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Three arrested in Friday morning drug bust in Newport

NEWPORT—A joint effort between the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and the Newport Police Department resulted in three arrests in a drug bust at a Green Acres Drive home on Friday morning, after executing a search warrant.


2.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee Friday afternoon. The USGS recorded the quake at 1:14 p.m. It's located along Blackoak Ridge and East Fork Valley near McKinney Ridge and just a few miles west of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


Police Reports - Feb. 23

Warrants served: Timothy W. Crumbley, 49, Graham Street, was served with active outstanding warrants for failure to appear (three counts) and violation of probation on Thursday, Feb. 21. Sgt. Matthew Elliott arrested Crumbley following a traffic stop.


Latino workers sue ICE over Tennessee raid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.


Hundreds benefitting from The Ark Food Pantry

COSBY—Monday afternoons are a hectic time at Trinity Baptist Church. Dozens of volunteers are hustling and bustling about, all for a good cause. That cause and the overall mission is to feed the hungry in Newport and Cocke County.


7 arrested after search warrant executed in Jeff. Co.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Seven people were arrested after a search warrant was executed by law enforcement officials in Jefferson County. According to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at 114 St. Paul Dr. in the Matthew Estate Subdivisi


Holt charged following Sunday morning crash

NEWPORT—A Newport man is facing several charges following a vehicle accident early Sunday morning. Newport Police Officials identified the offender as Lance M. Holt, 22, College Street. He was charged with domestic assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and child endangerment.


CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms. Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.


Newport Utilities to launch new Cosby construction project

Newport Utilities Water Department crews will begin a construction project in the Cosby area the first week of March. Water crews will replace existing 6-inch cast iron pipe waterlines with 12-inch ductile iron pipe to update the system and meet the growing demand for water. The new pipe will also r


West Tennessee woman indicted in 2-year-old son's death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old son. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a news release that Davida Wooden was indicted Thursday and is being held in jail.


Man accused of soliciting video of Tennessee teen being raped pleads not guilty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


Carrie Underwood Puts Tennessee Mansion up for Sale Where It’s Believed She Had Her Scary Fall

Time to move on! Last year Carrie Underwood had quite the scary fall in her mansion, resulting in 40 stitches — yes, 40 — but now the singer is selling the home it is believed she suffered that brutal spill at.


2.2 Earthquake hits East Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit East Tennessee Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quakes hit an area just outside of the city of Harriman around 1:15 p.m.


Report: Over 300 people missing in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. According to a new report from Vivint, Alaska sees a large share of those. The state allegedly has the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,


TBI seeking true identity of Middle Tennessee man found deceased in old well

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined in efforts to identify a man whose remains were found in a well last year. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office and TBI say the man's remains were found in May 2018 in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road home. The TBI says he was living under


WATCH: Drone video of Bald River Falls in Tennessee

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WVLT) - Our sister station, WVLT, captured drone video of Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains in Monroe County, Tennessee that shows just how much rain has fallen over East Tennesse in the past several weeks.


City school board addresses student safety needs

NEWPORT—The safety of students and staff at Newport Grammar School was the primary discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Newport City Board of Education. David Wood of Cocke County Emergency Management, along with NGS Nurse Kathy Ragan and NGS School Health Coordinator Mischelle Black, shared infor


JCPD: Greeneville man charged with drug possession after falling asleep in car

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Johnson City investigators have charged a Greeneville man for reportedly attempting to sell drugs after he was discovered asleep in his car at a motel parking with methamphetamine.



Starting July 1, Tennessee will give residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new federally mandated Real-ID-compliant cards. Effective October 1, 2020, Real-ID cards will be required to fly on airplanes, enter military bases or gain access to federal buildings.

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