Local News

July 3, 2022

Martin PD and THP investigating fatal crash in Martin

The Martin Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash Friday morning between a tractor-trailer and pick-up truck. The accident happened just before 10:30 on Highway 431 near Highway 22 and Highway

Memphis Man Sentenced to Federal Prison After Threatening Social Security Office

A Memphis man has been sentenced in federal court, after threatening to blow up a Social Security Administration office. United States Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr. said 33 year old Christopher Cobb was given an

Former corrections officers indicted for federal civil rights offenses following assault on inmate and false cover-up report

Two former correctional officers at Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville have been indicted by a Memphis federal grand jury following an assault on an inmate. Thirty-six-year-old Javian Griffin is charged with using unlawful force against

Union City Police Dispatched to Shooting on North Morgan Street

Union City police were dispatched to shots being fired on North Morgan Street. Reports said officers arrived to recover eleven rounds of ammunition from the 400 block to the 700 block of North Morgan. The

Several Fireworks Shows Planned for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The local area will have several options for watching fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday. On Saturday, a fireworks show will be held at 9:00, at the American Legion building on Reelfoot Lake. On

Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Receives Grant Funds

Grant funds for dredging and improvements will be coming to the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority. The local riverport was named as one of four recipients of $500,000 dollars, to fund infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades.

History faculty member honored for Civil War scholarship

The Houston (Texas) Civil War Round Table has presented UT Martin faculty member Dr. Timothy B. Smith an award for his American Civil War scholarship. Dr. Smith, history lecturer in the Department of History and

Speeding and Red Light Cameras Come to an End in Union City

    The contract for stationary speed enforcement, and intersection red light cameras, expires tonight at midnight in Union City. Council members recently voted 4-to-2, to not renew their contract for the service with Redflex.

Paducah Man Arrested Twice in One Week for Thefts From Vehicles

A Paducah man has been arrested for the second time in less than a week, for stealing items from a vehicle. Police reports said 35 year old Andre Morris was charged with theft by unlawful

Earthquakes Recorded in Lake County and Obion County

Earthquakes in both Lake and Obion County were recorded this week. The Center for Earthquake Research and Information reported a 2.0 tremor occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 6:00 in Lake County. The earthquake was centered

Subject of TBI Blue Alert captured, charged

A TBI investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Erin Monday night has resulted in the arrest of a Louisiana man. TBI spokesperson Susan Niland says agents responded Monday to a shooting in a parking area

Samburg Mayor Talks About Rebuilding City Hall, Post Office and New Homes

Recovery efforts continue in Samburg, following damage received from the December 10th tornado. Mayor John Glessner told Thunderbolt News about ongoing plans for construction of a new City Hall.(AUDIO)   Mayor Glessner was also asked

Union City Police Called to Investigate Stolen Jeep

A Dyer man reported his Jeep being stolen in Union City. Police reports said 30 year old Curtis Micheal Pereira told officers his 2005 Jeep Wrangler was taken from the rear Kohler parking lot. Pereira

Tennessee opens new lodge at Paris Landing State Park

The new Lodge at Paris Landing is now open at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan. Several state officials were on hand Monday for the facility’s grand opening. Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark

Charges Issued for Troy Man Following Theft at Union City Wal-Mart

Union City police have issued charges against a Troy man, who was observed taking items from the Union City Wal-Mart store. Reports said the Loss Prevention Officer informed officers that 38 year old Shawn Keith

Paducah Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse and Kidnapping Charges

Kentucky State Police detectives have arrested a Paducah man following a sexual abuse investigation. Post 1 reports said 32 year old Robert Thomas was arrested Monday morning. The charges stem from an investigation that began