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Guns N’ Roses & Def Leppard to Headline First Exit 111 Festival

A new festival, Exit 111, was announced to take place this October in Manchester, Tennessee, the same spot as Bonnaroo. Scheduled for October 11 -13, the three-day outdoor festival will feature Guns N’ Roses as the headliner along with Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynard.


Grand jury indicts 14 in East Tennessee heroin and fentanyl distribution case

A federal grand jury in Greeneville indicted 14 people on charges of distributing heroin and fentanyl in East Tennessee following an investigation involving 18 law enforcement agencies.


Manchester City Schools are heart healthy

Manchester City Schools is a heart healthy school system. Currently, 139 employees are certified in the American Heart Heartsaver CPR/AED course. Joyce Crites, RN at Westwood Middle School, Jennifer Banks, RN at Westwood Elementary, and Callie Millawy, RN at College Street Elementary are keeping stu


Bond Hearing for Manchester, TN Murder Case

MANCHESTER, TN: This upcoming Friday (April 26, 2019), James Richard McCoy, Jr., will be in a Coffee County Courtroom for a bond hearing. McCoy's attorney Doug Aaron will be asking for a bond to be set. He has been housed with no bond at the Coffee County Jail since his arrest for 1st Degree Murder,


Tennessee woman arrested for alleged rape of child, posting videos

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Memphis Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for rape of a child after she reportedly raped a 4-year-old boy. Police have arrested Marion for rape of a child and especially aggravated exploitation of a minor. Police say she admitted to being in the videos.


Dunlap, Tennessee, police seek 'violent' child sex offender on active warrant

Police in Dunlap, Tennessee, are seeking a man for failing to report for his scheduled registration as a sex offender after the agency charged him a year ago with indecent exposure, according to a statement posted on the Dunlap Police Department's Facebook page.


Most States Are Reducing Prison Populations — Tennessee's Is Growing

More than half of the states in the country reduced their prison populations in 2018. Tennessee went the other way. A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice documenting prison populations at the state and federal levels shows that Tennessee is one of 19 states that increased its prison popula


Coffee County’s Morgan signs with CU women

Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Manchester native Abby Morgan to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


Taylor Swift drops surprise butterfly mural in Tennessee with clues to new music

Taylor Swift’s mysterious countdown clock is still ticking to midnight tonight, but the Reputation singer has revealed new clues to her upcoming music release through a surprise butterfly mural that showed up in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon.


BREAKING: Tennessee Senate passes school voucher bill 20-13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Thursday morning there was extensive discussion ahead of a vote on the ESA bill in Nashville on the Senate floor. The final vote on the Senate floor was 20-13.


Police say Tennessee man beat baby to death after learning he wasn't the dad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man beat an infant to death after discovering that he wasn't the child's father, police said. Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, Memphis police said.


Tennessee bill that toughens female genital mutilation protections heads to governor’s desk

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — A Tennessee bill that strengthens the state's protections against female genital mutilation, also known as FGM, is headed to the governor’s desk for signing.


East Tennessee quarry fined for river pollution

Environmental regulators are fining an East Tennessee quarry for polluting the water. Vulcan Construction Materials have been fined $30,000 for pollution. The company is located along the North Fork Holston River along the western edge of Sullivan County.


Tenn. father, teenage son charged in attempted murder case

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WVLT/WTVF) -- A Tennessee man and his son were charged in connection to an attempted murder that occurred on April 20. According to CBS affiliate WTVF, a shooting occurred on Saturday in Rutherford County and left a man hospitalized.


Tennessee man sentenced to prison for possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Ernest Eugene Leffew, 47, a former resident of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to serve a total of 49 months in federal prison for possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst


Tullahoma, Tennessee, police chief pleads no contest to evidence tampering, resigns

A Tullahoma, Tennessee, police chief who pleaded no contest to an evidence tampering charge has resigned. News outlets report Paul Blackwell resigned Monday as Tullahoma police chief after entering the plea in Coffee County Circuit Court. Under the plea, Blackwell doesn't admit guilt, but doesn't di


Feds intend to sue Tennessee lawmaker over pain clinics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal prosecutors said this week they intend to file a lawsuit against a Tennessee state senator and other co-owners of a now-shuttered pain clinic company.


Tullahoma Schools First in State With Custom Food Truck

TULLAHOMA, TN — A mother of nine cried while realizing a school nutrition program food truck would visit her neighborhood regularly. “She was so happy,” recalls Tullahoma Schools Nutrition Director Angela Cardwell. “We’d just taken a huge burden off her shoulders. She didn’t know how she’d make ends


If you were at these East Tennessee gas stations, you may have been exposed to measles

CLINTON, Tennessee — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has identified two locations, one in Clinton and one in Chattanooga, where people may have been exposed to measles after the department confirmed one case had been identified in East Tennessee.


Man charged after police say he shot his son-in-law in the face with a shotgun

A Decherd, Tennessee, man is behind bars on a charge of attempted murder after police say he shot his son-in-law in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun. Roger Dale Burgess, 60, now faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted f