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Army general visits with Cookeville students

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The second highest-ranking general in the U.S. Army made a stop in Cookeville Wednesday to speak with students.

General Daniel Allyn spent the day speaking to students at Cookeville High School and members of the ROTC at Tennessee Tech University. 126 more words


Food pantry on Tennessee Tech campus expands

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –The food pantry on the campus of Tennessee Tech University has expanded to meet the needs of campus staff and employees, as well as students. 270 more words


More school districts close rest of week due to illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – School closings keep rolling in as highly-contagious illnesses spread across the state.

The flu, norovirus, and strep throat are said to be to blame for the widespread sickness hitting both students and teachers. 287 more words


Cookeville man accused of raping child under age of 13

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 31-year-old Cookeville man has been arrested for rape of a child, authorities said Tuesday.

According to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was initiated after the child, who is less than 13-years-old, underwent a medical examination. 58 more words


Officers dismantle meth lab at Algood home

ALGOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officers dismantled a meth lab at a home in Algood, Tennessee, this weekend.

The Algood Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Meth Task Force were on the scene Saturday. 49 more words


Sheriff: Cookeville man accused of trying to murder his wife

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Cookeville man is accused of attempting to murder his wife by strangling her Wednesday.

The Putnam County sheriff said deputies responded to the 2400 block of Benton Young Road on a domestic assault call. 60 more words


Tennessee prisoner charged in Kentucky woman’s murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man currently incarcerated in Cookeville, Tennessee, has been charged in the murder of a Kentucky woman.

Arthur Long, from Chicago, was indicted by a Lyon County grand jury on Monday on charges of murder and auto theft. 66 more words