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Mudslide shuts down Highway 70 North in Hawkins County

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. The Hawkins County Sheriff says that Highway 70 North in Hawkins County near Cave Springs Road is completely shutdown due to ongoing mudslides. The Sheriff is also reporting that someone has been taken to the hospital due to a wreck because of the mudslide.


BREAKING: Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson warning of multiple mudslides

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson tweeted early this morning that multiple mudslides on Highway 70 has closed part of the road. At this time it is unknown if any cars or homes have been affected.


Hawkins County man stops to help stranded motorist when he says 'somebody hit me from behind'

HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Michael Morelock remembered Sunday morning as a rainy one, as he drove down Beech Creek Road in Hawkins County. It was in the middle of that rainstorm when Morelock spotted a young woman on the side of the road and said, "...I saw her on the left, waving her hand at me...s


'Cyntoia Brown Bill' headed for more study by Tennessee lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Some Tennessee lawmakers feel they have a bill to protect young girls like the one Cyntoia Brown once was, but any movement through the legislature will have to wait until at least next year.


Rogersville's historic Amis Dam strained by floodwater, in need of renovation

ROGERSVILLE — On the worst day of flooding this month, the 239-year-old Amis Mill dam wall closest to the road was under so much pressure it was vibrating, and two weeks later the strain of floodwaters continues to take its toll on the historic structure.


THP schedules sobriety checkpoints in Hawkins County

ROGERSVILLE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conducted roadside sobriety checkpoints on State Route 1 (Highway 11W) in Hawkins County between Feb. 24 and March 2. The THP said in a news release that impaired driving kills 16,000 people and injures 305,000 more each year in the U.S.


Rogersville man accused of dumping sewage along another man's driveway

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Authorities say a man was caught dumping raw sewage on someone else's property. According to the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened Monday on W E Price Lane, just a few miles west of Rogersville.


Miami man busted with 68 pounds cocaine on I-40 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A traffic violation led to a huge bust by the Tennessee Highway Patrol last week, resulting in the seizure of 68 pounds of cocaine. The THP says the traffic stop took place on February 13 on I-40 in Henderson County.


Rogersville City School closed for rest of week due to illness

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville City School announced Tuesday evening it will be closed for the rest of the week beginning Wednesday due to extensive illness and the need to scrub down the school with disinfectant.


Rescuers await daylight to search for Hawkins mudslide victims

ROGERSVILLE — A section of Rt. 70N near the Cave Springs Road intersection north of Rogersville is was closed early Thursday morning after mudslides apparently took at least two vehicles and possibly affected multiple homes.


UPDATE: SR 70 remains closed; crews waiting for sunrise to search for victims

UPDATE: Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says emergency crews are waiting until daylight to assess damage to SR 70 North in Hawkins County and search for victims. Sheriff Lawson says mud is still sliding.


Landslide closes lane of Highway 66 in Hawkins County

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Traffic is down to one lane on a portion of Highway 66 in Hawkins County after another landslide as more rain moves into East Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark Nagi said the slide was reported between Clinch Valley Road and New Life Road.


Mudslide shuts down Tennessee Highway, homes evacuated

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn (WCYB) — UPDATE 7:15 a.m. - T-DOT Geologist is on scene. Homes have been evacuated within a half mile radius of the slide. Hawkins County Rescue Squad Captain, Scott Stewart has been with the rescue squad since 1994 and says it's the most critical mudslide he's seen.


Massive mudslide takes two vehicles, injures one on Rt. 70N in Hawkins

OGERSVILLE — A section of Rt. 70N near the Cave Springs Road intersection north of Rogersville is closed early Thursday morning after mudslides apparently took at least two vehicles and possibly affected multiple homes.


Tennessee 5th most sinful state, according to study

(WJHL) - A new study has determined the Volunteer State is the 5th most sinful state in America. The study conducted by WalletHub compared the states using seven dimensions: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity; and laziness. Those dimensions were measured using 43 met


Counterfeit money going around Tennessee

Counterfeit money is making its way around East Nashville and tricking restaurant employees. We've all seen that pen restaurants, banks, and stores use to make sure your cash is real.


Millionaire in Tennessee: Someone in Morristown picks Mega Millions numbers

A lucky player from Northeast Tennessee went five for five Tuesday night and is now, technically, a millionaire. The Tennessee Lottery reported Wednesday that a $1 million ticket was purchased in Morristown after someone matched the five winning numbers in the Mega Millions drawing.


Police investigating disappearance of 24-year-old Tennessee woman

DYERSBURG, TN (WTHR) - A Tennessee woman has been missing for nearly a week. The search for 24-year-old Shelby Hubbard started Friday, February 15 when her mother called police, WMC reported. Hubbard, who is from Dyersburg, Tennessee had gone missing, but her purse and keys were still at home.


Mudslide injured 1 in East Tennessee

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A mudslide in East Tennessee has injured one person and closed a highway. Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told news outlets that the mudslide occurred Thursday morning on State Route 70 and involved two cars. He said one person was transported from the scene by ambul


Roads blocked, closed across Middle Tennessee due to flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - As rain continues to fall across Middle Tennessee, flash flooding is becoming more and more of a concern. Here is a list of roads and waterways local responders say to avoid due to current or possible flooding: