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Manhunt continues for 'cold-blooded killers' in Nashville

Bartley "Brandon" Teal, 33, and Jaime Sarrantonio, 30, were killed around 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Cobra on Gallatin Avenue.

WATE - 2018-08-20 09:59:27

KPD: 2 dead in crash on Emory Rd, victims identified

Top Local StoriesMan in custody after attacking truck driver, crashing truck in Sevier Co.KPD: 2 dead in crash on Emory Rd, victims identifiedStudents move into to University of Tennessee dorms

WATE - 2018-08-19 22:56:52

Clinton man charged with attempted murder - Oak Ridge Today

A Clinton man was charged with attempted first-degree murder and domestic assault after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck, tossed her out of a shower, and fired a handgun at her three times, court records said.


Suspect arrested on attempted murder in stabbing at bus stop

"If they treat each other with dignity with respect, they're allowed to be in the yard. If they start disrespecting, they don't have to go home. They have to get out of the yard of love," said Patsy Parker.

WATE - 2018-08-19 13:54:06

KPD investigates a multi-vehicle crash that left two with life-threatening injuries

According to police, around 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash off of Emory Road. Once they arrived on the scene, officers found that two cars, a motorcycle and an SUV were involved in the crash.

WATE - 2018-08-19 13:39:38

Oak Ridge announce retirement of police chief

“The Oak Ridge Police Department has progressed in its levels of professionalism on a number of fronts,” City Manager Mark Watson stated. “Chief Akagi has led those efforts, particularly in the areas of external relations with our schools and our minority communities. After 35 years in federal and l


TVA contractor accused of lying under oath and to workers in Kingston coal ash spill

Under oath, Sean Healey disavowed any claim that the 900 blue-collar laborers sent to clean up the nation’slargest coal ash spill in Kingstoncould eat a pound of the substance — loaded with toxins like arsenic, radium and mercury — every day without harm.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-20 10:00:00

Friendsville man charged in rape of minor relative

A Friendsville man was arrested Friday and charged in the alleged rape of a minor relative.Scott Lynn Vandergriff, 36, West Vinegar Valley Road, was arrested on charges of rape and incest and jailed on bonds totaling $300,000 pending a 9 a.m. Wednesday hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court

DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-19 04:00:00

Man beat girlfriend, thought she was talking to people underneath the sink, police report says

According to a police report, officers with the Knoxville Police Department, responded to a residence at 10415 Thorngrove Pike on August 14 for a domestic incident.

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-19 09:06:00

Serious crash injures four people on Emory Rd.

Knoxville — KPD is still investigating the cause of a Saturday evening crash that sent two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.Around 8:00 p.m., officers responded to two-vehicle crash in front of 540 E. Emory Road. Police say two vehicles, a motorcycle, and a SUV were all involved

WBIR - 2018-08-19 09:08:24

Chief Akagi retiring - Oak Ridge Today

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Blount County man runs from traffic stop in handcuffs; search underway

Jaron D. Powers, 24, is wanted for a number of charges including felony escape, drug possession and violating probation.


KPD: Four injured in Emory Road crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --Four people were taken to the hospital following a crash on Emory Road, the Knoxville Police Department said.

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-19 06:30:00

Oak Ridge police chief resigns

Akagi has been on administrative leave since July, after police department employees sent three letters to city leaders accusing the chief of harassment, being unprofessional and creating hostile work conditions.

AP - 2018-08-18 19:17:34

Marshall resigns from school board - Oak Ridge Today

Elected in November 2014, Marshall’s four-year term expires this November, when there are three open seats on the five-member school board.


Zoo Knoxville's matriarch African lion dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Zoo Knoxville announced Friday the death of its African lion named Sylvan, the 23-year-old matriarch of the zoo's lion pride.


Blount Co. men arrested for stealing old items they hoped would be featured on History Channel

Maryville — Blount County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men for burglarizing a building in Louisville Friday afternoon.Blount County Sheriff Lee Berrong says Skyler Lujack McTaggart, 28, and Paul Franklin Eugene Reno, 24, are in the Blount County Corrections Facility.McTaggert told deputies

WBIR - 2018-08-18 16:13:06

BCSO: Man arrested after kidnapping, repeatedly beating woman

The Sheriff's office began their investigation Friday morning after deputies and investigators were called to an emergency room at a local hospital where a woman was brought in who had been severely beaten. Her injuries included a black eye, multiple cigarette burns on her body, and several cut and

WATE - 2018-08-18 18:25:29

KCSO: Man wanted for attempted robbery in Knoxville arrested

The Knoxville Police Department reported that on Friday night a man wanted for attempting to rob a Knox County business was arrested. Rick Lewis was arrested after the KCSO Patrol Division made a traffic stop around 10:30 p.m. Lewis was charged with attempted aggravated robbery at a Dollar General l

TOPIX - 2018-08-19 00:47:11

Cocke County powers past Karns for season opening win

“We played really well, overall,” CCHS coach Caleb Slover said. “We still kept giving up things that we had worked on all week, but when the offense got rolling tonight it was hard to stop us. We’ve been telling our guys all week once we get rolling we’re tough to stop. Tonight showed that.”