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Dead body found in burning car in Gallatin
A dead body was found inside a burning car early Saturday morning according to a press release from the Gallatin Police Department. First responders were called to a vehicle fire at the Sumner County Board of Education parking lot at 123 Kraft St. in Gallatin at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. After t
Affidavit: Softball program director confesses to having sexual relations with teen on team
A former Knox County Schools employee and current director of a high school softball program in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was arrested for statutory rape, according to police.
Body discovered in burning vehicle in Sumner County Board of Education parking lot
An unidentified body was found early this morning in a burning vehicle in the Sumner County Board of Education parking lot. According to a news release from the Gallatin Police Department, officers were assisting the fire department at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 15 with the vehicle fire at 123 Kraft St.
Second suspect arrested in drug case that spurred I-24 manhunt
The ongoing search for a Cross Plains man who escaped a Thursday manhunt alongside Interstate 24 in Montgomery County has led to the arrest of a second suspect, the Robertson County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Gallatin car dealership under investigation after I-Team report
The Tennessee Attorney General's Office has launched an investigation into a Gallatin car dealership after a News4 I-Team investigation. The Attorney General's Office delivered a letter to Miracle Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Gallatin requesting information surrounding a flyer it sent to potential cus
Hunter's 51-point buck may be biggest ever bagged in U.S.
An Illinois man may have set a record by bagging a 51-point buck. CBS Chicago reports if Keith Szableswki's trophy is confirmed, it would be the largest buck bagged ever in the nation.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AREA RECEIVES SEVERAL BOMB THREATS THURSDAY
Authorities confirm that several bomb threats were investigated in the Middle Tennessee area on Thursday. Several such threats were also made across the country. Threats were made in Nashville, Franklin, Gallatin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Lebanan and Hendersonville. Most of the threats were made v
Mom, kids homeless after Sumner County house fire
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A mom and kids are homeless after an overnight fire in Sumner County. According to Smokey Barn News, the blaze broke out along Mockingbird Hill Road in White House just before midnight.
Parents push back against Sumner Co. rezoning proposal
GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) - Would you want your child to be forced to go to four different schools in four years? That prospect brought out dozens of parents in Sumner County where a re-zoning proposal to battle overcrowding has them looking for alternatives.
High school coach charged with rape of Hendersonville teen
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A traveling softball coach has been charged with the statutory rape of a Hendersonville teen. Hendersonville police said investigators received a report Tuesday that a female had been sexually assaulted by 45-year-old Kenneth Smith.
10 places to see Christmas lights in Sumner County
Driving around neighborhoods to spot dazzling Christmas lights is a tradition for some. Skip the wandering and head straight for these neighborhoods to see yards and houses decked out for the holidays.
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
Sumner County home destroyed in early morning blaze
COTTON TOWN, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Sumner County home was destroyed in a blaze early Monday morning. The homeowner awoke to his home along Hood Road in Cotton Town on fire. Thankfully, the homeowner was able to make it out okay.
200 jobs coming to Portland as Advanced Plating moves from Nashville
After a fire destroyed much of its Nashville site, Advanced Plating, Inc. is moving to Portland to create 200 jobs and invest $4 million in Sumner County. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced the news Tuesday, and Advanced Plating is already working to clean and p
Car dealership criticized for dashing peoples' hopes of winning $2,500
Bill Flannery could have used the cash. He opened his mail to see a flyer from Miracle Chrysler in Gallatin, that was accompanied with a ticket that read 777 jackpot with gold coins piled up.
Tennessee’s governor is still weighing clemency for Cyntoia Brown
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cyntoia Brown, who’s serving life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16, could still be freed soon. The Tennessee Supreme Court last week ruled Brown would have to serve at least 51 years in prison for the 2004 killing before she’s eligible for release
Tennessee doctor charged with 'massive opioid fraud distribution'
A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety."
Station Camp High School students won't be affected by rezoning, if they have a ride
Station Camp High School students will not be affected by a proposed rezoning, as long as they have their own transportation. The Sumner County School Board approved an exemption for high school students from the proposed Stage 1 rezoning, which would have all students who live north of Long Hollow
Mother posts video of fight unfolding at Hendersonville school
HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A video showing a brawl inside of a Midstate high school is garnering attention. The mother who posted the video says the fight was between the boy who bullies her son and a friend of her son who sticks up for him.
Tennessee Governor Mulls Clemency for Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Serving Life in Prison for Murder
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Cyntoia Brown’s life sentence “unjust” and said his office is looking into clemency for the former teenage sex trafficking victim serving life in prison for murder.