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Easter named to Tennessee appeals court bench

Gov. Bill Haslam has named Circuit Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to fill a criminal appeals court vacancy created by the retirement of Jerry L. Smith. More>>

Money embezzled from Williamson County school PTO Video included


Some Williamson County parents were heartbroken to learn that thousands of dollars raised by their school's PTO have gone missing. More>>

Local singer hopes to continue on 'America's Got Talent' Video included


A local middle school student has a chance to move one step closer to the $1 million prize Tuesday on "America's Got Talent." More>>

Family of driver killed in tanker truck crash speaks out


The family of a truck driver killed in last Friday's tanker truck crash and fire spoke out for the first time Tuesday. More>>

Brentwood residents raise questions about water quality Video included


Residents are raising questions about the quality of their drinking water after samples tested positive for coliform, asking why they never received direct notification from their utility company. More>>

Man arrested after entering elementary school


A man who entered an elementary school was arrested in the school's community restroom Monday. More>>

Williamson County traffic concerns remain after I-65 reopens Video included


Traffic on Interstate 65 through Franklin is moving once again after crews completed demolition of the Peytonsville Road bridge a day ahead of schedule. More>>

Discolored water reported in Brentwood neighborhoods


Customers in several Brentwood neighborhoods who receive their water from the Nolensville College Grove Utility District. More>>

Students, commuters to see traffic delays in Franklin for months Video included


Local drivers will see traffic jams until crews rebuild the Goose Creek bridge over I-65. More>>

Williamson Co. shifts emergency responders to cover areas near traffic detours Video included


A temporary fire and emergency station will serve portions of Williamson County until crews rebuild the Goose Creek bridge on I-65. More>>

I-65 closures, detours to have major impact on traffic Video included


Friday morning's deadly tanker truck explosion on Interstate 65 in Franklin had an immediate effect on traffic, and it's expected to get worse before it gets better. More>>

Teacher guilty of sexual battery begins sentence


A former teacher was taken into custody Wednesday by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office to begin his sentence for sexual battery. More>>

Residents say aggressive bees in Brentwood neighborhood Video included


Neighbors in one Brentwood community said aggressive bees have moved into the area. More>>

Plan for battlefield park moving forward


Plans to turn a Civil War site into a park in Middle Tennessee are moving forward. More>>

Ravenwood student accidentally struck in school parking lot


A teacher at Ravenwood High School accidentally struck a student while driving through the parking lot on Thursday morning. More>>

Contractor accused of embezzlement appears in court Video included


A Middle Tennessee contractor accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars was in court Wednesday morning. More>>

Jury duty phone scam reported in Williamson County


The Williamson County Sheriff's Office says a man is making phone calls pretending to be a detective in the criminal investigation division. More>>

Police searching for suspect in Franklin jewelry theft Video included


New surveillance video may help police close in on the suspect behind a jewelry heist in Franklin. More>>

Investigation continues into deadly Fairview crash


Two people were killed after their car slammed into the side of a Fairview animal hospital Thursday, but investigators are unsure what led up to the deadly accident. More>>

Williamson Co. investigators searching for home invasion suspect


Authorities in Williamson County are looking for a suspect who reportedly attacked a woman in her home. More>>

2 killed in crash at Fairview vet office


A crash in Fairview left two people dead Thursday afternoon, according to the Fairview Observer. More>>

Rescued horses may have been headed for slaughter


The livestock trailer loaded with horses that overturned on Interstate 40 Monday night may have been delivering the horses to their deaths across the border. More>>

Driver in horse trailer wreck cited


The driver whose trailer rolled over on I-40 Monday with a load of horses on board has now been charged in that wreck. The Tennessee Department of Safety says Mance Frank Reed has been cited for unsafe operation. More>>

Horse truck driver alleges abuse


A trucker who once hauled horses for a Lebanon company says he had no idea he was delivering the animals to their deaths. More>>

Boy injured after falling into uncovered storm drain


A teenager walking home from the bus stop fell into an uncovered storm drain Thursday, temporarily knocking himself unconscious. There's a lot of finger-pointing about who is supposed to replace about 40 missing drain grates, which were stolen three months ago. More>>

City proposes change to ban on street sales


The City of Brentwood proposed some changes allowing homeless people to sell The Contributor newspaper. Under the new proposal, those vendors still can't walk into the streets to sell the newspaper. More>>

School coach suspended after spectator struck with ball


A high school basketball coach has been suspended without pay and ordered to stay away from school property after an incident during a game Monday night. More>>

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