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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Henry, Obion, Weakley Co. Students Awarded Scholarships To UTM

MARTIN, Tenn. – Several Henry County students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement.


Transgender group suing Tennessee to force state to change the gender on their birth certificates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee-born transgender people is suing in federal court to force the state to change the gender listed on their birth certificates. In an interview, attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan said Tennessee is one of only three states that doesn't allow the change. It also w


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

There may be a lot more daylight in Tennessean's future if The Daylight Saving Time bill passes yet another hurdle. The bill (HB 0247) has passed Tennessee's house and is set to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee.


I Heart UTM Week Begins With Events, Food & More

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its fifth-annual ‘I Heart UTM’ week April 22-26 to celebrate Skyhawk pride and community support. Events throughout the week will feature prizes, free food and opportunities to thank alumni and supporters who contributed during Captain’


Tennessee man accused of holding kids hostage for drug money

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of stabbing a woman on Easter and then holding her kids hostage for drug money. News outlets report 25-year-old Ernest Owens is charged with offenses including aggravated kidnapping and child abuse. Memphis police say Owens arrived at a woman's house


2 sisters charged with assaulting family at Tennessee funeral home

sisters were charged with aggravated assault on Monday after police said they showed up to a funeral home and threatened people with a gun, even stabbing the deceased woman’s sister, police said.


Death investigation underway in Weakley County, Tennessee

WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN (KFVS) - A death investigation is underway in Weakley County, Tennessee. According to Greenfield police, they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman found inside her home in the 100 block of Forest Street.


Lottery winner from Tennessee: 'I'm still a redneck'

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - A Tennessee man who won $2 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket says the money will not change him. Timothy Seratt of Dyersburg told WREG-TV, "I might have a lot of money, but I'm still a redneck."


Weakley Co. shot and killed after attempting to break into ex-girlfriend’s home

DRESDEN, Tenn. — After receiving a prowler call in Weakley County last night, sheriff’s deputies ended up investigating a homicide. Investigators say a man died late Tuesday night on Pisgah Road in Dresden after he was trying to break into his ex-girlfriend’s house.


Warmer temps in Tennessee usher in return of brown recluse, majority of bite reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--As Spring ushers in warmer temperatures in Middle Tennessee, it also ushers in the return of many insects, reptiles and species residents haven't seen in a while.


Tennessee mom accused of leaving 11-month-old baby home alone to have breakfast with friend

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A mother has been charged with child neglect after admitting to investigators to leaving her baby at home alone to have breakfast with a friend, WSMV reports.


Husband of Woman Burned to Death Being Held in Tennessee

Police in southern Illinois say the husband of a woman whose burning body was found inside an automobile has been taken into custody. Authorities say Andrew Montez McKissick was taken into custody without incident late Monday and is being held at the Shelby County Jail in Memphis, Tennessee.


Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a three day festival at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee this October. The Exit 111 Festival lineup was announced on Tuesday for October 11, 12, and 13th.


Victim identified, suspect arrested after deadly double shooting in Ripley, Tennessee

Investigators have identified the man killed and an arrest has been made after a double shooting in Ripley, Tennessee. Officers have determined William Black was shot and killed Sunday evening in a home on Church Street.


UC Police Investigate Home Break-Ins

Union City, Tenn.—Union City Police are investigating break-ins and thefts from city residences. On Thursday, a break-in was reported at 615 S. Home St., with entry made by cutting the screen to the carport window. Taken from the bedroom was a Glock model 19, 9 MM pistol, Winchester SXP Defender 12


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.


Bradford boasts best tasting water

The Bradford Water System has been named the winner of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) Region 8 Best Tasting Water Competition. The event took place April 11 at Rogers Hydrant Service. Drinking water samples were judged on quality of taste, clarity and bouquet.


Police, TBI investigate woman’s death in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, Tenn. — Greenfield police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a woman found in her Forest Street home Friday afternoon. According to a news release, Greenfield police responded to the home on the 100 block of Forest Street around 3:45 p.m. Friday and



Hill Road between Old McKenzie Highway and the Highway 218 Bypass will be closed at 7 a.m. Wednesday as well as Monday and April 30 next week for culvert replacements. The road should be open in the late afternoon all three days for traffic, according to the Henry County Highway Department.