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Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C


19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o


Neighbors looking for answers after flooding takes over road and yards in Cocke County

PARROTTSVILLE, Tenn. — The severe weather that rolled into East Tennessee left behind flooded roads and storm damage in Cocke County. In the Clear Creek subdivision in Parrottsville, every time it rains hard the creek overflows onto the road and into yards. Neighbors say the flooding hasn't always b


Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee

A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.


State: Construction on Newport bypass to begin

Tennessee state officials announced Thursday more money will be in the budget this fiscal year for a bypass around Newport and construction would soon begin from the West Highway 25/70 corridor to near Saint Tide Hollow Road.


Woman faces multiple charges after bragging about hiding identity, drugs from police

A Mosheim woman has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, criminal impersonation and other offenses after she and an accomplice allegedly were caught stealing at the Morristown Office Max, according to authorities.



Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!

The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”


Flash flooding hits Pigeon Forge, Smokies, Newport

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Flash flooding is closing roads Friday afternoon in Pigeon Forge and the police department said anyone parked near the Little Pigeon River should move their vehicles.


Tennessee attorney sentenced for stealing over $1M from trust funds of clients including slain trooper's daughter

attorney who was charged with stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients including a slain state trooper's daughter was sentenced Monday to over seven years behind bars.


Thousands of acres in Kentucky and Tennessee will be protected as wildlife habitat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at conserving land and water, is acquiring 100,000 acres of forest split between southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.


Tennessee town's movie theater censors 'Hellboy' on sign

DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee town's movie theater is going viral after censoring a film's title on its sign. The Roxy Movie Theater in Dickson, Tennessee is making waves on social media after putting up "Heckboy" on their theater sign instead of "Hellboy."


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.


Tennessee law targets domestic abuse in new ways

A new law makes it a crime for someone charged with domestic abuse to try to convince a victim not to testify. ►Domestic violence victims have resources in East Tennessee. Click here to learn more.


Bachelorette party dare leads to arrest in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old woman told police she threw a barstool at a bartender in Nashville, Tennessee Monday morning as part of a dare by her bachelorette party, a police report states.


Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.


Tennessee Governor hasn't called meeting to address Klan leader bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee's office is declining to answer questions surrounding why the Republican has not called a meeting of the Capitol Commission to address the bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader on display in the Tennessee Statehouse.


Bear and cub reported in South Morristown

It’s that time of year as spring arrives and black bears - and their cubs - are on the move in search of food. Most of the time, the bears are simply passing harmlessly through, but occassionaly authorities must react and remove the animal, like the black bear that made its way into the Denso plant


Sheriff: Meth problem bigger than opiate use

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Coffey said he appreciated last week’s opportunity to listen to and interact with Congressman Phil Roe and Tim Burchett during an info session on opiates. He noted, however, that Jefferson County’s major drug problem is with an old enemy, one that is cheaper and more pr


Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - We’ve learned new details about Tennessee’s first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.