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Lincoln County jailers will not be charged for inmate’s death

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. - Lincoln County jail guards will not be charged following a seven-month-long investigation into the death of inmate William Hawk. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented evidence to a grand jury on Tuesday. District Attorney General Brent Cooper tells WHNT News 19 the


Inmate dies in Tennessee jail, investigation underway

OBION COUNTY, TN — A death investigation is underway at a local jail. In a Facebook post, the Obion County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Sterling Lapree Higgins of Union City was taken into custody around 1:44 a.m. Monday and died about an hour later.


Hands of Mercy’s next Mobile Food Pantry to see major changes

Hands of Mercy’s upcoming Mobile Food Pantry, planned for Friday, April 26, will see numerous changes, including a change of location. Normally held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry will be held at Hands of Mercy Outreach Center, located at 101 Easy Street in Fayett


Tennessee lawmaker files bill to expand drug testing of welfare recipients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee lawmaker wants to expand the drug testing of welfare recipients. Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) has just filed House Bill 88. Griffey says he and his wife have seen the assistance programs be abused as their personal experiences as prosecutors in Tennessee.


An Elegant-Meets-Rustic Wedding in Tennessee

After meeting Kimberly Trautmann on the first day of business school, James Elbaor knew he wanted to sweep her off of her feet. "Over the course of our first few dates, James snuck me into the David Zwirner Gallery after hours to see the Oscar Murillo candy factory exhibit, took me to the Highline t


July to mark a turning point for Camp Blount

When the lease agreement on the road frontage property at the Camp Blount Historic Site expires July 5, passersby will begin to see activity, including the erection of an entrance sign marking the location.


Tennessee's State Flag - what the Tri-Star means

Lee Roy Reeves, the designer of the Tennessee State Flag, was born in Johnson City in June 1876. Reeves became interested in creating a state flag during his years as an officer in the Tennessee National Guard. In June 1903 he organized a company for the National Guard's Third Regiment, based in Joh


IL’s ‘Invest in Our Children’ drive exceeds $12k

“The Imagination Library of Lincoln County would like to thank the people of our community for the outpouring of financial support and to all who are helping us to provide books to local children from birth to age 5,” said Wanda Southerland, director of the local IL affiliate.


Donald Trump Wants to Cut Taxpayer-Funded Program That Gave Money to Tennessee Nissan Electric Car Plant

U.S. Republican President Donald Trump has reportedly proposed a budget that would eliminate a loan program deemed wasteful. Some of the money from that program has gone to the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn. according to The Detroit News.


One dead, two in critical condition after shooting incident in Tennessee

Memphis Police are investigating a shooting incident in Hyde Park that left one man dead and two others in critical condition. Officers told FOX 13 in Memphis that the incident occurred in the 1300 block of Hyde Park at 3:54 a.m on Sunday.


Showers and storms to begin the week

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Rain is developing ahead of a cold front that is sliding towards the southeast and will pass through the Tennessee Valley later today. It will be a soggy start to the day with rain affecting many people’s morning commute. Throughout the day, a few isolated strong storms could


Missing hat returned to local veteran

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - What's lost is found. And now, back in the hands of its owner. In late February, Dr. John Higginbotham brought a hat to me at the station. Someone lost it while visiting his Christmas display on Horseshoe Trail in southeast Huntsville. “It was an unintentional gift,” he recently t


Federal program helps local farmer prepare for future

ELKMONT, Ala. - Jessie Hobbs III is the fifth generation of his family to farm in Elkmont, and being a family farmer means a lot to him. "I'm proud to say I'm an American Farmer," he proclaimed.


WATCH: Robbery turns into Machete fight at AL gas station

Surveillance cameras show how a daring robbery played out at a north Huntsville, AL gas station and the clerk made for a surprising turn of events. It happened early Saturday at a Conoco on Pulaski Pike.


Vice President Pence coming to Alabama on Tuesday

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Huntsville on Tuesday to chair the fifth meeting of the National Space Council at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is a member of the council, which was reconvened in 2017 soon after President Trump took office.


Sunny Sweeney, Cody Jinks & Jamey Johnson: Huntsville, AL

Back in December, I saw that Cody Jinks along with Jamey Johnson and Sunny Sweeney had scheduled a stop in Huntsville, Alabama on their tour. Tracey is a big Cody Jinks fan. She is such a fan that she is a founding member on the Flocker Facebook Page. I better explain that. Fans of Cody Jinks have a


Chatterbox: Ardmore High marches in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Ardmore High School marching band celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by entertaining the spectators lining the streets of New York City with the Ardmore fight song, Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and Bruno Mars’ “Finesse.”


Rudder explains vote on Hunger-Free Act

State Rep. Iris Rudder is adamant that her vote against the Tennessee Hunger-Free Students Act had nothing to do with keeping students behind on their school lunch accounts from getting meals.


Chattanooga Christian Falls To Franklin County

Franklin County beat Chattanooga Christian in baseball 9-5 Saturday night at in the Ooltewah Invitational. Losing pitcher: Kaleb Baker (0-2)


Huntsville police: Pulaski Pike and Mastin Lake Road back open after traffic accident

------ Huntsville police say the public should avoid the area of Pulaski Pike and Mastin Lake due to a traffic accident. For live traffic alerts, click HERE.