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KPD Searching for Suspect Wanted in Attempted Carjacking

KPD Searching for Suspect Wanted in Attempted Carjacking

KPD is asking for help identifying an Attempted Carjacking suspect in Fountain City. It happened Wednesday around 6:00 p.m. Witnesses spotted the man riding a black bicycle with a black wire basket prior to the carjacking attempt. Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect. If you have any information on the suspect you’re asked…MORE

53-Year-Old Inmate Put to Death

53-Year-Old Inmate Put to Death

A prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire was put to death Thursday in Tennessee’s electric chair. 53-year-old Lee Hall was pronounced dead at 7:26 at the Nashville Maximum-Security Prison. Hall was convicted of killing 22-year-old Traci Crozier in April of 1991. He lit a container of gasoline on fire…MORE

Men Plead Guilty to Raping Homeless Men in the Smokies

Men Plead Guilty to Raping Homeless Men in the Smokies

Two men are accused of targeting homeless men in Knoxville, taking them to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and raping them. Richard Graham and Dusty Oliver pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault from cases in 2012 and 2015. Two separate victims say they were walking along Chapman Highway when the men pulled up offering…MORE

Truck Fire at West Knox County Truck Stop

Truck Fire at West Knox County Truck Stop

A West Knox County truck stop closed after a FedEx truck caught fire early Tuesday morning. Rural Metro fire crews were called to the Petro Stopping Center on Watt Road just after 1:00 a.m. The truck was carrying mattresses and caused damage to the truck side of the gas station. They expect that portion of…MORE

Elderly Man Rushed to the Hospital After North Knoxville Fire

Elderly Man Rushed to the Hospital After North Knoxville Fire

An elderly man is in the hospital after firefighters pulled him from his home early Monday morning. Just after 4:00 a.m. Knoxville Fire Crews were called to Quincy Avenue in North Knoxville. Flames had engulfed the front of the home, from the front porch through the roof. After learning of a victim inside, firefighters crawled…MORE

Rural Metro Cuts Open Car to Rescue Driver in Thanksgiving Day Crash

Rural Metro Cuts Open Car to Rescue Driver in Thanksgiving Day Crash

The driver is in the hospital after Rural Metro crews had to cut open their minivan Thanksgiving night. The crash happened on Norris Freeway near Pedigo Road. The van rolled in the crash and crews couldn’t open the doors, so they cut off the roof. One person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening…MORE

Man Wanted for Manslaughter After Incident in Strawberry Plains

Man Wanted for Manslaughter After Incident in Strawberry Plains

Jefferson County authorities are searching for a man after an incident Strawberry Plains this weekend. 33-year-old Ronald Boling has an active warrant for Voluntary Manslaughter. Officials say he has connections to Jefferson, Knox and Grainger Counties. Boling is described as 6’1″ 200 pounds with brown eyes and a shaved head. If you have any information…MORE

Rocky Top Woman Says Dispute with Neighbor Turned Deadly

Rocky Top Woman Says Dispute with Neighbor Turned Deadly

A Rocky Top woman says a years long feud with her neighbor turned deadly this weekend. The TBI responded to a shooting on Willow Lane around 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Felicia Adkins tells our TV Partner WVLT News she’s reported George Patterson to police in the past. Officials say Adkins and her fiance David Roach were…MORE

Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Shoplifting Incident

Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Shoplifting Incident

A man is in custody on outstanding warrants after authorities say he tried to steal a purse from West Town Mall. 49-year-old Samuel Fox was arrested after the incident Tuesday at Dillard’s. Officials say officers tried to stop Fox after he attempted to steal a purse from the store. They say he threw the merchandise…MORE

Men Convicted in Zaevion Dobson Murder Asking for New Trial

Men Convicted in Zaevion Dobson Murder Asking for New Trial

A Knox County judge says he’ll hear arguments next month in the Zaevion Dobson murder case. The three men convicted in the case were in court Thursday morning asking for a new trial. Christopher Bassett, Kipling Colbert Jr. and Richard Williams III were all found guilty in 2017 in the murder of the 15-year-old Fulton…MORE

TN Officials Say School Vouchers Will Not Be Taxable

TN Officials Say School Vouchers Will Not Be Taxable

(AP) Reversing course, Tennessee’s Department of Education says school vouchers won’t be taxable. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said Wednesday the law’s intent is that the money be considered scholarships not subject to taxation, and the department intends to structure the program accordingly. Officials aim to resolve confusion after Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said Monday her understanding…MORE

Kingsport Woman Facing Murder Charges in Overdose Death

A Kingsport woman is facing murder charges in connection to an overdose death. A Sullivan County woman died in July from heroin laced with fentanyl. Investigators say 38-year-old Tonya Gray sold the woman the drugs. The Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Gray on one count of Second-Degree Murder plus multiple drug charges. Gray was booked…MORE

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Alcoa Police are investigating after a fatal roll over crash this weekend along Alcoa Highway. It happened just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning in front of the airport. All four occupants were ejected from the vehicle. 25-year-old Leah Scroggins was killed. 31-year-old Lorenzo Bingham, 25-year-old Tania Bennett are in critical condition and 18-year-old Gregory Kontour…MORE

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Knox County Man

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Knox County Man

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing elderly Knox County man. They’re calling in a K9 units looking for 77-year-old Jackie Harrison. He has dementia and other health issues he needs medication for. Harrison was last seen at the Walmart in Halls Sunday night. The Silver Alert means the TBI can post information…MORE

Remains Found in Rutherford County During Search for Teen Missing Since 2017

(AP) – Human remains have been found during the search for a Tennessee teen who vanished in 2017. The remains were found Wednesday near the Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says the remains found in a heavily wooded area have not been medically confirmed to be that of Devin Bond,…MORE

Principal and Teacher Charged Accused of Dragging Student

Principal and Teacher Charged Accused of Dragging Student

(AP) – A Tennessee principal and special education teacher are accused of dragging a 10-year-old boy through a school hallway by his feet, leaving him with head injuries. Walter Hill Elementary Principal Helen Campbell and teacher Bonnie Marlar were arrested Saturday on child abuse and endangerment charges. Rutherford County sheriff’s records say the dragging was…MORE

Tennessee Creating Strike Team for Prescribed Forest Burns

Tennessee Creating Strike Team for Prescribed Forest Burns

(AP) – Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of Forestry officials said Tuesday that a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will be used to expand forest fire use and management…MORE

KPD Says Murder Suspect Threatened Victim with Sword

KPD Says Murder Suspect Threatened Victim with Sword

KPD says a murder suspect threatened the victim with sword prior to his death. Officers were called to the 4600 block of High School Road Friday night for a welfare check. 29-year-old Collin Davis was dead with multiple lacerations. Investigators determined Davis and his roommate 29-year-old William Benning had been in an altercation days before.…MORE

Massive Fire at West Knox County Home

Massive Fire at West Knox County Home

A home in West Knox County was engulfed in flames Monday morning. Rural Metro fire crews were called to 1132 Buxton Drive around 4:00 a.m. for a house fire. Everyone made it out of the home safe and no injuries were reported. Crews took a defensive attack as they were concerned of a roof collapse.…MORE

Loudon County Burglary Suspect

Loudon County Burglary Suspect

Loudon County authorities are asking for help finding a truck used in a burglary. A business on East Coast Tellico Parkway was burglarized Saturday. A white truck, believed to be a Nissan Frontier extended cab, was spotted on surveillance video. If you have any information on the crime you’re asked to call authorities.MORE

TWRA Investigating After Man Shoots at Bear in Gatlinburg

TWRA Investigating After Man Shoots at Bear in Gatlinburg

The TWRA is investigating after a man shot at a bear in Gatlinburg Thursday night. It happened around 11:30 p.m. outside of the Motel 6. Officials don’t know if the bear was hit or not. The bear ran off into the woods. The man was not injured. The TWRA is in the woods looking for…MORE

Cocke County Woman Charged First Degree Murder

Cocke County Woman Charged First Degree Murder

A Cocke County woman is facing murder charges after a shooting Thursday. Police were called to Padgetmill Road in Cosby around 4:30 a.m. As they were responding officers heard shots and took cover. They could see a woman inside the residence waving a gun. Officials were able to gain entry and say Martha Styles surrendered.…MORE

Cash and Drugs Seized in Cocke County Drug Raid

Cash and Drugs Seized in Cocke County Drug Raid

Almost 1,000 opiods are off the streets in Cocke County. Deputies raided a home on Wedgewood Way in Newport yesterday. $55,000 in cash, hundreds of pain pills and ammunition were seized from the home. Jeffery Philpot was arrested and is facing charges. Officials say he was already on parole for a felony drug charge.MORE

Cross Set on Fire at Greene County Church

Cross Set on Fire at Greene County Church

Authorities looking for a suspect in Greene County accused of setting fire to a church. Officials say someone set a cross on fire hanging on the front door of Gethsemane Methodist Church. The church is on Waterfork Road in Greeneville. Officials believe it happened earlier this week. Their asking for anyone with information to come…MORE

Middle TN Man Arrested, Found in Judge’s Chamber with Ax

Middle TN Man Arrested, Found in Judge’s Chamber with Ax

A man in Middle Tennessee is in custody after he was found in a judge’s chambers armed with an ax. 46-year-old Michael Dupont was charged last week with trespassing, disorderly conduct and more. Officials say he walked into the Stewart County Courthouse through a side door and made his way to the offices. Sheriff Frankie…MORE

Pedestrian Life Threatening Injuries After Hit by Car

Pedestrian Life Threatening Injuries After Hit by Car

A man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car on Broadway Monday night. The 49-year-old man was walking on Broadway at Woodrow Drive. He was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Officials say the man was walking across the road outside of the crosswalk when he was hit. Police…MORE

Hunter Injured in Boating Accident on Melton Hill Lake

Hunter Injured in Boating Accident on Melton Hill Lake

Officials with the TWRA say a hunter was seriously injured in a boating incident over the weekend. Officials say three deer hunters were in a small aluminum boat Saturday morning heading to a management area on Melton Hill Lake when they ran aground. 47-year-old Christopher Beckler was at the front using a spotlight to help…MORE

Hamblen County Man Facing Kidnapping and Rape Charges

Hamblen County Man Facing Kidnapping and Rape Charges

A Hamblen County man is in custody accused kidnapping and raping a woman. Officers were called to Leapers Ferry Road in White Pine Saturday morning. A 27-year-old woman says she met the suspect at a sports bar late Friday night. She says the suspect beat and raped her. Investigators identified the suspect as William Madison…MORE

Erik Ainge Show Picks Panel – Week 10

Erik Ainge Show Picks Panel – Week 10

When we started this deal at the beginning of the season, it didn’t matter to me where I finished because I felt confident that, no matter what I did, Erik wouldn’t win this.MORE

Fatal Crash on Middlebrook Pike

Fatal Crash on Middlebrook Pike

Police are investigating a fatal crash this morning on Middlebrook Pike. The single-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 on Middlebrook at Lonas Drive. Officials say the driver had crashed into a utility pole. A 51-year-old man was rushed to the hospital, but later pronounced dead. No one else was in the vehicle. Police are working to…MORE

Man Charged with Kidnapping Woman at Clinton Hwy Walmart

Knoxville Police are investigating after a woman detailed how a man kidnapped her Monday. A witness says they watched a man hit and grab a woman at the Walmart on Clinton Highway and called police. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle a short time later on Clinton Highway. The victim was driving and Shane Canipe was…MORE

Chattanooga Suspected Added to TBI Top 10

Chattanooga Suspected Added to TBI Top 10

The TBI is adding a suspect out of Chattanooga to their Top 10 Most Wanted List. 23-year-old Douglas Gass is wanted for vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault, felony evading and more. Gass is 5’7″, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. A $2,500 reward is being offered in the case. If you spot him…MORE

Loudon County Deputy Demoted After Social Media Post

Loudon County Deputy Demoted After Social Media Post

Loudon County authorities have demoted a Lieutenant after what the Sheriff calls an offensive and inappropriate social media post. Patrick Upton is now a Detective Sergeant. Upton posted videos on the app Tik Tok of himself in uniform. Sheriff Tim Guider says the videos were a poor reflection of the sheriff’s office. “Lieutenant Upton’s decision to…MORE

Deputies Investigating Dogs Poisoned at Animal Shelter

Deputies Investigating Dogs Poisoned at Animal Shelter

Police in Cocke County are investigating after several dogs were believed to be poisoned at an animal shelter. It happened at the Friends Animal Shelter in Newport. Veterinarians say some of the animals’ blood wasn’t clotting properly during spay and neuter appointments. Five dogs showed signs of poisoning, but two were especially concerning. All the…MORE

2nd Vaping Related Death Reported in Tennessee

2nd Vaping Related Death Reported in Tennessee

State health officials say a second person in Tennessee has died from a vaping-related respiratory illness. The death in West Tennessee was confirmed Thursday by the state Department of Health. No other details about the victim were immediately available. Tennessee’s first confirmed vaping-related death was reported last week. The victim was a 26-year-old Nashville man.…MORE

Suspect Killed in Officer Involved Shooting in Hamblen County

Suspect Killed in Officer Involved Shooting in Hamblen County

A Hamblen County suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting. Deputies were called to Highway 160 near Mayes road around 5:30 this morning. Few details have been released, but the suspect was killed and the officer was sent to the hospital. No word on the extent of the deputy’s injuries. The TBI is investigating.…MORE

Knox County Father Accused of Aggressively Shaking Infant

Knox County Father Accused of Aggressively Shaking Infant

A Knox County father is in custody accused of violently shaking his 3-month-old baby. 22-year-old Samuel Dukes Bates was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The arrest report says Bates picked up the baby and shook him aggressively. The child is in intensive care at the hospital. Bates was booked on a $500,000 bond.…MORE

KCSO Investigating Video of Fight at HVA

KCSO Investigating Video of Fight at HVA

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a video posted online claimed to show a fight at Hardin Valley Academy. As of Thursday morning no charges have been filed and the investigation is said to be in the “preliminary stages.” The video, posted to SnapChat, shows two boys facing each other in the bathroom. One…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen Lanysja Rodgers

Missing Knoxville Teen Lanysja Rodgers

KPD announced Thursday morning that Lanysja Rodgers was safely located. The 16-year-old was reported missing Wednesday afternoon. She was spotted near the Second United Methodist Church on Western Avenue, but hadn’t been seen since. No word where she was located. Previous Story Knoxville Police asking for help finding an Endangered Teen. 16-year-old Lanysja Rodgers was spotted…MORE

Car Crashes into French Broad River During Police Chase

Car Crashes into French Broad River During Police Chase

The suspect is missing after a police chase and crash into the French Broad River in Sevier County. Authorities say the chase started early Wednesday morning when the suspect refused to comply with a traffic stop. A deputy was trying to catch up to the vehicle when it drove into the French Broad River at…MORE

Crossville Landmark Burns to the Ground

Crossville Landmark Burns to the Ground

A landmark in Crossville is in ashes after a fire Tuesday night. Cumberland County Fire Rescue have confirmed they responded to a fire at the Minister’s Tree House on Beehive Lane. The fire started around 11:30 p.m. and burned to the ground in about 15 minutes. Officials say the fire is under control. The structure…MORE

Missing Knoxville Man Found Downtown

Missing Knoxville Man Found Downtown

A Knoxville man missing Tuesday has been located. Officials say 78-year-old Ervin Miller was located in downtown Knoxville Wednesday morning. Previous Story Police are looking for an elderly man missing in Knoxville. Officials say 78-year-old Ervin Miller was last seen at the West Town Mall around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. He suffers from dementia and had…MORE

BCSO Looking for Elderly Man with Alzheimer’s

BCSO Looking for Elderly Man with Alzheimer’s

Blount County authorities are asking for help finding for an elderly man with Alzheimer’s. 76-year-old John Jennings left his home on Knouff Drive near Butterfly Gap Loop sometime overnight. Jennings is 6’1″ about 200 pounds with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing gray or navy sweat pants and a long sleeve shirt. Jennings has…MORE

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