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Driver killed in I-40 crash

A Putnam County woman was killed when her car left the roadway and struck a guardrail on I-40 Saturday.Tennessee Highway Patrol's report names Erma Chaffin, 72, of Silver Point, as the driver. ... This item is available in full to subscribers. A Putnam County woman was killed when her car left the r

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2018-01-21 06:06:33

Cookeville moves forward with annexation

The Cookeville City Council is moving forward with plans to annex approximately 250 acres of property just east of the city limits.Owners of seven of the nine parcels of property included in the ... This item is available in full to subscribers. The Cookeville City Council is moving forward with pla

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2018-01-21 06:24:22

How Government Shutdown Will Impact Tennessee

With a government shutdown set to begin just after midnight Saturday morning, visitors to Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro will see changes. Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. NASHVILLE,

WTVF - 2018-01-20 04:44:25

Air Force re-establishing recruiting office

Over the past two years, anyone interested in the Air Force had to travel to Knoxville to speak to a recruiter.The Air Force is re-establishing the office in Cookeville with Technical Sgt. Derrick D. ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Technical Sgt. Derrick D. Childress is excited t

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2018-01-21 06:24:22

Convicted Felon Charged In Serious Hit-&-Run Crash

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - After a rollover, hit-and-run crash left a woman seriously injured, a convicted felon was back behind bars in connection to the wreck. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 65 just south of Murfreesboro Road. Police in Franklin said a reckless driver ran a Spring

WTVF - 2018-01-19 21:20:16

One man arrested for three counts reckless endangerment

Two children were inside a home when a Cookeville man allegedly fired a gun in the living room. Jacob Bunker, 25, was ultimately arrested for three charges of reckless endangerment and one ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Two children were inside a home when a Cookeville man allege

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2018-01-19 17:09:23

Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro limits access due to government shutdown

Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro has closed its park tour road and visitor center "due to a lapse in federal appropriations," according to a post on the historic site's Facebook page Saturday morning. The federal government shut down Friday night after the Senate blocked a short-ter

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-01-20 14:09:29

WB I-40 Closed Near Crossville After Head-On Crash

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 have been closed outside Crossville after a pickup crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two semi-trucks head-on. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday near mile marker 316. Officials from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the black Dod


Ride honors tow truck driver killed in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Wrecker drivers from all over Central Virginia came together Saturday afternoon to remember a fellow tow truck driver killed on the job earlier this month. According to Petersburg Police, Allan Humphries was shot and killed on Thursday, Jan. 11 while repossessing a car in the city

WTVR-TV - 2018-01-21 03:44:01

Friends, family pay tribute to man shot, killed on the job

A special tribute honoring a tow truck driver murdered on the job was held in Petersburg Saturday. Friends, family and other tow truck drivers gathered at the Roses Discount Store on Mechanicsville Turnpike to pay their respects to Alan Humphries. The group then drove to a candlelight vigil at South

NBC12 - 2018-01-20 20:26:30

Dozens gather to remember tow truck driver killed on the job

PETERSBURG (WRIC) - Residents across the commonwealth came together to remember a tow truck driver killed on the job in Petersburg. Tow truck drivers and motorcyclists gathered in a parking lot on Mechanicsville Turnpike to remember Elwood Allan Humphries. Dozens of them drove their vehicles to Pete

WRIC TV - 2018-01-20 23:40:09

2 arrested, another on the run following 2 separate shootings

Two people are behind bars and another on the run after two separate shootings in Petersburg. According to police, the first shooting happened in the 1800 block of Bogese Drive just before 7 p.m Thursday. When officers arrived, they found one woman who had been grazed by a bullet. The suspect in tha

NBC12 - 2018-01-20 19:24:18

Police seek help identifying armed robbery suspects

The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying individuals involved in an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 15, 2018, at the Sweepstakes Casino on South Beckford Drive, Henderson. According to a news release from the police department, the suspects' vehicle was d

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-01-19 20:15:35

Petersburg Police: 2 women wounded in separate shooting incidents

(File photo) PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) - Police in Petersburg are investigating two shootings that occurred Thursday night. Investigators do not believe either crime is related. The first shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m.in the 1800 block of Bogese Drive, near Lee Memorial Park. Police on scene

WRIC TV - 2018-01-19 20:08:21

Community rallies for victims of massive Petersburg fire

The community continues to rally around people impacted by a massive fire in Petersburg. Flames destroyed a vacant historic factory and town homes early Tuesday morning, leaving numerous people without a place to stay. Now, community members are holding a donation drive Saturday and Sunday for the

NBC12 - 2018-01-20 18:20:46

Country's First Tornado of 2018 Hits Virginia in Rare Storm

AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP)- The country's first tornado of 2018 has descended upon one Virginia county. A rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport during its two-minute existence on Jan. 12, in northern Amelia County. No injuries were reported. A survey team from the National W

WBOC - 2018-01-19 16:37:00

Re-trial set for June in case of burned Mississippi woman

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The re-trial of a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire has been set. Panola County District Attorney John Champion said Thursday that the second trial in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers has been scheduled for June 11 in Batesville, Mi


Fleeing suspect said, " I knew I was going to jail anyways"

Fleeing suspect said, " I knew I was going to jail anyways" By Ashley Crutcher On January 9, Deputy Steven Moore began pursuit on I-55 of a stolen red Jeep Cherokee that briefly stopped for the blue lights at the south bound Como exit before continuing to flee East bound on Hwy. 310. Deputy Moore


Schools work on heating issues

Parents reported parts of Cleveland Central High School and D.M. Smith Elementary were without heat Thursday as students returned from being out due to snow and ice. Cleveland Superintendent Dr. Jackie Thigpen said physical education was held in another location at D.M. Smith Elementary School, due


Restaurant Week supports special projects

The fifth annual Restaurant Week begins Monday and 15 restaurants are participating. The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce hosts the week every year to encourage people to eat at local restaurants during a traditionally slow time. Participating restaurants add special items to their menu