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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


DANGER: High Water in Rutherford County

The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 Thursday afternoon. The purpose of the EOC activation is to more quickly and efficiently deploy resources for potential upcoming weather-related event


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.


La Vergne-Smyrna Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LA VERGNE-SMYRNA, TN — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area, beginning Thursday at 4:02 pm and ending Sunday at 1:00 am. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


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.


Updated Rutherford County region basketball schedules

All Region 4-AAA region basketball tournament games for Friday and Saturday and have been moved to Sunday. Eagleville's region tournament games have been moved to Saturday. Providence Christian Academy's home game against Knoxville Webb will still be played Friday night.


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 governor regrets wearing Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo

Washington (CNN)The governor of Tennessee said he regrets participating in "Old South" fraternity parties when he attended Auburn University and wearing a Confederate army uniform found in a 1980 yearbook photo.


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.


10 Places to Get a Burger in Rutherford County

Jack Brown’s is a bar that happens to sell a really fantastic burger, and the menu is purposely simple. This is not a restaurant that tries to please all tastes. The burgers are unique and crave-able and they offer 100 craft beers from around the corner and from around the world.


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


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.


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.


Smyrna police seek help finding stolen cargo trailer

SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - Police are seeking information on a stolen cargo taken from a Smyrna apartment complex on Feb. 14. Police said the white enclosed cargo trailer was taken from the Veranda Apartments located near Interstate 24 on Sam Ridley Parkway. The truck used to steal the trailer was a Chevro


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.


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.


3 teens accused of murdering Nashville musician thrown out of court

Three of the five juveniles accused of killing Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets were removed from the courtroom during their hearing because the judge said he didn’t feel they were taking the severity of the case seriously.


Murder Charges Filed in Stranger Killing

A stranger accused of abducting and fatally shooting a Rutherford County woman Feb. 27, 2018 was indicted on murder charges in January, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s sergeant said.



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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Flooding already reported in several counties in Middle Tennessee

As more rain continues to move into Middle Tennessee, flooding is already being reported in many areas. Stay with News4 and the 4WARN Weather team for the latest updates throughout the day.