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Early this afternoon, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity of the man whose body was found at Concord Yacht Club last night. They say 60-year-old Rodney Meryweather was reported missing by his wife around 7:30 last evening. She told authorities she’d last seen her husband that aft

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Construction repairs underway in Clinton to fix road closed after flood damage

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) - After severe flooding, East Tennessee communities are still rebuilding and repairing damage to roadways, infrastructure, businesses, and homes. President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in Tennessee, which allows federal assistance to help those affected by severe


Tennessee man returns home to find a naked stranger on his couch drinking juice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice. WKRN-TV cites a Nashville police report that says the resident summoned officers Wednesday and told them he called out to the stranger, who responded by screaming and droppi


Driver identified in fatal crash at Bull Run Creek

The driver has been identified in a fatal single-vehicle crash into Bull Run Creek in Claxton on Thursday night. The driver, Douglas A. Batson, 66, of Knoxville, was traveling west in a 2007 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle on New Henderson Road at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday when he turned on h


No one injured in Anderson County house fire

HEISKELL, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews battled a house fire Friday afternoon in Anderson County, just across the line from Knox County. The fire was reported around 2 p.m. on East Wolf Valley Road. Rural/Metro was called in to assist Norris volunteer fire crews.


Tennessee man allegedly raped woman while she was in bed with her child

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA testing helped convict a Tennessee man for raping a woman in her apartment more than nine years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release that 44-year-old Carlos Wilson was found guilty Wednesday of rape and aggravat


THP: Man's body recovered after driving into Anderson County waterway

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews in Anderson County have recovered a man's body after a witness says he drove off the side of the road and ended up in the river near Bull Run Park.


ACSO: One body recovered after car found submerged near Bull Run Park

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office has recovered one body Thursday night after a car was found submerged in a waterway near Bull Run Park. The call came in at 9:19 p.m. The car was fully submerged off of New Henderson Road, ACSO said.


Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Following a sweeping crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing opioids, Tennessee has activated substance abuse resources and statewide call lines to help prevent the suspects' patients from seeking out dangerous street drugs.


AC officials honor late Williams of 'Clinton 12'

Anderson County Commission on Monday night honored the late Alfred Williams, one of the first 12 African American students to attend Clinton High School. Williams died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at The Waters of Clinton, a rehabilitation and nursing facility, following an extended illness. He was one


70 units evacuated after roof blown off Knoxville apartment building

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Fire Department evacuated 70 units of the D building of 1100 Studio Apartments early Friday morning after the rubber membrane roof had blown off half of the apartment's C & D buildings, a news release from the department said.


Tennessee man with the measles traveled to Mississippi when he was still contagious

JACKSON, Miss. (localmemphis.com) -- The Mississippi State Department of Health is warning people of the risk of exposure to the measles. Health officials say the man who has been identified earlier this week as having the first measles case in Tennessee, traveled to the Magnolia State while he was


Tennessee senators face votes on 'heartbeat' bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Tennessee lawmakers could be voting next week on a controversial bill banning abortion that the state Senate sponsor thinks will now withstand potential legal challenges.


Tennessee county votes to become a 'gun sanctuary'

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVC) — Polk County has joined several other local communities in declaring itself a "gun sanctuary." A resolution recently passed by the county board of commissioners that in part says the county will defy efforts by state or federal government to enforce strict gun-control la


Storm damage seen across East TN following strong wind gusts early Friday morning

Strong overnight storms have led to multiple reports of damage like fallen trees and downed power lines across East Tennessee Friday morning. Knox County dispatchers confirmed there was a downed tree caught in power lines at Springbrook and Crestfield Road and a downed tree on the 1900 block of Dutc


One dead in crash into Bull Run Creek

Note: This story was last updated at 12:45 a.m. CLAXTON–One person is confirmed dead after a vehicle crashed into Bull Run Creek in Claxton on Thursday night. The crash was reported to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department on a straight stretch of New Henderson Road near Bull Run Park at about 9:


Parents: Shooting suspect seen at Knoxville elementary school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 10News received calls from concerned parents that the suspect in a North Knoxville shooting was seen in a elementary school just a few days later. Police say Michael Sanford shot two people on Rochat Road Saturday night.


Check Card Left Behind and Utilized in East Tennessee

Forgetting your check card at a gas pump is never a good thing, especially when it is used by thieves. A local woman told police she last remembered using her card at the Kroger gas station on Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Shortly after, the charges started racking up.


‘Breakfast with the Legislators’ Monday at OR Civic Center

The Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will host Breakfast with the Legislators on Monday, April 22. The meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Social Room of the Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. A free continental breakfast will be served, a press release said.

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Go Fund Me launched for woman killed in 'random shooting' at Tennessee outlet mall

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Go Fund Me has been launched for one of the victims killed in a 'random shooting' at a Tennessee outlet mall on Tuesday. 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham of York, Pennsylvania was one of the two victims killed when a gunman walked up to the Tanger Outlet Mall in Sevierville and open