Two men charged in murder-for-hire plot

Two men are facing charges after hatching a murder-for-hire plot in the Gibson County Jail. A statement from the West Tennessee Drug Task Force says agents received information on February 6th that 43-year-old Stephen Taylor of Murfreesboro had hired 22-year-old Gregory Barnes of Humboldt to kill a Murfreesboro man who was a potential witness against […]Read More

Rain has Weakley Co. road crews busy

As the Ken-Tenn area is being inundated with rainfall, the Weakley County Highway Department is busy keeping the roads clear and the ditches and culverts free of debris. Weakley County Road Supervisor Charles Ross tells Thunderbolt Radio News… Ross says his crews have been busy during the rainy days. Ross says if anyone notices flooding […]Read More

Sharon man charged with stealing SUV

A Sharon man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an SUV. 45-year-old Ricky Gene Gallimore is charged with Theft of Property over $1,000 dollars after Weakley County Sheriff’s Deputies James Sanders and Christopher Crocker were called to the Gleason Como Highway 190 and found Gallimore driving the stolen Chevy Tahoe on Garrett Road. Gallimore was […]Read More

UTM rodeo student-athlete killed in Sunday night crash

A UT Martin rodeo student-athlete was killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident in Martin. THP Lieutenant Brad Wilbanks says 20-year-old Wyatt Cole of Owenton, Kentucky was traveling southbound on Three Point Road just after 9:00 Sunday night, when his 1998 Toyota Avalon drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree. […]Read More

Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to high waters

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has temporarily halted service due to high water levels on the Mississippi River. The ferry temporarily halted service just before noon Sunday, with the expectation that floodwaters will keep the ferry closed for at least 13 days, and possibly longer. According to Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom, the ferry normally halts operation when the Cairo Gauge goes above about 40 feet. Due […]Read More

Counterfeit money in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department is reporting an increase in counterfeit bills. Police Chief Bill Cusson says his department has received many reports concerning “Copy Money” or “Movie Money,” which is used in television or movie production. Chief Cusson asks the public to carefully examine any money they receive and to contact the Trenton Police Department […]Read More

Update on Thursday bus crash in Dresden

Weakley County Schools has released a statement and update on Thursday’s accident involving a school bus and pick-up truck. The statement is below in its entirety… Weakley County Schools Grateful for Staff, Community Response to Bus Accident For Release:  Immediately                                                   Contact:  Lorna E. Benson 731.364.2247 Dresden, TN…Parents, a local driver and school officials are thankful […]Read More

Bridge dedicated to Weakley County soldier

A bridge near the UT Martin campus is now dedicated to a fallen Weakley County soldier. The bridge at the intersection of University Street and Skyhawk Parkway near the UTM campus is now the Captain Brent Morel Memorial Bridge. Morel graduated from UTM in 1999. In April of 2004, while serving as a Platoon Commander […]Read More

Weakley County SRO program soon to be fully staffed

The Weakley County School Resource Officer program will soon be fully-staffed with an officer in each school in the county. Safe Schools Coordinator Lorna Benson says one position at Dresden High School remains to be filled, but that Weakley County Sheriff Mike Wilson and the Sheriff’s office are actively interviewing candidates. Brian Cooper began his […]Read More

School bus, pick-up crash injures two in Dresden

Two people were injured in a crash involving a Weakley County School bus and a pick-up truck Thursday afternoon on Main Street in Dresden. The accident happened in front of TJ’s convenience store. A student on the bus was transported with minor injuries and the driver of the pick-up truck was also transported with minor […]Read More