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Federal jury convicts Morristown man for meth trafficking

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Morristown man has been convicted of trafficking methamphetamine. 36-year-old Brandon Lee Alexander was convicted by a federal jury following a two-day trial before the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, Senior U.S. District Judge.


Shaver records first win, C-N off to best start since 1999

JEFFERSON CITY — Thursday morning Carson-Newman stumbled out of bed, poured a cup of ambition and got off to its best start in two decades, taking a 9-5 victory over King at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.


Heavy rain expected this weekend

Already saturated by recent rains, the Lakeway Area is expected to receive more rain this weekend into next week. The National Weather Service in Morristown indicated Friday morning that heavy rains could cause flash flooding. Long duration rains could also cause flooding of rivers and larger creeks


Woman who created disturbance at Rogersville apartment faces several charges

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville woman who decided to lay down in front of a stranger’s doorway Wednesday evening and refused to get up to let the resident enter her home is facing numerous charge including two counts of assault on an officer.


Developers plan townhomes on West side of Morristown

Developers Derek Wolfe and Nick Lakins on Tuesday announced plans to build a 160-unit, townhouse-style rental development on 10 acres located west of Alpha Elementary School and East of Wood Acres subdivision in West Morristown.


East principal Johnson retiring at end of year

Longtime Morristown-Hamblen High School East Principal Gary Johnson will retire, effective at the end of the school year, school officials announced Friday. “I’ve reached a stage of my career where there’s other things I’d like to do and pursue,” Johnson said Friday morning.


Sulphur Springs residence raided for second time since start of 2019

The Sulphur Springs Road residence of Dustin Joel Rickard is emerging as a productive destination for Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators, authorities say.


Tennessee man, wanted for trying to kill officer, arrested in Thomasville after multiple-state manhunt

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officers arrested a man, wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, in Thomasville on Friday, according to police. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and faces charges relating to the chase, a recovered stolen vehicle, a firearm and narcotic


CODE RED: Additional Middle Tennessee counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Light ice accumulation is possible but could create slic


Hamblen County family pushes for justice; Convicted murderer up for parole

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - A Hamblen County family is anxious that justice may end for them because one of the two people convicted in killing their loved one in a cold case is now up for parole in about a month.


Woman arrested on unrelated warrant agrees to set up accused Rogersville pot dealer

ROGERSVILLE — Police nabbed a Rogersville woman for allegedly attempting to sell marijuana Sunday night to an undercover officer after one of her recent customers was arrested on an unrelated warrant and agreed to set her up.


NC Morristown TN Zone Forecast

Cherokee- Including the city of Murphy. .TODAY...Increasing clouds. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. South. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain after. midnight. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. South winds 5 to.


Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.


Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.


Farris acquires former Royston dealership in Morristown

MORRISTOWN — “The Dealer for the People” is broadening its East Tennessee footprint with the addition of Farris Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge in Morristown. New signage replacing its predecessor, Royston Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, is in development as are possible changes in sales and service hours, a


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


American Idiot show to have benefit ‘pay what you can’ performance tonight

For anyone who bailed on Valentine’s Day plans and now regrets that decision, there’s an entertainment option tonight that will offer a theatrical grenade to the heart. Tonight at 8 p.m., Encore Theatrical Company will offer a “pay-what-you-can” benefit performance of “Green Day’s American Idiot.” N


County school board votes to dismiss teacher

NEWPORT—The Cocke County Board of Education voted on Thursday evening to certify charges of dismissal against Keith Wilson, a teacher who was charged after having an alleged sexual relationship with a student.


Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander calls Trump national emergency 'unnecessary, unwise'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump's decision to announce a national emergency is "unnecessary, unwise and inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution."


Tennessee Sen. Briggs pushing for new law to lock pill bottles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville lawmaker is pushing for a new law to prevent opioid theft and abuse. Drug addiction specialists, medical professionals, and parents who lost a child due to drugs, all part of a statewide coalition called “STOP – Secure Tennessee’s Opioid Prescriptions,” joined Senator