Muggy Summer Weather

Weather Update: 5 AM Most of the showers and thunderstorms that made their way into West Tennessee yesterday have now dissipated. As the sun rises we may see some energy in the atmosphere increase any chance for a rain and possible thunderstorms. Today will be the highest chance for any rain showers and a few rumbles of thunder for the…

Rutherford County sheriff faces public corruption charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is facing public corruption charges after being named in a 14-count indictment that accuses him and others of benefiting from a scheme to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates in the jail he oversees. Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith announced Friday that the 40-year-old sheriff had been charged, along with Rutherford County…

Servicemen killed in Chattanooga honored at Capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four Marines and a sailor killed during an attack on a Chattanooga reserve center last year have been honored at a memorial outside the state Capitol. The Friday service memorialized Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, and Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells. All…

Principal replaced at school where rape allegation surfaced

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Education officials say the principal of a Tennessee high school where three basketball players are accused of rape is among 16 that will be replaced next year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1sfyMI2) reports that Hamilton County Schools released a list of new appointments Thursday, including a new principal at Ooltewah High School. The newspaper reports…

Haslam wants to discuss issues, appointments with Trump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to talk with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about education, health care and whom he might appoint to lead federal agencies if elected. Speaking to reporters in Nashville on Friday, Haslam said “who you put into departments and the philosophy of those departments really matters.” And he said its…

Agency probes arrest of husband of Chattanooga mayor’s aide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the domestic violence arrest involving the husband of a top aide to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Exactly what led to the alleged domestic incident is unclear, but it resulted in the mayor and the city’s police chief taking the unusual step of offering statements denying unspecified involvement with the…

Scotts Hill win first state title

              LEXINGTON, Tenn — The Scotts Hill Lions did something no one believed they would do at the beginning of the season. They brought their school its first ever state title in any sport. The team defeated Knoxville Grace 8-3 to win the Class A state title. Head coach, Carl Harken said people used…

Family of lost hiker won’t second-guess Maine over search

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn’t going to second-guess searchers. A statement Friday evening says Geraldine Largay’s family members witnessed the efforts of hundreds of searchers and that they know from visiting the location of her death how difficult it would’ve been to find her….

Boy with rare disorder has dream granted

UNION CITY, Tenn.—One local boy with an extremely rare disorder had his dream come true Friday, right in his own backyard. Hudson Hayes is a six-year-old boy from Union City has a rare form of skeletal dysplasia syndrome. He is the only one in the world doctors have diagnosed with his specific mutation which makes his bones soft, and does…

Hundreds lace-up for “Relay for Life” in Henderson County

LEXINGTON, Tenn.-Hundreds of West Tennesseans laced up their sneakers, Friday night to help fight cancer. The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” was held at Beech Lake in Lexington. The event featured teams walking, cooking and honoring those with cancer and those who have died… all the while raising funds to fight the disease. “The coolest part is having all…