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Protomet opens new Loudon County facility

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) - An engineering and manufacturing company is opening a new facility in Loudon County and bringing new jobs with it. Protomet is expanding from Oak Ridge into Loudon County and as the company grows, they're looking for new talent. The company currently employs 145 people, 4


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


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


BOE member: Vance can be fired

Weeks after Loudon County Board of Education voted to end an investigation into alleged misconduct by Director of Schools Jason Vance, one board member believes there is merit for termination.


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.


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


Lee honored for community service

Loudon resident Elizabeth Lee will be recognized for community service when she’s inducted into the Ageless Hall of Fame in May. The hall was organized by nonprofit Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service as a way to recognize 16 adults in East Tennessee, age 60 or older, each year for their involve


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


Property Transactions: April 17

Following are recent property transactions recorded in the Loudon County Register of Deeds office:. • Robert L. Snyder and Shelley A. Snyder to Corey Michael Heinz and Sharla Jean Heinz, warranty deed, District 4, Rarity Bay, phase VI, lot 697, section 2, $210,000.


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


KCSO identifies man found dead in Fort Loudoun Lake

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Knox County search teams have found a body in Fort Loudoun Lake after they were called out to search for a man that disappeared Thursday afternoon in the Concord area.


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.


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


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


Maryville woman charged with assaulting officers

A Maryville woman remained in jail Thursday after police said she hit Maryville Police officers Wednesday night during a disturbance call at her residence. Reports showed Debreana N. Knight, 27, Maryville Towers, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of resisting a


Tennessee Ridge judge accused of raping a child

TENNESSEE RIDGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Ridge Judge Woodrow Adams was accused of raping a child. Stewart County deputies picked 70-year-old Adams up on a warrant out of Dickson County. He was charged with three counts of rape of a child.


Sevierville Road in Maryville to close for up to four hours

The Blount County Sheriff's Office issued a notice of road closure today. Sevierville Road between Nina Delozier and Davis Ford roads will be shut down until this afternoon while Maryville Electric sets two power poles.


Knox County authorities recover body in Fort Loudoun Lake near Concord Yacht Club

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Knox County water search teams have found a body in Fort Loudoun Lake after they were called out to search for a man that disappeared Thursday afternoon in the Concord area.


Storms roar through the South again, killing 2 in Mississippi

LEARNED, Miss — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids.