South Carolina fugitive captured in Weakley County

A fugitive wanted for attempted murder in South Carolina was captured Tuesday in Weakley County. Weakley County Sheriff’s Captain Randall McGowan says 20-year-old Nathaniel Isiah Roberts was captured just before noon Tuesday just off Highway 89 between Dresden and Sharon. The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department had issued a “Be on the Lookout” alert earlier in […]Read More

OP-ED: Back the Blue

Below is an op-ed submission from the US Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Michael Dunavant.   Back the Blue The recent news of law enforcement officers killed or injured in the line of duty over these past few weeks is sickening, alarming, and overwhelmingly frustrating. It is a stark and sober reminder that […]Read More

TBI seeking help in identifying two bodies found in burned

The TBI is seeking help in identifying two bodies found in a burned car in Dyersburg. TBI spokesperson Josh Devine says emergency crews responded to a report of a burning car in Dyersburg early Saturday morning and found the bodies inside the vehicle. Devine says the silver Ford Edge was a rental from Campbellsville, Kentucky […]Read More

Nurse charged with patient abuse, reckless homicide at Vanderbilt Medical

A Middle Tennessee nurse was arrested Monday on charges of patient abuse and reckless homicide stemming from a woman’s death at Vanderbilt Medical Center in 2017. TBI spokesperson Susan Niland says last November, TBI agents began investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 76-year-old Charlene Murphey. On December 26, 2017, Mrs. Murphey was a patient […]Read More

Gleason home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed a home in Gleason Sunday night. Firefighters were called to the home of Lindell and Carolyn Roney on East Grove Road Sunday night around 7:30, after the Roneys returned home and found their two-story home in flames. The Gleason Fire Department, along with departments from McKenzie and Pillowville, battled the blaze and were […]Read More

Huntingdon Police warn of new scam

The Huntingdon Police Department is warning area residents of a new scam. Public Safety Director Walter Smothers says a young couple was searching online for a home to rent in the Jackson area and contacted a man about one. The man told the couple someone else was interested in the home and if they wanted […]Read More

Drug, firearm arrests made in Gibson County

Gibson County Sheriff’s deputies made two significant drug and firearms related arrests in a span of four days. Sheriff Paul Thomas says the first arrest happened last Wednesday when 25-year-old Nove Kephart, Jr., of Trenton, attempted to flee from a deputy on Jim Bob Scruggs Road, outside of Humboldt. Kephart was eventually captured on Spruce […]Read More

40 guns stolen from Gleason residence

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary near Gleason in which 40 guns were taken from a gunsafe. Sheriff’s Captain Randall McGowan says the incident happened January 24th on Tumbling Creek Road east of Gleason. McGowan says the owner of the stolen firearms is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the […]Read More

State Librarian touts library use

Several Northwest Tennessee county and city mayors were in Martin Friday at the third-annual Obion River Regional Libraries Legislative and Mayoral Breakfast. Counties served by the Regional Libraries include Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties, with a total of 19 libraries in the region. Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist Charles […]Read More