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Franklin Police Department names new chief

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The Franklin Police Department has promoted Deputy Chief Deb Faulkner to chief of police. More>>

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Volunteers work to save historic cemetery Video included

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Toussaint L'ouverture is one of the oldest African-American cemeteries in Tennessee, but years of neglect have left it an overgrown mess. More>>

Williamson Co. moves date of ACT testing after threat

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Williamson County officials have changed the date for ACT testing at a high school after receiving word of a threat. More>>

New reward offered in Franklin cold case

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Gov. Bill Haslam announced Friday a $5,000 reward in connection with a murder that's gone unsolved for 23 years. More>>

Williamson County Schools kicks off 'Be Nice' campaign

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School leaders in Williamson County have two words they want all students to take to heart: "Be Nice." More>>

12-year-old Franklin singer returns to 'America's Got Talent'

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The Music City will be well-represented on America's Got Talent Tuesday night. More>>

Police release sketch of home invasion suspect

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The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of the man who allegedly attacked a woman in her own home in Franklin. More>>

Rescued horses may have been headed for slaughter

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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  • 5th Street police precinct opens in Phenix City

    5th Street police precinct opens in Phenix City

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:05:09 GMT
    Phenix City opened the doors to its 5th Street South Police Precinct to the public Monday, Sept. 15. The renovated home-turned-police headquarters will house three police officers, giving them access toMore >>
    Phenix City opened the doors to its 5th Street South Police Precinct to the public Monday, Sept. 15. The renovated home-turned-police headquarters will house three police officers, giving them access to the technology and records from the central office, right there in their coverage areas.More >>
  • When disciplining a child goes too far

    When disciplining a child goes too far

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:57:18 GMT
    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany
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    Pending child abuse charges against star Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has brought spanking back under public scrutiny after photos of his bruised child surfaced. News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne spoke with local experts to find out when spanking becomes abuse. More >>
  • Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:47:09 GMT
    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White
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    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White House.
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