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Knoxville Man Charged in DUI Crash that Critically Injured Woman on Moped

Knoxville Man Charged in DUI Crash that Critically Injured Woman on Moped

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) An investigation is underway, and Knoxville Police have charged a man with driving under the influence after leaving the scene of a crash that critically injures a 20-year-old woman. Forty-nine year old Matthew Christian is charged in Wednesday night’s crash on Middlebrook Pike at Amherst Road. Witnesses say a Vespa moped was…MORE

KCDC begins next step in multi-million dollar mixed-income housing project

KCDC begins next step in multi-million dollar mixed-income housing project

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will begin work on the second phase of a multi-million dollar project aimed at transforming a historic neighborhood and bringing more affordable housing into the area. Knoxville City Council approved $4.2 million to go towards Phase 2 of the Western Heights Transformation project. It’s the second…MORE

‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Governor Bill Lee has signed a bill that would make “abortion trafficking” a criminal offense in Tennessee. The bill, HB 1895, creates a criminal offense of abortion trafficking of a minor and provides a civil action against a person taking a pregnant minor out of state to get an abortion.…MORE

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Greene County, TN (WOKI) A Greene County man is charged with attempted first degree murder. The Sheriff says 42 year-old Nathan Poe was found shot multiple times off Bear Hollow Road Monday night. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says Poe was reportedly flown to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.…MORE

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Knoxville couple is sentenced after pleading guilty to producing over 100 fake driver’s licenses and identification cards for people not qualified to receive them. The Department of Justice says 49-year-old Cheryl Huff was a district manager for the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security, which issues driver’s licenses and identification cards and had the authority…MORE

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has recovered the body of a Roane County resident from the Watts Bar Reservoir. The body found Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Braeden Hartup. Officials responded to a 911 call concerning a male who had jumped from a boat and failed to resurface Saturday night. It is being reported…MORE