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TDOT Traffic Update: Jan. 22-28
TDOT Traffic Update: Jan. 22-28

The following is the Tennessee Department of Transportation construction update for the period of Jan. 22-28

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Franklin Police seeking information regarding reckless driver
Franklin Police seeking information regarding reckless driver

The Franklin Police Department is seeking information on a driver of a turquoise blue Ford Ranger pickup truck who evaded police on Sunday.

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Franklin police arrest man suspected of fatal assault

Franklin police have arrested a suspect accused of the Jan. 3 fatal beating of a man on Acton Street earlier this month.

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UPDATE: Fight over property spurred murder of Sharron Cantrell by her brother
UPDATE: Fight over property spurred murder of Sharron Cantrell by her brother

The murder of Spring Hill Elementary School Principal Sharron Cantrell by her brother appears to have stemmed from an argument over property Cantrell's son was trying to remove from the house in Columbia where the deadly shootout occurred, a family friend said Monday.

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UPDATED: Brother slays Spring Hill principal; then victim's husband kills him
UPDATED: Brother slays Spring Hill principal; then victim's husband kills him

The younger brother of Spring Hill Elementary School principal Sharron Cantrell killed her during a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon, then himself was slain in a shootout with Cantrell's husband, Columbia police said.

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Franklin Police Department welcomes 10 new officers; honors 2 others
Franklin Police Department welcomes 10 new officers; honors 2 officers at a ceremony held Friday morning
Franklin Police Department welcomes 10 new officers; honors 2 others

The Franklin Police Department welcomed ten new officers to their ranks at a Friday morning investiture ceremony.

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Watson Glen Shopping Center reopens after gas leak

Authorities gave the go-ahead for the Watson Glen Shopping Center to reopen early Thursday afternoon following a natural gas leak in a pipeline behind the facility on Royal Oaks Blvd.

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Former Hillsboro PTO treasurer jailed for probation violation
Former Hillsboro PTO treasurer jailed for probation violation

The former Hillsboro School PTO treasurer accused of stealing about $20,000 in PTO funds pleaded guilty Monday in a separate Williamson County Circuit Criminal Court case related to a probation violation.

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WCSO Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Florida
WCSO Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Florida

A fugitive on the Williamson County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list has been arrested in Florida.

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Sheriff's Deputy of the Month honored for December
Sheriff's Deputy of the Month honored for December

A Williamson County Sheriff's officer has been named December's deputy of the month sponsored by Toyota of Cool Springs.

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FPD encourage citizens to show support Friday
National Law Enforcement Day is this Friday
FPD encourage citizens to show support Friday

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is this Friday, and the Franklin Police Department are encouraging citizens to show their support.

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FPD quickly arrest Shell Station robbery suspect
FPD quickly arrest Shell Station robbery suspect

Bail has been set at $1 million for a Franklin man arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with the early Monday robbery of a Shell Station on Murfreesboro Rd., police said.

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Franklin woman charged with DUI after nearly hitting police officers
Franklin woman charged with DUI after nearly hitting police officers

The Franklin Police report that a Franklin woman has been charged with her second DUI. The woman was arrested after narrowly missing a collision with a police officer and citizen who were stopped on Interstate-65.

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Franklin Police seek Shell Station robber
Franklin Police seeking information regarding Shell Station robbery
Franklin Police seek Shell Station robber

The Franklin Police Department is investigating a robbery which occurred early Monday at a Shell Station on Murfreesboro Road.

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Franklin Police to test emergency sirens on first Saturday of every month
Franklin Police to test emergency sirens on first Saturday of every month

Those Franklin residents whose ears may have perked up to the sounds of sirens the afternoon of Jan. 3 had no reason to be alarmed.

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UPDATE: SILVER ALERT canceled for missing Franklin woman
UPDATE: SILVER ALERT canceled for missing Franklin woman

Franklin police cancelled a Silver Alert for what they called a "confused elderly" female driver, whose wrecked vehicle was found about 9 p.m. Monday in a ravine on new Hwy. 7 in Maury County.

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County deputy completes academy
County deputy completes academy

Williamson County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Amber Pater has graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson, Sheriff Jeff Long said.

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Four local businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors
Four local businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors
Four local businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

The Franklin Police Department have reported that during a sting operation conducted on Tuesday night to ensure that businesses are not selling alcohol to minors within the city limits, four local businesses were cited for doing exactly that.

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State Fire Marshal: Make good fire safety habits a New Year's tradition

Whether you're ringing in the New Year with fireworks, partying at home or going out, fire safety is a number one priority with the State Fire Marshal's Office, according to a news release.

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CRIME YEAR IN REVIEW: County properties see few crimes in 2014
CRIME YEAR IN REVIEW: County properties see few crimes in 2014

Williamson County Schools made headlines with only a few crime stories in 2014, the first of which came in January when a former Scales Elementary custodian was found in the ceiling tiles above a children's bathroom.

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CRIME YEAR IN REVIEW: Franklin's new police chief oversees intriguing cases
Peggy Cox was murdered in 1991 on her 49th birthday
CRIME YEAR IN REVIEW: Franklin's new police chief oversees intriguing cases

Law enforcement professionals say Franklin's comparatively low-crime is a direct result of its award-winning police department led since Sept. 12 by Chief Deborah Faulkner.

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FPD to bring thousands of dollars of recovered merchandise to charity
FPD to bring thousands of dollars of recovered merchandise to charity
FPD to bring thousands of dollars of recovered merchandise to charity

In 2013, Franklin Police recovered more than $23,000 in stolen items during the Flex Unit's "Not in Our Mall" operation at the Cool Springs Galleria.

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Felon wanted for bar room pool cue attack
Felon wanted for bar room pool cue attack

An aggravated assault warrant has been issued for a state prison parolee who used a pool cue to badly hurt a man in a barroom brawl Wednesday, Franklin police said.

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WCSO amps up patrols and sobriety checkpoints for holidays
WCSO amps up patrols and sobriety checkpoints for holidays

To keep the roads safe during the holiday season, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols and sobriety checkpoints through New Year's.

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Police apprehend suspected Brentwood Academy burglar
Police apprehend suspected Brentwood Academy burglar

Last Friday, Brentwood Police apprehended a suspect believed to have broken into Brentwood Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 9 and stolen several items including currency, an iPad, class rings and checks.

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