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Lawrence County Sheriff's seize 200 grams of marijuana from home with children

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department reports deputies seized 200 grams of marijuana from a home where children were present. Deputies made the discovery while investigating a theft case at a Bluff Drive apartment complex on February 14. Deputies say after knocking on the door t


Lawrence County deputies investigate theft, find drugs

Lawrence County deputies seized drug paraphernalia and over 200 grams of marijuana from a Lawrenceburg home several last week where several children were living. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies were investigating a theft case at a Bluff Drive apartment complex when officers "noticed a st


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


Lightning hits plane, diverts flight to Tennessee

A plane carrying 164 people was forced to land in Tennessee after a lightning strike, Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF reported. The flight was heading from Milwaukee to Atlanta when it landed safely around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Thanks to Anger and Lust, Tennessee is 5th most sinful state in the US

Tennessee is the 5th most sinful state in the Union, according to a study done by WalletHub. Every state is known for its own virtues and vices and the Volunteer State seems to have more than a few.


ADDILYNSTRONG: Send cards to neglected, abused Tennessee baby

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three-month-old Addilyn is showing signs of improvement after being neglected and abused to the "brink of death," CBS affiliate WTVF reported. Now, her family is allowing people to send cards to her. According to WTVF, the family said she has been getting mail, and they


Tennessee Highway Patrol's 'Ghost' to patrol Tri-Cities region

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) - Tennessee Highway Patrol is using a low-profile method to patrol area roads and catch impaired or distracted drivers. THP rolled out what it calls "Ghost". The incognito vehicles allow law enforcement markings to appear almost invisible giving troopers the opportunity to keep


Lawrenceburg police search for missing teen

LAWRENCEBURG - Lawrenceburg Police are trying to find 16-year-old Larry Darnell Wilson. Larry is approximately 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Investigators believe Larry left his home on Maple Avenue early Saturday morning. They think he's still in Lawrence County.


Flash flood threat Wednesday morning in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Heavy thunderstorms could create areas of flooding Wednesday morning across Middle Tennessee. The early commute is going to be a challenge. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.


UPDATE: Escaped inmate captured in Tennessee, waiting extradition to be brought back to Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Warren County Regional Jailer Stephen Harmon says it's just a matter of time before Benjamin Pedigo is back in Kentucky. Pedigo was an inmate in the Warren County Regional Jail who escaped while taking out the trash on the night of February 10.


Suspects arrested after AK-47 fired outside Tennessee bar: police

A suspect in Nashville, Tenn., fired off an AK-47 outside a bar early Wednesday before fleeing the scene, police said. Officers were patrolling the area around 2:15 p.m. when they observed a fight outside a nightclub. Security guards broke up the fight and three people walked away from the scene.


Lawrenceburg breaks ground on memorial center for fallen firefighter

The Lawrenceburg Fire Department has broken ground on its new training center honoring fallen firefighter Jason Dickey. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the opening of the Jason Dickey Memorial Training Center, just days preceding the one-year anniversary of the firefighter’s sacrifice.


Tennessee woman stabs customer in McDonald's drive-thru line, police say

woman wasn't apparently lovin’ it while waiting in a McDonald’s drive-thru line. Asalene Branch, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly attacked another woman in the drive-thru line at a McDonald’s in Memphis on Monday, FOX13 reported.


Nurse practitioners not allowed to prescribe drug used to treat opioid addiction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nurse practitioners across the state are trying to prescribe a drug to treat opioid addiction. However, it’s not allowed in Tennessee. The CEO of Neighborhood Health, Brian Haile, wants that to change so their clinics can serve their clients in rural areas. There are clinic


Some Tennessee SNAP recipients to receive March benefits early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Human Services is advising SNAP recipients that they may receive their March benefits early. Those who normally get their benefits on the first through sixth day of the month will receive benefits on their normal date.


Middle Tennessee police department seeking volunteers to get drunk on their dime

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Middle Tennessee police department is looking for volunteers to get drunk for free. The Coopertown Police Department is seeking six volunteers to drink alcohol of their choosing in an effort to help the department with a day of DUI training.


Bill requiring Tennessee voters to register by political party causes division among Republicans

NASHVILLE -- Legislation requiring Tennessee voters to register by political party moved through a House panel today by voice vote with debate showing divisions among Republican members.


High court won’t consider Tennessee death row inmate’s case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to represent himself at trial. In 2016, WREG’s Stephanie Scurlock reported on the case of Tony Von Carruthers and his accomplice after the family claimed they we


Deputies: Drug deal suspects threw recliner off truck during pursuit

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Two people are facing multiple charges for a Monday night pursuit that deputies said included a recliner pushed off the back of a truck and a car trying to run a deputy off the road.


Tennessee Democratic lawmakers back bill banning shackling pregnant inmates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth. Sen. Raumesh Akbari, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday she has a bill that would not only prohibit the state's inconsistent use of shack