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Two Men Arrested For Dyersburg Rape

Dyersburg, Tenn.—Two men are in jail following a sexual assault in Dyersburg. Dyersburg Police responded to the West Tennessee Healthcare in reference to a sexual assault victim needing treatment.



Tennessee Highway Patrol has released details of a crash on Peavine Road January 16 just before 1 p.m. They say 57-year-old Luis Elias Ambrocio of Crossville was headed south and crossed over into the northbound lane, striking an vehicle head on. The other driver, 81-year-old Robert E. McDonald, and

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2 in country illegally served warrants for rape in Dyersburg, TN

DYERSBURG, TN (KFVS) - Police arrested two men after rape warrants were issued. They admitted they were in the country illegally, according to police. Javier Nava Hernandez, 20, of Tiptonville, Tenn. and Jose Luis Rubio-Servin, 26, of Dyersburg, Tenn. were issued warrants following interviews by det


Sheriff: East Tennessee police shoot, kill man driving toward officers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say police in East Tennessee fatally shot a motorist who was driving toward officers. The Knoxville News Sentinel cited a statement from the Knox County Sheriff's Office that says a Knoxville police officer shot 30-year-old Jason C. Minnick of Clinton in the parki


Two charged after 38 dogs rescued from Middle Tennessee home

MACON COUNTY, Tenn.--Two Middle Tennesseans have been arrested for animal cruelty after 38 dogs, mostly huskies, were found at a Macon County home Saturday. Jamie Weekly with Macon County Animal Control says Gary and Jennifer Leary were charged with 38 counts of animal cruelty after multiple agencie


Tennessee and Arkansas battling on recruiting trail as both programs visit LB Chris Russell

With less than three weeks remaining until National Signing Day arrives, SEC programs with spots remaining in their 2019 recruiting classes are running out of time to fill those spots. Now that college football features the early signing period, many programs are left to battle it out in recruiting


Tennessee couple arrested after 38 dogs found in home

MACON COUNTY, Tenn. — On Friday afternoon, Macon County Animal control got an unusual call. “Eight dogs loose attacking livestock and I went down with Deputy Long, and behold there were more at the barn,” said Jamie Weekly with Macon County Animal Control.


Vols Make In-Home Visit to 2019 In-State LB Target

Dyersburg, Tennessee isn’t known for producing a lot of top-tier football talent. But there’s one linebacker from the small town in West Tennessee who is getting a lot of attention from SEC schools lately, and one of those in the in-state Vols.


Tennessee lawmaker wants voting rights restored to convicted felons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee lawmaker is pushing for restored voting rights for convicted felons. Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville) is sponsoring SB36, which would give felons a second chance and restore their voting rights.


Middle Tennessee skies dazzle with Super Blood Wolf Moon during Lunar Eclipse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennesseans were treated to quite the sight Sunday night as the Super Blood Wolf Moon dazzled the skies during a lunar eclipse. A total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, also coincided with a super moon on Jan. 20 and finished in the early hours of Jan. 21.


Multiple chances for snow this week in middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The SkyWatch17 weather team is monitoring multiple chances for more snow this week. Residents are waking up to bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills in the teens Monday morning. Over the weekend, middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky got a little taste of winter with


Missing Teen, Alleged Abductor From Tennessee Found In Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (KDKA) — A missing 16-year-old from Tennessee and the 19-year-old man who allegedly abducted her were found in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Nashville Police said late Saturday night that 16-year-old Maricsa Beltran-Lopez was found unharmed inside a Philadelphia apartment with her ex-boyfri


Tennessee's First Couple celebrates inauguration with dance to Luke Bryan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- Saturday was a long, exciting day for Tennessee's new Governor Bill Lee. The night of Lee's inauguration in Nashville, hundreds of supporters and state leaders converged on the Music City Center for the First Couple's Inaugural Ball.


Reelfoot Ice Sculptures Are Back

Tiptonville, Tenn.–With Saturday night’s freezing rain, wind, snow and much lower temperatures, the natural ice sculptures at Reelfoot Lake State Park are back. Teresa Moore photo.


NO CONTEST: Covington boys, girls rout Ripley to remain perfect in district play

The Covington and Ripley basketball programs are in two different places and that was very obvious Friday night in Ripley as neither the boys nor the girls games were competitive.


Lee selects West Tennessee hospital executive to be new health commissioner

Gov.-Elect Bill Lee has selected a West Tennessee hospital executive to lead the Tennessee Department of Health in his administration, according to a Thursday press release. Dr. Lisa Piercey, of Gibson County, was appointed to serve as the next commissioner of the Department of Health.


Former Crockett Co. 911 director sentenced in embezzlement investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. — The former Crockett County 911 director has been sentenced to more than four years after allegations of embezzlement. Brian Black, 42, of Dyersburg, was sentenced to 57 months on Jan. 14 after he was found guilty at trial, according to a news release.


Officials release identity of man killed in Gibson Co. house fire

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Fire officials have released the identity of an elderly man killed in a Thursday afternoon house fire. Elbert Ford, 91, was killed in a fire at his home on Selmer Street, according to the Gibson County Fire Department.


Governor-elect Bill Lee chooses cabinet ahead of inauguration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor-elect Bill Lee has now announced a full cabinet ahead of his inauguration. There will be many new faces at the Tennessee State Capitol with some returning to their positions.


Man wanted in IL homicide investigation caught in Pemiscot Co., MO

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A homicide investigation out of Decatur Illinois led officials to Caruthersville, Missouri to find the suspect. According to the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Cape Girardeau, Jaquarius West, 18, was arrested after a homicide occurred on Jan. 4 at Long John Silver’s restauran