Tennessee authorities looking for a missing man know to travel to Bowling Green


CROSS PLAINS, Tn. (WBKO) – The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a missing adult, 44-year-old, William Zack Duffey.

According to authorities, Duffey has a medical condition, he goes by his middle name Zack, it is believed that he left his home driving a 2006 Silver Lexus ES 330.

Authorities say Zack tends to travel to Kentucky regularly and has been known to stay in and around the Bowling Green area. He is also known to check into homeless shelters and stay for weeks.

Duffey is a white man, 5′10″, with brown eyes and hair, and weighs 146 pounds.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact Robertson County Central Dispatch at 615-384-4911, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 615-382-6600, submit a tip at robertsonsheriff.com, or submit a tip through the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office app.

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Retired FDNY firefighter, 53, surrenders to authorities for storming Capitol building


He did it to his selfie! Retired FDNY firefighter, 53, hands himself in for storming Capitol building after he posted pictures from the Rotunda and boasted about being ‘tip of the spear’

  • Retired New York firefighter Thomas Fee, 53, of Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday for his role in storming the US Capitol on January 6
  • Prosecutors say he texted a selfie of himself to his girlfriend’s sibling from the Capitol rotunda and boasted he was part of the ‘tip of the spear’ to storm in 
  • He face charges in Washington of disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building without permission 
  • He retired from the FDNY last October after 22 years of service 
  • In 2004 he was suspended as a volunteer firefighter in Hempstead for yelling racial slurs at a black cardiologist who walked past the firehouse multiple times  

A retired New York firefighter from Long Island has been arrested for being part of the MAGA mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6.

Thomas Fee, 53, of Freeport, Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday. 

Fee, who retired from the FDNY last October after 22 years of service, faces charges in Washington of disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building without permission. 

He texted a selfie of himself to his girlfriend’s sibling from the Capitol rotunda when a stream of Trump supporters stormed into the building. He described himself as part of the ‘tip of the spear,’ prosecutors say.

Retired New York firefighter Thomas Fee, 53, of Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday for his role in storming the US Capitol on January 6

He texted a selfie of himself to his girlfriend's sibling from the Capitol rotunda when a stream of Trump supporters stormed into the building. He described himself as part of the 'tip of the spear,' prosecutors say

Retired New York firefighter Thomas Fee, 53, of Long Island, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday for his role in storming the US Capitol on January 6. He texted a selfie of himself (right) to his girlfriend’s sibling from the Capitol rotunda when a stream of Trump supporters stormed into the building. He described himself as part of the ‘tip of the spear,’ prosecutors say.

The FBI in New York shared this statement following his arrest

The FBI in New York shared this statement following his arrest

Fee leaves court in Central Islip, New York after posting $100,000 bail on Tuesday

Fee leaves court in Central Islip, New York after posting $100,000 bail on Tuesday

A 22-year FDNY veteran, Fee faces charges of disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building without permission

A 22-year FDNY veteran, Fee faces charges of disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building without permission

He also allegedly sent that person a video in which people were yelling ‘tyranny’ and ‘Pelosi’.

The unidentified man, an agent with the US Diplomatic Security Service, initially deleted those messages but later recovered them and contacted authorities, according to court papers. 

The FBI in New York shared a statement following his arrest Tuesday saying: ‘Thomas Fee is alleged to have illegally made his way into our Nation’s house. Today, we invited him into ours.’

He’s expected to make an initial court appearance in New York Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Fee’s white Chevy Taho was seen traveling west on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge the morning before the riot and it returned one day after the siege, as per ABC7.

During his time with the FDNY he was honored after he rescued 13 people, including a pregnant woman and several kids, from flooding when Superstorm Sandy hit on October 29, 2012

In 2004 he was suspended from being a volunteer firefighter in Hempstead for yelling racial slurs at a black cardiologist who walked past the firehouse on three or four occasions

During his time with the FDNY he was honored after he rescued 13 people, including a pregnant woman and several kids, from flooding when Superstorm Sandy hit on October 29, 2012. In 2004 he was suspended from being a volunteer firefighter in Hempstead for yelling racial slurs at a black cardiologist who walked past the firehouse on three or four occasions.

Fee pictured above in this undated Facebook photo

Fee pictured above in this undated Facebook photo

During his time with the FDNY he was honored after he rescued 13 people, including a pregnant woman and several kids, from flooding when Superstorm Sandy hit on October 29, 2012.

In 2004 he was suspended from being a volunteer firefighter in Hempstead for yelling racial slurs at a black cardiologist who walked past the firehouse on three or four occasions.

He was also suspended from the Hempstead Fire Department in 2001 for speaking with media after rescuing two men. Then he was awarded the Silver Medal for Valor for his efforts in for that rescue one year later.



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Authorities reminding you to be careful when traveling in the backcountry


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The following is a news release from Fremont County Search and Rescue.

ST. ANTHONY – On four separate occasions during the past two weeks, Fremont County Search and Rescue has been dispatched to assist stranded drivers on impassable roads due to heavy snowfall.

Authorities are reminding you to use common sense when traveling on a non-plowed road. The farther you travel away from the plowed road, the deeper the snow may become, and the more difficult it will be to turn around.

Typically, the farther away you are from a highway, the less likely you are to have adequate cell service or the ability to call for help. Even if you drive a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, it does not mean you are able to travel everywhere. Know your equipment and its limitations.

Too many people go a little too far, and instead of being able to turn around and get themselves out, they end up getting stuck in the deep snow. Consequently, they have to rely on others to help them get unstuck or brought back out. Search and Rescue’s responsibility is to rescue individuals. They are not required to retrieve vehicles, and sometimes it necessitates leaving a vehicle in the back country.

If you become stuck on a road during winter, please do not attempt to walk out. Your vehicle will shelter you from the elements. Make sure you carry a winter survival kit with dry clothing, blankets, or a way to get warm if your vehicle will not start.

If you run your vehicle for warmth, be sure you roll your window down half an inch to an inch for fresh air and to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. If you decide to leave your vehicle to get better cell service, walk only within eyesight so you can easily return.

Be sure you let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return, and help will be on its way shortly after you’re reported overdue.

After Thanksgiving, wheeled vehicles are no longer allowed on roads that are designated for snowmobile trails.
These are typically groomed trails, not made for wheeled vehicles. This includes the Mesa Falls Trail from Bear Gulch to U.S. Highway 20 near Harriman State Park, per Fremont County Ordinance 2004-02.

It is unlawful for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any self-propelled vehicle other than a snowmobile on groomed snow trails in Fremont County. Any person who violates this ordinance is guilty of a
misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of no less than $50 nor more than $300, or by imprisonment for not
more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Click here for more information.

Click here for a trail map.

A reminder to anyone traveling backcountry areas whether skiing, snowmobiling hunting, fishing, camping, boating, using ATVs, trail riding, biking, or hiking:

  • Remember the time of year, exercising all backcountry cautions.
  • Take necessary equipment and survival gear when venturing into the backcountry. If you have a GPS and cell phone, be sure to take them with you, but do not rely on them entirely for a safe rescue if you find yourself in trouble or stranded. Avalanche Transceivers and equipment, knowing what the avalanche conditions are, and knowing skills to save lives are a must for everyone entering backcountry riding or traveling.
  • Plan ahead. Make sure you know the area you are heading into before heading into it.
  • If you find yourself in trouble, stop, take a look around you, and do not go any farther. The farther you go, the more complicated and dangerous it is to get yourself to safety, also making rescue efforts more difficult and dangerous. Make mental notes in relation to any physical features or landmarks that would assist in your rescue.
  • Make a plan, stick to your plan, narrow the riding area, and most of all let someone know WHERE you are planning to go and WHEN you are to return!

To check avalanche conditions, visit the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center website or the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website.



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