Police: Have you seen this missing Murf. teen?

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FROM THE MURFREESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Justin Richardson (3-29-98) left his 2722 Chatham Ct. residence on June 26, 2015 and has not returned. He was under the care of his uncle who reported him missing when he did not return home or report to work. Richardson is described as a white male 5’7”, 115lbs, blond hair and blue eyes. He has been entered into NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Anyone with information should call 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency are getting a lot of pushback following Monday’s announcement of new, stricter power plant emission standards.

But the Tennessee Valley Authority, which supplies electricity to Tennessee and six other states, seems to be taking the announcement in stride.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The truck driver who authorities say caused a highway accident outside of Chattanooga in June, killing six, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide.

Multiple media outlets report that a Hamilton County grand jury on Monday also indicted 39-year-old Benjamin Brewer of London, Kentucky on four counts of reckless aggravated assault, driving under the influence of narcotics, speeding and making false reports about his duty status. Chattanooga police issued an order for Brewer's arrest on Monday.

First Degree Murder Charges in Memphis Officer's shooting death

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Court records show a suspect has been officially charged in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer.

Shelby County court records posted online show 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is being held on $9 million bond. Authorities say Wilbourn turned himself in Monday after arrest warrants were issued for him in the shooting of 33-year-old officer Sean Bolton on Saturday night.

Wilbourn has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday morning. Court records don't show if he has a lawyer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.

Bush travels to Nashville for a live interview before thousands of members of the Southern Baptist Convention, which will also show a pre-recorded interview with Rubio.

Organizers said leading GOP and Democratic presidential candidates were invited in May to participate; only Bush and Rubio accepted.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

Haslam appointed Sharen Cypress, dean of education at Freed-Hardeman University; Tracy Franklin, principal at Steekee Elementary School in Loudon; Amy Gullion, instructional coach at Smyrna Elementary School; and Doug Hungate, academic director at Cheatham County Central High School.

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and two others were injured in a triple shooting in Athens.

Multiple media outlets report that officials from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation say 40-year-old Rendell Correy Jones died after the shooting on Saturday.

Officials say 37-year-old Matthew Moore and 47-year-old Tim White were both hospitalized. Their conditions are unknown.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has drowned after he jumped from a cliff near Nashville's Elm Hill Marina.

Authorities tell local media that the man was with a group when he jumped into Percy Priest Lake on Sunday afternoon and did not resurface.

Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas says the man's body was recovered from the lake about 30 minutes later.

Metro Police Department Captain Jason Starling says the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A newspaper's analysis shows the rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players and the subsequent mistrial in the case cost taxpayers more than $111,000.

The Tennessean reports that it calculated costs provided by multiple public agencies for the court proceedings involving Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey. They were found guilty of aggravated rape and other charges Jan. 27, but a judge later declared a mistrial after a juror did not disclose he was a rape victim in another case.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Police say they are searching for the man they believe shot and killed one of the city’s police officers over the weekend.

Police Director Toney Armstrong says twenty-nine year old Tremaine Wilbourn was a passenger in a car that was being investigated by Officer Sean Bolton on Saturday night.

Armstrong says Bolton came across a 2002 Mercedes parked illegally in a neighborhood in southeast Memphis.