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UT Martin students create food bank; University adopts it as ‘Captain’s Pantry

MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin is helping their hungry students stay fed, even outside of their cafeteria. “It actually is one of those issues that people don’t think is an issue, but really is,” Assistant Director of Housing Ryan Martin said.


PARIS TN: Flu prompts HCMC to ask friends, family to limit visits

Henry County Medical Centeris asking friends and family to limit their visitation of patients due to the increased number of cases of flu in the community and within the hospital.


Missing Greenfield Woman Found In Wrecked Car In Martin

Martin, Tenn.–A missing Greenfield woman was located this morning after she had wrecked her car in a ditch in Martin. The woman, Nancy C. Maclin, age 80, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the hospital with what appear to be non life-threatening injuries.


Coyotes attack pets in West Tennessee

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — There are reports of coyote attacks on animals in West Tennessee. “Anything that’s wooded, that’s out away from people and traffic, that’s where they hang out. They’ll hang out right along the property line of your property,” said Lexington Animal Control officer Brandon Mc


Lawmaker hopes to help fund border wall using fees on Tennessee money transfers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tennessee state representative is proposing a plan to use added fees on money transfers to fund a wall along the United States of America's southern border.


Mother/Daughter Bound Over to Grand Jury

An October fire at the home of Lt. James Stone of the Greenfield Fire Department underscored the statewide message to Close the Door to mitigate damage to homes and provide for family safety. A subsequent burglary by neighbors a few weeks later has now shut the door on the possibility the family wil


Graves Co. Sheriff passes away

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16. 54-year-old Redmon, of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, passed away at his home around 12:30 a.m.


I Am Local 6: American Legion Riders honoring veterans

MARTIN, TN — They say a soldier will die twice — first on the field of battle and again when he’s forgotten. American Legion Riders Post 55 are making sure that second death never happens.


Hickman worker accused of giving meth to inmates

HICKMAN -- The former Hickman city worker accused of giving methamphetamine to inmates he was supervising appeared in court Thursday, where a judge set a pretrial conference. Joseph Benjamin Lattus III, 47, faces one count each of first-degree official misconduct, first-degree promoting contraband,


Lawmaker aims to strengthen Tennessee’s ‘Stand Your Ground Law’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s “Stand Your Ground Law” is meant to protect the homeowner and a new bill in Nashville could make those protections even stronger. Introduced by Rep. Bruce Griffey of Paris this week, House Bill 409 would protect a homeowner from civil action if they are forced or threa


Funeral arrangements made for UTM rodeo student-athlete Parker “Wyatt” Cole

OWENTOWN, KY — Funeral arrangements have been made for a University of Tennessee at Martin student athlete who died over the weekend. 20-year-old Parker “Wyatt” Cole of Owentown, Kentucky died in a car crash in Martin, Tennessee on Sunday, February 10.


Trump loses coal fight to Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to close 2 coal plants in a lopsided decision that thwarted President Trump's pressure to support coal. Why it matters: The TVA votes underscore the tough economics facing coal-fired power, which is steadily losing market share to gas and renewab


Drug arrest in Hickman, KY

HICKMAN, KY (KFVS) - The Fulton County, Kentucky Sheriff's Office made an arrest after drugs were found at an apartment complex. After a traffic stop on Friday, Feb. 15 on Moscow Ave. deputies found drugs inside the vehicle.


Graves County Sheriff dies of natural causes

GRAVES COUNTY, KY – Graves County Coroner Brad Jones he has confirmed that Graves Sheriff Dewayne Redmon died Friday night at home from natural causes. He has been Sheriff since 2011. He was Chief Deputy before that.


Mayfield, KY man charges with DUI after crash

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded of a single-vehicle crash on KY 464 near Hillmount Drive on Saturday, Feb. 16. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, at around 5:20 a.m. Brandon Arellano, 20, of Mayfield, Ky. was traveling on KY464 with two passenger whe


Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.


Tennessee angler leads Bassmaster Elite on Lake Lanier

With each day that passes, Tennessee angler David Mullins sounds more and more confident about his current situation. He’s learning Lake Lanier’s spotted bass, and it shows in the standings.


Body found near Buck Wade Loop positively identified as Trent Williams

A body found in a field near Buck Wade Loop in Trenton on Friday has been positively identified as Trent Williams. Trenton Lt. Jimmy Wilson confirmed the identification Saturday after speaking to the medical examiner in Memphis. Wilson said the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson Poli



Dresden firefighters recently extinguished an early morning blaze that ignited inside a rural residence just south of Dresden. An early morning fire at a rural Weakley County home caused thousands of dollars in damages, but fortunately, the occupants escaped with their lives.


Flooding causes problems for Obion Co. town

RIVES, Tenn. — Flooding from the Obion River not only turned fields into lakes, but also a town. “Tuesday morning, the water started coming over the banks of the river, the Obion River, and Hoosier Creek, and it all started flowing this way,” Rives Vice Mayor Craig McCord said.