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Tennessee man allegedly raped woman while she was in bed with her child

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA testing helped convict a Tennessee man for raping a woman in her apartment more than nine years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release that 44-year-old Carlos Wilson was found guilty Wednesday of rape and aggravat


Tennessee man returns home to find a naked stranger on his couch drinking juice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice. WKRN-TV cites a Nashville police report that says the resident summoned officers Wednesday and told them he called out to the stranger, who responded by screaming and droppi


Jamestown man arrested in stabbing death

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Jamestown man has been arrested in a stabbing death that occurred in Fentress County. TBI Agents began investigating the death of Mark Anthony Jennings, 36, on Sunday shortly after his body was found at a home on Casto Knepp Road in Jamestown.


Man arrested in Fentress County homicide

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Fentress County Sheriff's Department made an arrest in connection to the death of a Jamestown man.


Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Following a sweeping crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing opioids, Tennessee has activated substance abuse resources and statewide call lines to help prevent the suspects' patients from seeking out dangerous street drugs.


Tennessee man with the measles traveled to Mississippi when he was still contagious

JACKSON, Miss. (localmemphis.com) -- The Mississippi State Department of Health is warning people of the risk of exposure to the measles. Health officials say the man who has been identified earlier this week as having the first measles case in Tennessee, traveled to the Magnolia State while he was


Tennessee county votes to become a 'gun sanctuary'

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVC) — Polk County has joined several other local communities in declaring itself a "gun sanctuary." A resolution recently passed by the county board of commissioners that in part says the county will defy efforts by state or federal government to enforce strict gun-control la


Silver Alert issued for Cookeville man

COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for 83-year-old Dr. James L. Smith from Cookeville. Smith was last seen in Overton County. Officials say he has dementia and could be very dehydrtaed.


Tennessee Attorney General declines to weigh in on Bill Lee's voucher bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A top Tennessee lawmaker says Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery's decision to not issue a legal opinion on a contentious voucher-like proposal signals it's likely unconstitutional.


Tennessee senators face votes on 'heartbeat' bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Tennessee lawmakers could be voting next week on a controversial bill banning abortion that the state Senate sponsor thinks will now withstand potential legal challenges.


Teen facing multiple charges after leading police on high speed chase in mom’s minivan

One teenager went to the hospital and another is facing multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in a minivan. Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs office, the incident began at approximately 2 a.m. on April 14 when Officer Robbie Hodge witnessed a Chrysle


Go Fund Me launched for woman killed in 'random shooting' at Tennessee outlet mall

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Go Fund Me has been launched for one of the victims killed in a 'random shooting' at a Tennessee outlet mall on Tuesday. 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham of York, Pennsylvania was one of the two victims killed when a gunman walked up to the Tanger Outlet Mall in Sevierville and open


Search Continues For Missing Cookeville Man

As of last night, 83-year-old Dr. James Smith is still to be missing and the Silver Alert for him is still in place. According to reports, Dr. Smith was last seen in Overton County, TN at his farm; he has dementia and needs assistance walking with a cane. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Helicopte


Knox deputies use Taser to end vehicle, foot pursuit in Gray

A dramatic series of events led to the arrest of Charles Douglas Tuttle, 47, of Gray, on Tuesday. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were standing on the side of the road at Sam Parker and US 25E and, reportedly, observed Tuttle turn onto Sam Parker Road.


Meth, drug paraphernalia found during Wednesday traffic stop

Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a large amount of methamphetamine inside a vehicle parked behind a north Corbin business.



The Barren County Chamber of Commerce is featuring a ribbon cutting this morning. Executive Director Ernie Myers called to tell us about the event.


FGRS hosts ‘Healing Power of Music’

Fairfield Glade Resident Services sponsored a community event on April 11, hosting speaker, singer and performer Gayle Cohen presenting “The Healing Power of Music.”. Throughout her career, Cohen has found potency in the immeasurable healing power of music.


Bulldogs make it six in a row

Updated: April 18, 2019, 4:02 p.m. The DeKalb West Bulldogs got out to a five run lead and held on for dear life, extended their win streak to six games with a 5-4 win over Livingston earlier this week.


North Laurel's defense secures 7-3 win against Wayne County

NORTH LAUREL--An early lead by the North Laurel Jaguars helped to seal a 7-3 win over Wayne County on Thursday night. North Laurel Coach Darren McWhorter said a combination of good at bats and clean defensive plays helped the Jaguars to find the win.


UK receives $87 million grant to help stop opioid crisis in Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has received its biggest grant to date. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar announced that UK received a grant of $87 million. The grant was awarded to help reduce opioid deaths by 40 percent throughout Kentucky.