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Alabama judge grants bond reduction for man accused of killing a Jasper man in early January

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Two Hearings were held in a Scottsboro courtroom on Wednesday in the cases of Christopher McCallie and Brittany Smith, the brother and sister who are accused of murdering 38-year-old Joshua Todd Smith in the early morning hours of January 16, 2018 in Stevenson. Initially McCallie was arrested following the incident, but as …

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“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients …

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Former South Pittsburg police officer indicted Monday for assault

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former South Pittsburg police officer, who has been charged with assault and official misconduct. The TBI says 27-year-old Officer Joshua Chance is accused of assaulting a man on Old Jasper Road after he was detained by law …

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Kimball’s air ambulance coverage extended to volunteer firefighters

At the February meeting of the Town of Kimball Board of Mayor and Alderman, the board began discussion of renewing the city’s membership with the AirMedCare Network, the emergency air transport service which covers the cost of emergency air transportation to medical facilities in the provider’s 38-state network area. Kimball has provided this special coverage …

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Does somebody owe YOU money? Millions turned over annually to TN Department of Treasury

Have you ever cancelled a utility service? Have you closed a bank account or left a job? While it doesn’t apply to everyone, often times that utility company will owe you a refund…or your bank account accrued some interest that wasn’t paid-out upon closing. Or maybe the job you left forgot to pay you for …

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Tax Man Cometh: Free Help Available to All Tennesseeans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it’s tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income levels. The …

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High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) Presses Colleagues For Stronger Military With Consistent Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed combat readiness and long-term military strategy with members of Congress. In his opening remarks, the Secretary focused on budget problems, particularly a series of short-term bills to fund the federal government. “We expect the men and women of …

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Search for wanted fugitive Dewayne Halfacre continues with first credible lead in days on Friday morning

WHITWELL, Tenn. — For the fifth day in a row, the search for wanted fugitive Dewayne Lee Halfacre continues in the Whitwell community on Friday morning with what authorities are calling the most credible lead they’ve had all week following an alarm system going off at the Powells Crossroads Church of God early Friday morning. …

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Four days into the search for wanted robbery suspect with no results; Sheriff says he doesn’t believe he’s still in Whitwell area

It’s now been four days in the search for alleged Rutherford County robbery suspect Dewayne Halfacre, who we know for sure was last seen in the Whitwell area on Tuesday. Marion County deputies, Whitwell Police, and multiple other agencies searched the wooded areas near TN-28 and Hwy. 283 and in nearby neighborhoods throughout the week. …

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Search for Dewayne Halfacre now enters its third day in Whitwell as police hope for peaceful surrender

UPDATE — 9:27 AM CST 1/25/18: It’s now been four days in the search for Rutherford County robbery suspect Dewayne Halfacre, who we know for sure was last seen in the Whitwell area on Tuesday. Marion County deputies, Whitwell Police and multiple other agencies searched the wooded areas near TN-28 and Hwy. 283 and in …

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Escaped suspect in Whitwell still on the loose after stealing patrol car and gun; Search continues

UPDATE — 7:01 AM CST 1/24/18: Local authorities say they are ready to resume the search for Dewayne Halfacre this morning in Whitwell. More agencies will be on hand to assist again today and the U.S. Marshals will also be assisting and ready to use deadly force if needed. Officials say Halfacre is still armed. Halfacre …

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