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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 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.


Large Job Fair in Shelbyville on Friday

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. With more than a thousand positions available in the Middle Tennessee area. Recruiters for the Census Bureau will be onsite in Bedford County this Friday at a multi-vendor


Tullahoma police chief resigns after entering no contest plea

TULLAHOMA, TN (WSMV) - The Tullahoma police chief has resigned after entering a no contest plea to a charge of tampering with evidence on Monday. Paul Blackwell resigned as chief after forgoing his POST certification as part of the plea, which means he is no longer a certified law enforcement office


New school planned: Bidding to begin on property near bypass

Bedford County Board of Education moved to start the bid process for land acquisition for a new elementary on the north end of the county during its monthly meeting at Community High School Tuesday night,


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.


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


Tool theft suspect arrested after chase

A suspect in tool thefts at Shelbyville Mills Road homes in January was arrested Monday after a Shelbyville police detective saw him driving near Walmart. Brandon Dwayne Lenon, 21, of East Parkway was followed by Detective Nathan Everhart from the North Main Street to rural northern Bedford County.



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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Preparing for the jail's big move

Bedford County government continues to make preparations for the move of Bedford County Jail, Bedford County Workhouse, Bedford County Sheriff's Department and the county judicial system to their new home on Hart's Chapel Road.


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.


Tennessee House Expected to Provide Oversight to State’s Thriving Sports Betting Industry

A bill that would legalize online sports betting, subject to regulations limiting access and directing the expected $50 million in new annual tax revenue to education and mental health initiatives, is headed for a House floor vote on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states like


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?”


Waffle House shooting lawsuit: Dispatchers sent emergency responders to wrong Waffle House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Shaundelle Brooks, mother of Waffle House shooting victim Akilah DaSilva, has filed a lawsuit against Metro Government in connection to the deadly Waffle House shooting that happened one year ago Monday. Investigators believe Travis Reinking entered the Antioch Waffle Hou


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 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."


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.


Officials say riverfront site near Tennessee Aquarium could hold condos, townhouses

Downtown Chattanooga nonprofit River City Co. is trying to sell an undeveloped tract just a block from the Tennessee Aquarium, which officials say is a fit for new condominiums or townhouses.


Blackwell pleads guilty to felony, resigns as police chief

After 105 days of paid administrative leave, Paul Blackwell resigned Monday as Tullahoma Chief of Police after pleading guilty to the Class C felony of tampering with evidence.


This One-Of-A-Kind Strawberry Farm In Tennessee Serves Up Fresh Homemade Cake To Die For

Tennessee in the springtime is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the greater United States. The rolling hills erupt in lush greenery, the fields flower, and the strawberries? Well, they ripen through the warmth of the springtime sunlight and find themselves ready and rarin’ for the pickin