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KPD Searching for Elderly Man

KPD Searching for Elderly Man

Knoxville Police are searching for an elderly man with dementia. 65-year-old Richard E. Gattis was reported missing Tuesday from his home on Bellaire Avenue. He is described as white, about 5’11, 150 lbs. Gattis has grey hair and green eyes. Family says he has wandered off before, but usually returns on his own. Officers have…MORE

Haslam Proposes Hikes in Gas Tax & Registration, Cuts in Grocery Tax

Haslam Proposes Hikes in Gas Tax & Registration, Cuts in Grocery Tax

Governor Bill Haslam is proposing a series of tax increases and cuts as part of a plan to fund transportation projects across the state. The governor’s plan includes a gas tax hike of 7 cents a gallon for gas and 12 cents a gallon for diesel. Those who are environmentally conscious don’t get a pass,…MORE

Crossville Man’s Possible Record Breaking Perch

Crossville Man’s Possible Record Breaking Perch

It’s a big ole little fish. A Crossville man may have broken the state record for yellow perch. A good size catch usually comes in under a pound, however Trent McCoy’s leviathan came in at 2lb 3oz. McCoy told Local 8 News He was fishing with a friend when he thought he had snagged submerged brush.…MORE

15 Years for Child Porn

15 Years for Child Porn

A Knoxville man is facing 15 years in prison for possessing and distributing child porn. 30-year-old Andrew Scott Conard was sentenced in federal court Tuesday. In June, Conard admitted he maintained a collection of child porn on his computer and made it available to others via the Internet. His computer had nearly a hundred images…MORE

Two Sent to the Hospital in Stabbing

Two Sent to the Hospital in Stabbing

Two in the hospital one man in custody after a stabbing Wednesday morning. Knoxville Police say two men and a woman got into an altercation and all three ended up with lacerations. Officials say no arrests were made relating to the stabbing because of conflicting stories and all three were intoxicated. They’re all expected to…MORE

Life in Prison for Peddling Meth

Life in Prison for Peddling Meth

A Georgia man faces a sentence of life in prison on methamphetamine distribution charges. A news release from the U.S. District attorney in eastern Tennessee says 59-year-old James Hedelsky of Bartow County, Georgia, received the life sentence for the conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was convicted after a trial in…MORE

MLK Day Events

MLK Day Events

There are several events taking place in East Tennessee in honor of Martin Luther King Day Knoxville Parade Steps of at 10:00 a.m Sevierville Parade Steps off at 10:30 a.m. Alcoa Parade Steps of at 1:00 p.m. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Free Concert 6:00 p.m. UT Candelight Vigil on Melrose Ave 8:00 p.m.MORE

KPD Investigating Body in Car

KPD Investigating Body in Car

Knoxville Police are investigating a body found behind the wheel of a car on Minnesota Avenue. Just before noon Sunday, officers found the unresponsive male in a parking lot. He was slumped over in the driver’s seat of a white Cadillac. Neighbors say the car had been parked there since the night before. Officials say they…MORE

Ten Busted for Prostitution in Blount Co

Ten Busted for Prostitution in Blount Co

Ten busted in a prostitution sting in Blount County Friday night. Eight women were arrested charged with prostitution. Two men were charged for promotion of prostitution. Blount County Investigators say they worked with the FBI to make the bust at an area hotel. The age of the women arrested ranged from 22 to 49 years…MORE

Oak Ridge Boy Found

Oak Ridge Boy Found

A missing Oak Ridge boy has been found. Police put out an alert yesterday for 12-year-old James Creel. He disappeared getting off the school bus. Police but out the alert that the boy was missing around five yesterday afternoon, and canceled the alert an hour and a half later. Authorities had upwards of 30 people…MORE

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