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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.
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.
Manhunt underway for a wanted subject in DeKalb County; believed to be armed and dangerous
DEKALB COUNTY, TN (WZTV) - The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a manhunt in the area of Puckett’s Point Road in Smithville, Tennessee. Police say 34-year-old George Forest Brown, crashed his car and fled the scene on foot with his son after trying to outrun county deputies in a slow
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,
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.
Police search for suspect and young boy in DeKalb County
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A manhunt is in progress in the area of Puckett’s Point Road in DeKalb County where a suspect crashed his car and fled the scene on foot with a young boy after trying to outrun county deputies on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Michigan fugitive captured in lake home after manhunt in Dekalb Co.
DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A Michigan fugitive is in custody after a manhunt and standoff in Dekalb County. Deputies found George Forest Brown, 34, and his ten-year-old son in a lake home Sunday night on Happy Trails Lane off Pucketts Point Road.
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.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee regrets wearing Confederate uniform in college
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms.
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
PHOTOS: Flooding in Middle Tennessee
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TENNESSEE TO BEGIN OFFERING REAL-ID-COMPLIANT CARDS IN JULY
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.
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
2.2 Earthquake hits East Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit East Tennessee Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quakes hit an area just outside of the city of Harriman around 1:15 p.m.
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.
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.
Report: 7 rural hospitals at 'high financial risk' in Tennessee
(WVLT) -- Across the United States, rural hospitals are at risk. According to a new report from Navigant, 95 rural hospitals across 26 states have closed since 2010. Talk of hospital closures hits home for those in East Tennessee. Tennova closed the old St. Mary's Hospital and Lakeway Regional Hospi
FORMER DEPUTY INDICTED ON HOMICIDE CHARGE
NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former Smith County deputy, who was indicted on vehicular homicide and other charges.
Flooding closes some Tennessee State Parks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Flooding has closed some Tennessee State Parks and natural areas. As of Friday afternoon. Burgess Falls, Window Cliffs, Cummins Falls, Mousetail Landing, Port Royal and Reelfoot Lake were all closed due to flooding,