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Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) â€” The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C
Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer
ATHENS, GA (AP) - Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a "Peeping Tom" call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect a
McMinn County Sheriff's Office searching for shooting suspect
MCMINN COUNTY, Tenn. — The McMinn County Sheriff's Office now has warrants out for the arrest of 26-year-old Brandon Wright. According to a Facebook post by Sheriff Joe Guy, Wright is "suspected" of shooting 36-year-old Chris Stokes Saturday night.
Man stunned before being arrested on drug charges
A Madisonville-area man with a long history of arrests in Monroe County was arrested again by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. Narcotics Agent Dalton Rinehart said he and other officers went to the Thompson Road home of Jacady Dwight Terry and found him sitting in the driver’s seat of
EARTHQUAKES SHAKE EAST TENNESSEE SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Tennessee attorney sentenced for stealing over $1M from trust funds of clients including slain trooper's daughter
attorney who was charged with stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients including a slain state trooper's daughter was sentenced Monday to over seven years behind bars.
Traffic stop nets meth, counterfeit bills
A traffic stop near Fairview Elementary School ended April 9 with drug possession charges for a Madisonville man and his passenger. William Charles Roberts Jr., 61, was driving a blue 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme on US Highway 411 South when a Maryville Police officer stopped him and his passenge
Tennessee law targets domestic abuse in new ways
A new law makes it a crime for someone charged with domestic abuse to try to convince a victim not to testify. ►Domestic violence victims have resources in East Tennessee. Click here to learn more.
19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o
19 indicted in West Tennessee drug trafficking sweep
JACKSON, Tenn. — Nineteen people have been indicted in two separate drug trafficking indictments in West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Monday.
Tennessee House Expected to Provide Oversight to State’s Thriving Sports Betting Industry
A bill that would legalize online sports betting, subject to regulations limiting access and directing the expected $50 million in new annual tax revenue to education and mental health initiatives, is headed for a House floor vote on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states like
Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee
A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.
Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!
The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”
Bachelorette party dare leads to arrest in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old woman told police she threw a barstool at a bartender in Nashville, Tennessee Monday morning as part of a dare by her bachelorette party, a police report states.
Elderly woman's body found in Meigs County nearly a week after she was reported missing
An 83-year-old woman's body has been found in Meigs County nearly a week after she was reported missing, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. HCSO officials found Geneva Atkins deceased on Monday night at around 8:15 p.m. near Decatur, Tennessee.
Tennessee town's movie theater censors 'Hellboy' on sign
DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee town's movie theater is going viral after censoring a film's title on its sign. The Roxy Movie Theater in Dickson, Tennessee is making waves on social media after putting up "Heckboy" on their theater sign instead of "Hellboy."
Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.
Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - We’ve learned new details about Tennessee’s first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.
Suspect sought after weekend shooting
Police are searching for a man allegedly involved in a shooting over the weekend. McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy has announced that he is seeking Brandon Wright, 26, of County Road 725.
Tennessee Governor hasn't called meeting to address Klan leader bust
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee's office is declining to answer questions surrounding why the Republican has not called a meeting of the Capitol Commission to address the bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader on display in the Tennessee Statehouse.