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Manchester Police Department needs the Public’s Help

The Manchester Police Department is asking for your help. A small white pickup truck was involved in a hit & run accident at Murphy Oil on April 10. Also, the police department is asking for help identifying 3 individuals allegedly shoplifting at Walmart. If you can identify any of the individuals, in either incident please …

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Rural TN Communities Trapped in Cash-Bail System

For rural Tennesseans, the cash-bail system has accelerated an endless cycle of arrests, excessively high bonds and incarceration, in communities already grappling with a substance-abuse epidemic and shrinking local economies. According to a Vera Institute of Justice study, pre-trial incarcerations have jumped by 163% in the 53 rural Tennessee counties, compared with a 2% increase in …

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Tennessee No. 1 for its Response Against Human Trafficking

A leading nonprofit in the fight against human trafficking ranked Tennessee No. 1 for its response against the crime. Year over year, calls to the tip hotline increased to the point where a record number was received last year. Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been encouraged by the results, as tips lead …

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Estill Springs Man Charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Second-Degree Murder

54-year-old Ronnie Dwayne Walls of Estill Springs has been arrested for criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman. He is also charged with domestic assault. A mail carrier reported the crime to Estill Springs Police. When police arrived at the home Walls had gone on the run. After locating Walls, …

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Man Shoots Himself inside McMinnville Walmart

A McMinnville man was injured inside the McMinnville Walmart store Friday afternoon.According to Lieutenant Lisa Norris of the McMinnville Police Department around 4pm 28 year-old Robert Harris of McMinnville was inside Walmart and had entered the fitting room to try on pants when his 9mm pistol fell out of his pocket, hit the floor and …

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One in Seven Children Experienced Child Abuse and/or Neglect in the Past Year

Calls to the state’s child-abuse hotline declined by 15% over the past year, but experts say increased isolation and disrupted school schedules likely contributed to the dip in reporting. According to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, from March 2020 through last February, hotline staff received more than 100,000 calls about suspected abuse or neglect. Kylie …

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Authorities Searching for Stolen Commercial Truck

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Commercial Truck. The vehicle was stolen from the Summitville area in the early morning hours of April 5th. If you have any information please contact Investigator Brandon Reed at 931-570-4191 and as always, all tips …

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Man gets 25 Years in Prison for Crime Committed in Manchester in 2019

Ricky Guy Crews, 50 of Gallatin has pleaded guilty to a crime that occurred in Manchester nearly 2 years ago. Crews pled guilty recently to especially aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon. He had been charged with attempted murder, but that charge was dropped after a plea bargain was struck. According to a police report …

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