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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

Home Deemed a Nuisance – Owner Arrested

Home Deemed a Nuisance – Owner Arrested

A home has been deemed a nuisance and a Knoxville man is in jail after a shooting death and two drug overdoses happened at his home. David Beets has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for drug use. The home is on McKamey Road in Northwest Knoxville. Investigator say in 2017 Beets shot and killed…MORE

Missing Maryville Man

Missing Maryville Man

Maryville Police are asking for help finding a missing man. 49-year-old Robert Schultz was last seen July 23rd. Family says he was on his way to Loudon when he disappeared. He drives a silver 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 tag W76-08J. If you’ve seen Schultz or have any information you’re asked to contact investigator John Foley at…MORE

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

A 17-year-old Oak Ridge girl is still missing this morning. Jade Dush was last seen at her home in Oak Ridge on July 16th. She was reported missing the following day by her legal guardian. If you’ve seen Jade or have any information on where she might be, contact Oak Ridge Police at (865) 425-4399.MORE

Blount County Auto Theft

Blount County authorities are searching a suspect who stole a truck from a home on in Maryville. Officials say the truck was spotted outside a business on Patrick Avenue. The man had a toddler with him. The vehicle was recovered, but the interior was vandalized. They’ve released surveillance video of the man.MORE

Endangered Bristol Teen Found Safe

Endangered Bristol Teen Found Safe

A Bristol teen is safe. A man is now in custody. 17-year-old Grace Galliher left her home Tuesday. Officials say she was with 52-year-old Richard Tester. Investigators say they were last seen at a hotel in Virginia. The FBI tweeted this morning that Tester was arrested on a kidnapping warrant. Officials say they actually got…MORE

One Killed in Tuesday Strawberry Plains Pike Accident

One Killed in Tuesday Strawberry Plains Pike Accident

Officials say a wreck on Strawberry Plains Pike Tuesday morning was fatal. It happened just before 8 o’clock near Brakebill Road. Witnesses say a Ford Ranger failed to yield to a Dodge Ram and pulled in front of the truck. Officials say 81-year-old Blaine Leatherwood was driving the Ford and wasn’t wearing a seat belt.…MORE

Police Searching for Suspects in Car Theft

Police Searching for Suspects in Car Theft

Police in Alcoa are searching for two men who stole a vehicle out of the Food City parking lot on Hall Road. Few details have been given on the case, but authorities have released surveillance photos of the men. Any information on the identity of these subjects is asked to contact Detective Jeff Parsons at…MORE

KPD Searching For Man who Robbed N Knox Store

KPD Searching For Man who Robbed N Knox Store

KPD is asking for help identifying a suspect accused of breaking into the Weigel’s on Merchant Drive earlier this month. Officials say a man smashed the window of the store with a rock on July 11th. Once inside he stole cigarettes and cigars.  Few details have been given, but a witness did call 911 during the burglary…MORE

Ohio Man Drowns on Norris Lake

Ohio Man Drowns on Norris Lake

The TWRA says an Ohio man died on Norris Lake this weekend after he fell from a pontoon boat. Investigators say on Friday the pontoon and a bass boat were in a minor accident in a no wake zone at Shanghai Marina. Both boats headed to the fuel dock. Officials say 52-year-old Richard Curry was…MORE

Father Says Toddler Son is Fighting on Life Support

Father Says Toddler Son is Fighting on Life Support

After reports that he had passed a Knoxville father say his toddler son is still on life support. Enrique Orejuela tells our TV Partner WVLT News his son Eli is still fighting after he and his twin sister were pulled from a pool Friday. Elyssa passed Friday night and an official from Children’s Hospital reported…MORE

Suspect Shoots at KPD Officers

Suspect Shoots at KPD Officers

Police are looking for a man they say shot at an officer during a chase. KPD says the suspect robbed the Aladdin’s Deli on Central Avenue Tuesday. Officers saw him drive off in a Silver Mercury Mountaineer. During the chase the suspect fired at least twice at the officer, then got out of the car…MORE

One Charged in Porter Ave Shooting

One Charged in Porter Ave Shooting

The victim is dead, a suspect charged with First Degree Murder after a shooting in East Knoxville Wednesday afternoon. Officers were called to the 3900 block of Porter Avenue just after 2:00 o’clock. That’s where they found 20-year-old Isiah Lorenz Jones shot. He was rushed to UT Medical Center where he later died. The suspect,…MORE

Nashville Man Added to TBI Top 10

Nashville Man Added to TBI Top 10

The TBI has added a suspect out of Middle Tennessee to their Top 10 Most Wanted List. Officials say 50-year-old William Hawk is from the Nashville area, but could be anywhere at this point. He’s facing an Attempted Criminal Homicide charge in connection to an incident that happened Saturday in Park City. Officials say Hawk…MORE

1 Killed in Loudon County Crash

1 Killed in Loudon County Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Sunday night in Loudon County. Troopers were called to Buttermilk Road at Hope Creek around 8:00 p.m. Officials say 59-year-old Gregory McGraw ran off the road, hit a guardrail and several trees, before his vehicle came to rest on the passenger side window. Officials say McGraw…MORE

Medic Needs O Negative Blood

There’s always need for blood donations, but Medic Regional Blood Center says their current need is at crisis levels. Ben Prijatel with medic says they are in desperate need for O negative blood. O negative is the universal donor and is compatible with all blood types. The process takes about an hour and can help…MORE

Rural Metro Responds to a Pair of Fires

Rural Metro Responds to a Pair of Fires

Fire crews in Knox County had a busy morning after a pair of fires. Firefighters are investigating after an abandoned home burned in South Knoxville. Rural Metro responded to 1215 Spruce Drive around 9:00 a.m. Another working house fire, at 1215 Spruce Street. Per the units on scene flames are through the roof, please avoid…MORE

Charges Following Clinton Highway Crash

Charges Following Clinton Highway Crash

Three people taken to the hospital and two are facing charges after a wreck on Clinton Highway Thursday night. It happened around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection with Wallwood. Officials say 51-year-old Sandra Thompson turned into the path of a motorcycle. The biker, 31-year-old Travis Walker, was rushed to UT Medical Center for serious injuries,…MORE

Escaped Inmate in Anderson County

Escaped Inmate in Anderson County

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an escaped inmate. Officials say 39-year-old Damian Vincent Reynolds escaped custody Wednesday night. He reportedly escaped by mixing in with some inmates that were being released. He didn’t have a uniform yet and was getting booked into the jail while the other inmates were being booked out.…MORE

Toddler Rushed to the Hospital After Found in Pool

Toddler Rushed to the Hospital After Found in Pool

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 2-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool last night. Officers responded to Coppock Road in Corryton around 8:30 p.m. after the boy’s aunt found him in the pool. The toddler had a pulse, but wasn’t breathing. There’s no word on his condition.MORE

Missing Elderly Knox Co Man

Missing Elderly Knox Co Man

An elderly Knox County man has gone missing. 78-year-old John Preston left his home in West Knox County around 9:15 yesterday morning and hasn’t been seen since. Family is concerned because Preston is diabetic and has cardiac issues. He drives a tan 2010 Chevy Equinox tag number 208-MWV. Anyone who’s had contact with Preston is…MORE

Hot Car Death in Monroe County

Hot Car Death in Monroe County

The investigation continues after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a locked car in Monroe County Monday. The boy’s grandmother, Anita Gibson, told deputies she left the boy with a 15-year-old in her car while she mowed a neighbor’s lawn. When she came back home she noticed the back gate was open and the…MORE

Naked Man Charged with Public Intoxication

Naked Man Charged with Public Intoxication

Knoxville Police say they arrested a man for public intoxication and indecent exposure after he barged into a home naked. Officials say 37-year-old Rodriguez Bell wandered into a house on Elyria Drive in search of another drink. After a short pursuit Bell was arrested and charged. The homeowner says they spotted Bell at the refrigerator…MORE

16,000 LCUB Customers Out of Power in West Knoxville

16,000 LCUB Customers Out of Power in West Knoxville

Over 16,000 LCUB customers lost power Monday in West Knoxville. Karns, Ebenezer, Westland, Cedar Bluff and the Town Center substations were impacted. Officials say the power outage was due to a “uncontrollable and unexpected equipment failure” within the Karns substation that affected the transmission from the TVA. The Children’s Hospital Rehab Center at Westland and…MORE

Trial to Begin Over TN’s Lethal Injection Drugs

Trial to Begin Over TN’s Lethal Injection Drugs

(AP) – A trial is set to begin in a case challenging the three-drug combination for lethal injections in Tennessee. The trial is slated to start Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court. It’s still unclear whether the legal proceedings will delay one death row inmate’s execution scheduled for Aug. 9. In the lawsuit, attorneys for…MORE

Woman in Custody After Allegedly Running Over Officer

Woman in Custody After Allegedly Running Over Officer

A Morristown Police Officer is in stable condition, a woman is facing Aggravated Assault charges after officials say she ran the officer over. Police say Corporal David Kline was responding to a domestic dispute on Hillcrest Drive Sunday afternoon. When officers tried to arrest Connie Davis they say she put her car in reverse knocking…MORE

Crossville Police Seeking Couple in Wal-Mart Theft

Police in Crossville have released images of a couple they say stole nearly $1,000 of apple streaming devices from Wal-Mart. It happened on June 20th. Investigators say the woman put the merchandise in her purse and the couple walked out and drove off in a White Chevy Truck towing a small trailer. Anyone with any…MORE

Do You Know This Man? Alcoa PD Asking for Help

Do You Know This Man? Alcoa PD Asking for Help

Police in Alcoa are searching for a man they say is related to a criminal investigation. Few details have been released only the surveillance photo of the man. There’s no word what the man is being sought for. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Blount County Dispatch at 865-981-4111 or contact Officer…MORE

Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion

Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion

Two Firefighters treated for heat exhaustion one in the hospital after fires overnight on Boyd’s Bridge Pike. Crews were called to the 3900 block around 11:30 Wednesday night for flames coming from an attached garage. Both firefighters are expected to be okay. The cause of the fire is under investigation.MORE

Fatal Wreck on Maynardville Pike

One person was killed in a roll-over accident on Maynardville Pike this morning. The roadway has been shutdown since a little before 8:00 this morning at Tell Mynatt Road as crews investigate. Officials said earlier this morning that the victim was airlifted from the scene. They roadway is expected to be cleared by noon.MORE

Search for Drowning Victim on Douglas Lake

Search for Drowning Victim on Douglas Lake

Search crews were back on Douglas Lake Thursday morning looking for a 24-year-old man who may have drowned. It happened in the Indian Creek area around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses on board the pontoon boat say the man swam out several feet and began to struggle prompting a passenger on the boat jump in and…MORE

POI Arrested Unrelated Charges in Western Heights Shooting

The suspect has been arrested on unrelated charges and the victim identified from a shooting in Western Heights early Monday. Officers found the body of 27-year-old Brendon Layne. They say Layne had drugs and a gun in his possession. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Witnesses described a suspect and officers picked up 36-year-old…MORE

Fatal Crash on I-40

Fatal Crash on I-40

The passenger is dead the driver is in the hospital after a crash on I-40 Saturday night. Investigators say a Nissan Altima was headed East on I-40 near the Walker Springs Exit when it struck a guardrail. Investigators say the vehicle was involved an earlier crash near Pellissippi. Officials say the Altima crossed into another…MORE

Wife Charged in Man’s Murder

Wife Charged in Man’s Murder

A Sparta woman is behind bars accused of killing her husband. 56-year-old Patsy Hensley is charged with first degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Mark Hensley. Mark was found dead in their home on Plum Creek Road. Patsy was booked into the White County jail on a $750,000 bond.MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting in Western Heights

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting in Western Heights

Knoxville Police are investigating after a man was found dead overnight in the Western Heights area. The victim is said to be 27-years-old but officials have not given a name. The man’s body was found around midnight Monday in the street near the his vehicle on the 1500 block of Fort Promise Drive. Officials say…MORE

Downtown Bank Robbery Suspect

Downtown Bank Robbery Suspect

Investigators are still looking for a man they say robbed a bank downtown last week. The robbery happened Thursday at the U.S. Bank Branch on Market Street. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money. They’ve had images of the man inside the bank, but they found surveillance video of the KAT Bus…MORE

Search for Loudon Co Shooting Suspect

Search for Loudon Co Shooting Suspect

A search for a suspect is underway after officials say he shot the victim twice in the head. Officials say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon at the Riverview Manor Apartments in Lenoir City. The suspect, James Michael Smith, is believed to be driving a late model Ford F-150. It’s a maroon four-door truck with a toolbox…MORE

Morristown Woman Missing Over a Month

Morristown Woman Missing Over a Month

The Morristown Police Department has asked for the public’s help finding a missing 36-year-old woman. Catherine Elizabeth Fetzer Branson, 36, was last seen on May 11 at 944 Scenic Drive in Morristown. Officials said Branson failed to pick up her child from parental visitation and has not been heard from since. Branson has brown hair…MORE

Commission Approves $325K One-Time Funding for Project GRAD

A big payout from the Knox County Commission for Project GRAD comes with some strings attached. The School Board is looking for improvement to help them decide if they’ll keep the Project GRAD going. At a meeting Monday night the Commission approved a $365,000 one-time payment to fund the program next year. However a performance…MORE

24 Year Sentence for Dealer in OD Death

24 Year Sentence for Dealer in OD Death

It’s a hefty sentence for a man who sold fentanyl that led to a man’s overdose death. 40-year-old Anthony Lynn Jordan was sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison for charges of reckless homicide, bribery and more. Investigators found texts on Jordan’s phone showing he sold the drug to the victim and that he was…MORE

1 Killed 2 Injured in Knoxville Apartment Shooting

1 Killed 2 Injured in Knoxville Apartment Shooting

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying the suspect in an apartment shooting Saturday night. Officers responded to a shots fired call around 9:30 p.m. to the Holston Oaks Apartments on Natchez Ave. Two people were taken to the hospital where one was pronounce dead. While investigating a third victim showed up at hospital. The…MORE

ORPD: Woman in Wheelchair Carjacked in Oak Ridge

ORPD: Woman in Wheelchair Carjacked in Oak Ridge

Police in Oak Ridge say a man forced a woman in a wheelchair out of her car before he stole and crashed the vehicle. Investigators say the woman wasn’t injured in the carjacking. It happened around 2:00 p.m. Saturday outside the Red Lobster on Illinois ave. Deputies located the vehicle in Clinton and a pursuit…MORE

McMinn Co: Three Killed in Crash with Train

Three are dead after a car was hit by a train in McMinn County. THP says it happened around 5:30 Thursday evening near Calhoun and County Road 22. Officials say the car was crossing the tracks on a private road when it was hit. The victims are not believed to be from the area. Investigators…MORE

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