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2.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee Friday afternoon. The USGS recorded the quake at 1:14 p.m. It's located along Blackoak Ridge and East Fork Valley near McKinney Ridge and just a few miles west of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Bedford County Mayor's wife arrested on 12 counts of drug fraud charges

BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Bedford County Mayor's wife has been charged with 12 counts of drug fraud. Sherry Denise Graham, wife of Mayor Chad Graham, was indicted Thursday with 12 counts of Obtaining Drugs by Fraud.


CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms. Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.


Latino workers sue ICE over Tennessee raid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.


Free Health Fair and Food Distribution in Shelbyville

Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt Trauma Surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi, is providing a free health fair and food giveaway on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene in Shelbyville, Tennessee.


Carrie Underwood Puts Tennessee Mansion up for Sale Where It’s Believed She Had Her Scary Fall

Time to move on! Last year Carrie Underwood had quite the scary fall in her mansion, resulting in 40 stitches — yes, 40 — but now the singer is selling the home it is believed she suffered that brutal spill at.


Juvenile facility to be studied

Bedford County Board of Commissioners' law enforcement and workhouse committee discussed the fate of Bedford County Juvenile Detention Center Tuesday night, and County Mayor Chad Graham wants to put together a study committee to look at the numbers.


TBI seeking true identity of Middle Tennessee man found deceased in old well

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined in efforts to identify a man whose remains were found in a well last year. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office and TBI say the man's remains were found in May 2018 in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road home. The TBI says he was living under


Man charged with murder, kidnapping Rutherford Co. woman in 2018

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A Nashville man has been indicted for kidnaping and fatally shooting a Rutherford County woman last year, according to a news release. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Ellis Lee Bell III, 38, of Nashville, was indicted in the Feb. 27, 2018, death of Katelyn Ervin


A �frog-strangler� � and more rain to come

Several hours of heavy rain -- a "frog-strangler,' to use an old Southern expression -- resulted in minor flash flooding Wednesday across many areas of Bedford County. Rescuers were particularly concerned about this stretch of Pinkston Road, where Rodney Schmiede of Bedford County Emergency Medical


Man accused of soliciting video of Tennessee teen being raped pleads not guilty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


Report: Over 300 people missing in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. According to a new report from Vivint, Alaska sees a large share of those. The state allegedly has the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,


Vikings in the sky: Graduate gives back with flight lesson

Community High School graduate Jake Garrette shared his love of flight with some current students earlier this month,. Garrette, a Bedford County native, was Community's valedictorian in 2015. Both of his parents were previous teachers at Community (his mother was actually his senior English teacher


Tennessee mom unable to explain 2-year-old son's death, indicted for first-degree murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old son. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a news release that Davida Wooden was indicted Thursday and is being held in jail.


PHOTOS: Flooding in Middle Tennessee

A collection of photos from across Middle Tennessee of flooding on Feb. 22, 2019. You can send your weather photos to pix@wkrn.com or send them to any of our social media outlets.


Tennessee dams releasing record amounts of rainwater

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Near McMinnville, Great Falls Dam is pumping out 460,000 gallons of water per second. The dam is the only facility operated by The Tennessee Valley Authority outside the Tennessee River Valley. James Everett manages TVA's River Forecast Center in Knoxville.


1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w



Starting July 1, Tennessee will give residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new federally mandated Real-ID-compliant cards. Effective October 1, 2020, Real-ID cards will be required to fly on airplanes, enter military bases or gain access to federal buildings.

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WATCH: Drone video of Bald River Falls in Tennessee

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WVLT) - Our sister station, WVLT, captured drone video of Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains in Monroe County, Tennessee that shows just how much rain has fallen over East Tennesse in the past several weeks.


Joint MNPD-La Vergne Police Drug Investigation Leads to Drug Seizure

A joint investigation by East Precinct undercover detectives, LaVergne Police detectives, and DEA task force members into alleged cocaine sales by a LaVergne woman led to Wednesday’s execution of a Rutherford County search warrant and the arrest of the suspect.