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Accidental shooting reported at Morristown car wash

The injured woman, Betty Kinsler, Old Ford Road, was treated at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System for the non-life- threatening injury, according to Capt. Charles Letterman with the Morristown Police Department.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-06-17 03:19:00

311 Industrial Rd, Newport, TN 37821

Large garage with three garage doors extra room for storage, office space and restrooms on a level fenced 1.6 acres. Lots of fenced parking space in front of building and behind building.


Police: Morristown couple charged with animal cruelty after dog shot

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - A Morristown couple is facing animal cruelty charges after police say the wife shot the couple's Chihuahua and left it in a trash bag to die. Police also said couple tortured the dog and failed to provide her with food, water, care and shelter.


Wednesday fire destroys camper and shed

COSBY—A camper and an adjacent shed in Cosby were destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon.The fire occured in the 1900 block of Middle Way, just around 4 p.m.


Newport to ask state to establish commercial development district

The Newport City Council gave the OK on a resolution asking the state to approve the establishment of a commercial development district on West Highway 25/70, from Thinwood Drive to the new Highway 411 interchange.Cocke County Partnership President Lucas Graham asked the council to approve the resol


Heroin and other drugs found during traffic stop

Shawna Annette Maples, 22, Jones Cove Road, and Kenneth Doak Barnett, 42, were taken into custody and are facing several charges after Cocke County sheriff deputies searched their vehicle and found 3.14 grams of heroin, .92 grams of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.


While on story about bear problem, reporter catches bear digging in trash

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT)--Pete and Joy Jucker were on their way to get dinner and what they saw on the side of the road came as a shock.Just minutes before, Robert Grant, a reporter with Gray-TV affiliate WVLT, also came across the same scene: a black bear rummaging through trash in a nearby drivewa

KWTX - 2018-06-16 11:18:00

Morristown couple accused of bagging Chihuahua, leaving it for dead

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) --A Morristown couple was arrested on animal cruelty charges after the wife reportedly left their Chihuahua in a trash bag, almost killing it.Sometime between 7 p.m. June 6 and 2:45 p.m. June 7, 35-year-old Joshua Coffey told police his wife, 26-year-old Melissa Coffey, kill


Shelter still has pets up for adoption as closing looms

SEVIERVILLE -- With a few weeks left until it closes for good, Pets Without Parents animal shelter has dozens of animals that still need a new home and is working with other shelters and rescue groups, as well as asking the community to consider adopting pets before June 30.The nonprofit is getting

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Police Reports: June 14

Probation violation: Derek Clint Francis, 33, Old Sevierville Highway, was served with active outstanding warrants for violation of probation (two counts) on Monday, June 11. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Francis without incident and transported him to the Cocke County Jail Annex.


Jefferson man sentenced to 10 years in meth case

Jefferson City crystal-meth dealer Seth M. Walker was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday, the standard sentence for a defendant who pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal meth, according to court documents.


Teen faces statutory rape, sexual exploitation charges

A 19-year-old Morristown man, who allegedly cemented a modern relationship with an underage girl by first exchanging sexually explicit photos, has been charged with statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Authorities.


'Gone Dollywood': Red-state Disneyland or bastion of equality?

Outside of the phrase “Go, Vols,” Dollywood is probably the most evocative word in Tennessee. In his book "Gone Dollywood: Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream," Graham Hoppe explores the cultural juggernaut that is Dollywood, the genius behind Dolly’s stardom, and the effect of Pigeon Forge’s culture on A


Officials ID woman who fell 40 feet in Smokies; she's in serious condition at UT Medical

Mary Moore, of Florida,fell and had to be rescuedby park rangers and a rescue team, according to park spokeswoman Dana Soehn.


Two Newport businesses damaged following break in

Newport police officers were dispatched to AT&T, located on 1065 Cosby Highway, concerning the break-in on Saturday, June 9. Upon arrival, Sgt. Matthew Elliott spoke with Donny Oglesby, who said when he arrived at the store, he saw the back door was open and an office space was ransacked and several


Couple faces animal cruelty charges

He placed the animal in a large plastic trash bag, which he stored at the mobile home on Elwood Drive that he shares with his wife, 25-year-old Melissa Coffey, according to officer Julio Ortiz, who was dispatched to the home after humane society employees realized the gravity of the situation.


Woman killed in crash along Highway 36 in Gray, Tennessee

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -- Multiple crews are on scene of a deadly crash along Highway 36 in Johnson City, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


Three arrested after pair of Cocke County chases

Friday evening, Deputy Lt. Chris Gregg received complaints of a speeding car on Highway 73, and he met a speeding car operated by Dusten James Toby, 32, Blue Ridge Way, Newport.


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.


Watch frightened tourists leap out of the way as bear runs through downtown Gatlinburg

Amanda Nicole Adams "was freaking out!" when a black bear suddenly darted onto a busy downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn., sidewalk and street at dusk last Thursday, thetourist from Mississippi posted on Facebook.Adams, however, maintained her composure enough to get video of the bear as it dashed away from