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Thursday’s front-page story on the Henry County Sheriff’s Department receiving two life-saving defibrillators (AEDs) incorrectly said East Wood Clinic nurse Avon Sutton was one of the donors.


Henry Co. Medical Center asks friends, family to limit visits due to flu

PARIS, Tenn. — Henry County Medical Center is encouraging friends and family of patients to limit their visits to the hospital due to an increased number of flu cases. The hospital announced the need Friday for friends and family to limit their visitation of patients due to an increased number of ca


CODE RED: Additional Middle Tennessee counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Light ice accumulation is possible but could create slic


New Parking Area To Provide More Secure Area For Judges, Law Enforcement

Paris, Tenn.—Thanks to a court security grant, a parking area for judges and law enforcement is being constructed on the southwest section of the Henry County Courthouse. Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said the parking area will provide a more secure area for the judges and law enforcement to park.


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.


Police investigate pair of robberies in Paris and Camden

PARIS, Tenn. — Paris police are investigating a robbery reported around 6:30 p.m. on Monday night at the Paris Hibbett Sports store. Police say three people entered the store and took merchandise before fleeing in a car.


Mais Oui! Happy Valentine’s Day At The Eiffel Tower

Paris, Tenn.–The Eiffel Tower is shining red tonight in honor of Valentine’s Day. Paris city officials suggested it will be a perfect spot for photo ops for sweethearts. The 60 foot replica of the Eiffel Tower is a local landmark, located in Eiffel Tower Park (where else?) on Maurice Fields Drive in


Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.


Cold front bringing temp drop, winter mix to Northwest Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A cold front is bringing colder temperatures and rain back to the mid-state. The front is expected to bring a soaking rain to Middle Tennessee Friday afternoon into the evening hours.


Tennessee sheriff must stop jailing some poor offenders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Tennessee sheriff to stop jailing some people simply because they can't afford bail. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Nashville pertains to misdemeanor offenders in Giles County who are arrested for probation violations and given a predete


Occupant Injured, Garage Destroyed In Paris Structure Fire

Paris, Tenn.–A woman was injured in a residential house fire Monday morning on Memorial Drive in Paris. The attached garage was destroyed and the home damaged in the blaze. Paris Firefighters were called to 825 Memorial Drive around 6 a.m. and found the garage heavily involved in fire when they arri


VP Racing Fuels Acquires Tennessee Location

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has announced it acquired a new property and facility in Huntingdon, TN, citing a favorable atmosphere for business growth and development. VP feels it is ideal for their vision of the future.


Cooling caps helping more cancer patients keep their hair

PARIS, Tenn. (WTVF) — Losing hair after chemotherapy was once an inevitability. Now, cooling technology is helping more and more patients keep their hair and their spirits intact.


Tennessee becomes first southern state with hate crime protections for transgender people

Tennessee is the first state in the South to allow judges to apply hate crime enhancements when sentencing cases that target transgender people. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery (R) last week issued an opinion stating that transgender identity would be covered under the state’s hate crime law


Grand jury indicts Shannon Scott in double murder case

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY — A grand jury has found there is enough evidence to send Shannon Scott to trial for the murders of two women in Murray, Kentucky. A Calloway County grand jury of eight women and four men indicted 51-year-old Scott on two counts of murder, a count of cruelty to animals and tamper


Paris swim team claims conference title

Hours of training paid off for the Paris Swim Team when it claimed the Mid-South Swimming Conference championship Feb. 3 at the Henderson Aquatic Center in Tunica, Miss. The league includes recreational swim teams from Tennessee and Mississippi. Paris had nine swimmers post the high point total in t


City Of Paris Honors Paris Quota On Anniversary

Paris, Tenn.–There was a birthday party for the Quota International Club in Paris Wednesday, with Paris City Mayor Carlton Gerrell and Vice Mayor Jackie Jones reading proclamations honoring the international club’s 100th birthday and the Paris club’s 59th anniversary.


Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander calls Trump national emergency 'unnecessary, unwise'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump's decision to announce a national emergency is "unnecessary, unwise and inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution."


Tennessee Sen. Briggs pushing for new law to lock pill bottles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville lawmaker is pushing for a new law to prevent opioid theft and abuse. Drug addiction specialists, medical professionals, and parents who lost a child due to drugs, all part of a statewide coalition called “STOP – Secure Tennessee’s Opioid Prescriptions,” joined Senator


Family Loses Everything In Early Morning Fire

Huntingdon, Tenn.–A family escaped with only the clothes they were wearing, but sadly their pets perished in an early morning fire today in Huntingon. Their home is a total loss.