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Newport church hosts "Treat the Street" Halloween event
NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT) --The Newport Church of God is hosting its annual fall event, "Treat the Street" to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun way.
Three-county chase ends in arrest
A Newport man was arrested following a looping three county chase Wednesday night.Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Kilday said he heard the Dollar General store, across from the THP post on Cosby Road, had been robbed at 7:06 p.m.The officer soon thereafter spotted a vehicle matching the descri
Newport woman charged after accident
NEWPORT—A Newport woman was charged with driving under the influence following a three-vehicle accident on Cosby Highway Saturday evening. The accident left one male with serious injuries and he was airlifted to UT Medical Center.Newport police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cosby H
BREAKING: Second person charged from Friday Greene County shooting
In a report issued from the office, Officer Shawn Hinkle stopped a vehicle that was involved in a shooting on Kiser Boulvard near Snapps Ferry Road. The driver, Joshua Brogdon, had a warrant out of Greene County for child support and contempt of court from Unicoi County.
Multi-car wreck on I-40 causes major traffic problems
A multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 40 near the Strawberry Plains exit is causing some major traffic issues. Initial reports do not indicate serious injuries from the accident. Eastbound traffic is affected with the left lane blocked. Westbound traffic is unaffected.
Sevierville man arrested following pursuit
NEWPORT—A Sevierville man is facing lengthy charges after police reports say he stole items from a Dollar General store and then pursued from officers for nearly 40 minutes while traveling through three counties.Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the offender as Clinton Cartwright, 26, Sevierville.
BREAKING: Tennessee Highway Patrol pursue stolen vehicle
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Tennessee Highway Patrol pursued a stolen vehicle into a residential neighborhood late Friday night. The THP investigation is ongoing and Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies were also called to the scene. A truck was on fire at the scene. WATE 6 On Your Side is working t
Graham: Eternal Beverages could plan larger facility in Cocke County
NEWPORT—After the Eternal Beverages project received support on Monday night from the Cocke County Legislative Body about developing a 55,000 square foot facility, the planned project may be on the verge of increasing in size.As part of his updates at Thursday night’s Cocke County Partnership Board
New species mark 1,000 discovered in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced a milestone achievement Tuesday as scientists identified the 1,000th unique species to be solely discovered within the park. The discovery of five new species of lichen, which have yet to be documented in any other parts of the world, brought the tot
Cocke County Grand Jury returns indictments
A Cocke County Grand Jury meeting Wednesday returned 58 indictments.Among those indicted are three defendants who face charges in connection with police pursuits.In July, Randall Robinson, 57, Ruble Avenue, Newport, was traveling on Jones Circle when his vehicle developed mechanical problems. Newpor
Marissa Hommel Pressnell - on a personal journey with breast cancer
PARROTTSVILLE—Marissa Hommel Pressnell is a vivacious 32-year-old registered nurse at Newport Medical Center. She is a wife, mother of two, daughter, and granddaughter. She is a woman of faith.She is on a personal journey with breast cancer.Marissa’s journey began over a year ago, in September of 20
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Police Reports - Oct. 18
Styles arrest: A Newport woman is facing several charges including public intoxication after police reports say she heard voices and believed the FBI was speaking to her through the television on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Patrolman Paul Weber reported he was dispatched to the 600 block of City View Drive, c
White Pine dealer to plead guilty
A cash-strapped White Pine crystal-meth dealer, who had access to product that tested 100 percent pure, on Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams in a deal that took a federal-firearm charge off the table, according to court documents.If James Briscoe Cole had
Crystal meth dealer reaches plea agreement deal
BY ROBERT MOORE, Tribune Staff WriterThe crystal-meth carnage continued in federal court in Greeneville on Tuesday when Rogersville crystal-meth dealer Christopher Lee Pyles filed a plea agreement indicating he’ll admit guilt to distributing more than 50 grams, according to court documents.Pyles, 43
New Market Police make drug arrest after traffic stop
23-year-olds Anthony Sanford and Rachel Roop were arrested after officers found a half pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a bag of Alprazolam pills, and cigar blunts.
Pigeon Forge $7M concept August Moon Drive-In offers immersive movie experience
Feeling nostalgic? How about a trip back in time for a night at the drive-in? New York-based entertainment producer Michael Counts hopes to launch August Moon Drive-In, a $7 million indoor movie theater concept, in Pigeon Forge. Inside the Pigeon Forge 'drive-in' concept Though the project has sever
Woman arrested after brandishing pellet gun in Sevier County High School
Brittany Rowe, 34, of Ellijay, Georgia was arrested Wednesday after Sevierville police say she brandished a pellet gun in the main parking lot exit of Sevier County High School.
Pigeon Forge to receive indoor drive-in theater before Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - An update from the founder of August Moon Drive-In stated that Nashville's location is still a priority, but it will open after a location in Pigeon Forge.
Two arrested after suspicious vehicle reported
During the subsequent investigation, officers discovered a stolen handgun, methamphetamine and marijuana in the vehicle.