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Officials searching for missing teen last seen in January
SPARTA, Tenn. (WTHR) — Officials in Tennessee are seeking the public's help to find a teenager who has been missing for more than 2 months. Blake Webb, 16, was last seen on Jan. 18.
Law Changes You Were Never Told About in Tennessee
A few new laws were added to the books last year, but have yet to receive much attention... even though they were added in year 2018! Therefore, WGNS thought it would be good to update you on a few of the law changes in Tennessee:
Tennessee felon voting rights restoration bill advances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee push to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored has cleared its first legislative hurdle. Should voting rights be restored to felons in TN? Vote in the poll below (may take a few seconds to load):
Tennessee woman charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old daughter's death
A woman involved in an October 2017 crash that claimed the life of her 3-year-old daughter was indicted Monday by Greene County Grand Jury on a charge of vehicular homicide. Summer Dawn Ingle, 29, of Hartman Lane, is scheduled to appear March 29 in Greene County Criminal Court.
'Vasectomy cake' created by Tennessee bakery goes viral
They cut a cake to celebrate getting snipped. A Nashville bakery went viral this week after it created a cake to celebrate a man getting a vasectomy. Signature Desserts posted a photo of the cake covered in white frosting adorned with lemons and the words: “100% JUICE, NO SEEDS. HAPPY VASECTOMY!"
Blountville woman charged after child found severely malnourished
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT/WJHL) -- The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office said a 29-year-old Blountville woman was charged after her eight-year-old son was admitted to the hospital weighing 27 pounds.
Police: ATV rider arrested for dragging Metro officer down Broadway
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - - The U.S. Marshals have arrested the ATV rider accused of dragging Metro Sgt. John Bourque. According to Metro police, 30-year-old Walter E. Moss II was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Springfield, TN.
CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY 2019
In keeping with the department’s mission statement and its core values, the City of Crossville Police Department announces the 2019 session of the Citizens’ Police Academy will begin Saturday, May 11.
SHERIFF COX SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON LAW-ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES INVOLVED IN FRIDAY’S CHASE
That’s what Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox told 1057 News this afternoon about the number of law-enforcement vehicles involved in a high-speed chase Friday evening that originated in Cumberland County and ended in Bledsoe County. “That would represent an entire day shift and night shift, and we
Missing 85-Year-Old Dementia Patient Found Safe
Upper Cumberland authorities have found a missing 85-year-old dementia patient. The White County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the unidentified elderly woman is safe and receiving medical treatment.
A search for job talent should often start from within
When the longest serving Cookeville City Manager Jim Shipley announced his retirement four years ago, the Cookeville City Council, as many government agencies do, launched a nationwide search.
LOCAL MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NAME
At its second meeting Tuesday evening, the newly established Cumberland County Marine Corps League detachment voted on and approved the group’s official name. The group has now been officially designated the Marine Corps League, Morgan W. Strader Detachment.
Tech baseball returns to Cookeville for OVC series against Eastern Illinois
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team returns home to the comfort of Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois in a three-game series beginning Friday evening. First pitch is set for a 6:00 p.m. CT start.
Bledsoe County defeats Lady Jets
The Bledsoe County Lady Warriors put together a complete performance on Tuesday to take down the Cumberland County Lady Jets 11-2. Ivy Loveday pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Lady Jets, striking out four.
Terry’s List for the weekend of March 22, 23 and 24
My top picks are, as always, the local events. Date night: If you love plays or have never been to one, come out to the old high school this weekend for the production of “Dearly Departed;” another play, “Mary Poppins will be shown in Burkesville on Saturday. A clean standup comedy show in Glasgow o
Cookeville Resolution Would Surplus CRH Property
Cookeville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday declaring the Cumberland River Hospital property as surplus. Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO Paul Korth said the hospital will make a final push to sell the CRH facility and its assets as a whole.
The healing power of music presented by FGRS
The profound help that can be achieved by using music will be featured in a seminar presented by Gayle Cohen of St. Petersburg, FL. This Community Information Event sponsored by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Fairfield Glade Resident Services, will be presented on April 11 at the Fairfield Glade Commu
A truck driver’s final ride
Richard W. Adkins, 56, was escorted by the Crossville Police, seven semi cabs and host of family and friends in their vehicles Sunday from Hood Funeral Home to Crossville’s City Cemetery.
K-9 CAIN DOG PARK CELEBRATES WITH DEDICATION AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
The City of Crossville and Dog Park Dash present the dedication of the K-9 Cain Memorial Dog Park at Centennial Park in Crossville, Saturday, March 30. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. K-9 officers will be on hand to conduct demonstrations for the public. Check out th
Lady Jackets Softball Drops District Opener; Routs Lady Hawks
The Grundy County Lady Yellow Jacket softball team opened the 2019 season last Tuesday night, at home, against District 7 AA rival Bledsoe County. The Lady Jackets dropped a 10 – 6 decision to the Lady Warriors. The Lady Jackets rebounded in a big way on Wednesday afternoon as they routed the Lady H