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Woman dies following head-on crash in Blount County

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a late night crash in Blount County left one woman dead. At 9:32 p.m., officials responded to reports of a vehicle crash on Topside Road in Louisville. According to THP, one vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling eastbou

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-24 17:28:00

Knox County man sentenced to 52 years for raping teen girl

Doyle Wayne Mason Jr. (source: Knox County Jail) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knox County man was sentenced Friday to 52 years in prison after being convicted of 36 charges including rape, incest and statutory rape by an authority figure. District Attorney General Charme Allen's office says Doyle Way

WATE - 2018-03-23 19:09:15

1 dead, 2 injured in head on collision in head on collision

Tennessee Highway Patrol says one person is dead and two others are injured after a head-on collision in Louisville, Tenn. last night. Officers say 41-year-old Chad Sheffer was driving west on Topside road in Blount County when he lost control and hit a car in the oncoming lane. The driver of that c

WBIR - 2018-03-24 16:37:00

Participants in 'March for Our Lives' to face rain, cold temps Saturday

Students and activists from across East Tennessee will face cold temperatures and rain on Saturday as they gather at the University of Tennessee for the Knoxville March for Our Lives, which seeks to promote gun violence awareness and gun reform. The National Weather Service in Morristown is predicti

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-03-24 15:00:01

Man charged in death of Knoxville woman missing since May 2107

A man has been charged in the death of a woman who went missing in May 2017. Michael Anthony Keck, 52, was charged with first degree murder Thursday, according to Knoxville Police. Scott was reported missing in May 2017 when she was last seen walking to her husband's home. The couple was separated a

WBIR - 2018-03-23 02:20:00

Knoxville police: 16-year-old arrested, charged after alleged threats

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knoxville Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male student after the student allegedly threatened to attack a planned school march on Friday afternoon. Police reported that the 16-year-old Fulton High School student was charged with filing a false report after th

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-23 21:15:00

Man hospitalized after being shot

SEVIERVILLE -- A local man was taken to The University of Tennessee Medical Center after being shot during an altercation Wednesday night, and police are still investigating the cause of the incident. Forty-year-old Steven Ogle was shot in the face during a fight outside a residence on Middle Creek

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-03-23 05:45:00

UT Police ask for help to find man wanted for crimes around campus

William "Bill" Suarez (source: University of Tennessee Police Dept.) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The University of Tennessee Police Department is asking for help to find a wanted man. UTPD posted on Facebook that William "Bill" Suarez is the suspect in four cases of theft, vandalism and burglary that

WATE - 2018-03-23 19:39:11

Young-Williams broken into, police investigating

A spokesperson from Young-Williams says someone broke into the animal shelter on Wednesday. Courtney Kliman says the suspects smashed through the front glass door at the Kingston Pike location. They were able to get away with some petty cash, money from the donation boxes, and an iPad that is now di

WBIR - 2018-03-24 16:37:00

Troopers, deputies on scene of head-on crash in Blount County

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Blount County Sheriff's Office are at the scene of a head-on crash Friday night. The crash was reported just after 9 p.m. near the intersection of Old Topside Road and Topside Road. Old Topside Road and blocked and traffic is being diverted

WATE - 2018-03-24 02:52:26

Someone in Knoxville won $100,000 on a Powerball ticket

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Did you buy a Powerball ticket for Wednesday night's drawing? If so, you should check your numbers! The Tennessee Lottery says a Powerball player in Knoxville matched four of the white ball numbers plus the Powerball -- worth a cool $100,000. The base prize for that prize


House approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, good for Oak Ridge, ORNL, Y-12

President Trump said he would shut down the government if Congress doesn't fix an immigration system that doesn't allow the government to deport criminal gang members. USATODAY Months after fiscal year 2018 began, Congress is voting on a $1.3 trillion spending deal to fund the government through th

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-03-23 11:00:08

Oldest bar in Knoxville remodeled, ready for another round

Knoxville's oldest bar is under new ownership and received a facelift, but regulars can still expect the comfortable feel of their old, usual place. "Everyone is welcome at The Chatterbox Tavern," says new owner Dee Jennings. The Chatterbox Tavern has been a Knoxville staple for over 60 years. Durin


Morristown caretaker allegedly stole almost $6K from elderly Knoxville woman

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Morristown woman was arrested after police say she stole almost $6,000 from an elderly woman she was caring for. The Knoxville Police Department said they learned of the theft March 20 and responded to the elderly woman's home in the 7000 block of Gleason Drive. Accordi


Alcoa Police need help identifying men pictured

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Alcoa Police Department asked for the public's help identifying the two men pictured. The department did not say why they are trying to identify the individuals. Anyone who recognizes the men seen in the pictures was urged to call the Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4


Did you buy a Powerball ticket in Knoxville? You might be $100K richer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One lucky Knoxville Powerball player is $100,000 richer. Tennessee Lottery said a winner has not yet come forward after matching four of the white balls and the Powerball in Wednesday night's drawing. The usual prize for this winning combination is $50,000, however the Kno

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-22 20:28:00

Public meetings: Blount County Board of Education, Maryville Board of Education meet March 27

The Board of Education will convene in public session for the annual school board budget retreat at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27. The budget retreat will be held in the Alter'd State corporate building (previously the headquarters for Ruby Tuesday Inc.) at 150 W. Church St., Maryville. The Board of Educ

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

KCSO: Teenage girl arrested for social media threats, possession of handgun

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a 17-year-old Knox County high school student for social media threats and for possession of a handgun. On Thursday, the sheriff's office Juvenile Crime Task Force investigated a threatening image and video that were pos

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-23 01:51:00

Knoxville driver dies after being found in crashed, bullet-riddled car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police say a man has died after he was found in a vehicle that was riddled with bullet holes. The case is being investigated as a homicide. The Knoxville Police Department was called to the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Ed Shouse Drive around 6:12 p.m. They


Man accused of robbing pregnant woman, kicking her in stomach

An Oak Ridge man allegedly broke into an apartment on Utica Circle on Monday, threatened a pregnant woman with a folding pocket knife, and demanded prescriptions and cash, Anderson County court records said. When the woman resisted, the court records said, she was thrown to the ground and kicked in