Two young women are in a Nashville hospital after a single vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say a 19-year old female was southbound on North Second Street around 4am when she passed Riverside Drive, crossed the median and struck a pole in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The driver and a 20-year old female passenger had to be cut from the wreckage and were then flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where they are in stable condition.
The driver was wearing a seat belt and the passenger was not. Clarksville Police say it’s too early to know if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
A Fort Campbell soldier accused of killing his wife on post Friday night remains in critical condition after he reportedly shot himself following a high-speed chase that went through two states.
Fort Campbell officials have not released the name of the soldier or victim, but confirmed to WHOP Saturday afternoon that military police responded to an on-post residence regarding a homicide Friday night around 10 p.m, with the soldier allegedly murdering his wife.
Following the murder, the Fort Campbell soldier reportedly fled to Georgia early Saturday morning in his white Cadillac and a high speed chase ensued with Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jonathan Rogers said the high-speed chase first began in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Sergeant Rogers says following the high speed chase, the soldier shot himself and was then life-flighted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he is in critical condition.
This is a developing story and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
This kitten was vocal in his desire for a home/photo by Adam May
There was almost perfect weather for yesterday’s Christian County Animal Shelter adoption event at Tractor Supply, which was by all accounts successful.
There were dozens of cats, dogs, kittens and puppies on display in the parking lot—some who vocally made their case for a new home and some who just wanted to sleep in their cages while prospective owners looked.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace said nine pets had found homes by about 1pm.
Saturday is always a big day at the Animal Shelter, but the adoption event even exceeded the norm.
The Animal Shelter has used Petfinder and Facebook as online tools in recent months to display their animals and that strategy has been met with record results in finding permanent homes and reuniting lost cats and dogs with their owners.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested early this morning for allegedly hitting a man on the head with a hammer.
Hopkinsville Police were called to 1834 Walnut St. around 2:30 to the report of a man with minor injuries. The victim, 60-year old Moses White of Hopkinsville, said 46-year old Kimberly Wills of Hopkinsville had come up from behind him and struck him with the hammer.
Police say White sustained a small cut and swelling on the left side of the head, but he refused a trip to the hospital.
Wills was arrested on 2nd degree assault charges and lodged in the Christian County Jail. The report says alcohol may have played a factor in the incident.
A Hopkinsville man escaped with relatively minor injuries late Friday night when the man he was fighting pulled out a knife.
The incident happened around 11:15 at 524 W. 7th St, according to the report, which says 45-year old Michael Merritt and 49-year old Richard McGregor Jr. of Hopkinsville were in an argument that became physical.
That’s when McGregor allegedly pulled out a knife and cut Merritt on the hand, with his injury listed as minor.
Police say McGregor admitted to tossing his Gerber knife into some bushes on the way to his sister’s house. McGregor was arrested and charged with 1st degree assault and tampering with evidence.
Alcohol is listed as a factor in the incident.