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Family thinks pot roast in slow cooker started blaze that destroyed Wilson County home

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV — UPDATE: (7:10 a.m.) Two people were able to safely make it out of a massive house fire in Wilson County Friday morning. The blaze broke out in the 9290 block of Hartsville Pike in Lebanon.


Crews battling massive fire at Wilson County home

LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at a home in Wilson County. Flames have destroyed the house in the 9200 block of Hartsville Pike in Lebanon. It is unclear how the fire began.


Police identify skeletal remains with ‘good certainty’

Lebanon police Chief Mike Justice said Friday local and state authorities are nearly positive they know the identity of skeletal remains found Dec. 15 in a wooded area near the Roxie movie theater.


The Journey Church opens second campus

Lebanon’s Journey Church resolved to expand in 2019 and kept that resolution when it opened a second campus in Mt. Juliet. The Mt. Juliet campus, which currently meets at West Wilson Middle School, comes as part of the Journey Church’s vision: “By 2022, we are asking God for 3,000 baptized, self-fee


Sheriff’s Reports for Dec. 20-23

Editor’s Note: The following are suspects booked into the Wilson County Jail during the specified time frame. All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


2 escape Wilson County house fire

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people were able to escape a large house fire in Wilson County. Crews were called to the scene on Hartsville Pike in Lebanon around 4:30 a.m. Friday.


Wilson County schools educate nearly 1,000 English as second language students

There are 913 students who take English as a second language courses in Wilson County Schools. Some students come to the school system and don’t know how to speak English, while others are fluent in English, according to Wilson County Director of Schools Donna Wright.


Grand Jury indicts Andrew Delke on First Degree Murder Charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officer Andrew Delke has been indicted on First Degree Murder Charges in the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick on July 26, 2018. The Grand Jury returned with the charges on Friday and the case will now proceed in the Criminal Court of Davidson County.


Presley, Walker promoted to Wilson Bank & Trust management team

John Presley was promoted to office manager and Kaitlyn Walker to assistant manager at Wilson Bank & Trust’s office on State Route 109 in Lebanon, officials announced recently.


Tuesday night fire damages Lebanon home

Wilson Emergency Management Agency firefighters responded to a home fire Tuesday night at 1485 Vesta Road in Lebanon. Firefighters saw smoke coming from the single-story brick house when they arrived at about 10 p.m. Crews put out a mattress that was on fire, but the exact cause of the fire remained


Police find 150 pounds of pot in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel


Family: Man dies after incident during arrest in Wilson County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A man who was hospitalized after an incident during his arrest by Wilson County officers has died, according to family. The brother of Jacob Ross Nopens said Nopens passed away after the incident with Wilson County Sheriff's Office deputies back on Jan. 9 along Rutledge Lan


Frustrated parents call for Phillips’ resignation

Frustration over a two-phase rezoning plan that would send some elementary school students to four different schools in four years came to a head Tuesday night as several parents demanded the resignation or termination of Director of Schools Dr. Del Phillips.


Woman stabbed to death inside East Nashville home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A woman was found stabbed to death inside a home in East Nashville Thursday night. Police were called to a home on South 10th Street just after 10 p.m.


Pody appointed to leadership of Senate Transportation and Safety Committee

NASHVILLE – State Sen. Mark Pody was appointed first vice chair of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally made the appointment as the General Assembly prepares to close the 2019 organizational session Saturday.


FBI releases new wanted poster for "The Traveling Bandit"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A bank robber known as The Traveling Bandit has a new wanted poster from the FBI. Investigators have linked him to a robbery in Mount Juliet last week, and another bank heist in Johnson City on Jan. 4.


70-year-old Tennessee woman charged with illegally voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in a 70-year-old woman being charged with voter fraud. According to the TBI, the Piney Flats woman is a convicted felon who cast a ballot during the November general election.


Utility customers targeted by new scam, warns Upper Cumberland Electric

CARTHAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is warning its members about an elaborate scam targeting utility customers. The scam starts with a phone call from a stranger who says if you don’t pay your bill immediately, your service will be disconnected. The caller says


Friendship’s Karstens, Van Hooser sweep championships

SMYRNA — Friendship Christian senior Dalton Karstens closed his high school career with the Division II boys’ state bowling championship Friday morning. Eighth-grader Olivia Van Hooser began her prep career with the girls’ title at Smyrna Bowling Center.


Wicked winter storm this weekend in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A dynamic storm approaches Middle Tennessee this weekend with strong wind, heavy rain, ice on roads and even a period of snow. The front associated with this complex storm is know as an "arctic cold front." Once the front comes through, temperatures will fall, creating wint