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Dunlap, Tennessee, police seek 'violent' child sex offender on active warrant

Police in Dunlap, Tennessee, are seeking a man for failing to report for his scheduled registration as a sex offender after the agency charged him a year ago with indecent exposure, according to a statement posted on the Dunlap Police Department's Facebook page.


Father and son charged in Rutherford County attempted murder case

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A father and son are facing charges after a man was shot early Saturday morning off Mona Road, according to investigators. Christian Curtis, 19, was accused of shooting a 26-year-old Lebanon man and is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit es


Tennessee woman arrested for alleged rape of child, posting videos

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Memphis Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for rape of a child after she reportedly raped a 4-year-old boy. Police have arrested Marion for rape of a child and especially aggravated exploitation of a minor. Police say she admitted to being in the videos.


Police: Nashville man admits causing crash so he can go to court

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man admitted to Metro police he caused a traffic crash because he wanted a reason to go to court, according to an arrest affidavit. Joel Amaya is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Rutherford County Growing at 23 Residents Daily

Rutherford County continues to grow at a record pace. Deputy to the County Mayor Steve Sandlin stated... Sandlin then highlighted the growth in neighboring counties... If the numbers for Rutherford County remain at 23 new residents per day, then in one year we will see an increase of 8,395 residents


Police say Tennessee man beat baby to death after learning he wasn't the dad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man beat an infant to death after discovering that he wasn't the child's father, police said. Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, Memphis police said.


Smyrna Fire Dept. investigating suspicious fire at Gregory Mill Park

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) - Smyrna Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire at Gregory Mills Park on Thursday morning. According to officials, an observation deck at the park was destroyed in a fire.


Teens Arrested in Rutherford County for Alleged Nashville Carjacking

Nashville Police detectives have charged 17-year-old Antwan Palmer Jr. and 19-year-old Talisia Muse earlier this month with an armed carjacking outside a South Nashville apartment complex. The teens were arrested in Rutherford County.


Tennessee Senate passes Gov. Bill Lee's voucher bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Senate approved Gov. Bill Lee's education savings account bill Thursday with a 20 to 13 vote. The proposal is known as a voucher-style program allowing families to take public dollars to pay for private school tuition and other expenses.


Tennessee bill toughening female genital mutilation protections goes to governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Tennessee bill protecting against female genital mutilation is going to Governor Bill Lee's desk for signing. HB1346/SB1166 extends the statute of limitations for prosecutions and civil actions when it comes to FGM.


What's The NFL Draft Really Worth To Nashville?

Ever since Nashville landed the NFL Draft a year ago, the hype has promised a huge economic impact for the city, along with massive media exposure. Yet capturing the costs and the inconvenience is much more difficult.


Taylor Swift drops surprise butterfly mural in Tennessee with clues to new music

Taylor Swift’s mysterious countdown clock is still ticking to midnight tonight, but the Reputation singer has revealed new clues to her upcoming music release through a surprise butterfly mural that showed up in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon.


Most States Are Reducing Prison Populations — Tennessee's Is Growing

More than half of the states in the country reduced their prison populations in 2018. Tennessee went the other way. A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice documenting prison populations at the state and federal levels shows that Tennessee is one of 19 states that increased its prison popula


Middle Tennessee woman accused of faking cancer defrauded victims of over $9,500

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Middle Tennessee woman accused of faking cancer has been charged with felony theft by fraud, defrauding four people of $9,538.35 according to a grand jury indictment.


Artist touches up Nashville mural rumored to be linked to Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crowds gathered Thursday morning as the artist behind the latest mural in the Gulch arrived to make some last-minute touch ups. The mural, which is of large butterfly wings, is rumored to be linked to a mystery announcement at midnight by superstar Taylor Swift.


Local man killed on Highway 70 in Bellevue

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A 69-year-old man has died as the result of a deadly crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of Highway 70 and Newsom Station Road in Bellevue.


Independence High School in Williamson County dismissing early

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - A water main break at Independence High School is prompting class to be dismissed early. The school will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. According to Williamson County Schools, the water main break is affecting water pressure at the building.


Victim of hit and run said she was left to die on the side of the road

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — Left for dead, that's how a Nashville woman has described what happened to her on Easter Sunday. Kirsten Beverly was running some afternoon errands in Bellevue until the unthinkable happened, she says car slammed right into her car and drove off.


45 guns, 131 cars stolen in three week period in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--16 guns were stolen from vehicles in Nashville over a seven day period along with 39 vehicle thefts. Metro Nashville Police report the thefts took place from Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20th. Police say the vehicles were easy targets because keys were left inside or ma


East Tennessee quarry fined for river pollution

Environmental regulators are fining an East Tennessee quarry for polluting the water. Vulcan Construction Materials have been fined $30,000 for pollution. The company is located along the North Fork Holston River along the western edge of Sullivan County.