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Blount, Loudon county sheriffs warn residents about latest phone scams

The scammers also manipulated their phone numbers to appear on caller ID as if the calls were coming from Blount County Communications' non-emergency line or, alternately, the Loudon or Roane County sheriffs' offices.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-15 15:48:00

Sweetwater-based Her Majesty Boutique opens in Maryville

Sweetwater-based Her Majesty Boutique has opened its second location at Foothills Mall in Maryville.Owned by Ashley Ingram, Miss Tennessee United States 2017, the Maryville store opened in July to offer affordable clothing and accessories designed to make every woman feel like a queen.“Ashley always

DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-17 04:00:00

Man looks for fight, gets arrested

When they arrived at the motel, the officers were told the man was shirtless, had been cursing at people and had been in the middle of the roadway where he could have been run over.

THE ADVOCATE AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

Man allegedly steals food, looks through dumpster

Pippin said he found Stinnett in the Dollar Tree parking lot, where he was digging through a dumpster. Pippin said he asked Stinnett if he had anything illegal on him, and Stinnett said he had a glass pipe in his pocket.

THE ADVOCATE AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

Drug search nabs business owner

A couple of days later on Aug. 10, Rinehart, along with other deputies and members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Vonore Police Department, returned to Correll’s residence, which sits next to his business, the Dragon’s Den Bar, around 11 p.m.

THE ADVOCATE AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

Roane County man charged with vehicular homicide after crash

Anthony Taylor, 27, is charged with vehicular homicide involving intoxication, altering or changing VIN, evading arrest in motor vehicle creating risk to bystanders, violating speed limits, reckless endangerment and driving without a license.

WATE - 2018-08-15 20:39:28

McMinn County man who drew gun on deputies in Walmart gets 80-year prison sentence

A man McMinn County, Tennessee, deputies disarmed in 2015 after he drew a revolver during a scuffle in the local Walmart was sentenced this week to 80 years in prison.

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-08-16 22:00:08

One year later: Sweetwater preps to relive total solar eclipse with a 'reclipse'

SWEETWATER, Tenn. — The one year anniversary of the total solar eclipse that captured the nation's attention is approaching.Sweetwater, Tennessee was one of the little-known cities that became a gathering place for people across the globe to visit and get to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event on A

WBIR - 2018-08-16 18:06:09

80 years in prison for Ricky Lee Womac

Ricky Lee Womac, 48, of Charleston, was already on parole for a murder conviction when he reportedly drew a pistol near the cash registers at the Athens Walmart in 2015.

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-08-15 16:30:00

Maryville man accused of forcing food in child's mouth

A Maryville man was arrested this weekend after allegedly forcing food into a 5-year-old boy’s mouth and slapping the child in the face when he got choked and spit it out.Christopher Michael Sayers, 38, Atchley Drive, was arrested by Maryville Police officers Sunday night on a charge of child abuse.


Alcoa Walmart shoplifting suspect arrested after leading police on chase into woods

Police said a shoplifting suspect who fled from the Alcoa Walmart Tuesday afternoon was arrested after leading officers on a foot pursuit into nearby woods.Robert Lee Coldren Jr., 31, listed as homeless, was arrested on charges of evading arrest, theft by shoplifting and possession of drug paraphern

DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

KPD arrest suspect in Fast Cash Plus armed robbery

Top Local StoriesUniversity of Tennessee welcomes new students with Welcome Week7 things 2018 babies won't recognizeEast Tennessee sheriffs warn of phone scamKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police have captured a suspect accused of robbing a check cashing business Tuesday on Clinton Highway.The

WATE - 2018-08-15 11:20:47

Co-working space planned for downtown Maryville

"So you might have a realtor over here, an interior designer over there, but then you might have a web designer and a coding guy or a guy who's working on apps," said Lane Shuler, who is spearheading the Sky City Initiative which is creating the space. "The purpose of that is two-fold. One, it gives

WBIR - 2018-08-15 22:03:28

5-year-old girl sells family farm's extra produce to raise money for ETCH

A five-year-old girl from East Tennessee wanted to help Children's Hospital so she put her farming and business skills to the test.For the past four weeks, Nova Wilson, sold her family's extra produce that they grow on their farm in Loudon.East Tennessee Children's Hospital said she sat through hour

WBIR - 2018-08-15 21:46:18

Two county chase ends in pair of arrests

Two Knoxville women were arrested last week after they allegedly led a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy on a chase that ended in McMinn County.Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bobby Queen, who is an interdiction officer who patrols Interstate 75, said he was southbound on the interstate aroun


East Tennessee sheriffs warn of phone scam

So far, calls have been reported in Blount, Loudon and Roane counties. The sheriff's offices say they will never call a resident to say they owe money for a parking ticket and will never tell people to buy prepaid credit cards to pay those debts.


Phone scam in Blount County claims to have arrest warrant from sheriff's office

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam in the Maryville area.The phone scammers are calling Blount County residents and claiming to be Blount County Sheriff’s Office employees. The calls typically include claims of an arrest warrant for unpa

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-15 10:00:00

Meigs faces unknowns in Week 1 versus Sweetwater

The game, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Jewell Field, was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Thursday due to expected Thunderstorms.

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-08-15 16:30:00

Silver Alert issued for missing Roane County woman with dementia

Top Local StoriesSilver Alert issued for missing Roane County woman with dementiaJefferson City police seize more than 2,900 prescription pills in bustWorker rescued after Knox County tree-cutting accidentHARRIMAN, Tenn. (WATE) - The Roane County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for a miss


Missing 89-year-old Harriman woman found safe in Chattanooga area

ROANE COUNTY — Roane County 911 has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 89-year-old woman with dementia after she was found safe Tuesday.Roane County 911 said Georgia Kirkland was found safe in the Chattanooga area.She had been reported missing after she left her home in Harriman Tuesday, saying s