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Tennessee bill to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat moves forward

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tennessee bill that would ban abortions after the fetal heartbeat is moving forward after passing in committee Wednesday. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Van Huss, says a heartbeat is typically detectable at about six weeks into pregnancy.


Home health nurse struggles to get to patient amid flooding in Rutherford Co.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Drivers struggled to navigate the roads Wednesday when heavy rains caused flooding throughout Rutherford County. A home health nurse even had trouble reaching a patient because of closed high water.


'Cyntoia Brown Bill' headed for more study by Tennessee lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Some Tennessee lawmakers feel they have a bill to protect young girls like the one Cyntoia Brown once was, but any movement through the legislature will have to wait until at least next year.


Swollen waterways wash out bridges, roadways in Rutherford Co.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Swollen rivers and creeks washed out bridges and roadways in Rutherford County Wednesday. Kedron Church Road in Smyrna was blocked with yellow “Sherriff’s Line” tape as the Rocky Fork Creek overflowed its banks and rushed across the roadway.


TN Gov. Bill Lee ‘regrets’ attending frat’s ‘Old South’ events at Auburn University

NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says he “regrets” attending so-called “Old South Parties” while he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order at Auburn University.


Dozens of roads deemed impassable overnight in Rutherford County

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Roads remain closed throughout Middle Tennessee, including many in Rutherford County. The vast majority are country roads in rural areas. The problem with these roads lies in what you don't see.


Roads blocked, closed across Middle Tennessee due to flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - As rain continues to fall across Middle Tennessee, flash flooding is becoming more and more of a concern. Here is a list of roads and waterways local responders say to avoid due to current or possible flooding:


Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers Seize 68 Pounds of Cocaine

NASHVILLE – On Wednesday February 13, Trooper Baron Cooper, assigned to the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) West Bureau Interdiction Plus (IP) Unit, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 in Henderson County, near mile marker 103. Trooper Cooper spoke with the driver, Camilo Gon


Rutherford County Schools Closed Thurs, Feb 21

Rutherford County Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb 21, 2019. James Evans, Communications and Community Relations Coordinator, alerted parents Wednesday evening. “We have received updated information from Rutherford County Emergency Management, and there are several roads that remain impassable.


Tornadoes, Flash Flooding threatens Middle Tennessee this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Coming off a heavy rain event with flash flooding Wednesday, more dangerous weather is expected in Middle Tennessee this weekend. Additional flooding is possible Friday with severe thunderstorms Saturday.


Tennessee 5th most sinful state, according to study

(WJHL) - A new study has determined the Volunteer State is the 5th most sinful state in America. The study conducted by WalletHub compared the states using seven dimensions: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity; and laziness. Those dimensions were measured using 43 met


Viewer photos of heavy rainfall’s effects across the Tennessee Valley

Rain fell across North Alabama and southern Tennessee for another day, flooding waterways and roads across the area. In addition to the 2-3 inches of rain the fell across the area Tuesday, and a chance of rain remains in the forecast each day through Sunday.


Many roadways in middle Tennessee still impassable after flooding yesterday

SMYRNA, Tenn. -- Many roadways throughout middle Tennessee are still impassable on Thursday after flooding on Wednesday. Reporter Sara Small is live on Kedron Church Road in Smyrna, which is closed.


Tennessee officials concerned after 183 deer test positive for ‘zombie’ disease

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A wildlife epidemic has been sweeping across the country this winter, and some officials in Tennessee said this “huge problem” is going to persist for a lengthy amount of time.


Smyrna police seek help finding stolen cargo trailer

SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - Police are seeking information on a stolen cargo taken from a Smyrna apartment complex on Feb. 14. Police said the white enclosed cargo trailer was taken from the Veranda Apartments located near Interstate 24 on Sam Ridley Parkway. The truck used to steal the trailer was a Chevro


VIDEO: Cars submerged in flood waters at Brentwood YMCA... again

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WZTV) — At least two cars were submerged in flood waters Wednesday morning at the Brentwood YMCA. Video showed a large area of the parking lot covered in water as a flash flood warning was in effect.


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Police: three people in custody after AK-47 shot outside bar in West Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV)- Police say someone shot an AK-47 outside a West Nashville business this morning. Authorities say police were patrolling Church Street when they saw a fight outside a hookah bar called 1805 UltraLounge.


54 students on board Wilson County High School bus struck on way back from field trip

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Wilson County School bus was struck while returning from a field trip on Wednesday. The school said 54 students were on board when a truck jack-kniffed the school bus in front of the school.


Counterfeit cash ring hitting stores across Middle Tennessee, say investigators

Surveillance video shows two people walking into the Dollar General on Old Nashville Highway on February 13th then purchasing $1,450 in prepaid Visa cards with counterfeit money.