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Fentress County teacher arrested at school, allegedly for showing up drunk
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - A Fentress County elementary school teacher was arrested last week for allegedly showing up to school intoxicated. Jennifer Choate, 38, faces a charge of public drunkenness.
Tennessee animal shelter busted for abuse
(CNN) -- A Tennessee animal shelter director is in trouble with the law after a concerned citizen complained about a malnourished dog at the facility. Now, that woman is showing pictures of how sick that dog was.
Hit or miss snowfalls on Wednesday for homeowners in Fentress County
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - People across East Tennessee shared pictures and videos as they found snow falling outside their homes on Wednesday. WATE 6 On Your Side visited Fentress County to see how much people were seeing and if it was creating any problems.
Tennessee’s governor is still weighing clemency for Cyntoia Brown
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cyntoia Brown, who’s serving life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16, could still be freed soon. The Tennessee Supreme Court last week ruled Brown would have to serve at least 51 years in prison for the 2004 killing before she’s eligible for release
Tennessee already gave free college tuition. Now it’s turning to students’ flat tires.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee brought thousands of students to college by offering free tuition to community and technical college. But those students were often one unexpected expense away from dropping out.
Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl's throat in front of four other children
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital. Citing a Fayette County Coroner’s Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AREA RECEIVES SEVERAL BOMB THREATS THURSDAY
Authorities confirm that several bomb threats were investigated in the Middle Tennessee area on Thursday. Several such threats were also made across the country. Threats were made in Nashville, Franklin, Gallatin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Lebanan and Hendersonville. Most of the threats were made v
Middle Tennessee teacher uses racial slur as discussion topic with students
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Parents of children at a Middle Tennessee school are voicing concerns after an English teacher displayed a racial slur in class and made it the subject of a classroom discussion.
Tennessee doctor charged with 'massive opioid fraud distribution'
A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety."
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
Tennessee Detective Caught Beating a Handcuffed Black Man Still Collecting Checks on Desk Duty
A white Hamilton County, Tennessee, detective caught on camera punching and kicking a black man in handcuffs is now on desk duty as police launch an investigation into the case.
Kentucky sheriff: Dad hears daughter cry out on baby monitor as throat is cut
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital. Citing a Fayette County Coroner's Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked.
Increased enforcement for drunken driving begins Friday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police are joining together in an effort to remind motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” increased enforcement campaign runs Dec. 14, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019.
Family of murdered Clinton Co. 3-yr-old speaks out
CLINTON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Bulubenchi family is speaking out after losing their three-year-old daughter, Josephine. Emanuel Fluter, Josephine’s uncle, is accused of cutting her throat Saturday.
Girl, 3, dies after authorities say uncle living in family home slit her throat
ALBANY, Kentucky -- A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital. Citing a Fayette County Coroner's Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked.
Overton County woman indicted, charged in 2017 murder
COOKEVILLE - Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for an Overton County woman in connection to a 2017 homicide case. At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Timothy Melton on Decembe
‘The most horrendous crime’: Uncle slits toddler’s throat for no apparent reason after little girl’s family takes him in [Police]
A man who lived with his sister’s family in Albany, Kentucky, is facing murder charges after a toddler girl died on Sunday, days after her throat was slit. The Lexington Herald Reader reports that 33-year-old Emanuel Fluter is accused of slitting the throat of 3-year-old Josephine Bulubenchi, in wha
CROSSVILLE POLICE PURSUE OFFENDER TO MONTEREY
A wanted New York man attempted to outrun Crossville Police and ended up in a lake near Monterey, TN. Monday morning, officers observed a tan colored Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed on East First St. The offender, 49-year-old Edward Sprout, was stopped at the West Ave. Sunoco, but during the
Jellico Community Hospital set for sale to Rennova, which bought Jamestown, Scott County hospitals
Florida-based Rennova Health Inc. is set to buy Jellico Community Hospital, whose board of directors spent the summer looking for ways to keep it from closing. The 54-bed acute-care hospital in Campbell County, which opened in 1974, has operated as a nonprofit facility owned by Community Hospital Co
Fluter charged in stabbing death of three-year-old girl in Clinton County
A three-year-old girl has died following a stabbing attack that occurred in Clinton County. According to information released by the Fayette County Coroner's. Office, Josephine Bulubenchi, 3, died at Kentucky Children's Hospital.