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Morristown PD seeks person of interest in recent auto burglaries

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in recent auto burglaries. Investigators said they would like to speak with him regarding recent thefts from vehicles and an auto theft from East High earlier this month.


Operation Medicine Bottle set for April 27

The Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition in collaboration with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its semi-annual “Operation Medicine Bottle” event Saturday, April 27.


Bristol, Tennessee Police Department cruiser involved in car crash

BRISTOL, Tenn (WJHL) - - The Bristol, Tennessee Police Department has released that one of its cruisers was involved in a car crash early Friday morning. The crash happened around midnight on the corner of 7th Street and Broad Street in Bristol, Tennessee.


Increased fire danger this evening

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WJHL) - Weather officials are warning of an enhanced fire risk Thursday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service in Morristown says dry conditions combined with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph has led to an increased fire risk across Northeast Te


West Tennessee medical professionals appear in court after opioid investigation

DOWNTOWN JACKSON, Tenn. — “Yesterday the western district of Tennessee participated in the largest coordinated law enforcement take down operation against medical professionals ever,” said Mike Dunavant. Dunavant is the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.


Rogersville motel shooting suspect indicted on attempted murder, robbery charges

ROGERSVILLE — A Greene County man who was on the run for 16 days last year following a shooting in a Rogersville motel parking lot was indicted Monday on charges of attempted murder and robbery.


NC Morristown TN Zone Forecast

Cherokee- Including the cities of Andrews, Marble, Topton, Hiawasse Dam,. .TODAY...Partly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the upper 60s to lower. 80s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. .TONIGHT...A chance of showers and a slight chance of.


Tennessee 15-year-old commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A freshman at Sullivan South High School took his life on Sunday. Trevor Sexton was only 15-years-old. His family said he was struggling with depression, and is now spreading awareness on mental health to prevent this from happening to others.


Oldest Tennessee church still holding services

Sinking Creek Baptist has provided many people a church home for almost 250 years. The oldest church in Tennessee, it is located at 2313 Elizabethton Highway in Johnson City — on the same ground where it began in 1772. It is named for a tributary of the Watauga River, and was originally called Watau


Multi-agency warrant sweep underway in middle Tennessee

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decaturville Elementary School is on a precautionary lockdown while a multi-agency investigation is underway. The school confirmed to FOX 17 News that the school is on a precautionary lockdown while an investigation is taking place at a home near the school.


Homeless man charged in attack on woman at Tennessee State Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old homeless man has been arrested following an attack at the State Capitol Thursday morning that severely injured a female custodial employee.


Forever Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee? Bill likely headed to full floor votes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Despite efforts to kill the bill, a measure to keep Daylight Saving Time is likely to be scheduled for full floor votes in the House and the Senate.


Hawkins County man arrested after found sleeping in stranger's home

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- A Hawkins County man was arrested Tuesday after a caller told police an unknown man was sleeping inside their home which was being renovated. Deputies responded to the home on Stanley Valley Road where they found 31-year-old Michael McPeek inside.


Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids.


Prosecutors: West Tennessee doctor trades pills for sexual favors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WVLT/WREG) -- The largest drug bust in U.S. history took place yesterday and many medical professionals in Tennessee were involved in the case. Some of the more provocative stories came from Memphis, where Dr. Richard Farmer of East Memphis is accused of writing nine prescriptions, s


Tennessee House passes hands-free driving bill

The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving. Currently, hand-held cellphone use is banned in Tennessee school zones.


Huntingdon Co. native killed while visiting Tennessee... new details about the case

Huntingdon County, Pa- Tuesday, 24-year-old Huntingdon County native Olivia Cunningham (maiden name: Olivia Miller) was shot and killed outside an outlet mall in Sevierville, Tennessee.


Lost in the Weeds: Tennessee Just Says No

A bill that would have allowed medical marijuana in certain forms was abandoned last week by Tennessee lawmakers. Tennessee was poised to join the 33 other states where residents can legally use marijuana for medical purposes. The Tennessee Agriculture Medicine Act would have created a legal medical


Inmates plant garden at Jail

SNEEDVILLE — Sheriff Brad Brewer said that several hundred pounds of seed potatoes have been planted in the rich soil of this garden, adjacent to the Sheriff’s Department, which is being attended to by inmates in the Hancock Co. Jail. Sheriff Brewer said the fresh produce is healthy for the inmates


TDOT to begin Newport bypass construction next year

NEWPORT—The often discussed Newport bypass is about to become a reality. A project nearly 20-plus years in the making will begin construction next year, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.