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Grand jury indicts 14 in East Tennessee heroin and fentanyl distribution case

A federal grand jury in Greeneville indicted 14 people on charges of distributing heroin and fentanyl in East Tennessee following an investigation involving 18 law enforcement agencies.


Greene County authorities searching for man with active warrants

Authorities in Greene County are asking for your help as they search for a man with active warrants for his arrest. The Greene County Criminal Investigations Department say Anthony Sutton was last seen in the Vulcan area. He was last seen wearing a tank top, shorts and a white bandana.


Police: Tennessee man killed baby after learning he wasn't the dad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man beat an infant to death after discovering that he wasn’t the child’s father, police said. Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, Memphis police said.


UPDATE: Greene County burglary suspect captured

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - UPDATE: The Greene County Sheriff's Department confirms that a burglary suspect was arrested last night a little after 11 p.m. The office confirms Anthony Sutton is now in jail. Sutton is being charged with aggravated burglary and vehicle theft.


Tennessee woman arrested for alleged rape of child, posting videos

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Memphis Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for rape of a child after she reportedly raped a 4-year-old boy. Police have arrested Marion for rape of a child and especially aggravated exploitation of a minor. Police say she admitted to being in the videos.


Officials hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new Greeneville Fire training facility

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials dedicated a new fire training facility for Greeneville firefighters Wednesday afternoon. The facility features a multi-level building that helps firefighters navigate commercial, residential, and industrial sites.


Former teacher indicted for aggravated statutory rape

A Cocke County Grand Jury has indicted a former Cocke County High School teacher on charges of aggravated statutory rape. Keith D. Wilson, 27, Delta Alley, Newport is charged with aggravated statutory rape involving a 17-year-old female.


Dunlap, Tennessee, police seek 'violent' child sex offender on active warrant

Police in Dunlap, Tennessee, are seeking a man for failing to report for his scheduled registration as a sex offender after the agency charged him a year ago with indecent exposure, according to a statement posted on the Dunlap Police Department's Facebook page.


If you were at these East Tennessee gas stations, you may have been exposed to measles

CLINTON, Tennessee — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has identified two locations, one in Clinton and one in Chattanooga, where people may have been exposed to measles after the department confirmed one case had been identified in East Tennessee.


Tennessee bill that toughens female genital mutilation protections heads to governor’s desk

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — A Tennessee bill that strengthens the state's protections against female genital mutilation, also known as FGM, is headed to the governor’s desk for signing.


East Tennessee quarry fined for river pollution

Environmental regulators are fining an East Tennessee quarry for polluting the water. Vulcan Construction Materials have been fined $30,000 for pollution. The company is located along the North Fork Holston River along the western edge of Sullivan County.


BREAKING: Tennessee Senate passes school voucher bill 20-13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Thursday morning there was extensive discussion ahead of a vote on the ESA bill in Nashville on the Senate floor. The final vote on the Senate floor was 20-13.


Driver who crashed into rear of Rogersville business flown out by helicopter

ROGERSVILLE — A 34-year-old man who drive his truck through the rear of a Rogersville physical therapy business Wednesday afternoon reportedly told police he’d dropped his cell phone and was reaching for it shortly before the crash.


Taylor Swift drops surprise butterfly mural in Tennessee with clues to new music

Taylor Swift’s mysterious countdown clock is still ticking to midnight tonight, but the Reputation singer has revealed new clues to her upcoming music release through a surprise butterfly mural that showed up in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon.


Most States Are Reducing Prison Populations — Tennessee's Is Growing

More than half of the states in the country reduced their prison populations in 2018. Tennessee went the other way. A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice documenting prison populations at the state and federal levels shows that Tennessee is one of 19 states that increased its prison popula


Tennessee man sentenced to prison for possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Ernest Eugene Leffew, 47, a former resident of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to serve a total of 49 months in federal prison for possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst


'AT' hiker charged with criminal impersonation is released from jail

UPDATE: The hiker known as 'Sovereign', who was arrested after allegedly threatening hikers on the Appalachian Trail, will not face new charges. He was released from jail today, and given probation and fines. His original charges are criminal impersonation and drug charges.


Hamblen County woman charged with multiple drug violations

A Morristown woman, once convicted of a felony, allegedly had something for an assortment of illicit drug users when she was taken into custody Thursday evening in the parking lot of Performance Foodservice, formerly PFG Hale, according to the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department.


Deputies serving probation warrant seize big stash of meth

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies serving a probation violation warrant Saturday evening allegedly seized more than 23 grams of meth from a Mooresburg man who apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Man accused of threatening Appalachian Trail hikers pleads guilty to charges

UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) - The Appalachian Trail hiker accused of threatening other hikers on the trail was sentenced in Unicoi County Sessions Court Thursday. James Jordon, 30, of Massachusetts, received probation and ordered to pay fines following his hearing.