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KPD, KCSO: Bomb threat robo-emails have no credible evidence to authenticate claims
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Widespread bomb threat robo-emails in the Knoxville and Knox County area are said to have no credible evidence to authenticate claims, according to an announcement made by Knoxville Police Department on its Facebook page Thursday.
DASHCAM VIDEO: Man sentenced to 18 years for shooting at Knoxville police officer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday after he was convicted of shooting at a police officer earlier this year. In a plea hearing, Ryan Stephen Styles, 40, was convicted of aggravated assault and evading arrest. He was originally charged with attempte
Drunk driver claimed she was hit by parked cars; jury disagreed
A Knoxville woman was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, after striking several parked cars last year and claiming the parked cars struck her, according to 6th Judicial District Attorney Charme Allen's Office.
Knoxville woman's death in 1975 possibly linked to serial killer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A possible link between a woman's death more than 40 years ago and a man who has confessed to some 90 murders across the country. Her death, for decades, not even considered a murder. The FBI has described Samuel Little among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history
Knoxville homeless 'day park' open a month only part of solution; town hall planned Friday
The usual number of people hanging out under and around the interstate overpass along North Broadway has declined, likely due to the wintry cold and, some say, the city’s new safe space created for the homeless under the bridge.
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
First tenant revealed for South Knox development. Brewery, restaurant, hotel could be next
The Baker Creek Bottoms development in South Knoxville, which originally planned to open its first business in early 2018, is now in its initial phase following the announcement of its first commercial tenant earlier this month.
Mother of UT student who died at charity boxing match will accept son's degree Friday
The mother of the 20-year-old University of Tennessee student who died in February during a charity boxing tournament will be accepting his degree at graduation on Friday morning.
KCSO arrests 4 after suspect broke into gun shop and walked off with 56 firearms
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Four men are behind bars after a suspect broke into a Powell gun shop and got away with dozens of firearms. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Knoxville Tactical off Blueberry Road in Powell around 7 a.m. on Nov. 29.
TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman whose body was found along a road in 1975 was likely the victim of a serial killer who may have had 90 victims. Martha Cunningham's death was considered to be from natural causes at the time. But now Cunningham is one of dozens of murder victim
Woman faces murder charge in fentanyl overdose death, Knox sheriff says
A 27-year-old woman faces a second-degree murder charge after Knox County authorities say she gave the powerful painkiller fentanyl to a man who overdosed and died. Grace Ellen Milner was arrested Wednesday morning in Crossville, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kimberly Glenn.
More than 40 restaurants open Christmas Day 2018 in Knoxville, East Tennessee
If you're looking for a place to dine on Christmas Day, here is a list of local and regional restaurants to consider. Call ahead for menu, pricing and whether reservations are required.
Austin-East student arrested for alleged school threat
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A student at Austin-East High School has been charged after an alleged threat Wednesday at the school. The Knoxville Police Department says they were alerted about the alleged threat involving a gun around 11:30 a.m. A 14-year-old boy in ninth grade was named as the suspect
Memphis trio charged in Knoxville jewelry heists
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police in East Tennessee say they have caught a trio of jewelry thieves accused in several states, including Memphis. The three men have long criminal histories in Memphis, including jewelry store heists.
Avoid the interstate: Two injury wrecks snarl I-40 eastbound traffic
If you haven't headed home yet, maybe avoid the interstate this afternoon. Knoxville Police dispatch confirmed two accidents with injuries on I-40 eastbound — one at mile marker 387 going through downtown Knoxville, and another at the Asheville Highway exit in I-40.
KPD arrests Memphis-based suspects wanted for a string of jewelry heists
Knoxville Police have arrested three suspects from Memphis who are wanted for a string of jewelry store heists. According to KPD, Monday afternoon, police followed a male suspect, John Brown, 30, to several Knoxville jewelry stores after he fled Kay Jewelers on Knoxville Center Drive with two diamon
When celebs are in Knoxville, there's a chance you'll spot them at this bar. But why?
The Preservation Pub crowd was electric on June 29, and Badlands felt it — the local rock n' rollers were feeding off the energy. But one man in the front row stood out to drummer Andrew Bryant more than anyone else. The tattooed man, dressed in sweat pants and a plain white T-shirt, seemed to be di
4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the Southeast
The first major earthquake in East Tennessee since 1973 shook the southeast Wednesday morning. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred at 4:14 a.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter sat near Decatur, which is about an hour from Knoxville. The USGS said a magnitude 3.3 aft
Knox woman's death dismissed as natural until serial killer Samuel Little's confession
Confessed serial killer Samuel Little claims he never meant to take the life of the Knoxville woman he remembers only as "Martha." In fact, he contends he genuinely liked her. Her death tells a different story.
KCSO: Woman charged in fatal Fentanyl overdose
A woman was taken into custody in Crossville this morning, Dec. 12, for her involvement in an overdose death, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Grace Ellen Milner, 27, was indicted for second degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance (Fentanyl) in the overdose death of 25-yea