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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

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

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

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

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

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

Medic Regional Blood Center Critical for O-

Medic Regional Blood Center Critical for O-

Medic Regional Blood Center says they’re critical for O Negative blood. Whether you’re O Negative or not they’re asking everyone to stop by and donate this week. Officials say O Negative blood is used for trauma situations in critical patients. They can only use the blood that’s already on the shelf and it takes three…MORE

Man Dies After Beaten with Baseball Bat

Man Dies After Beaten with Baseball Bat

Knoxville Police are investigating the death of a man died beaten with a bat. Officers were called to Atlantic Avenue Sunday. The victim, a 52-year-old man, got into a fight Friday afternoon and was hit with a baseball bat. He was taken to friend’s house, but his condition deteriorated through the weekend. The victim was…MORE

Police Chase Through East Knoxville

Police Chase Through East Knoxville

Car getting towed after a police chase through East Knoxville Thursday morning. Our TV Partner WVLT News reports, officials say the chase lasted about 15 minutes and ended on Roberts Road in Corryton. No injuries have been reported. No details have been released on the incident this morning. No word on any charges.MORE

Knoxville Man Convicted of Kidnapping & Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Knoxville Man Convicted of Kidnapping & Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

A Knoxville man could spend the next 20 years in prison after he was convicted of beating and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend. It happened in December. The woman texted the suspect, Jonathan Hardin, ending their relationship. Hardin drove to her apartment assaulted her, threatened her with a boxcutter and forced her into the car. He then…MORE

49 Cases of Vaping Related Illness Reported in Tennessee

49 Cases of Vaping Related Illness Reported in Tennessee

(AP) – Tennessee health officials say they have received 49 cases of serious lung injury in people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Department of Health said Monday that no single product has been linked to the cases and the specific ingredient causing the lung injuries remains unknown. The state is recommending…MORE

Suspect Wanted for Greeneville Murder Arrested in Florida

Suspect Wanted for Greeneville Murder Arrested in Florida

A man wanted for murder in Greeneville is in custody. 35-year-old Stanley Mossburg, also known as “WooWoo,” was added to the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List after a robbery, kidnapping and murder earlier this month at a coin laundry in Greeneville. He was also wanted for a double murder in Central Florida. Officials say Mossburg…MORE

Tennessee Man Drowns at Florida Beach

Tennessee Man Drowns at Florida Beach

Authorities have not identified a Tennessee man who drowned at a Florida Beach over the weekend. The 43-year-old man from Cookeville was swimming at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona, when he was caught up in a riptide. When officers arrived they found two victims and a bystander on the beach. The Tennessee man was…MORE

KPD Canvasing North Knoxville Neighborhood in Cold Case

KPD Canvasing North Knoxville Neighborhood in Cold Case

Officers will be back on the streets in North Knoxville Friday afternoon looking for leads in a cold case. KPD will be re-canvassing the Mitchell Street area in connection to the 2010 murder of James Hundley. The 78-year-old great-great-grandfather was staying overnight in a rental house he was renovating. Police say two men robbed and…MORE

Men Sought in Cookeville Vehicle Theft

Men Sought in Cookeville Vehicle Theft

Police in Cookeville are looking for two men in connection to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency last week. It was later found in Nashville. If you know who these men are, you’re asked to call the Cookeville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 931-520-5317.MORE

Missing Missouri Man Could be in the Smokies

Missing Missouri Man Could be in the Smokies

Family says a missing army veteran could be in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 26-year-old Caleb Rios has been missing over a week out of St. Charles County Missouri. Police say he has expressed suicidal thoughts and is in possession of a handgun. Caleb’s father says the Smokies have always been a place of…MORE

Court Date Set After Mummified Body Found in North Knoxville

Court Date Set After Mummified Body Found in North Knoxville

Court dates have been set for three people charged in connection to a mummified body found in North Knoxville. Tommy Rose, Christina McCormack and Deborah Gister are due in court October 17th. All three have been charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The remains were found in a shed on Greenfield…MORE

Laurel Lick Brush Fire 95% Contained

Laurel Lick Brush Fire 95% Contained

A brush fire in Sevier County is 95 percent contained. The Laurel Lick fire covers about 25 acres near Pigeon Forge. Officials say you could still see some smoke coming from the area over the next few days. However, they say no structures are threatened. Investigators believe the fire started because of a lightning strike.…MORE

Child Critical After I-81 Crash in Jefferson County

Child Critical After I-81 Crash in Jefferson County

Two adults and three children, ages 14, 9 and 2, are in the hospital after an ugly crash on I-81 in Jefferson County Thursday. It happened near the exit to White Pine. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the driver lost control of the Suburban and crashed into a tractor-trailer. The Suburban ended up underneath the…MORE

Memphis Teens Missing Over A Month

Memphis Teens Missing Over A Month

The TBI issuing a state-wide alert for two Memphis teens. 15-year-old Joseph Fitzgibbon and 17-year-old Angela Helm are missing. Officials say the two were together at one point, but do not believe they’re together now. They were last seen September 1st. Both teens have medical conditions and are without their medication. Joseph is 5’5″, 160…MORE

Garbage Fire at Sevier County Solid Waste Facility

Garbage Fire at Sevier County Solid Waste Facility

A late night fire at a composting center in Sevier County is under control. Officials say sparks ignited the blaze around 10:00 o’clock Wednesday night. The fire was in the tipping facility at the Seiver County Solid Waste Facility. Fire Chief Tony Watson says since they didn’t know what they were dealing with nearly every…MORE

TN National Guard Member Found Dead in Loudon Co Home

TN National Guard Member Found Dead in Loudon Co Home

Loudon County authorities are investigating after a member of the Tennessee National Guard was found dead inside his home. Deputies were called to Shaw Ferry Road Tuesday morning. Officials say it was quickly determined that foul play was involved. Investigators believe 35-year-old Jacob Bishop was murdered. No arrests have been made. Officials say they’re following…MORE

Escaped Jefferson County Inmate Back in Custody

Escaped Jefferson County Inmate Back in Custody

Four county employees are suspended after an escaped Jefferson County inmate was captured. Officials say 35-year-old Jason Carr stole a car from the county’s school bus garage almost two weeks ago. After a pursuit Monday in Grainger County, Carr was brought back into custody. However, four Jefferson County employees have been suspended without pay amid an…MORE

Over 300 Grams of Marijuana Seized in Knoxville Traffic Stop

Over 300 Grams of Marijuana Seized in Knoxville Traffic Stop

New charges for a Knoxville man after a traffic stop in South Knoxville Saturday morning. Officers pulled over 42-year-old Jarvis Roper on Immanuel Street around 10:00 a.m. Roper had outstanding warrants in Knox County, including a violation of probation for possession with intent to sale cocaine. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and called in a…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen

Missing Knoxville Teen

A 14-year-old Knoxville teen is missing. KPD says Juana Diego went missing from her home on Cedar Lane Wednesday afternoon. She was last seen walking along Broadway. Officials believe Juana may be in danger. She’s described as 5-foot tall 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have information on her whereabouts you’re…MORE

City Council Approves Resolution to Ban Gun Shows

City Council Approves Resolution to Ban Gun Shows

The Knoxville City Council has approved a resolution to ban gun shows at city owned facilities. The measure passed with an 8 to 1 vote at the Council Meeting Tuesday night. The issue came before the council after protests outside of gun shows at the Jacob’s Building at Chilhowee Park. The City Attorney has said…MORE

No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Dandridge Store

No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Dandridge Store

No injuries, but a lot of damage after a car crashed into a building in Dandridge. Deputies were called to the Indian Creek Market and Deli Monday. Investigators say the 62-year-old woman was trying to park, but hit the accelerator instead of the break and went through glass doors. Jefferson County EMS, the Chestnut Hill…MORE

Washington County Man Accused of Setting Wife on Fire

Washington County Man Accused of Setting Wife on Fire

A Washington County man is accused of dousing his wife in rubbing alcohol and setting her on fire. Deputies were called to the Franklin Woods Hospital Monday. The woman had second and third degree burns across her head, arms and torso. She was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Burn Unit. Investigators say 35-year-old Todd…MORE

City Council Considering Gun Show Ban in City Parks

City Council Considering Gun Show Ban in City Parks

City leaders are considering a Gun Show ban at city-owned facilities. The issue came up after continued protests against a gun shows at Chilhowee Park. The Knoxville City Council is considering a resolution to ban such shows. However, City Attorney Robert Frost Jr. says the resolution wouldn’t be enforceable. Frost says, “If it passes, there…MORE

Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Knoxville Police are searching for a body after a possible drowning Tuesday night. A group of people were swimming near Scottish Pike Park in South Knoxville. One of the individuals was walking along the Railroad Bridge between Neyland and Lake Loudon over the Tennessee River. Witnesses say the person jumped from the bridge, but never…MORE

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

The US Army is mourning the death of a Green Beret from Tennessee. 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin of Greenbrier Tennessee was killed in action by small arms fire in Afghanistan Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Griffin was engaged in combat operations in the Wardak Province, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “The loss of Sgt.…MORE

Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Knox County officials say Mayra Orozco has been found safe. Previous Story Knox County authorities are asking for help finding a missing woman. 22-year-old Mayra Orozco was last seen Saturday morning in the Halls area. Officials say she suffers from a schizophrenia and has not had her medication. Orozco is described as 5’0″ tall, 100…MORE

Mother Facing Charges in Connection to Child’s Shooting Death

Mother Facing Charges in Connection to Child’s Shooting Death

A Knoxville woman is in custody after a 5-year-old was killed in a shooting over the weekend. Knoxville Police arrested the mother, Robin Howington, Tuesday.   The shooting happened on Balsam Drive Saturday night. The girl was taken to the hospital but passed away Sunday.   Howington has been charged with two counts of Tampering…MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Drive-By Shooting

KPD Investigating Fatal Drive-By Shooting

KPD is investigating a possible drive-by shooting in East Knoxville. Officers were called to the 3800 block of Selma Avenue just after 8:00 o’clock Tuesday night. 21-year-old Tashawn Forbes was pronounced dead on the scene. He had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators found shell casings in the roadway suggesting…MORE

9/11 Stair Climb at Worlds Fair Park

9/11 Stair Climb at Worlds Fair Park

Honoring the sacrifice of first responders 18 years ago, the Knoxville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is happening at the Sunsphere Wednesday morning. The climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others could live. Each participant pays tribute to a first responder…MORE

Home Lost in a Fire Overnight on Middlebrook Pike

Home Lost in a Fire Overnight on Middlebrook Pike

The home is a total loss after a house fire early Tuesday morning on Middlebrook Pike. Fire crews were called to the 7000 block of Middlebrook Pike. Seven firetrucks and over a dozen fire fighters responded. There was one resident in the home and they made it out uninjured. Officials say the fire is under…MORE

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

KUB has some roads closed downtown Monday morning for a water main break. Officials say the roads are expected to be closed all of today. No word when they might reopen. • E. Church Avenue between State Street and Howard Baker Jr. Avenue • Hall of Fame Drive between the James White Parkway on ramp and…MORE

LCSO Investigating Possible Drowning

LCSO Investigating Possible Drowning

A Loudon County Man believed to have drowned on Tellico Lake is alive. Authorities were notified of a possible drowning near the Canal Boat Ramp around 10:00 o’clock Thursday night. Crews were on the scene searching overnight. Officials say they found the man this morning. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Previous Story…MORE

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Police asking for help finding a runaway from Crossville. Nevaeh Stephens was last seen Friday at her home on West lake Road. She’s 14-years-old 5’4″ 125 pounds with dark brown hair and red highlights. She was last seen wearing a light gray striped top with jeans. If you have any information on her whereabouts you’re…MORE

Missing Seymour Man Found

Missing Seymour Man Found

A missing Seymour man is okay after he went missing overnight. Officers say they found 84-year-old Jack Burchfield at the Comfort Inn on Barnett Way. Officials say Burchfield was taken to Fort Sanders Hospital by his daughter. Previous Story Knoxville Police are asking for help finding an elderly man. 84-year-old Jack Burchfield was last seen…MORE

Suspect Dead Officer Injured After Shooting in Knoxville

Suspect Dead Officer Injured After Shooting in Knoxville

The suspect is dead and an officer is injured after an officer involved shooting in North Knoxville Monday night. Police were called to the 1700 block of Merchant Drive for a hit-and-run investigation. While on the scene officials say the officer and a suspect got into a “physical altercation.” That’s when the shooting happened. No details…MORE

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