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Pikeville man left for dead after hit and run, suspect arrested

BLEDSOE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Pikeville man has been charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident after state troopers say he hit another man with his car and drove off.


Pedestrian killed by truck in Bledsoe Co.

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle early Friday morning in Bledsoe County. Twenty-nine-year-old Brandon Colbaugh was struck by a Nissan Frontier truck, driven by Cody Hayes, 26, of Pikeville.


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


Homeowner shoots man after police chase into Bledsoe County

A man pursued from Dunlap, Tennessee, into Bledsoe County was shot by a homeowner Saturday after he allegedly charged at the man at the end of the chase on Smith Mountain. Tyler Shell, whose age and address weren't given, was driving a vehicle reportedly stolen from inside the Dunlap city limits, ac


Man threatening suicide arrested after standoff with deputies

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said a man threatening suicide was arrested and taken for a mental health evaluation after an incident on Monday evening.



Thursday afternoon, while on patrol along Highway 68, Cumberland County deputies conducted a routine traffic stop on a truck for a window-tint violation. The arrest report states the window tint was so dark, deputies couldn’t see how many people were in the vehicle, let alone whether any of them was

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Elderly woman's body found in Meigs County nearly a week after she was reported missing

An 83-year-old woman's body has been found in Meigs County nearly a week after she was reported missing, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. HCSO officials found Geneva Atkins deceased on Monday night at around 8:15 p.m. near Decatur, Tennessee.



Saturday evening, Cumberland County deputies stopped a vehicle on Wayne Avenue for a light-law violation. They encountered 19-year-old Mackenzie Lyn Gass of Crossville, who identified herself as Ashley Gass. Gass later admitted she’d given a false name because she had an active warrant in Cumberland

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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.


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.


Two quakes in 2 days rattle Dayton

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit Sunday in an area near Dayton, and a second quake hit Monday morning, registering a 2.3. According to the United States Geological Survey website, the Sunday's quake was located 6.21 miles southeast of Dayton about 8:16am; Monday's was in nearly the same spot at 8:23am


TBI investigating death of missing Rhea County man

RHEA COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Dayton, Tennessee man found dead Sunday. According to the TBI, John Thomas Williams had been reported missing in Rhea County on Thursday.



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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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.


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?”


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 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


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


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.