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Lewisburg called 'dynamic' by foundation

Dynamic might not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking about Lewisburg, but a study released this week says otherwise. The Walton Family Foundation released its study of the nation's 531 micropolitan areas on Wednesday, ranking Lewisburg as the 14th most.


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


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


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.


Second woman charged with murder and arson in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG, Tenn.(WKRN) - Lewisburg police have charged two women with killing 74-year-old Malcolm Garrett by setting him on fire. Kristina Young, 33, of Lewisburg is facing criminal homicide, arson and robbery charges in the February 7th crime.


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.


Tennessee lawmaker wants to observe daylight saving time year-round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill to observe daylight saving time year-round in the Volunteer State. House Bill 247 is being filed by Rep. Rick Tillis (R – Lewisburg) and if passed, would make daylight saving time the standard time of the entire state.


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.


2 charged with trafficking after 2-county chase

ARDMORE — Two people are in Limestone County Jail facing drug trafficking charges following a high-speed chase and two collisions Monday night in Ardmore, according to the Limestone Sheriff’s Office.


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


Teen charged with killing man in Lewisburg house fire

LEWISBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Lewisburg police, the Lewisburg Fire Department, and the TBI have arrested 18-year-old Alyssa Hutt in the death of 74-year-old Malcolm Garrett. Garrett was found dead inside his burned home in Lewisburg late Wednesday night after a house fire was reported before midnigh


March SNAP benefits to be issued early in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC/AP) - The Tennessee Department of Human Services says those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will receive their March benefits early.


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.


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.


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


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.


FIRST ALERT: School delays & closings

(WAFF) - Schools are announcing delays for Wednesday due to inclement weather.


When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.


Tennessee, Nashville Officials Say All Is Well For Amazon to Open Operations Center With Up to $102 Million in Incentives

Tennessee and Nashville officials say they do not expect Amazon’s brush-off of New York to affect the retail behemoth’s decision to open an operations center in Music City.


Fayetteville Fire Chief on leave for possibly invading his crew’s privacy

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. - Fayetteville Fire Chief Coby Moon is serving a three-day suspension for possibly invading his crew's privacy. Moon is said to have installed four cameras inside of the fire department earlier this year. His crew knew their actions were being recorded, but not their voices.