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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.


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


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."


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.


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.


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.


Former Grundy County deputy indicted for excessive force, lying to FBI

A grand jury has indicted a former Grundy County deputy for using excessive force against a person he was arresting. Gregory Higgins is charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of making false statements to the FBI.


2.1 earthquake hits East Tennessee

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — No damage was reported after a 2.1 earthquake was registered in East Tennessee, according to reports. The quake was reported Tuesday morning about seven miles northwest of Lenoir City.


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


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.


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


School voucher bill passes in Tennessee House in 50-48 vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) -- One of Governor Bill Lee's most controversial platforms, school vouchers, has passed the Tennessee House after a delayed vote. WTVF in Nashville reported the vote was originally deadlock at 49 for and 49 against. Rep. Jason Zachary eventually changed his vote for a 50-48 a


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,


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


Lineup announced for Exit 111 festival in Manchester

MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) - The lineup for the three-day Exit 111 Festival on the grounds of Bonnaroo has been announced and pre-sale tickets are on sale now. The event is bringing rock and classic rock acts of all kinds to Great Stage Park in Manchester on the weekend of October 11-13. Headliners of th


Charlotte Pike Walmart evacuated due to natural gas leak

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Walmart on Charlotte Pike in West Nashville is being evacuated at this time due to a natural gas leak. According to investigators, the store was evacuated. Nashville Fire Department was on the scene and assessed at least ten patients complaining of a headache. The ten patients wer


Tennessee officials contact 600 who may have been exposed to measles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After confirming a case of measles in Tennessee, health officials say they are working to contact more than 600 people who may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease.


Judge sentences Tiffanie Chapman to eight years in death of her child

According to Bruce MacLeod, assistant district attorney general, on April 17, 2019, Tiffanie Chapman appeared before Judge Gary McKenzie, in White County Criminal Court, and entered a plea to vehicular homicide by intoxication, receiving an eight-year sentence to serve at the Tennessee Department of


Deputy on leave for homophobic comment over teen's suicide

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy has been put on administrative leave for posting a homophobic comment on a Facebook post about a gay teen who killed himself. Al.com reports Madison County Deputy Jeff Graves wrote the comment Sunday on a WZDX-TV Facebook post about the death of 15-year-old


Jordi first-degree murder case is continued with motion to suppress

Public defenders have filed a motion to suppress evidence in the first-degree murder case of Joshua Nathaniel Jordi who was charged in the March 2018 death of his father. According to Bruce MacLeod, assistant district attorney general, the motion will be answered with a response from the D.A.’s offi