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19 indicted in West Tennessee drug trafficking sweep

JACKSON, Tenn. — Nineteen people have been indicted in two separate drug trafficking indictments in West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Monday.


As lawn care weather approaches, is your gear ready?

JACKSON, Tenn. — The fair and dry weather we’ve been having has made it the perfect time to get some lawn care in, but are your tools ready to use?. Check with your local lawn care repair shop to see if your tools, such as lawnmowers, weed trimmers or leaf blowers are ready to go.


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C


Mugshots : Madison County : 04/18/19 – 04/22/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 04/18/19 and 7 a.m. on 04/22/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o


US attorney, Mid-South law enforcement discuss drug trafficking investigation

JACKSON, TN (WMC) - U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant has called a news conference Monday to discuss the results of an investigation into an illegal drug trafficking operation. Dunavant is being joined by the FBI, ATF, 24th Judicial Drug Task Force, Dyersburg Police Department, McNairy County Sheriff’s Of


Education advocates hold vigil to oppose school vouchers

JACKSON, Tenn. — Local residents held a vigil Monday to oppose school vouchers. The event was organized by the Jackson-Madison County Education Association. Early last week, school board members met with Gov. Bill Lee to discuss any kind of solution in regards to the House Bill 939 school voucher bi


Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee

A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.


Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!

The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”



Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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CODE RED: Potential thunderstorms in Middle Tennessee Thursday evening

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--FOX 17 News has issued a CODE RED to alert residents and visitors to Nashville for the NFL Draft due to potential thunderstorms and rain on Thursday. FOX 17 News Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says currently, there is no severe weather anticipated. However, lightning will be the p


Thousands of acres in Kentucky and Tennessee will be protected as wildlife habitat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at conserving land and water, is acquiring 100,000 acres of forest split between southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.


Little girl makes lifesaving 911 call

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — A 4-year-old Humboldt girl’s quick thinking helps save a man’s life. “I sent Nari next door to tell the maintenance man to come over and spray my porch because the wasps were so bad, and she rung the door bell and rung the door bell. He never came,” said Gloria Fair, Anarie Shutes’


Tennessee town's movie theater censors 'Hellboy' on sign

DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee town's movie theater is going viral after censoring a film's title on its sign. The Roxy Movie Theater in Dickson, Tennessee is making waves on social media after putting up "Heckboy" on their theater sign instead of "Hellboy."


Multiple new lawsuits related to Waffle House shooting filed in Tennessee, Illinois

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - One year after four people were killed by an active shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, victims and their families have levied a number of new lawsuits against the suspected gunman Travis Reinking, his father, and the place where it all happened.


Tennessee Governor hasn't called meeting to address Klan leader bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee's office is declining to answer questions surrounding why the Republican has not called a meeting of the Capitol Commission to address the bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader on display in the Tennessee Statehouse.


Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Order and Assessment Addressing Jackson, Tennessee Facility

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued an April 8 Order and Assessment (“Order”) to Sunrise Oil, LLC, (“Sunrise”) for alleged violations of certain underground storage tank regulations. See Case No. UST 19-0022.


Henry Harrison, founder of Rockabilly Hall of Fame, dies at 82

JACKSON, Tenn. — Henry Harrison, the founder of the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame in downtown Jackson, has died. He died Monday at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with fune


Armed Robbery suspect in Lanett arrested in Tennessee

Lanett Police say a suspect in an armed robbery has been arrested in Tennessee. Authorities say back on April 15th, officers from the Lanett Police Department were called to the Marathon gas station in Lanett in reference to an armed robbery.


Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.