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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

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

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

WATE - 2018-03-16 20:28:26

Man found dead in downtown Cleveland Saturday morning

Cleveland police spokesperson Sergeant Evie West confirms an investigation is underway Saturday after a body was found in a ditch off Sheeler Street. The cause of death is unknown at this time. This is a developing news story. Depend on us for updates as we get them. Cleveland police spokesperson Se

WTVC - 2018-03-17 12:05:58

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

WATE - 2018-03-17 01:20:42

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

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-16 23:41:00

Sheriff: Farragut mayor 'deliberately misleading' Knox County residents about crime stats

The Knox County Sheriff's Office called out Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, accusing him of spreading false crime statistics Friday. In a Friday afternoon Facebook post, the sheriff's office said the mayor was "deliberately misleading" Knox County residents about the crime rate. According to the post,

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-03-16 20:07:11

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

HERALD CHRONICLE - 2018-03-16 16:25:00

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


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


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


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


Loudon factory commits to expanding production

The DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products plant, in Loudon since 2004, is increasing production. The factory makes 1,3-propanediol, a liquid organic compound used in many coatings, adhesives, composites and other products. It's a key ingredient in the DuPont Sonora brand used in clothing and carpet, accor


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


Hardin Valley, Farragut restaurants earn low scores of the week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The health infractions found at the two low scoring restaurants of the week will require follow-up inspections. The lowest health inspection grade of the week is at Don Gallo on Hardin Valley road. They earned a 77, which is still above the failing mark of 70. The inspector


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


Knoxville Police working hostage situation in East Knox

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Officers with the Knoxville Police Department are on the scene of a reported hostage situation in East Knoxville on Tuesday afternoon, according to officers on the scene. Crews were called to the scene near Linden Avenue at North Chestnut Street at 11:37 a.m. Police said


Man arrested after baby found wandering Harriman road

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to the Roane County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to reports of a baby walking in the middle of a Harriman road Monday. According to an arrest report, when Captain Tim Hawn arrived at the scene, he said he found the person who called in the child's presen


Former Star Trek: Voyager actress arrested in Kingston

Source: Roane County Sheriff's Office KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Jennifer Lien, who played medical assistant "Kes" in the first three seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, was arrested in Kingston for driving on a revoked license. This comes less than two weeks after she was arrested on the same charge. A