Latest Clarksville News

Tennessee man charged in his aunt's shooting death

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who lived with his aunt in Tennessee has been charged with criminal homicide in her shooting death. News outlets report police took 21-year-old Bobby James Bryant into custody Sunday. Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll says officers found 66-year-old Barbara Penrod dead...

Man slain in Tennessee identified as Airborne solider

Jul. 11, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fatally shot on a Tennessee basketball court has been identified as a 101st Airborne Division soldier stationed at Fort Campbell. A Fort Campbell spokesperson told news outlets 23-year-old Kendrick Grayer was a fire control specialist assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He...

Tennessee city tries curfew crackdown to stop car thefts

Jul. 8, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Clarksville, Tennessee, are cracking down with the city's curfew in response to a rise in car thefts and burglaries by juveniles. Clarksville Police Spokesman Jim Knoll says there have been 500 vehicle burglaries and 300 thefts in the last six months. In June alone, more...

Comedian, son, bring gibberish-filled chat to Denny's ad

Jun. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father-son duo whose video of a gibberish-filled conversation went viral is now featured in a TV commercial. Denny's posted the nearly two-minute ad on Twitter on Sunday for Father's Day. Comedian DJ Pryor and his 19-month-old son Kingston are seen sitting in a booth in front...

Austin Peay teams with National Guard on tuition deferment

Jun. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Army National Guard are offering a special tuition deferment program for Guard members. The Leaf-Chronicle reports the program is an extension of the Tennessee STRONG Act. The act reimburses eligible Guard members for up to 120 credit...

Truck driver accused of kidnapping woman stranded on highway

Jun. 12, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who ran out of gas on an interstate was kidnapped by a truck driver who handcuffed her and threatened to rape her. News outlets report the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation searched Wednesday at the home 62-year-old Roy Nellsch, who authorities charged with...

Father and son warm hearts with gibberish conversation

Jun. 7, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One father might not know what his 19-month-old son is saying, but he seems to know what he means. The Leaf Chronicle reports a video showing Tennessee comedian DJ Pryor and his son Kingston has gone viral. The Clarksville child's words are mostly gibberish as the pair talk on the...

2 men fatally shot outside Tennessee restaurant

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have identified two men fatally shot outside a Tennessee restaurant. Clarksville Police Department said officers responded Wednesday night to a report of shots fired at a Longhorn Steakhouse in Clarksville and found the wounded men in the parking lot. They were taken to a...

LG celebrates opening of first US washing machine plant

May. 29, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. has officially unveiled its first washing machine plant in the United States. Company and local officials gathered Wednesday in Clarksville, Tennessee, to celebrate the South Korean appliance manufacturer's 1 million-square-foot (92,900-square meter) facility....