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Semi catches fire on I-40 in Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A semi-truck caught fire Friday morning in Putnam County on Interstate 40.

It happened around 10 a.m. in eastbound lanes near mile marker 299, not far from Monterey, Tennessee. 20 more words


Putnam D.A. candidate interfered in DWI prosecution of fiancee', memo says

I recovered a document that says Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy, who is running for Putnam County District Attorney, interfered in the prosecution of his fiancee’s DWI case six years ago. 22 more words

Monday marks end of summer for some Middle Tennessee students

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Summer break is officially over for some kids in Middle Tennessee.

Monday was Putnam County schools first day back. Algood Elementary School’s principal Patience Cannon began the morning announcements just before 8 a.m. 187 more words


Former volunteer fire chief charged with theft in Cookeville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn . (WKRN) – A former chief of an Overton County volunteer fire department was arrested on theft charges Thursday.

Terry Priest, 51, was the chief of the Hardys Chapel Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville. 119 more words


Police seek man who escaped from Putnam County courtroom

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are seeking an escaped fugitive in Putnam county.

Donald Ray Wiggins of Cookeville escaped from the courtroom after being charged for violation of a protection order. 41 more words


2 tornadoes touch down in Tennessee during Tuesday storms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Tuesday during Tuesday’s severe weather.

An EF1 tornado with max winds of 105 mph was confirmed just west of Cookeville in Putnam County, and another EF1 tornado hit Pickett and Fentress counties. 258 more words