Gun Related Crimes Up in Tennessee

Gun-related crimes are up in Tennessee by 24 percent, according to the TBI. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its findings on Thursday in a report called Firearm Violence in Tennessee. It details the nature and volume of reported gun-related crime from 2013 to 2016. “I am deeply concerned with the findings of this report …

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It’s Time for the Manchester Downtown Stroll

The first ever Downtown Christmas Stroll in Manchester will be held on Friday, December 15 beginning at 5pm. Retail shops and restaurants will be open with lots of specials, and they’ve got some surprises up their sleeve as well! Santa will be on hand, carriage rides and Thunder Radio will also be there playing Christmas …

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Three Georgia Men Facing Several Charges in Coffee County

Three Georgia men were arrested on Dec. 13 on multiple charges following a traffic stop by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Jason Boles. The trooper stopped a vehicle at exit 114 on Interstate 24 for a traffic violation. As the trooper approached the vehicle operated by Demontay Alexander Reid, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia. Reid and passenger Tevin …

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Manchester Man says he was Stabbed in Tullahoma

A Manchester man reported to Tullahoma Police that he was stabbed while walking along East Moore Street on Dec. 10. Chad Heaton reported to Officer Joe Brown that on Dec. 10 that he was walking in the area of the maintenance building of Dossett Apartments on East Moore Street when he was attacked and stabbed …

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December is National Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month

Now through December 31, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office is partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies to increase enforcement of drunk-driving laws. The campaign will include increased public messaging and more sobriety checkpoints state-wide. December is National Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, …

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Some Areas of Tennessee Showing High Job Growth Rates

A new study says four Tennessee metro areas are among the top 10 metro areas for job growth in the southeast so far this year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a study of employment trends by 24/7 Wall Street found Nashville, Morristown, Chattanooga and Johnson City ranked fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th among …

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Lawmaker looking to Change Frivolous Lawsuit Law in Tennessee

A state lawmaker is afraid that a law passed by the state legislature last year meant to shield some people from frivolous lawsuits could actually stop sexual harassment victims from speaking out. Rep. Mike Stewart says the legislature needs to repeal the law, which was aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits aimed at public officials. The …

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Local Authorities Locate and Arrest Wanted Man

Investigators with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department have been searching for 27 year-old Corey Franklin Keele. Keele was wanted for being in possession of a weapon where prohibited, failure to appear and promotion of methamphetamine. On Wednesday morning, Keele was located and arrested. Coffee County Investigator James Sherrill along with Deputies Brandon Reed, Kevin Smith, …

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Two Tracy City Residents Charged with the Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone and Fentanyl

An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of two Tracy City residents, charged with the sale and delivery of oxycodone and fentanyl. Over several months in 2016, Agents with the Drug Investigation Division conducted undercover operations in Marion County, pursuing leads …

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‘Tis the Season When Scammers Go Shopping

While Tennesseans are using their hard-earned cash to buy presents for loved ones this holiday season, scammers are working equally hard to take their cut, as people make online purchases and venture out into the stores with credit cards in hand. Mark Fetterhoff, a senior program specialist with the AARP Foundation, says one way people …

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