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19-Year-Old Woman Jailed For Making False Rape Report
Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Lacee Nicole Smith, of Cookeville, has been charged with one count of False Reporting.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
Cookeville man bonds out after trying to run over deputies
PUTNAMa SCOUNTYa S- A Cookeville man is free today on a $75,000 bond after being arrested on seven charges yesterday, including shooting at his wife and son as they drove away.
Antioch Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody In Cookeville
A man wanted for robbery and kidnapping in Nashville has been arrested in Cookeville.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Victim Identified In Center Hill Lake Drowning
The man who drowned Saturday afternoon at Center Hill Lake in DeKalb County has been identified.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
New animal shelter looking for volunteers, donations
With the new Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter projected to be finished by November of this year, the shelter staff and Friends of Putnam County Animals are looking to recruit volunteers to help out at the new facility when it opens.
Baxter alderman candidate withdraws name from running
There will be five names on the ballot for Baxter Alderman, however only four men are officially in the running.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Responses filed in Algood civil rights case
A number of responses have been filed over the last few months in regards to the civil rights violation case an Algood resident filed earlier this year.
NC5 Investigates: Policing for Profit
A years-long investigation discovered interstate drug agents more concerned about seizing suspected drug money -- than stopping the flow of drugs.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
NewsChannel 5 Investigates: UCDD
Wendy Askins, the former director of the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville, is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in December 2014.
Free school meals now available to more than half of Putnam students
Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision program, 13 Putnam County schools are now offering breakfast and lunch at no charge to families, regardless of income, when school starts back this month.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Recently deceased candidate's name to be removed from ballot
PUTNAM COUNTYa S- With election candidate Bruce Roach's recent passing, the state is requiring the Putnam County Election Commission to remove his name from the ballot.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
YMCA expands breast cancer support program
This July, the Putnam County Family YMCA will be working with the Sparta White County Family YMCA to expand the Go Pink Program - formerly called the ABC Program - into the White County area.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Betty Tommaso booked on criminal trespasa
She received a summons from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and she had to report to be booked.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Man to be extradited to Ohio
Randy Stinnett of Cookeville was arrested last week and is in Putnam County jail waiting to be extradited back to Ohio to face charges.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Cookeville man leads police on three-coua
At speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, a Cookeville man led police on a three-county chase Monday that resulted in James Thompson Walden II being jailed and having a total bond set at $24,000.
Putnam may get veterans cemetery
Putnam County is now being looked at as a potential location for a new, proposed state veterans cemetery in the Upper Cumberland region in the coming years.
Enrollment steady so far in Putnam schools
This time next month, local students will be toting backpacks and scrambling for school buses, along with all those other busy morning routines, as they adjust to a new school year.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Life of Algood slave portrayed in 'sheroes' lecture Thursday
A couple months ago, Judy Duke of the Cookeville History Museum got a phone call from a South Dakota woman - a woman who happened to have a local connection.
Man may not get public defender
Judge John Hudson didn't appoint a public defender to Ross Michael Grew who is charged with multiple crimes including manufacture of controlled substances, vandalism and resisting arrest.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Wife uses CPR to save husband
Recipients of the 2014 Star of Life Award. From left are EMT Kyle Williams, EMT Brian Harris and paramedic lieutenant Chris Westmoreland of the Cookeville Fire Department, Debbie Winningham and Chris Winningham, paramedic Tyler Sullivan, paramedic Lucie Bolenbarker, and paramedic Billy Harris.