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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

Man Facing Charges After Mutilated Pets and Injured Woman Found at Home

Man Facing Charges After Mutilated Pets and Injured Woman Found at Home

A Claiborne County man arrested for swinging a sword in the middle of the road is now facing assault and animal cruelty charges after deputies found mutilated pets and an injured woman. 43-year-old Craig Chapman Jr. was arrested last week for Public Intoxication and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. While in jail, he called a…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

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

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

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

Mother Facing Charges in 5-Year-Old’s Death Due

Mother Facing Charges in 5-Year-Old’s Death Due

36-year-old Robin Howington is facing Tampering with Evidence charges in connection to her daughter’s death. 5-year-old Destiny Oliver was shot to death earlier this month. Howington was in court on Friday. Investigators say she tried to destroy her cellphone by running it underwater. She said she was trying to hide the fact that she sold…MORE

Crews Investigating Massive Structure Fire in Dandridge

Crews Investigating Massive Structure Fire in Dandridge

A massive fire is out at a silver refinery in Dandridge. Crews were called out around noon Wednesday. They’re working now to determine the cause. Officials say three workers inside the plant got out safely. Jefferson County EMA tells our TV Partner WVLT News you should avoid Industrial Park Road and Epco Drive while they…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

THP Investigating After Trooper Runs Over Unresponsive Man

THP Investigating After Trooper Runs Over Unresponsive Man

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating after a trooper ran over an unresponsive man while on patrol in Middle Tennessee Saturday. 49-year-old James Yates, of Springfield, was lying in the middle of Highway 41 early Saturday in Greenbrier when he was hit by Trooper John-Mark Tarr. A driver saw Yates lying in the road at…MORE

Domestic Assault Charges Dropped Against UT Football Player

Domestic Assault Charges Dropped Against UT Football Player

The judge dismissed a Misdemeanor Domestic Assault charge against sophomore defensive back Bryce Thompson. Thompson appeared in a Knox County courtroom for a hearing Monday morning. The plaintiff decided to not pursue charges. The charges were placed after an incident at Stokely Hall on campus last month involving his girlfriend. She said the two were…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

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

Knoxville Man Accused of Molesting Child in Louisiana

Knoxville Man Accused of Molesting Child in Louisiana

Investigators in Louisiana say a man wanted for molesting a child could be in Knoxville. 27-year-old John Drohan’s last known address was in Knoxville. Police in Shreveport Louisiana say Drohan is facings three counts of child molestation. He’s described as 6’0″ 183 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts you’re asked to call…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

Woman in the Hospital After Attack by Dogs

Woman in the Hospital After Attack by Dogs

The owner describes the attack as “traumatizing for all parties involved.” A 19-year-old teen is in the hospital, five dogs were euthanized after they attacked the girl last week. It happened last Friday in South Knoxville on Crescent Drive. Officers say the girl was unresponsive and covered in blood. They had to shoot and kill…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

UT Player Suspended Indefinitely During Domestic Assault Investigation

UT Player Suspended Indefinitely During Domestic Assault Investigation

A UT football player is suspended from the team as he’s investigated for domestic assault. Defensive Back Bryce Thompson was arrested at the Stokely Residence Hall Saturday night. Officers say they had to separate Thompson and his girlfriend. He was described as, “extremely upset and agitated.” Witnesses say they heard Thompson threatening to slap the…MORE

14 Knox County Schools Test Positive for Lead Contamination

14 Knox County Schools Test Positive for Lead Contamination

Parents are concerned after 14 schools in Knox County tested positive for dangerous amounts of lead in the water. School officials say over 900 outlets were tested at 36 schools and 21 outlets had lead levels exceeding 20 parts per billion. No school had contamination reported building-wide. It was mostly contained to individual faucets and…MORE

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

A convicted felon is in custody accused of trying to kill a Knoxville woman. Investigators say 29-year-old Nicholas Boggs was crouched hiding in some bushes outside the Northshore Heights Senior Living Center when he ambushed the woman Tuesday. The victim says she got a photo of her car from Boggs through Facebook. When she came…MORE

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

A Nashville murder suspect is in custody after authorities found him on UT Knoxville’s campus. 25-year-old Jyshon Forbes was arrested Wednesday. Records show he was picked up for Public Intoxication. Forbes was wanted in connection to a robbery and homicide from last year. Shamar Lewis was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Nashville.…MORE

Victim identified in Loudon County Shooting

Victim identified in Loudon County Shooting

A Loudon County man is facing murder charges after his arrest Tuesday. Officers found 34-year-old Christopher Watson dead from a gunshot wound on Tinnel Lane. 31-year-old John Dixon Junior and a woman were arrested on Martel Road. Officials say Dixon shot and killed Watson. He’s charged with First-Degree Murder and booked on an $850,000 bond.…MORE

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

A Knoxville teen is in custody accused of impersonating an officer and investigators are asking anyone who may have been pulled over by him to come forward. 19-year-old Daniel Bell was arrested Friday after several complaints of a man pulling people over in North and West Knoxville. The incidents started early this month. Bell was…MORE

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

A Seymour mother who left her children unattended in a bathtub will spend 25 years in prison. 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of Aggravated Child Neglect. Her 15-month-old died and her 20-day-old was hospitalized in May. Carriker says she left the children in the tub for 10-12 minutes, and returned…MORE

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Family are mourning the death of a Cumberland County teen after an ATV crash over the weekend. Samantha Bullock says her son Grant, was full of life, a loyal friend and would make you laugh. Dispatch got the cal of at 8:50 Saturday night. Investigators say the 16-year-old was driving the ATV on private property…MORE

Teen in Custody After String Crimes in Fort Sanders

Teen in Custody After String Crimes in Fort Sanders

A 13-year-old is in custody and others are sought after a crime spree through the Fort Sanders area Saturday night. KPD got the first call around 9:30 near Cumberland Avenue and 11th Street. Someone was shooting pedestrians with a BB gun out of a stolen Honda Accord. Over the next hour an armed robbery and…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Seymour

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Seymour

A man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Sevier County. Officers were serving a warrant on 42-year-old Norman Lowell Vandergriff Thursday night. They found him in a vehicle on Happy Creek Road in Seymour. Officers tried to take him into custody, but say Vandergriff refused to comply. Officials with the TBI say he…MORE

BLUE ALERT – Escaped W TN Inmate Suspected in Correction Employee Death

BLUE ALERT – Escaped W TN Inmate Suspected in Correction Employee Death

(AP) – Investigators say an inmate who is a person of interest in the homicide of a Department of Correction employee has escaped.  Authorities have released photos of the escapee but have not released a vehicle description that he might be using. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 44-year-old Curtis Ray Watson escaped Wednesday…MORE

Remember the Law as Students Head Back to School

Remember the Law as Students Head Back to School

Expect more cars on the roads as Knox and Loudon Counties are going back to school Monday. Maryville City Schools start Tuesday. Remember to slow down through school zones and watch for buses. State law requires you to stop for a stopped school bus. Unless you’re on a divided highway with a physical barrier between you…MORE

GA Man Killed on Spur During Storms

GA Man Killed on Spur During Storms

Officials in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are investigating after a Georgia man died in a crash on the Spur Thursday. 73-year-old Barry Wallace was killed. There was a rockslide in the area, but so far officials haven’t said whether the slide caused the accident, but say they have said his car was hit…MORE

Baby Red Panda Born at Zoo Knoxville

Baby Red Panda Born at Zoo Knoxville

Zoo Knoxville is welcoming another baby. The zoo is announcing a new baby red panda. Two Red Panda cubs were born June 14th, but unfortunately one didn’t make it. The new girl makes it 110 Red Panda born at the Zoo. Zoo Knoxville is the top zoo in the world for breeding the endangered red pandas. Now…MORE

Up To 500 Exposed to Hep A at Johnson City McDonald’s

Up To 500 Exposed to Hep A at Johnson City McDonald’s

Up to 500 people could have been exposed to Hepatitis A through a Johnson City McDonald’s. The Tennessee Health Department has confirmed they’re investigating a case at the McDonald’s on West Market Street in Johnson City. They’re warning anyone who ate at the restaurant last Wednesday (7/24) between noon and midnight may have been exposed.…MORE

Two In Custody During Arson Investigation

Two In Custody During Arson Investigation

Two people are in custody after a vehicle was set on fire on Tazewell Pike. Knoxville Police are investigating the case as arson. KPD was called to the 2900 Block of Tazewell Pike around 9:00 o’clock last night. Witnesses say they saw two men with the Ford Expedition shortly before it caught fire. They say…MORE

KPD Investigating After Woman Assaulted on Sequoyah Greenway

KPD Investigating After Woman Assaulted on Sequoyah Greenway

Police are trying to identify a suspect after a woman was assaulted along the Sequoyah Greenway Friday morning. Officers responded to 1200 block of Cherokee Boulevard Friday morning. The woman says she was running when she noticed a man running toward her. She says he hit her in the head with a hard object wrapped…MORE

TN House Leaders to Nominate New Speaker

TN House Leaders to Nominate New Speaker

(AP) – Tennessee House Republican lawmakers are set to nominate a new speaker to replace the current leader who is slated to resign over mounting scandals. During a meeting Wednesday morning at the state Capitol, the House Republican Caucus will pick from several candidates to replace Speaker Glen Casada. Some lawmakers who have expressed interest…MORE

Jefferson County Deputies Investigating Shooting Overnight

Jefferson County Deputies Investigating Shooting Overnight

Jefferson County authorities are investigating a shooting overnight. Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Topaz Lane in Dandridge around 10:00 o’clock Sunday night. Officials say they found a woman shot on her back deck. No word on the extent of her injuries. She was airlifted to UT Medical Center.MORE

KY Deputy Airlifted to UT Medical Center

KY Deputy Airlifted to UT Medical Center

A Kentucky Deputy was airlifted to UT Medical Center after a shooting Tuesday night. Kentucky State Police say 28-year-old McCreay County Deputy Dustin Watkins was responding to a domestic dispute. 48-year-old Mark Dungan was in a car outside the home when Watkins arrived. Officials say Dungan starting shooting hitting Watkins then fled the scene. He crashed…MORE

Morristown Man Killed in Hang Gliding Acciden

Morristown Man Killed in Hang Gliding Acciden

A Morristown man was killed in a hang gliding accident over the weekend. Authorities say 45-year-old Patrick Lucas was the only person on board. He crashed about a 100 yards from the Oliver Springs Airport Saturday night. Emergency Responders were on the scene shortly after the crash. Few details about the crash have been released.…MORE

Endangered Child Alert for 2 Maury Co Children

Endangered Child Alert for 2 Maury Co Children

The TBI is looking for three Maury County children. Investigators say Amanda Essex and Michale Christian are the non-custodial parents of the children. 6-year-old Analia Essex, 2-year-old Abagail Christian and 1-year-old Michael Christian are missing. Analia has brown hair and brown eyes. Abigail has blonde hair and blue eyes. Michale has brown hair and blue eyes.…MORE

Endangered Child Alert for Cookeville Teen

Endangered Child Alert for Cookeville Teen

The TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a Cookeville teen. 14-year-old Lukas Perez disappeared Monday. He has a medical condition and does not have his medication. Officials believe he may be in the Bluff City area. Perez is described as 5’9″, weighs 110, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last…MORE

FBI Needs Help Finding the “Big Box Bandit”

FBI Needs Help Finding the “Big Box Bandit”

The FBI office in Knoxville is asking for helping finding the “Big Box Bandit.” The man is wanted for robberies in three different states. He’s accused in robberies in May at the FSNB Bank at the Walmart in Clinton, and a few days later he hit another bank at the Walmart in Kingsport. He’s also…MORE

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