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New distillery making "organic" moonshine coming to Sevierville

"We just think there is a better way to make liquor. Cleaner healthier, everything we have here non-GMO, Glutten Free. So we are trying to bring a product that they'll enjoy and come time and time again," said Marcus Delgado, D&S Distilling.

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-17 14:03:00

Man charged with statutory rape, other crimes

SEVIERVILLE -- A 22-year-old man is facing 17 charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, according to charges that were unsealed after his arrest.Indictments in Sevier County Circuit Court charge Derek Bell Jr., of 240 Riverwalk Drive in Sevierville, with aggravated s

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-08-17 05:45:00

Dandridge Bush Brothers facility fined after worker's death

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Bush Brothers facility in Dandridge has been fined more than $8,000 by the Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration after a worker was crushed to death in a piece of machinery earlier this year.

WATE - 2018-08-16 20:29:35

Woman, man dressed as woman wanted for robbing Knoxville cell phone store

Top Local StoriesNo low scores, plenty of high-scoring restaurants this weekWoman, man dressed as woman wanted for robbing Knoxville cell phone storeDandridge Bush Brothers facility fined after worker's death

WATE - 2018-08-16 21:02:35

Business owner pleads guilty to charges from April ICE raid in Grainger County

James Brantley, owner of the Southeastern Provisions meat-packing plant in Bean Station, pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to collect taxes, one count of employing illegal aliens and one count of wire fraud.

WATE - 2018-08-17 10:50:48

At least one person injured in Wednesday wreck

At least one person sustained injuries following a single-vehicle accident on Old Sevierville Highway near Beechwood Road on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, First Call EMS, and Cocke County Fire Department responded to the scene. For more information regarding the acc

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-08-16 09:00:00

City looking for new site for planned $40M KPD, Fire Department headquarters

The City of Knoxville said it's looking for a new site to build its new $40 million combined City Police and Fire Department headquarters.On Thursday, the city said it had advised the Knoxville College Board of Trustees that it is pursuing other site options.In a letter to the Knoxville College Boar

WBIR - 2018-08-16 19:42:05

Bobcat spotted in South Knoxville yard

"They do pretty well in residential areas because as humans we create lots of garbage that has human foods in it which draws in lots of rodents," said Cameron. "Bobcats are attracted to our homes and areas around our homes because of that, because rodents are one of their number on food sources."

WATE - 2018-08-16 22:39:21

For her seventh birthday, girl asks for stuffed animals to donate to Sevierville police

At the time, Nicol had several stuffed animals in the trunk, explaining to Zoe that officers give them to children they encounter who may be scared or worried.

WBIR - 2018-08-16 01:18:26

No low scores, plenty of high-scoring restaurants this week

Top Local StoriesNo low scores, plenty of high-scoring restaurants this weekWoman, man dressed as woman wanted for robbing Knoxville cell phone storeDandridge Bush Brothers facility fined after worker's death

WATE - 2018-08-16 21:15:16

City still looking for site of new $40M police, fire headquarters

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --On August 16, the City of Knoxville announced it was still looking for site options for City Police and Fire Department headquarters.The new headquarters is expected to cost $40 million dollars, the release from the city said.According to the release, the city notified the

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-16 15:32:00

Newport man arrested on drug charges

NEWPORT—A Newport man was jailed Tuesday evening after he was found in possession of a large quantity of drugs including heroin and methamphetamine.The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office identified the male as John Mark Speir, 39, Irish Cut Road. He was charged with possession of stolen property, possess

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2018-08-16 09:00:00

Roane County man charged with vehicular homicide after crash

Anthony Taylor, 27, is charged with vehicular homicide involving intoxication, altering or changing VIN, evading arrest in motor vehicle creating risk to bystanders, violating speed limits, reckless endangerment and driving without a license.

WATE - 2018-08-15 20:39:28

Sentences, $27,000 in fines handed out for drug offenses

Sentences were handed down and more than $27,000 in fines levied in seven drug-peddling cases last Tuesday in Circuit Court.Circuit Judge Duane Slone accepted plea agreements calling for sentences ranging from four to eight years for selling drugs such as meth, oxymorphone, and heroin.Defendants ple

STANDARD BANNER - 2018-08-16 15:00:00

Plane held at Nashville International Airport after passenger reports illness

5 hr red eye flight on@AmericanAirNashville from LA. On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane. It’s the Russians! I just know it!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeH

WATE - 2018-08-16 12:11:11

Endangered Child Alert issued for missing Tennessee 12-year-old girl

Briella Reese Bowling was reported missing from Smithville, Tennessee, which is just east of Nashville. She may be with her non-custodial mother Wendy Hancock, who is wanted for domestic assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

WATE - 2018-08-15 19:45:35

Women lead officers on 128-mph chase

Deputy Bobby Queen, who is an interdiction officer who patrols Interstate 75, said he was southbound on the interstate around 7:45 p.m., attempting to catch up with a traffic violator, when he came upon a Dodge Charger in the right hand lane that almost wrecked as he approached it.

THE ADVOCATE AND DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

Sevier County property owners sue park service for $54 million in wildfire damages

Failure to MonitorFailure to Comply with Command Structure RequirementsFailure to Adhere to Mandatory Fire Management Policies and RequirementsFailure to Provide Timely and Accurate Warnings to Park Neighbors, Local Government Officials, Residents and Visitors


KPD: Officers investigate overnight shootings, victims uncooperative

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) --Knoxville Police Department is investigating shootings Tuesday night after two separate victims arrived at UT Medical Center suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds.KPD identified the first victim as 45-year-old Damond Hayes, who arrived at UT Medical Center at ap


Jefferson City police seize more than 2,900 prescription pills in bust

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) - Police in Jefferson City seized more than 2,900 prescription pills Monday as part of a lengthy drug investigation.