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TBI: Argument led to fatal shooting and car crash

Madisonville, Tenn. — An Athens man is accused of shooting and killing a man while they were both passengers in a car that crashed after the shooting.According to the TBI, Christopher Garrett, 26, was in the front passenger seat of a car driven by a woman. Paul Strickland was sitting in the back sea

WBIR - 2018-10-22 16:41:55

Police identify man killed after metal wind skirt from tractor-trailer enters car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Police have identified a man who was struck and killed Sunday when a tractor-trailer piece flew into his vehicle while driving on I-40 west in Knoxville. Knoxville police on Monday identified Mark Elliott, 71, of St. Louis, Missouri as the victim who was struck and killed b

WATE - 2018-10-22 13:53:05

Packed council race in Loudon

There are 10 candidates who hope to grab one of four seats up for election, with two guaranteed to be filled by a new face. Councilman Lynn Millsaps chose not to run for re-election, while Councilman Jeff Harris is challenging incumbent Mayor Jim Greenway for the city’s top seat.


18-year-old woman killed in crash near Seymour

An 18-year-old Sevierville woman was killed Saturday in a fiery crash near Seymour, a Tennessee Highway Patrol report shows. The victim was identified as Brittney Whaley. She was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Also injured was Kinsey Rucker, 26, of Seymour. She was driving a 2016 Ford Escape that

WBIR - 2018-10-22 14:11:00

Athens man charged with homicide in Madisonville

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Christopher Garrett, 26, was in the passenger seat and Strickland was in the backseat of a car being driven by a woman near the 3700 block of Highway 411. Investigators say Garrett and Strickland got into an argument and at one point, the driver heard a pop

WATE - 2018-10-22 16:33:08

Foreman at Kingston coal ash clean-up site says he was ordered to trash protective gear

“The ash dust would eat the bearings up, like, all the idlers, the belt, the serpentine belt, idler pulleys, probably had three of four sets put on it in a couple of years,” Roane County native Michael Robinette testified Friday in U.S. District Court.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-10-22 12:00:00

TBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Cocke County

At approximately 5 a.m., a TBI agent and several officers and deputies from Newport Police Department and Cocke County Sheriff's Office visited a home on the 2000 block of Highway 160 in Newport to serve an arrest warrant to William David Williamson, 61.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-10-22 16:10:00

Athens man arrested and charged with criminal homicide

An investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of Paul Shane Strickland, 46, of Athens in connection with the death of 26-year-old Christopher Garrett of Madisonville.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-10-22 17:54:00

Man dies in freak accident

Bear cub taken in by Appalachain Bear Rescue after being hit by carSeymour VFD: Child hit by car off of River Divide RoadNot all 'frowns' after Bama blowout of UT$2 million Powerball winner in Knoxville, jackpots continue to soarKCSO: Suspect flees after robbery at Lee's MarketPursuit of a stolen ve

WATE - 2018-10-21 22:13:02

Estimated $90,000 worth of meth found in car

Sweetwater Police Officer Adam Taylor said it was around 1:30 a.m. when he went to the Holiday Inn and found the woman, later identified as Kimberly Anderson, 47, Chapin, S.C., and knocked on the window of the car, asking if she was okay.

THE ADVOCATE AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-21 12:00:00

$2 million Powerball winner in Knoxville, jackpots continue to soar

NASHVILLE - One Knoxville resident is $2 million richer after last nights Powerball drawing. Saturday night, a lucky Powerball player in Knoxville won the $2 million prize by matching all five white numbers drawn - just one number shy of the jackpot. The base prize for matching the five white numb

WATE - 2018-10-21 14:06:31

VIDEO: Bear spotted walking around Gatlinburg hotel

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) - A bear was spotted in at a Gatlinburg hotel on Saturday, and it was all caught on camera. Caitlin Frakes, who was staying at the hotel, spotted the bear rummaging through an overturned trash can. "Oh my god, y'all, there's a bear." Frakes can be heard saying in the video.


Knox County Sheriff's Office investigating robbery at Lee's Food Market

Authorities said the suspect came in to the store and demanded the contents of the register. He left with cash and lottery tickets. Officials say the suspect is a black male who is bald with a mustache. He is 6'0 and about 180 pounds. He was wearing black shorts and a black hoodie and possibly drivi

WBIR - 2018-10-21 06:04:00

Police: Truck's dislodged metal skirt kills vehicle driver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Police in Tennessee say a metal skirt became dislodged from a tractor-trailer and went through another vehicle's window, killing the driver. "This morning about 10:30 am the 911 center got a call indicating there was a vehicle on the Cedar Bluff ramp and the driver was deceased

WVLT.TV - 2018-10-21 12:44:00

Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones, now on Alabama's staff, gets a Gatorade bath in his return to Knoxville

Butch Jones certainly didn't have the worst day on Saturday. As a football analyst forAlabama, he watched the Crimson Tide cruise to a 58-21 win overTennessee, his former employer. And the game was in Knoxville, Tennessee.It wasn't a surprise that Alabama players thought it best to give Jones a a Ga

CBS SPORTS - 2018-10-20 23:32:36

UT Vols cornerback Alontae Taylor ejected in Tennessee vs. Alabama game

Alabama analyst Butch Jones walks onto the field wearing an Alabama tie before the against Tennessee game Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.Michael Patrick/News SentinelFullscreen


Dead Man's Farm is spooky business

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT)--At Loudon County's Dead Man's Farm, spooky is their business and they've been doing it for 10 years.


BREAKING: Tennessee Highway Patrol pursue stolen vehicle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Tennessee Highway Patrol pursued a stolen vehicle into a residential neighborhood late Friday night. The THP investigation is ongoing and Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies were also called to the scene. A truck was on fire at the scene. WATE 6 On Your Side is working t


Multi-car wreck on I-40 causes major traffic problems

A multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 40 near the Strawberry Plains exit is causing some major traffic issues. Initial reports do not indicate serious injuries from the accident. Eastbound traffic is affected with the left lane blocked. Westbound traffic is unaffected.


Kingston coal ash spill worker: 'They told us we would be fired if we wore a mask' - and he was

Kingston coal ash spill worker: 'They told us we would be fired if we wore a mask' - and he was When Kevin Thompson showed up for work cleaning up the nation's largest coal ash spill, he underwent a drug test but no training, he told jurors Thursday. "We did a drug test, filled out (paperwork) and