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Trio arrested in shoplifting, public intoxication incidents

Roy Edward Wright, 55, was arrested by Maryville officers on a charge of public intoxication. He was being held in lieu of $500 bond pending a 9 a.m. June 19 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.

DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-16 04:00:00

Ex-Monroe sheriff's captain accused of sexual contact with inmate

Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began looking into allegations of misconduct by 65-year-old Austin Byrum Jr. on Aug. 30, 2016. At the time, Byrum served as captain at the Sheriff's Office.


Families honor Chris Newsom, Channon Christian in memorial ride

"Ever since the very beginning, since the first ride, we have kept an effort to keep shining Chris's memory alive," Gary Christian, Channon's father, said. "It's great to see after all these years, people are still supporting us."

WBIR - 2018-06-16 20:52:51

Greenback man accused of soliciting teen girl

Michael Paul Marshall, 38, Old Niles Ferry Road, was charged Thursday with human trafficking for commercial sex acts and failure to pay child support.

DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-16 04:00:00

Athens Walmart stores will still sell Mayfield milk

ATHENS — Mayfield milk will still be seen on shelves at Walmart locations in Athens. Recently it was announced by Walmart that it would no longer carry Mayfield milk in its stores.However, the retail chain has announced slightly different plans now, noting that Mayfield milk will continue to be sold


1993 Sweetwater football team remembers dream season

"It's just good to hear and reconnect and to listen to everyone talk," said Larry Arwood, a former linebacker and fullback. "It kind of takes you right back to that moment. Makes you feel about 25 years younger."

WBIR - 2018-06-16 23:14:49

Overturned cargo truck spillage delays traffic on I-40E in Roane County

A tractor trailer carrying some kind of powdery product overturned Friday afternoon on Interstate 40 east in Roane County.The truck flipped around 6 p.m. near Rockwood Airport Road. While emergency crews responded, both lanes were completely blocked which caused a lot of traffic to back up.TDOT comm

WBIR - 2018-06-16 01:32:00

Maryville running back Tee Hodge gets offer from Tennessee

As one of the state’s best up-and-coming football players, Maryville junior running back Tee Hodge is likely to receive scholarship offers from all over the southeastern United States.It is hard to imagine, however, that any of them will feel as special as the one he got over the weekend.Shortly aft

DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-17 22:15:00

Prime wheel estate: Greenback resident Lane celebrates life on a Harley Davidson

The first time Wesley Hugh Lane ever laid eyes on a Harley was a Sunday afternoon in 1936 when he was 6 years old.He remembers how he felt, watching that bold machine navigate through town with a sound like no other. He was living in Greenback and hadn’t been much anyplace else.“I didn’t know what i

DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-17 04:00:00

Maryville man accused of trying to choke female family member

Wendell Glen Wilson, 41, Montvale Road, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff’s deputies on a charge of aggravated domestic assault. He was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond pending a 9 a.m. Tuesday hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.

DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-16 04:00:00

Summer Swim League starts Monday, still taking sign-ups

The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA Summer Swim League is starting Monday, and it is still looking for more children to sign up.So far, between 50 and 60 swimmers are signed up to participate, according to Sea Dragons Coach Tony Womac, who helps direct the Summer Swim League."A little bit lower than last


Oak Ridge teen catches 52 inch Musky

Travis Heiberg, 18, reeled in the 52-inch Muskellunge when he was fishing on Melton Hill lake Wednesday.


Police: 'Hood-surfing' teen run over, killed by 16 year-old driver

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) - A 15-year-old boy was run over and killed after "hood surfing" on a rural Washington County, Virginia road Wednesday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police.


Man arrested after shooting at vehicle

On Friday, Sweetwater officers were dispatched to Browder Street in reference to a possible shooting. Once on the scene, Officer Rob Burris said he found a vehicle with a bullet in the rear driver’s side quarter behind the tire.


TENNESSEE WALMART FIGHT: Police say man in underwear and cowboy boots fights officers at Walmart

MADISONVILLE, Tenn.- Police in east Tennessee arrested a man who fought them in his underwear and cowboy boots at a Walmart,The Advocate & Democratof Madisonville reported.


Wanted man flees hospital after being saved by police

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) --A wanted man who was taken to the hospital by police for a drug overdose, fled before officials could arrest, the Harriman Police Department said.Police said that in the early morning hours of May 25 at about 2:30 a.m., officials conducted a traffic stop on a gray Mazda 6 fo


Main Street faceliftMain Street face-lift

Main Street in Sweetwater got a bit of a face-lift recently with a fresh coat of paint for parking places, including handicapped parking places. With new businesses opening on Main Street earlier this year and events like First Fridays when businesses stay open later and entertainers provided music


Tuesday wreck leaves one injured

A Friendsville man sustained minor injuries after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred in front of Cocke County Monument Company, located on Cosby Highway, shortly before 3 p.m. Sgt. Justin Vinson spoke with Robert David Caughron, 54, Friendsville, owner


Niota gets new chief of police

Former Police Chief Josh Hyde announced his decision to resign from his post during the commission's May meeting and, during Monday night's regular meeting, it was decided that Jeb Brown would be his replacement.


Man arrested for threatening people with snake, police say

MARYVILLE, TN (WATE) - A Maryville man was arrested Thursday for threatening people with a snake, according to police.