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Missing Morristown Teen

Missing Morristown Teen

Morristown Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old runaway. Kaitley Grace Duncan was last seen on Friday at a relative’s home. Kaitley is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes.  She is 4’11” tall  and weighs approximately 125 pounds. Kaitley’s family and police are concerned for her safety.  Anyone…MORE

NC Man Arrested for Morristown Murder

NC Man Arrested for Morristown Murder

A North Carolina man facing murder chargers after a death at the Econo Lodge in Morristown. Police were called to the hotel around 6:00 o’clock Monday night. The victim, 42-year-old Thomas Taylor Jr.,was dead when police arrived. Investigators believe 38-year-old Jacob Marzullo traveled to Morristown to confront Taylor about stealing his property in North Carolina.…MORE

KFD Investigating House Fire in the Old City

KFD Investigating House Fire in the Old City

Fire crews are trying to determine if a house fire in the Old City was started by a cigarette. Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Armstrong Avenue around 6:00 Saturday morning. Flames were coming from the center balcony of the historic home. The residents were safely evacuated and the flames were extinguished. Officials…MORE

Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

The Sevier County tourism industry could use your help if you’re looking for a job. Seven Sevier County attractions are holding job fairs this week including: Ripley’s Attractions, Guinness World Record Adventures. They’re all looking for all types of workers from cooks to aquarium mermaids. Pay is up to $15 an hour. The job fair…MORE

Cumberland County Runaway

Cumberland County Runaway

A 16-year-old is missing in Cumberland County. Jade Miller is described as a runaway. She’s been missing since Tuesday. Miller is 5’10, 130 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information or know her whereabouts call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 484-6176.MORE

Two Killed Two Injured in Shooting Outside Crossville

Two Killed Two Injured in Shooting Outside Crossville

Two people killed, two people injured in a shooting overnight in Cumberland County. Deputies were dispatched to Critter Creek Road around 6:00 o’clock last night after someone found a body in a trash pile in a vacant lot. Then, around 10:30, a shooting call came in to Vandever Road outside Crossville. Two victims there. One…MORE

Dandridge Police Investigating Body Found in Bag

Dandridge Police Investigating Body Found in Bag

It came in as a suspicious package, but Jefferson County authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found in a bag in Dandridge Sunday. A civilian spotted the bag and called police. It was on Lakeshore near Lake Ridge Drive. The body was taken to the Forensic Center in Knoxville for further examination.…MORE

8 Displaced After Apartment Fire in South Knoxville

8 Displaced After Apartment Fire in South Knoxville

No injuries reported after an apartment fire off Woodlawn Pike. Fire crews responded to the Cherokee Ridge Apartments for the fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters had to go door to door to evacuate the residents living in building G. Of the 24 evacuated only 8 residents were displaced by the fire. The cause of the…MORE

KPD Searching for Armed Suspect in N Knoxville

KPD Searching for Armed Suspect in N Knoxville

No details yet, but officials say they have the armed suspect in custody. Police issued a warning Tuesday morning after a man fled the scene of an accident on I-75 near Emory Road. No word when the man was taken into custody. Officials said he was armed with a rifle when he fled the scene.…MORE

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

(AP) – Military officials say the remains of a World War II soldier from Tennessee who was killed in Germany have been identified. Department of Defense officials say Army Pfc. William F. Delaney of Kingston had been declared unrecoverable before dental and DNA analysis identified his remains. Officials said the 24-year-old Delaney was fighting with…MORE

8 Kids to Hospitals After Church Bus Overturns Near Nashville

8 Kids to Hospitals After Church Bus Overturns Near Nashville

(AP) – Police say eight children were taken to hospitals for evaluation after their church bus overturned on a highway during heavy rains. The bus with a driver and 11 passengers was returning from a conference in Chattanooga when the accident occurred Saturday along Interstate 840 south of Nashville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol,…MORE

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

One person was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning. Officers responded to Delaware Avenue around 2:00 a.m. They found 28-year-old Walter Vail lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Vail died and officials say they are treating the case as a homicide. The circumstances are still being investigated. No word on any…MORE

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

If you’ve been considering sending your child to the Emerald Academy, enrollment deadlines for next year are fast approaching. Any Knox County resident with a rising kindergarten through eighth-grade student is eligible to apply. Emerald Academy is a tuition-free, college preparatory school. Emerald Academy opened in 2015 and will be fully enrolled with approximately 540…MORE

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

The Wears Valley Fire Department is battling a commercial fire along Wears Valley Road this morning. The fire has closed Wears Valley Road between Bryan Road and McGill Road. Officials say the fire call came in for the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch and General Store around 3:30 this morning, that’s 2281 Wears Valley Road. The…MORE

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

A Newport man says the roads haven’t recovered since the flooding two weeks ago. Philip Denny says it’s so bad he got stuck. He got stuck, chest deep in a soft spot. Philip says eight families live along Highpoint Road, which is currently unusable. Denny sent our TV Partner WVLT News multiple pictures showing him…MORE

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

A Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy is out of the hospital after an officer involved shooting. It happened Friday after a chase ended on the Cedar Bluff Ramp to I-40. Deputy Harold Gibson was pinned between two cars during the incident. Police say he opened fire on a robbery suspect. Gibson was treated for his injuries,…MORE

Child Abused to the “Brink of Death” is Improving

Child Abused to the “Brink of Death” is Improving

A Tennessee baby abused to the brink of death is showing signs of improvement. Three-month-old Addilyn is still in the hospital. Now, her family is allowing people to send cards to her. According to WTVF, the family said she has been getting mail, and they’re welcoming anyone to send more. You can send them here:…MORE

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Governor Bill Lee is just two months into his administration with big plans for Tennessee. He’s headed to Knoxville Tuesday night for his State of East Tennessee address. The Governor covered his agenda in the State of the State Monday night. Lee proposed a $71 Million pay raise for teachers and an investment in professional development.…MORE

Mixed Response to Gov Lee’s Education Proposal

Mixed Response to Gov Lee’s Education Proposal

(AP) Education groups are offering mixed responses to Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to spend $25 million for a new education savings accounts program in Tennessee. Tennessee Education Association President Beth Brown said Monday that the proposal sparked concerns because ESAs are “vouchers with less accountability.” Brown added that teachers currently struggle to pay for classroom…MORE

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

A Blount County man accused of killing his mother and getting into a car chase with police is due in court Monday afternoon. Authorities in Sevier County say they initially tried to pull over 18-year-old Johnathon Sellers on suspicion of DUI around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. However, he led them on a chase that ended…MORE

High Water Rescue in Knoxville

High Water Rescue in Knoxville

The Knoxville Fire Ddepartment was called out for a water rescue Sunday afternoon. An SUV got stuck in a creek on Mabry-Hood Road near Webb School lane around 1:00 p.m. Knoxville fire crews were first on the scene, Battalion Chief Kevin Faddis said a fire crew member, identified as Captain Beavers, went into the water,…MORE

Flood Damage Help in East Tennessee

Flood Damage Help in East Tennessee

If you live in Knox County, call 3-1-1 to report flood damage. Officials say they’ve already had 5,000 calls. Statewide a hotline is open if you need help with cleanup. The hotline will be open until the 15th. TEMA has people answering phones around the clock. You’ll have to share your name, contact information and…MORE

Parkway in Sevierville Shutdown for Officer Involved Shooting

Parkway in Sevierville Shutdown for Officer Involved Shooting

The TBI says the Parkway is shutdown in Sevierville for an officer involved shooting. Officers used spike strips near Apple Valley Road to stop a fleeing suspect. Officials say no officers were injured. Few details have been released about the shooting. Traffic is being diverted off the Parkway onto adjacent streets. Expect heavy delays through the…MORE

Tennessee Among 8 States in Broadband Mapping Project

Tennessee Among 8 States in Broadband Mapping Project

(AP) – Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map. A news release from U.S. Sen Marsha Blackburn’s office says the project by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will help Tennessee get a clear and complete picture of broadband availability. The other states involved…MORE

Massive Sinkhole in Powell

Massive Sinkhole in Powell

Officials working on what to do with a massive sinkhole in Powell. It’s about 20 feet wide but upwards of 60 feet deep. The sinkhole is near Greenwell Road. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs posted a photo of the hole on Twitter. In a video, Jacobs initially estimated the sinkhole to be at least 20 feet…MORE

North Knoxville Fire Started by Fireworks

North Knoxville Fire Started by Fireworks

The Knoxville Fire Department say kids playing with fireworks caused house fire last night. Fire Crews were called to E. Morelia Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two teenagers and one child safely outside of the home with smoke and flames inside. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is assisting the family.…MORE

Dock Wedged in Flood Gates at Norris Dam

Dock Wedged in Flood Gates at Norris Dam

The Tennessee Valley Authority halted spilling water at Norris Dam Monday after authorities found a section of dock wedged in the flood gate. The dock section measures about 20 feet by 20 feet. Officials called in some boats to tow the dock away. They resumed spilling the dam after it was cleared. Originally, they’d planned…MORE

One Killed in Sevierville Cabin Fire

Sevierville Fire crews are investigating a fatal cabin fire from Monday night. It happened just before 8:00 o’clock on Walini Way. When crews arrived flames were already coming out of the windows. The Sevierville Fire Department says two people were living there. One made it out. The other was disabled. Investigators are on the scene…MORE

Hixon Woman Sought in CPD Officer’s Death

Hixon Woman Sought in CPD Officer’s Death

(AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspected driver in the hit-and-run death of an officer who graduated from the police academy just last month. The TBI has added Janet Elaine Hinds to its Top Ten Most Wanted list. The agency tweeted that the Hixson woman is wanted for vehicular homicide in…MORE

Knoxville Man Killed in Flood Waters

Knoxville Man Killed in Flood Waters

A Knoxville man died trying to drive through flood waters Saturday. Deputies were called to South Peters Road just after midnight. Multiple agencies worked to rescue 59-year-old Christopher Doody from the flood waters including Rural Metro Fire, AMR Ambulance & The Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad Water Rescue Team. Crews pulled him from the vehicle and…MORE

Authorities Assessing Flood Damage for Federal Assistance

Authorities Assessing Flood Damage for Federal Assistance

The City of Knoxville is taking stock of flood damage to determine if the area qualifies for federal assistance. The city says uniformed first responders and government employees will be making visits to many but not all of the damaged properties for the flooding. If you’ve had damage you’re asked to call 3-1-1 and report…MORE

Woman Killed by THP in Claiborne County

Woman Killed by THP in Claiborne County

A woman shot and killed by officers in Claiborne County Sunday afternoon. The TBI says Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers first spotted a wanted car in Grainger County. They say the driver refused to pull over and led troopers on a chase into Claiborne County. She eventually stopped near Leffew Lane and took off on foot. Troopers…MORE

3rd Death in 4 Years at Hotel Pool

3rd Death in 4 Years at Hotel Pool

A three-year-old boy found unconscious in a hotel pool has died, the third drowning at the hotel in the last four years. Knoxville police say 3-year-old Raymond Whitlock died at the hospital Sunday. He was found Saturday in the pool at the Quality Inn and Suites on North Cedar Bluff Road. Investigators say the boy…MORE

Concealed Carry Citizen Stops Tri-Cities Shooter

Concealed Carry Citizen Stops Tri-Cities Shooter

Officials say a concealed carry citizen stopped a shooter in the Tri-Cities. The Sullivan County Sheriff says a husband went into a dental office in Kingsport where he shot and killed his wife. A bystander with a gun shot the husband and held him until police got there. The shooting happened 9:30 Wednesday morning. The…MORE

2 Dead 1 Critical After Anderson County Fire

2 Dead 1 Critical After Anderson County Fire

The TBI is investigating a fatal house fire in Anderson County. Two people killed a third person was sent to the hospital. Fire crews got the call around 5:30 yesterday to Scott Brogan Lane. A woman who came out of the home is in critical condition. Once flames were extinguished two bodies were discovered inside.…MORE

Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

A bank robbery suspect is in custody. Officials say no customers were at the TN-Connect Credit Union in Seymour Monday morning when the robbery happened. Authorities say the man approached tellers and demanded money. A deputy spotted the suspect as he left and a chase ensued. The FBI announced the suspect was picked up Monday…MORE

Victim Identified, Lenoir City Murder Suspect Charged

Victim Identified, Lenoir City Murder Suspect Charged

authorities identified the victim in a Monday morning fatal shooting in Lenoir City. Investigators say 23 year old Dakota Willard died in the incident, which happened at a home on Lee Hi Street in Lenoir City. Following a manhunt in Loudon and Knox counties, authorities arrested 26 year old David Miles, he’s charged with first…MORE

FBI Looking for Suspect in Credit Card Theft

FBI Looking for Suspect in Credit Card Theft

The FBI is asking for your help trying to locate a woman accused of using a stolen check card. Officials say thieves smashed the window of a car outside a Knox County daycare last week and took credit cards, checks and more. Officials say the suspects cashed thousands of dollars using the stolen checks. They…MORE

Another Big Catfish Caught in TN

Another Big Catfish Caught in TN

A young angler reeled in an 80-pound blue catfish last month. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Alex Woody caught the fish at Ft. Loudoun Lake near Lenoir City Park. Officials say while, “it may not be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle, but it took Alex for a fun ride!”MORE

Middle TN Teacher Accused of Relationship with Student

Middle TN Teacher Accused of Relationship with Student

A Middle Tennessee high school teacher is charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of a Minor. 35-year-old Douglas Richmond was arrested Tuesday. Officials were called to Gallatin High School when the principal learned about an alleged relationship between a student and Richmond. The teenager told police she and Richmond were texting for…MORE

Middle Tennessee Girl’s Monster Fish

Middle Tennessee Girl’s Monster Fish

A 6-year-old Middle Tennessee girl hauled in a catfish more than twice her size. Farrah Price decided she wanted to go fishing Monday despite the frigid temperatures. So, her dad Chris took her out on Old Hickory Lake. Chris says they weren’t on the water more than 30 minutes when Farrah hooked the lunker. It…MORE

Murder Suspect Arrested After Seymour Standoff

Murder Suspect Arrested After Seymour Standoff

Police say a man wanted for murder barricaded himself inside of a strangers home in Seymour. 33-year-old Brandon Miller was eventually arrested after a standoff that lasted for hours Tuesday. Neighbors living near Curley Lane and Garners Landing in Seymour were told to stay inside. However, hours before the standoff, one neighbor off Maples Road said…MORE

TDOT Salt Truck Involved in Early Morning Crash

Officials blaming a fuel spill for the delays along I-75 North this morning. A TDOT salt truck was involved in an accident on I-75 just north of East Raccoon Valley Road. It happened early this morning around 3:30, well before the snow and ice moved in. Multiple vehicles were involved including the salt truck and…MORE

Man Killed After Trying to Stop Domestic Assault

Man Killed After Trying to Stop Domestic Assault

Officials say a man who stepped in to help a woman is dead after a shooting Monday night in Fountain City. Officials described it as a domestic dispute, but now say 30-year-old John Taylor assaulted his ex-girlfriend and choked her until she was unconscious. Witnesses say another man, Kelton Crawford, stepped up to help the woman…MORE

Sex Offender Sought for Violation of Probation

Sex Offender Sought for Violation of Probation

Knoxville Police are looking for a Registered Sex Offender who violated his parole. Police arrested James Josey just last week, accused of watching women shower at a gym in Knoxville. He was released Thursday, but since then two warrants were issued for violating probation. Police believe he may be homeless frequenting Cherry Street and the…MORE

Powell Mother Asking for Help Finding Daughter

Powell Mother Asking for Help Finding Daughter

A Powell mother is pleading of Facebook for help finding her daughter. Tabitha Kruzic says her 15-year-old daughter, Jaiden, has been missing since Thursday. Jaiden was last seen 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Powell Elementary School. Tabitha says Jaiden got in trouble at school and never came home. Tabitha believes she may be with a group of…MORE

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

The Oak Ridge Police Department is asking for help finding a missing teen. 17-year-old Devin Davis was last seen on January 8th. Officials say he was reported missing by his legal guardian and may be in the Campbell County/LaFollette area. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.MORE

AMBER ALERT for Autistic Kentucky Child

Authorities issued an Amber Alert early this morning for a missing 10-year-old boy out of Cadiz Kentucky. Isaih Boren is autistic and requires medication. Authorities say Isaih was allowed to leave with Issac Chamberlain, but hasn’t been returned. Cadiz is just of I-24 in Western Kentucky. Isaih has brown hair and black eyes. Is 4’1”…MORE

Gun Ban at TN Capitol to Continue Under Gov Lee

Gun Ban at TN Capitol to Continue Under Gov Lee

Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he’ll continue to keep guns banned in the Tennessee Capitol when he takes over the top office later this week. Lee tells The Daily Memphian he won’t change the current policy put into place by outgoing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. People with state-issued handgun carry permits will still be allowed to…MORE

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Searching for 14-year-old Girl

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Searching for 14-year-old Girl

Deputies in Monroe County are still looking for a 14-year-old girl, missing two weeks. Savannah Pruitt disappeared from her family’s home in Madisonville January 13th. Investigators last pinged Savannah’s cellphone in Corbin Kentucky two weeks ago. Officials say they’re working leads, but say there are no suspects in the case. The family moved to Monroe…MORE

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