6:00 PM Nov 21, 2005
November 17, 2005 A shoplifting arrest led to the identification of an alleged Mississippi methamphetamine "kingpin" who apparently maintained a storage facility in Lebanon. Authorities obtained a warrant and began a search of the storage unit late Wednesday, Public Safety Commissioner Billy Weeks ...
6:00 PM Nov 21, 2005
November 16, 2005 A judge Tuesday recused himself from presiding over the case of the one-time head of Lebanon's wastewater treatment facility, who is charged with falsifying records submitted to state environmental officials. Criminal Court Judge J.O. Bond made the decision during a brief court ap...
6:00 PM Nov 21, 2005
November 16, 2005 The City of Mt. Juliet maintains a 19-year-old contract with the county settles the volatile issue of fire protection in the city once and for all, a question which now faces the Wilson County Financial Management Committee. The county's Emergency Management Agency Committee voted...
6:00 PM Nov 3, 2005
October 31, 2005 Police say they have received information the owner of two pit bulldogs found at an empty home – one already dead – was raising the animals for fighting. Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said investigators have been told the owner of the two "raises and has previously f...
6:00 PM Nov 3, 2005
November 2, 2005 Investigators from three law enforcement agencies used the agony of a serious hand injury to force a confession out of a man charged with 46 burglaries and thefts, a rarely granted defense motion alleges. Criminal Court Judge John Wootten has granted a request filed on behalf of Tr...
6:00 PM Nov 3, 2005
November 3, 2005 Lebanon police – who recently saw an armed robber crisscross the city in a series of four successful stick-ups – are now seeking a gunman who fled a pharmacy with a massive cache of powerful, highly addictive narcotics. No arrests appear on the horizon three days after ...
7:00 PM Oct 23, 2005
October 20, 2005 A Lebanon Animal Control worker has been reprimanded in connection with an incident at the city's animal pound which left a dog injured, with a top official vowing a "methodical" review of the operation. "If we find that we have any problems we'll correct them," Public Safety Commi...
7:00 PM Oct 23, 2005
October 22, 2005 The City of Mt. Juliet will apparently soon be on its own when it comes to housing stray pets, the result of an incident in Lebanon's animal shelter which left a dog seriously injured. Lebanon Public Safety Commissioner Billy Weeks said the city sent a letter to Mt. Juliet City Man...
7:00 PM Oct 13, 2005
September 23, 2005 Though the details remain a secret, disciplinary action has been taken against Wilson County Juvenile Court Judge Barry Tatum in connection with highly controversial court orders he issued requiring Hispanic mothers to learn English in child custody cases. Documents from the Tenn...
7:00 PM Oct 2, 2005
September 30, 2005 The one-time head of Lebanon's wastewater treatment facility is challenging a decision to deny him pretrial diversion on charges of falsifying records submitted to state environmental officials. A hearing for James "Butch" Arnold scheduled for Thursday in Wilson County Criminal C...
7:00 PM Oct 2, 2005
October 1, 2005 Even though he pleaded guilty to a single charge of misusing a city issued credit card, former Lebanon Purchasing Agent Johnny Crudup's legal battle with the city may not be over. A potentially explosive 2002 federal court lawsuit filed on behalf of Crudup against the city, Mayor Do...
7:00 PM Sep 22, 2005
September 23, 2005 Though the details remain a secret, disciplinary action has been taken against Wilson County Juvenile Court Judge Barry Tatum in connection with highly controversial court orders he issued requiring Hispanic mothers to learn English in child custody cases. Documents from the Tenn...
7:00 PM Sep 5, 2005
September 1, 2005 A man wanted on charges of failing to register as a sex offender was arrested moments after dropping a child off at Tuckers Crossroads Elementary School, police reports indicate. The suspect, identified as David Allen Cabrera, 31, of Trousdale Ferry Pike, is being held without bon...
7:00 PM Sep 5, 2005
September 2, 2005 Local leaders huddled to ward off potential gasoline and diesel fuel shortages Thursday, mirroring concerns felt by their constituents as some area gas stations again grappled with temporary outages. "We've had spot shortages and outages throughout the day," said Evelyn Leroy of t...
7:00 PM Aug 18, 2005
August 16, 2005 A 35-year-old father of two has become Wilson County's second casualty of the war in Iraq, one of three area National Guardsmen killed Sunday by what military officials called "hostile fire." Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn II, 35, serving with Troop E, 2/278th Regimental Combat Team, was...
7:00 PM Aug 18, 2005
August 16, 2005 A Sept. 10 date has been selected for a fund-raiser on behalf of a one-time Lebanon High School cheerleader seriously wounded in an apparent random shooting. The event on behalf of India Clark, 15, will be 6 p.m. at Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church, event organizers said. Clar...
7:00 PM Aug 18, 2005
August 17, 2005 He played with toy soldiers as a child and as a man became a soldier himself, losing his heart to the children of war-torn Iraq long before losing his life for them. Those were among the emotional recollections of a Wilson County family told just two days earlier that one of their o...