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Authorities: Former deputy accused of letting man die after crash into Cumberland River

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A former Smith County deputy was indicted on vehicular homicide and other charges Tuesday in connection to a deadly incident. TBI agents started investigating on June 3, 2018, an incident where they say Keith Holder crashed his personal vehicle into the Cumberland River in


Fire damages Hartsville’s La Quesadilla Mexican restaurant

A fire broke out at Hartsville’s La Quesadilla Mexican restaurant in the early morning hours Tuesday and did serious damage to the building. EMS Director Matt Batey told The Vidette emergency officials were notified around 4 a.m. of the fire. Members of the Volunteer Fire Department and EMS responde


Lightning hits plane, diverts flight to Tennessee

A plane carrying 164 people was forced to land in Tennessee after a lightning strike, Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF reported. The flight was heading from Milwaukee to Atlanta when it landed safely around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Former Drug Task Force deputy Keith Holder arrested, charged with homicide

A former Drug Task Force agent was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after being indicted by a Trousdale County grand jury on six counts, including vehicular homicide. Keith Alan Holder, 47, of Carthage, is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, crimi


Flash flood watch issued for Trousdale County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Trousdale County and most of Middle Tennessee as even more rain is headed to the area. The watch went into effect Tuesday at noon and will continue through Thursday at 6 a.m. in Trousdale County.


Crews battle fire at Trousdale County restaurant

TROUSDALE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Several agencies are on the scene of a fire Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Hartsville. The Trousdale County Sheriff's Office told News 2 the fire was reported around 4 a.m. at La Quesadilla on McMurry Boulevard West.


Thanks to Anger and Lust, Tennessee is 5th most sinful state in the US

Tennessee is the 5th most sinful state in the Union, according to a study done by WalletHub. Every state is known for its own virtues and vices and the Volunteer State seems to have more than a few.


Tennessee woman stabs customer in McDonald's drive-thru line, police say

woman wasn't apparently lovin’ it while waiting in a McDonald’s drive-thru line. Asalene Branch, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly attacked another woman in the drive-thru line at a McDonald’s in Memphis on Monday, FOX13 reported.


Tennessee Democratic lawmakers back bill banning shackling pregnant inmates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth. Sen. Raumesh Akbari, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday she has a bill that would not only prohibit the state's inconsistent use of shack


Tennessee Highway Patrol's 'Ghost' to patrol Tri-Cities region

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) - Tennessee Highway Patrol is using a low-profile method to patrol area roads and catch impaired or distracted drivers. THP rolled out what it calls "Ghost". The incognito vehicles allow law enforcement markings to appear almost invisible giving troopers the opportunity to keep


Nurse practitioners not allowed to prescribe drug used to treat opioid addiction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nurse practitioners across the state are trying to prescribe a drug to treat opioid addiction. However, it’s not allowed in Tennessee. The CEO of Neighborhood Health, Brian Haile, wants that to change so their clinics can serve their clients in rural areas. There are clinic


UPDATE: Escaped inmate captured in Tennessee, waiting extradition to be brought back to Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Warren County Regional Jailer Stephen Harmon says it's just a matter of time before Benjamin Pedigo is back in Kentucky. Pedigo was an inmate in the Warren County Regional Jail who escaped while taking out the trash on the night of February 10.


High court won’t consider Tennessee death row inmate’s case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to represent himself at trial. In 2016, WREG’s Stephanie Scurlock reported on the case of Tony Von Carruthers and his accomplice after the family claimed they we


Trump plans to nominate deputy transportation secretary as deputy attorney general

(CNN)President Donald Trump intends to nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be the new deputy attorney general, the White House announced in a news release Tuesday.


Suspects arrested after AK-47 fired outside Tennessee bar: police

A suspect in Nashville, Tenn., fired off an AK-47 outside a bar early Wednesday before fleeing the scene, police said. Officers were patrolling the area around 2:15 p.m. when they observed a fight outside a nightclub. Security guards broke up the fight and three people walked away from the scene.


Middle Tennessee police department seeking volunteers to get drunk on their dime

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Middle Tennessee police department is looking for volunteers to get drunk for free. The Coopertown Police Department is seeking six volunteers to drink alcohol of their choosing in an effort to help the department with a day of DUI training.


Some Tennessee SNAP recipients to receive March benefits early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Human Services is advising SNAP recipients that they may receive their March benefits early. Those who normally get their benefits on the first through sixth day of the month will receive benefits on their normal date.


Wilson County jail captain arrested on DUI charge

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A jail captain in Wilson County has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. A spokesperson for the Wilson County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Cheryl Henry was taken into custody Monday evening.


Tennessee man accused of pulling gun on people wearing MAGA hats

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKRN) - A Sumner County, Tennessee man is accused of pulling a gun on two people wearing "Make America Great Again" caps over the weekend at a business in Bowling Green, Kentucky.