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President Bush to Speak in Pigeon Forge

President Bush to Speak in Pigeon Forge

Former President George W. Bush is coming to East Tennessee later this month. According to the North Alabama Ministries the 43rd President is speaking at their annual conference in Pigeon Forge Wednesday October 24th. The Celebrators conference is for active mature adults to experience spiritual fulfillment. You can register for the event online at www.Celebrators.org.MORE

Car Pinned on I-40E Monday, Several Sent to the Hospital

Car Pinned on I-40E Monday, Several Sent to the Hospital

Several people were sent to the hospital from a crash on I-40 East Monday night. It happened around 5:30 p.m. near Alcoa Highway. Three vehicles were involved including a tractor trailer. One car got pinned up against the median wall by the semi. While several were taken to the hospital, only one had serious injuries.…MORE

TBI Investigating Fatal ORPD Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Investigating Fatal ORPD Officer-Involved Shooting

The suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Oak Ridge Monday night has died. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is involved in the case. Officers were attempting to pull over the man who had outstanding warrants. However he didn’t stop and police gave chase. The pursuit ended on Emory Valley Road in the parking lot outside…MORE

Missing Blount County Man

Missing Blount County Man

A Blount County man hasn’t been heard from for nearly two-weeks, and the family is asking for help finding him. 19-year-old Michael “Heath” Stephens is homeless and family hasn’t had contact with him since September 21st. They’ve reached out but haven’t been able to reach him. His employer says Stephens hasn’t picked up his last…MORE

Missing West TN Teen

Missing West TN Teen

The TBI is asking for help finding a teen missing from West Tennessee. 16-year-old Kaleigh Shyanne Mutter is missing from Dyer Tennessee, north of Jackson. Officials say they have reason to believe that Kaleigh is in danger and they’ve issued an endangered child alert for her. Mutter is 5’4″, 130 pounds with brown hair and…MORE

President Trump MAGA Rally in Johnson City

President Trump MAGA Rally in Johnson City

President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee for a public rally and a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate bid. Trump will be in Johnson City for the events Monday in support of Blackburn in her tight race against Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen. The Make America Great Again rally will be Monday evening…MORE

No Charges in Fatal Sandusky Rd Shooting

No Charges in Fatal Sandusky Rd Shooting

KPD is investigating after an argument led to a fatal shooting on Sandusky Road Saturday afternoon. Officials say an argument between 56-year-old Christian Rucker and another man escalated to a shooting. The shooter called 911 and was waiting for officers when they arrived. Rucker was taken to UT Medical where he later died. The other…MORE

Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

The driver in a fatal crash Sunday night is facing vehicular homicide charges. Officials say 32-year-old Zachari Moore had drugs on him and was charged with DUI. Investigators say Moore was headed south on I-275 when he drove off the interstate and crashed into another vehicle on Woodland Avenue. The victim 65-year-old Franklin Bates was…MORE

Search Continues for Missing Ohio Woman in GSMNP

Search Continues for Missing Ohio Woman in GSMNP

The search continues for an Ohio mother who went missing hiking in the Smokies 53-year-old Mitzie “Susan” Clements. Rangers say she was with her daughter Tuesday afternoon on a trail near Clingman’s Dome when the two separated. Susan’s not been seen since. As of Saturday, around 125 trained searchers and logistical support personnel from more…MORE

President Trump Headed to Johnson City

President Trump Headed to Johnson City

President Trump will be in Tennessee Monday, headlining another fundraiser for Republican Marsha Blackburn’s Senate bid. He’ll be stumping in Johnson City. It’s a private fundraiser with tickets going for $10,000 per couple. The President was in Nashville in May supporting Blackburn and Vice President Mike Pence was in Knoxville Friday. Blackburn is facing former…MORE

Jellico Man Shot and Killed by KY State Police

A Jellico man was shot and killed by Kentucky State Police. Troopers say 29-year-old Ronald Leach tried to assault an officer and that’s what led to the shooting. It started early Monday morning with a call to a home in Whitley County. A disturbance call said Leach was threatening to harm his child. Officials say…MORE

Registration Deadline Looming for November Election

Registration Deadline Looming for November Election

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and there’s just two weeks left to get registered before the November Elections. The deadline is October the 9th. You’ll need a state issued photo ID. For more details, check your registration status or to get registered visit the state’s website: GoVoteTN.com.MORE

Alcoa PD Searching for Suspects in Purse Theft

Alcoa PD Searching for Suspects in Purse Theft

Alcoa Police say they’re looking for a couple of purse thieves. It happened last week at the Aldis in Alcoa. Both suspects are women and neither have been identified. If you have any information on the case you’re asked to reach out to authorities.MORE

Memphis Amber Alert – Steven Smith

Memphis Amber Alert – Steven Smith

A Statewide AMBER Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Memphis Police Department for 3-week-old Steven Smith. Steven is a black male with black hair, brown eyes, 19 inches long and 7 pounds. Steven was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and diaper. Investigators say Steven was abducted by his 21…MORE

Man Recovering After Linden Ave Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting Saturday night in East Knoxville. They got the call just after 8:00 p.m. to the 2300 block of Linden Avenue. Officers arrived on the scene and found a man with a gunshot wound to his stomach. The man was alert when he was taken to UT Medical Center. Investigators…MORE

Man Arrested After Double Homicide in Crossville

Man Arrested After Double Homicide in Crossville

The TBI has a man in custody after a double homicide at a school bus garage in Cumberland County. Officers say an argument started at the garage in Crossville on Friday. Warren Nostrom is accused of killing his wife Joy and Mark Gunter then turning the gun on himself. Nostrom survived his injuries. He’s been…MORE

Missing Blount County Woman

Missing Blount County Woman

Blount County authorities are asking for help finding a woman missing since last month. 22-year-old Cheyenne Shropshire was last seen August 24th. She has a young daughter and family says its not like her not to reach out. If you have any information on her whereabouts your asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (865)…MORE

Missing Sevier County Woman

Missing Sevier County Woman

(WVLT) – The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing 25-year-old woman. Officials said Kelsey Leanne Evans last spoke to family members on September 8 by phone. She told her family members over the phone that she did not know where she was. Evans is described…MORE

Mayor Jacobs Announces New Senior Staff

Mayor Jacobs Announces New Senior Staff

Newly elected Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs is capping off his first week in office announcing new senior staff. Jacobs said he is committed to filling his administration with people who are aligned with his goal of providing services citizens expect while maintaining fiscal responsibility and transparency. “We’ve been able to hit the ground running…MORE

Suspect Sought in Pigeon Forge Burglary

Suspect Sought in Pigeon Forge Burglary

Pigeon Forge Police are asking for help identifying a man connected to a string of car burglaries and credit card fraud. Investigators say the credit cards in question have been used in Sevierville, Knoxville and Pigeon Forge. Anyone with any information is asked to call 865-429-7424.MORE

Greeneville Stabbing Suspect

Greeneville Stabbing Suspect

Greeneville Police are asking for help finding a stabbing suspect. It happened Tuesday on Rail Road Street. The victim says he hit 38-year-old Isaac Story’s dog with his car. The two got into a fight and the victim was stabbed multiple times in the arm. Story is 5’8″, weights about 180 pounds and has multiple…MORE

Celebration of Life Services for RAM’s Stan Brock

Celebration of Life Services for RAM’s Stan Brock

Services are set for Remote Area Medical founder Stan Brock. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for September 27th at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The service will begin at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers Stan requested that donations be made in his memory to RAM. You can make a donation HERE. Stan passed…MORE

Rocky Top Murder Investigation

Rocky Top Murder Investigation

A Rocky Top woman is in custody as police investigate a murder. 83-year-old JC Copeland was found dead outside his home on Jacksboro Avenue Friday morning. 37-year-old Christy Comer was arrested and booked on a charge of Criminal Homicide. She’s being held on a $1 million bond. Officials say their investigation is active and ongoing.MORE

Blount County Drug Bust in School Zone

Blount County Drug Bust in School Zone

Blount County deputies arrested a Maryville man they say was carrying drugs in a school zone. Deputies say 27-year-old Dylan Tarbett was driving on Old Knoxville Highway near Rockford Elementary Sunday when he was pulled over and found with a felony amount of meth and heroin. The officer says he stopped Tarbett for a traffic…MORE

Woman Arrested After Police Chase

A Knoxville woman is in custody after an incident that started as an overdose call to University Commons. Officers were called to the parking garage near campus Sunday night for a possible overdose. Officials say they found 28-year-old Casey Yates passed out behind the wheel. As officers were attempting to remove her from vehicle, police…MORE

Missing Hamblen County Teen

Missing Hamblen County Teen

The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating this missing juvenile. 15-year-old Isaac Clifton Holt is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 130 lbs. He was last seen around the Long Creek Rd. and Old White Pine Rd. area wearing gray Nike jogging pants, a black Nike shirt and black Nike…MORE

Remembering Stan Brock

Remembering Stan Brock

Stan Brock considered Remote Area Medical Headquarters in Rockford his home. He passed away Wednesday afternoon. Friends say he’d been sick for several weeks. RAM released a statement on their Brock’s passing: RAM® is saddened to announce the death of Stan Brock, 82, its distinguished founder and president.  Brock, who passed away on Wednesday, August…MORE

1 Killed 4 Injured in Nashville Shooting

1 Killed 4 Injured in Nashville Shooting

(AP) – Police in Tennessee say one man has died in a shooting that left four other people injured at a Nashville public housing complex. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the shooting Saturday night killed Mansfield Rutherford. The statement says Rutherford was celebrating what would have been his 23rd birthday…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Offering Discount for Recycling

Zoo Knoxville Offering Discount for Recycling

(WVLT) – Zoo Knoxville is partnering with Waste Connections to raise awareness about the dangers of litter to wild life. Those who participate will receive lower admission to the zoo. From August 27 through September 2, visitors to the zoo will receive $10 admission in exchange for recycling bottles and containers made of #1 PET…MORE

Missing Knox County Man – Daniel Gavin

Missing Knox County Man – Daniel Gavin

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing Knox County man. 60-year-old Daniel Downer Gavin was last seen by his family on Wednesday, August 22nd around 8:30 a.m. at his home on Winding Way Road in West Knox County. Gavin is a white male, approximately 5’11 and 170 pounds. It is…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen – Kailaigh Roerdink

Missing Knoxville Teen – Kailaigh Roerdink

A 17-year-old Knoxville girl has been missing for nearly a month. Kailaigh Roerdink was reported missing from Hart Road July 30th. She does have a tattoo of a tattoo of an arrow on her left foot. She was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with the words “No Guts, No Glory” on the front, maroon…MORE

Men Assault Officer Escape Bell Co KY Jail

Men Assault Officer Escape Bell Co KY Jail

Two officers are recovering after a pair of inmates escaped the Bell County Jail in Kentucky. Officials say 41-year-old David Mosley and 45-year-old Matthew Price sprayed a corrections officer in the eyes with some kind of cleaner and injured another officer during their escape. Mosley was originally arrested for possession of a handgun by a…MORE

Fundraiser for Harriman Family After Son’s Suicide

Fundraiser for Harriman Family After Son’s Suicide

Family is mourning the loss of a teenage son to an apparent suicide in Harriman. Police got the call around 9:30 a.m. Monday after a report of a body near the railroad bridge on West Hills Drive. A passing train spotted the remains and called 911. Investigators say it was an 18-year-old man. A GoFundMe…MORE

Tow Truck Driver Stabbed and Carjacked

Tow Truck Driver Stabbed and Carjacked

A tow-truck driver says he got a call Saturday to pick up someone in need in Sevier County. David Brooks tells our TV Partner WVLT News he picked up 33-year-old Grayson Woodside after a wreck on Oak Grove Road near the Interstate. A few miles into the ride Brooks says Woodside stabbed him the neck.…MORE

Zoo Knoxville’s Matriarch Lion Passed Away

Zoo Knoxville’s Matriarch Lion Passed Away

Sad news from Zoo Knoxville. Sylvan a 23-year-old African Lion passed away last week. Workers say the feisty matriarch had been struggling with declining health over the last few weeks. She stopped responding to treatment late Thursday and was euthanized Friday morning. Sylvan was born in South Africa and arrived at Zoo Knoxville in 1997.MORE

Woman Arrested in School Bus Stabbing

Woman Arrested in School Bus Stabbing

A woman is in custody after a brawl and stabbing last week at a school bus stop. About 20 adults and students were involved in a fight last Monday at a bus stop in Mechanicsville. During the brawl a woman was stabbed. After investigating, police arrested 69-year-old Shirley Ann Robinson Friday night. She was charged…MORE

KPD Asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

KPD Asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying a pair of robbery suspects. One of which, was a man dressed like a woman. It happened around noon last Sunday, August the 5th, at the AT&T Store on Clinton Highway. Investigators say a woman entered the store first followed later by a man wearing a wig, women’s…MORE

Endangered DeKalb County Child – Briella Bowling

Endangered DeKalb County Child – Briella Bowling

An Endangered Child Alert has been issued for a missing teen from a DeKalb County. Investigators describe 12-year-old Briella Bowling as being 4’03” with blonde hair and blue eyes. TBI said she weighed 115 pounds. The Smithville teen may be with her non-custodial mother Wendy Hancock. Hancock is wanted on warrants of domestic assault and contributing…MORE

Missing Cumberland County Woman

Missing Cumberland County Woman

A 51-year-old Cumberland County woman with mental health issues has been missing for months. Officials say Jean Ann Webb hasn’t been seen since February and could be in danger. Webb, formerly known as Jean Ann Cowen, is believed to have a mental issue and it’s not known if she’s getting her medication. Webb is 5’6″…MORE

2 Shooting Victims Show Up at the Hospital

2 Shooting Victims Show Up at the Hospital

Police have little to no information after a two shooting victims showed up at a hospital early Wednesday. First, officers were called to UT Medical Center around 1:30 a.m. after a man walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound. Police say 45-year-old Damond Hayes was extremely uncooperative and repeatedly changed his story about the…MORE

Fast Cash Plus Robbery Suspect

Fast Cash Plus Robbery Suspect

Knoxville police have made an arrest in a payday loan robbery. Investigators say with the help of a tip from Facebook police identified the suspect in the Fast Cash Plus Robbery Tuesday as 58-year-old Ronald Berry. He was arrested and charged Tuesday night with one count of Aggravated Robbery. He was booked on a $40,000…MORE

Bredesen Proposes 4 Debates in Senate Race

Bredesen Proposes 4 Debates in Senate Race

(AP) – Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she’s still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen. Bredesen’s campaign said Monday that the former governor has agreed with debate sponsors to events at Rhodes College in Memphis…MORE

KPD Investigates Fatal Accident on Loves Creek Road

KPD Investigates Fatal Accident on Loves Creek Road

KPD is investigating a fatal accident on Loves Creek Road from Monday. Officers responded to a vehicle accident near Buffat Mill. Both drivers and a passenger had serious injuries. One of the drivers was airlifted from the scene. She passed away at the hospital. Investigators say a Toyota SUV crossed the center line and struck…MORE

Woman Stabbed in School Bus Stop Brawl

Woman Stabbed in School Bus Stop Brawl

A woman was taken to the hospital after she was stabbed at a school bus stop in Mechanicsville. Officials say a large fight broke out around 4:00 o’clock Monday at the intersection of University Avenue and Alfredda Delaney Street. Officers say about 20 adults and students were involved. The crowd quickly dispersed when officers arrived. Witnesses…MORE

Hostage Situation Ends Without Injury

Hostage Situation Ends Without Injury

A hostage standoff in Knoxville ended without injury Friday morning. Just before midnight Thursday, officers responded to 1500 block of Moses Avenue with arrest warrants for 30-year-old Amari Beal. A woman came to the door and refused to come out. As officers backed away she started screaming for help and that a man in the…MORE

Billy Ray Irick on Death Watch

Billy Ray Irick on Death Watch

The man convicted of raping and killing a seven year old girl in Knoxville in 1985, is now on death watch. The Tennessee Department of Correction confirms that death row inmate Billy Ray Irick had been moved to death watch, a period of increased supervision and security ahead of his execution which is set for…MORE

Pigeon Forge Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

Pigeon Forge Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

A Pigeon Forge man is in jail on Attempted Murder charges this morning facing a bond of $235,000. 59-year-old Jerry Benton was arrested in South Knox County yesterday after an incident earlier in the morning. Benton was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon.MORE

Man Accused of Seeking Sex with Minor

Man Accused of Seeking Sex with Minor

A Knoxville man is facing solicitation of a minor charges. Officers say 29-year-old Darrius Jones thought he was communicating with a 15-year-old girl, asking for sex and nude pictures. Undercover officers though were actually posing as the teen. When Jones arrived on Wynonna Street in East Knoxville to meet up with her, he was arrested.…MORE

KCSO: Father Left Autistic Children near Drug Paraphernalia

KCSO: Father Left Autistic Children near Drug Paraphernalia

A Knoxville man is in jail after officials say he left his young autistic children near drugs in order to run from authorities. Investigators say they went to Dondray Frazier’s home on Stone Road Friday. They were allowed inside. That’s when they found the drugs and officers say Frazier took off. He was arrested after…MORE

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