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Search for Kidnapping Suspect Underway

Search for Kidnapping Suspect Underway

The search is on for a kidnapping suspect out of Cumberland County who is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say 57 year old George Hardin of Crossville held a woman at gunpoint Sunday at a convenience store on Highway 127. Investigators say the woman is now safe and was not injured in the incident. Investigators…MORE

Knoxville Daycare Closed by State

Knoxville Daycare Closed by State

The Tennessee Department of Human Services placed an Order of Summary Suspension immediately closing Helping Hands Daycare in West Knoxville after a series of violations. DHS says they are investigating reports of two preschool aged children found unsupervised in the parking lot. DHS also says the facility has a series of repeated violations. There have…MORE

State GOP Rep Says Wheels in Motion to Ask Speaker Casada to Resign

State GOP Rep Says Wheels in Motion to Ask Speaker Casada to Resign

A State Executive Committee Representative from East Tennessee says the wheels are in motion to officially ask House Speaker Glen Casada to step down as speaker and resign his post. Scott Smith represents Knox, Anderson, and Loudon counties for the state GOP says, “If he does not do that within 24 hours of the notice,…MORE

Oak Ridge Woman Pleads Guilty to Murdering Granddaughter

Oak Ridge Woman Pleads Guilty to Murdering Granddaughter

An Oak Ridge woman has admitted to killing her granddaughter. Authorities say 18-month-old Manhattan Inman was malnourished and smothered to death in 2011. The DA says 54-year-old Valerie Stenson, pleaded guilty Friday to Second-Degree Murder and will spend 30 years in prison with no possibility of parole. In a statement The Anderson County DA said,…MORE

Mother Charged After Children Found Unresponsive in Bathtub

Mother Charged After Children Found Unresponsive in Bathtub

A Seymour woman is in custody after her baby and toddler were found unresponsive in a bathtub.¬†Officials say the 15-month-old died and the 20-day-old child is in critical condition. 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker was charged with two counts of Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect. Rescue Crews were called to her home on Green Fern Trail in…MORE

Three Arrested After Shooting in Powell

Three Arrested After Shooting in Powell

Three people in custody after a shooting last night in Powell. It happened at Heiskell Road and Gardener Lane. Witnesses say a sedan sped off after the shooting. Officials say Noah Priester and Nicholas England were picked up by Kayelin Martin. The victim was found a short time later and is cooperating with investigators. All…MORE

Teacher Suspended After Alleged Road Rage Incident

Teacher Suspended After Alleged Road Rage Incident

A Sevier County Music teacher is suspended without pay after an alleged road rage incident. Thursday, officers were called to the Taco Bell on the Dolly Parton Parkway for reports of a man pulling a gun. The victim said the suspect got impatient because the restaurant got her order wrong. He started honking his horn…MORE

Fire Burns Knoxville Recycling Plant

Fire Burns Knoxville Recycling Plant

A massive trash fire is burning in North Knoxville this afternoon. Just after one o’clock the Knoxville Fire Department responded to Fort Loudon Waste and Recycling at 2742 Hancock Street. Fire captain DJ Corcoran says they aren’t worried about any hazardous materials burning as the owner of the business says the material is mostly paper…MORE

Two 6th Grade Cumberland County Students Charged in SHooting Plot

Two 6th Grade Cumberland County Students Charged in SHooting Plot

Two 6th grade students at South Cumberland Elementary school in Cumberland County are facing charges over a plot to carry out a school shooting. Investigators say they found a hand-drawn map of the school and a plot to smuggle weapons into the school, shoot students and faculty, then commit suicide before law enforcement arrived.¬† Officials…MORE

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