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Maryville lawyer censured for preparing divorce papers under suspension

The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Tuesday publicly censured Maryville attorney Kimberly Diane Russell for working a divorce case while under administrative suspension, the court’s ethics board stated in a press release.


Maryville College advances in tourney with win over LaGrange

Of all the ways to challenge the Maryville College men’s basketball team, trying to take Emier Bowman out of the game seems like it should be toward the top of the list. The problem for opposing teams, however, is that the senior post player knows that, and that problem becomes more difficult when B


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Lightning hits plane, diverts flight to Tennessee

A plane carrying 164 people was forced to land in Tennessee after a lightning strike, Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF reported. The flight was heading from Milwaukee to Atlanta when it landed safely around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Maryville City Schools teachers challenged by John O'Leary, 'What more can I do?"

Perhaps no one could understand the defeated mindset that can lead to those questions as well as John O’Leary, who as a 9-year-old boy in 1987 suffered a horrific accident that burned virtually his entire body.


BCSO seeks suspect after he allegedly backed car into deputy's cruiser

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Blount County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding the suspect who officials say backed a stolen car into a sheriff's cruiser before fleeing the scene.


Homemade tamales available from Alzheimer's Walk team

Homemade tamales once more are available from the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Foothills Walk team at Logan’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Maryville. The tamales are $20 per dozen, and available by calling Shirley Collins at 865-379-8026 or Willie Burnette at 865-982-6496. All proceeds go to Alzheimer


Michigan fugitive captured in Tennessee after 'reckless' chase with 10-year-old son in tow

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A wanted fugitive from Michigan was captured in DeKalb County on Sunday after taking police on a chase and putting his 10-year-old son in danger. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department reports Michigan fugitive George Forrest Brown was signaled by officers to stop but fled in a rec


High court won’t consider Tennessee death row inmate’s case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to represent himself at trial. In 2016, WREG’s Stephanie Scurlock reported on the case of Tony Von Carruthers and his accomplice after the family claimed they we


Tennessee woman stabs customer in McDonald's drive-thru line, police say

woman wasn't apparently lovin’ it while waiting in a McDonald’s drive-thru line. Asalene Branch, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly attacked another woman in the drive-thru line at a McDonald’s in Memphis on Monday, FOX13 reported.


East Lamar Alexander Parkway closes again for landslide

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - UPDATE: East Lamar Alexander Parkway was closed again Tuesday evening at Hatchers Cut due to additional rocks and mud falling on to the roadway. Drivers who take East Lamar Alexander Parkway have seen its fair share of traffic and weather-related issues due to rainfall.


Suspects arrested after AK-47 fired outside Tennessee bar: police

A suspect in Nashville, Tenn., fired off an AK-47 outside a bar early Wednesday before fleeing the scene, police said. Officers were patrolling the area around 2:15 p.m. when they observed a fight outside a nightclub. Security guards broke up the fight and three people walked away from the scene.


Lady Eagles top Greenback, secure back-to-back district crowns

SNEEDVILLE—Make it back-to-back District 2-A Championships for the Cosby Lady Eagles and head coach Cody Lowe. The Lady Eagles brought back the District 2-A championship after rolling over the second-seeded Greenback Lady Cherokees with a 54-40 victory at Hancock County High School on Tuesday.


911 hangup leads to man's arrest

A Lenoir City man is facing multiple charges after law enforcement responded to a 911 hangup call Saturday on Cordova Lane. Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thomas Spradlin met a woman who answered the door crying and had a white rag on the left side of her face. Spradlin recognized there had b


Nurse practitioners not allowed to prescribe drug used to treat opioid addiction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nurse practitioners across the state are trying to prescribe a drug to treat opioid addiction. However, it’s not allowed in Tennessee. The CEO of Neighborhood Health, Brian Haile, wants that to change so their clinics can serve their clients in rural areas. There are clinic


Some Tennessee SNAP recipients to receive March benefits early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Human Services is advising SNAP recipients that they may receive their March benefits early. Those who normally get their benefits on the first through sixth day of the month will receive benefits on their normal date.


Middle Tennessee police department seeking volunteers to get drunk on their dime

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Middle Tennessee police department is looking for volunteers to get drunk for free. The Coopertown Police Department is seeking six volunteers to drink alcohol of their choosing in an effort to help the department with a day of DUI training.


Thanks to Anger and Lust, Tennessee is 5th most sinful state in the US

Tennessee is the 5th most sinful state in the Union, according to a study done by WalletHub. Every state is known for its own virtues and vices and the Volunteer State seems to have more than a few.


Tennessee Highway Patrol's 'Ghost' to patrol Tri-Cities region

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) - Tennessee Highway Patrol is using a low-profile method to patrol area roads and catch impaired or distracted drivers. THP rolled out what it calls "Ghost". The incognito vehicles allow law enforcement markings to appear almost invisible giving troopers the opportunity to keep


Property Transactions: Feb. 20

Following are recent property transactions recorded in the Loudon County Register of Deeds office:. • Midfirst Bank to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, warranty deed, District 3, 1.83 acres, Lynwood Drive, $0.