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2.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee Friday afternoon. The USGS recorded the quake at 1:14 p.m. It's located along Blackoak Ridge and East Fork Valley near McKinney Ridge and just a few miles west of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


TBI seeking true identity of Middle Tennessee man found deceased in old well

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined in efforts to identify a man whose remains were found in a well last year. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office and TBI say the man's remains were found in May 2018 in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road home. The TBI says he was living under


Hicks selected as 82nd Strawberry Festival honoree

When Paul Simon was writing the song “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover”, he probably was not talking about this year’s West Tennessee Strawberry Festival honoree, Gus Hicks, even though it is fitting to ‘hop on the bus Gus’. Hicks was the bus driver for festival events for years and years.


Tennessee mom unable to explain 2-year-old son's death, indicted for first-degree murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old son. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a news release that Davida Wooden was indicted Thursday and is being held in jail.


Latino workers sue ICE over Tennessee raid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.


TN Commissioner of Education Schwinn visits East Elementary

Humboldt City Schools had a surprise guest last Wednesday, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Schwinn to the position in January. The school was notified late Tuesday afternoon that Commissioner Schwinn would be coming to East Elementar


Carrie Underwood Puts Tennessee Mansion up for Sale Where It’s Believed She Had Her Scary Fall

Time to move on! Last year Carrie Underwood had quite the scary fall in her mansion, resulting in 40 stitches — yes, 40 — but now the singer is selling the home it is believed she suffered that brutal spill at.


Police: Murder plot foiled hours before planned attack

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say they were able to foil a murder-for-hire plot hours before the killing was to take place. A statement from the West Tennessee Drug Task Force says agents received information Feb. 6 that 43-year-old Stephen Taylor of Murfreesboro had hired 22-year-old G


CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms. Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.


Tennessee governor regrets wearing Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo

Washington (CNN)The governor of Tennessee said he regrets participating in "Old South" fraternity parties when he attended Auburn University and wearing a Confederate army uniform found in a 1980 yearbook photo.


Man accused of soliciting video of Tennessee teen being raped pleads not guilty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


Lavorn Jones celebrates 100 years

It was a cold winter’s day back in 1919 when a little girl was born in Arkansas. Last week that little girl turned 100 years old. Lavorn Jones celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. A bouquet of red roses was sitting on the coffee table in her living room. She had received sev


Bartlett teen, missing for more than two months, is found

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett teen who was missing for more than two months was found on Friday. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Johniah Frazier was spotted by a citizen, who recognized the girl and called authorities. They said Frazier is speaking with deputies.


Farmer passes at 93 years

Editor’s note: Calvin Farmer passed away last week at the age of 93. His obituary is on page 5. He was truly a pioneer for Humboldt and Gibson County. Below is an article from February of 2011 I had the honor of writing about a wonderful man who did so much good in his life.


Report: Over 300 people missing in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. According to a new report from Vivint, Alaska sees a large share of those. The state allegedly has the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,


UPDATE: Accused getaway driver in deadly shooting in custody

JACKSON, Tenn. — One of two suspects wanted in connection with a recent deadly shooting has been captured. Teriney McIntosh, 21, of Jackson is accused of driving a homicide suspect from the scene of a shooting Feb. 18 in east Jackson that left 40-year-old Ronnie Hines dead.


1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w


The Latest: R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local):. Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records.


Heavy rains in north Alabama cause flooding on Tennessee River

FLORENCE, Ala. (AL.com) Heavy rains have resulted in massive flows at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River near Florence. The dam is releasing some 2 million gallons per second using all available generating units and 43 spillway gates, TVA said. Heavy rainfall has resu



Starting July 1, Tennessee will give residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new federally mandated Real-ID-compliant cards. Effective October 1, 2020, Real-ID cards will be required to fly on airplanes, enter military bases or gain access to federal buildings.

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