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The event is one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi. (WSMV) The event is one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi. (WSMV)

Franklin preparing to host rodeo this weekend Video included

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The Franklin Rodeo has been around since 1949 and is one of the longest-running family events in Middle Tennessee.

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Man accused of selling drugs to teen who died from overdose

Jesse Cruz Montes (Source: Spring Hill PD) Jesse Cruz Montes (Source: Spring Hill PD)
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Police in Spring Hill have arrested a man in connection to a drug-related death.

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Former Middle TN student charged in deadly fraternity hazing case Video included

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Channel 4 has learned one of 10 more Beta Theta Pi brothers charged in the death of pledge Timothy Piazza is a former student of Battle Ground Academy in Franklin.

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Motorcyclist dies from injuries after crash in Franklin

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The motorcyclist who was injured in a crash on Wednesday has died from his injuries.

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Social media star 'Lil Bub' helping to raise money for animal shelter

Lil Bub is holding an event in Franklin on Saturday. (Source: Facebook / Lil Bub) Lil Bub is holding an event in Franklin on Saturday. (Source: Facebook / Lil Bub)
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Social media star Lil Bub is coming to Franklin this weekend. The famous cat will hold a meet-and-greet with fans this Saturday at the Factory at Franklin.

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Memorial to be held for fallen Williamson County officers

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The Fraternal Order of Police will host a memorial service in downtown Franklin. There will be a food procession, a 21-gun salute and “Taps.”

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Youth volleyball club fights back after sports complex plans to sell

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The directors of a youth volleyball program are fighting back after owners of the A-Game Sportsplex in Franklin tried to terminate their lease and sell the building.

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Mother, son killed on I-65 after trying to help crash victims

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Kristi Clark, 34, and Carter Oakley, 10, stopped to help when they saw an SUV hit a patch of black ice and roll over near the exit for Highway 96 just after 9 p.m. Monday. More>>

2 suspects arrested, 1 at large after Franklin shooting

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Franklin police said two suspects involved in a shooting on Rucker Avenue late Friday night have been arrested while another suspect remains at large. 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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  • Backlash swift to lawmaker's 'lynching' post on Facebook

    Backlash swift to lawmaker's 'lynching' post on Facebook

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:53 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:53:11 GMT
    Rep. Oliver's Facebook post made on Saturday has been deleted. But two state representatives from South Mississippi, John Read of Gautier and Doug McLeod of Lucedale, liked the post before it was taken down. (Photo source: Facebook)Rep. Oliver's Facebook post made on Saturday has been deleted. But two state representatives from South Mississippi, John Read of Gautier and Doug McLeod of Lucedale, liked the post before it was taken down. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Mississippi State Rep. Karl Oliver is caught in the middle of controversy after making statements on Facebook calling for the lynching of those removing Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

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    Mississippi State Rep. Karl Oliver is caught in the middle of controversy after making statements on Facebook calling for the lynching of those removing Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

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  • Why we issue Alert Days

    Why we issue Alert Days

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-05-23 05:19:37 GMT
    Rain on Tuesday morning (5/23/17)Rain on Tuesday morning (5/23/17)

    When the WLOX First Alert Weather Team issues an Alert Day for South Mississippi, it is because we believe the  weather will impact your day. The current Alert Day is because of the high rainfall totals we have seen with the potential for more rain. In fact, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening.

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    When the WLOX First Alert Weather Team issues an Alert Day for South Mississippi, it is because we believe the  weather will impact your day. The current Alert Day is because of the high rainfall totals we have seen with the potential for more rain. In fact, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening.

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  • Cloe's Story: 'I was tired of being miserable. I didn't feel comfortable as a boy'

    Cloe's Story: 'I was tired of being miserable. I didn't feel comfortable as a boy'

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 04:20:06 GMT

    With her mom's support, Cloe, who was born Sidney, began her outward transition to become female. She made the decision her junior year in high school, and did it rather quickly.

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    With her mom's support, Cloe, who was born Sidney, began her outward transition to become female. She made the decision her junior year in high school, and did it rather quickly.

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