Never Told About in Tennessee
A few new laws were added to the books last year, but have yet to receive much attention... even though they were added in year 2018! Therefore, WGNS thought it would be good to update you on a few of the law changes in Tennessee:
TN police: Domestic violence investigation leads to rape arrest
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- On Mar. 9, officers with the Cookeville Police Department investigated a domestic violence complaint. Danny Ray Johnson, 44, was implicated in the complaint, a release from CPD said.
Chattanooga high school football coach indicted for sexual contact with a minor
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An assistant football coach at Grace Baptist Academy was indicted on charges of sexual contact with a minor by an authority figure, CBS affiliate WDEF reported.
2 Cookeville men charged with crimes against children
PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Cookeville police announced Friday morning the arrests of two men connected to separate cases involving crimes against children. Phillip Andrew Dial was taken into custody Wednesday by the department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Police: ATV rider arrested for dragging Metro officer down Broadway
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - - The U.S. Marshals have arrested the ATV rider accused of dragging Metro Sgt. John Bourque. According to Metro police, 30-year-old Walter E. Moss II was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Springfield, TN.
Tech baseball returns to Cookeville for OVC series against Eastern Illinois
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team returns home to the comfort of Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois in a three-game series beginning Friday evening. First pitch is set for a 6:00 p.m. CT start.
Cookeville Resolution Would Surplus CRH Property
Cookeville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday declaring the Cumberland River Hospital property as surplus. Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO Paul Korth said the hospital will make a final push to sell the CRH facility and its assets as a whole.
South Carolina fugitive caught in Livingston
A domestic call turned into a fugitive capture in Livingston recently. Livingston Police Department Officers J.D. Masters and Jeremy Laycock responded to a domestic call at 513 East Seventh Street at approximately 7:13 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Upon their arrival, they discovered that it appeared a dom
Granville announces arts and crafts classes
Historic Granville announced the opening of the Granville Arts Trail with a special Spring Arts & Crafts Schedule of Classes. Granville was awarded a Creative Placemaking Grant by the Tennessee Arts Commission to develop an Arts Trail and to promote the Arts in the Upper Cumberland.
Missing 85-Year-Old Dementia Patient Found Safe
Upper Cumberland authorities have found a missing 85-year-old dementia patient. The White County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the unidentified elderly woman is safe and receiving medical treatment.
Liquor store certificate granted, without vote
Volunteer Wine and Spirits LLC moved closer last week to obtaining a retail liquor license for a store to be located at 2734 Bradford Hicks Drive in Livingston. Livingston City Council held a public hearing and called meeting Wednesday, March 13 to consider owner Daniel Elder’s application for a Cer
WCTE to air “Discover the Upper Cumberland” this week
7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. The family histories of author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock are explored. 8 p.m. – “Frontline: The Trial of Ratko Mladic”. Inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Terry’s List for the weekend of March 22, 23 and 24
My top picks are, as always, the local events. Date night: If you love plays or have never been to one, come out to the old high school this weekend for the production of “Dearly Departed;” another play, “Mary Poppins will be shown in Burkesville on Saturday. A clean standup comedy show in Glasgow o
CALLIGRAPHY CLASS TO BE HELD
Betty Wray will teach a class on handwritten lettering at the Step Back in Time shop, located in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite quote. All materials are furnished.
OFFICIALS SAY TRAFFIC RELIEF AT EXIT YEARS AWAY
Relief for one of the county’s most congested sections of roadway, Interstate Exit 258 in Gordonsville, is years away, state transportation department officials indicate. With vehicles exiting and entering Interstate 40, in addition to local traffic, the Gordonsville Highway intersection is one of t