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Authorities capture 2 Virginia inmates in Tennessee

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - Two inmates who fled a southwest Virginia jail are being held without bond after authorities said they were captured in northeast Tennessee. The Washington County, Virginia, sheriff's office said that officers located Johnny Shane Brown…

TBI Announces Two Wanted Fugitives

  TENNESSEE (WDEF) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced two wanted fugitives. Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson escaped from jail on Thursday. TBI said the men were being held at the Southwest Virgina Regional Jail Authority.…

Proposals to deal with rising juvenile crimes in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - A committee appointed by Tennessee lawmakers has come out with some recommendations to tackle juvenile crimes. Lawmakers appointed the Committee on Juvenile Justice last summer. They were looking for ways to deal with rising juvenile crimes…

Nashville International Airport opens new grand lobby

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville International Airport has opened its new 200,000-square-foot grand lobby, with two-dozen security screening lanes and new art displays. The first passengers passed through the lobby early Tuesday, using new CT scanners that produce a 3D…

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

GORDON COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation shared an update on their investigation of a shooting that involved an officer on Tuesday. They say the incident resulted in the death of a 51-year-old man named Billy Dewayne…

Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift fiasco

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer Senators grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday about its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee debated possible action, including making tickets non-transferable to…

Deputy fatally shoots suspect in Gordon County

CALHOUN, Georgia (WDEF) - The GBI will investigate an officer involved shooting overnight in north Georgia. It happened in the rural community of Sugar Valley in Gordon County around 1 AM. The Gordon County Sheriff says one of his deputies…

TN Drug Investigation Results in 13 Arrests

DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) -- More than a dozen people have been arrested following a drug investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said. They say the drug operation consisted of meth, heroin and fentanyl being transported to Dickson County…

LEGO Discovery Center Coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (WDEF) -- LEGO lovers of all ages have an experience to look forward to this spring. A new LEGO Discovery Center is opening in Atlanta this March. The Atlanta LEGO Discovery Center will be the first to…

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