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Suspect charged in assault on DeKalb County deputy

DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man accused of punching a DeKalb County deputy during a traffic stop has been arrested. Andrew Dayton West, 28, was charged with assault on an officer.

WKRN - 2018-12-15 16:33:00


A 23-year-old Smithville, TN man has been charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl. Police arrested the suspect, Ruben Aluvez Mejia recently on one count of rape of a child. Court records indicate that Mejia engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl on multiple occasions between September and N

105.7 NEWS - 2018-12-14 13:08:46

Memphis' Penny Hardaway: Tennessee players all 'ran over to fight'

players left their bench and "ran over to fight" with "fists balled" as tempers threatened to boil over late in the Volunteers' 102-92 road win Saturday. During a timeout with less than a minute to play, two Memphis players and one Tennessee player were assessed technical fouls after exchanging word

ESPN - 2018-12-16 00:44:51

East Tennessee just had another earthqake

The quake was about 14 miles deep and is one of several to hit East Tennessee this week.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-16 04:32:00

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop in DeKalb County; suspect dead

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police confirm a Georgia police officer and suspect have both died after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta Thursday. Our affiliate station WSB-TV in Atlanta livestreamed the police news conference Thursday evening.

WTVC - 2018-12-13 20:56:54

Another Tennessee quake felt as far as Brevard, Marshall

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — There goes another one--there was a small earthquake Saturday night near Mascot, Tennessee (northeast of Knoxville), that wasfelt as far as Brevard and Marshall.

WLOS.COM - 2018-12-16 13:44:59

WATCH: Middle Tennessee's attempt at a trick play is one of the worst you'll ever see

Sometimes, football coaches get too tricky for their own good, and that was the case with Middle Tennessee on Saturday night. Taking on Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowl, the Blue Raiders pulled off one of the worst trick plays you’ll ever see.

SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM - 2018-12-15 21:30:18

LOOK: Tennessee receives surprise visit from top 2019 target Quavaris Crouch

One of Tennessee’s top targets for the 2019 recruiting cycle may be trending toward the program at the perfect time for Jeremy Pruitt and company. After taking over on Rocky Top last December, Pruitt’s Tennessee staff has been frequent visitors to Harding University in Charlotte for one reason, argu

SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM - 2018-12-16 11:44:39

Preliminary tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee deer

A nightmare scenario has arrived as early testing returned positive findings for Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee despite regulation overhauls to combat its spread. Seven white-tailed deer in Fayette County and three in Hardeman County, in the western portion of the state, have preliminarily tes

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-12-15 19:37:33

Former Tennessee corrections officer charged with felony burglary and arson

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - A former Tennessee correctional officer from Church Hill is set to appear in Bristol General Court on Monday for several charges, including felony burglary and arson.

WJHL.COM - 2018-12-15 20:31:00

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.

WKRN - 2018-12-14 14:32:00

White Tennessee sheriff's officer punching handcuffed black suspect sparks outcry in Chattanooga

The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff's officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video says the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted.

THE TENNESSEAN - 2018-12-13 18:15:00

Grinch steals two pallets of Amazon packages from Lascassas Post Office

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - Investigators with the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office need your help trying to catch a thief who they said stole two pallets of Amazon packages from the Lascassas Post Office at 682 East Jefferson Pike.

WSMV - 2018-12-13 23:29:00

Tennessee man charged with making, possessing a bomb

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A west Tennessee man has been charged with possession of a pipe bomb after he made threats on social media. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said Wednesday that 40-year-old Jonathan Edward White gave undercover Tennessee Bureau of Law Enforcement agents a pipe bomb on Aug.

WSMV - 2018-12-13 09:46:00

Steak ’n Shake plans to open near outlet mall

A new hamburger restaurant will soon be coming to Lebanon. The city planning commission has approved plans for a Steak ’n Shake to be built between the main entrance for the Lebanon outlet mall and the Dollar General, opposite of The White Room, on Highway 231 South.

WILSONPOST.COM - 2018-12-13 00:04:00

County sued by town over solid waste issues

The following lawsuit was filed on Friday, Dec. 14. The Town of Woodbury is suing Cannon County Executive Brent Bush and Cannon County over issues involving garbage collection, solid waste disposal and the payment of landfill costs. A hearing date has not been set.

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

8th grade team picks up two wins

The White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams traveled to Coffee County Middle School, on Monday night. The Warriors and Warriorettes both walked off the court with the win. The Warriorettes picked up a 28-26 win, and the Warriors followed suit with a 47-37 victory.

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2018-12-13 14:43:11

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."

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-12-14 18:22:13

Tennessee Detective Caught Beating a Handcuffed Black Man Still Collecting Checks on Desk Duty

A white Hamilton County, Tennessee, detective caught on camera punching and kicking a black man in handcuffs is now on desk duty as police launch an investigation into the case.

THE ROOT - 2018-12-13 14:32:00

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

WREG - 2018-12-14 11:56:28