Heroin Use on Rise, Experts Examine Connection to Other Addictions

Heroin use and abuse in the United States is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a recent report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usage has risen fastest, more than doubling, for young adults. The reasons behind the rise are complicated, said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. But …

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Man Pleads Guilty to a 2012 Coffee County Murder

Troy King of Grundy County plead guilty to 2nd degree murder in Coffee County Circuit court Wednesday. He was accused of murdering Thomas Colucci at a residence just outside Manchester in November of 2012. He also entered a plea of guilty to theft over $1,000. Investigators alleged that Troy King killed Colucci and they said …

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Update–Former Treasurer Charged With Taking Money From The Tullahoma Little League Association

We have an update on the money missing from the Tullahoma Little League. According to League President Heather Tucker, the alleged offender, the treasurer of the league had admitted to her and Paul Jackson, the regional league president, that he had taken the money. That person has now been identified as Timothy Ryan Brewer, 31, …

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Shelbyville Woman Arrested On Drug Charges In Manchester

On Wednesday Officer Daniel Ray of the Manchester Police Department spotted a female behind the former Southern Family Foods on the Hillsboro Blvd. According to a warrant, the officer spoke with the woman who stated that she was calling her mother. The officer states that the subject appeared nervous and impaired. In the warrant Officer …

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Two People Injured In a Manchester Head-On Collision

A two vehicle crash occurred in Manchester at 5:06pm Wednesday afternoon. The head-on collision took place at the intersection of Belmont Rd and the Old Tullahoma Highway. The driver of one of the vehicles, 78 year-old James L Slagle of Manchester and 68 year-old Candice Slagle were injured and taken by Coffee County EMS to …

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Let The School Bells Ring

It’s back to school time. The new school year begins Friday (July 31) for students in the Manchester city school system as they have registration for one hour and the first full day of classes is set for Monday (August 3). Students that attend school in the Coffee County system will have an abbreviated day …

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Money Missing From Tullahoma Little League

The Tullahoma Little League has discovered money missing from its banking account and the Tullahoma Police Department has started an investigation. Allegedly at least $4,000 was taken over a 10 month period. According to League President Heather Tucker, the alleged offender, the treasurer of the league had admitted to her and Paul Jackson, the regional …

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Missing Area Teenager

RUNAWAY/MISSING JUVENILE: Branson “Isaiah” Freeland of Shelbyville was last seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 23, 2015. Branson was last seen wearing gray shorts, whitish gray T-shirt, gray vans shoes and white baseball cap. Direction of travel is unknown. Isaiah is 17 years old, white male, approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair and …

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EMA Drill To Be Held In Moore County

If you are headed toward Lynchburg Saturday be aware that the Metro Moore Emergency Management and other agencies will be conducting an exercise on August 1 from 8am-noon. According to EMA Director Jason Deal, Motlow Barn Road will be closed to thru traffic during this time. The most concentrated place will be directly behind the …

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Bedford County Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

On July 24, 2015, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert J. McBride, of Bell Buckle, for Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. McBride’s arrest comes after a joint investigation with the Winchester Police Department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Unit. Investigators from both agencies executed a search warrant at McBride’s residence and …

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