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Man accused of robbing West Knox gas station on the run, KCSO on alert

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A man accused of robbing a West Knox County gas station is on the run, and Knox County deputies need help finding him. The Knox County Sheriff's Office said a white man robbed the Shell gas station in the 8000 block of Oak Ridge Highway just after 1:00 Saturday afternoon. D

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-19 02:20:00

LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong storms Monday afternoon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Local 8 Weather Alert will be in effect for Monday for the possibility of strong to severe storms moving across the area. While we'll see a few showers during the morning hours, the strongest storms will arrive in the afternoon after 3 p.m. These storms will have the pot

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-19 00:33:00

Blount County deputies arrest two on drug charges

Blount County deputies arrested two people on drug charges outside a Maryville business Friday afternoon, including a Lenoir City man charged with intent to sell methamphetamine. Heath Allen Gainey, 46, Lenoir City, is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphet

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

Knox County Sheriff searching for gas station robber

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of robbing a gas Saturday afternoon. According to the preliminary investigation, a man entered the Shell, located at 8901 Oak Ridge Highway, around 1 p.m. and demanded money. He fled in a charcoal grey Nissan sedan. He is

WATE - 2018-03-18 23:16:32

Maryville father, son charged after 10 dogs seized

A Maryville father and son were jailed on animal cruelty charges Thursday night, two days after authorities seized 10 dogs from their properties. Gary Dean McMurray, 52, Janeway Road, Maryville, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff's deputies on eight counts of animal cruelty and one count of aggra

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

Flower truck rolls into Knoxville, diversifies mobile business scene

A new business rolled into Central Filling Station food truck park Saturday afternoon. It was the only truck in the lot not selling food because food trucks aren't just for food anymore. It's new businesses like the Flourish Flower Truck that are proving success isn't always in a storefront. Sometim

WBIR - 2018-03-18 01:46:00

16 businesses cited in Knox County beer sting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office conducted a county-wide beer sting this week, checking 122 businesses and issuing sixteen citations for selling beer to an underage person involved with the investigation. KCSO sent an eighteen to twenty year old individual into local busine


Minor crash in North Knoxville leads to shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A minor crash in North Knoxville on Friday ended up turning into a shooting and landed both people involved in jail. The Knoxville Police Department says it all started around 11:46 a.m. when a PT Cruiser driven by Ariawna Beason, 18, was pulling out of the Shell Station on


KPD: Man shoots out tires after jumping on hood in attempt to stop car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two people are under arrest after police say a driver took off from a crash scene with the other driver on the hood of her PT Cruiser, and once they came to a stop he allegedly shot out her tires. KPD said a woman in a PT Cruiser was leaving a Shell gas station on Heiskell


Golden Gloves returns to the ring after tragic Boxing Weekend death

Tracy Miller Davis of the Ace Miller Golden Gloves Arena in Knoxville talks about hosting the organization's first tournament since the death of a UT student during a bout in February Andrew Capps Knoxville's Golden Gloves franchise returned to the ring this weekend for the 85th annual East Tennes

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-03-17 21:29:14

Crews fight large northwest Knoxville fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews are fighting a large house fire Friday night in northwest Knoxville. The fire was reported on Central Avenue Pike near the intersection with Callahan Drive. Photos from the scene show flames and a large amount of smoke in the area. WATE 6 On Your Side has a crew on th


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Knoxville Police: Man arrested after driving to meet 14-year-old for sex

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville man faces multiple felony charges after driving to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, the Knoxville Police Department reports. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jason Allen Raley was arrested for solicitation of a minor - aggravated statutory rape and exploitation of a mi


KCDC renters will no longer be allowed to smoke inside or on property

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - New rules are around the corner for families living in Knox County Community Development Corporation communities. KCDC is following HUD mandated guidelines, established in 2016, on becoming non-smoking by July 31, 2018. Renters will not be allowed to smoke inside their apar


Drive-by shooting bill named for slain Knoxville child passes committee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A bill named in honor of a Knoxville-boy killed in a drive-by shooting took the first step to becoming law with passage in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, sponsored by Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville), would strengthen penalties for those convicted of ha


Roane deputies arrest 2 after allegedly finding marijuana near child in car seat

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two Roane County residents are in custody after deputies said they found marijuana hidden in the back seat of a car near a 4-year-old child in a car seat. The Roane County Sheriff's Office said deputies pulled over 25-year-old Brooke Turner on Keylon Drive after noticing th


Knoxville teen who survived hit-and-run seeks answers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville teen who survived a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday is asking for answers and the driver to come forward. The 15-year old was hit while riding a non-motorized scooter near the intersection of Bertrand Street and McCalla Avenue on Tuesday. The family says the 48 hou


Knoxville man charged in recent Suntrust Bank robbery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Mark A. Stallings, 58, of Strawberry Plains, Tenn. was arrested for the March 5, 2018, robbery of the Suntrust Bank on Andrew Johnson Highway in Knoxville. Stallings appeared before the Honorable Dennis H. Inman, U.S. Magistrate Judge on March 14, 2018


Attempted murder charge sent to grand jury in Claxton shooting

CLINTON-An attempted first-degree murder charge has been sent to the grand jury in a case involving an Oak Ridge man accused of shooting and injuring two men and shooting near a woman but not hitting her. Two charges of reckless endangerment were also bound over, or sent to the grand jury. A prelimi


Police dog sent into house to end six-hour standoff with fugitive

The Knox County Sheriff's Office allows people to anonymously submit tips on crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit A Blount County man arrested three times over the past month - on charges including assaulting a police officer and aggra