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KFD Investigating House Fire in the Old City

KFD Investigating House Fire in the Old City

Fire crews are trying to determine if a house fire in the Old City was started by a cigarette. Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Armstrong Avenue around 6:00 Saturday morning. Flames were coming from the center balcony of the historic home. The residents were safely evacuated and the flames were extinguished. Officials…MORE

Cumberland County Runaway

Cumberland County Runaway

A 16-year-old is missing in Cumberland County. Jade Miller is described as a runaway. She’s been missing since Tuesday. Miller is 5’10, 130 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information or know her whereabouts call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 484-6176.MORE

Dandridge Police Investigating Body Found in Bag

Dandridge Police Investigating Body Found in Bag

It came in as a suspicious package, but Jefferson County authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found in a bag in Dandridge Sunday. A civilian spotted the bag and called police. It was on Lakeshore near Lake Ridge Drive. The body was taken to the Forensic Center in Knoxville for further examination.…MORE

KPD Searching for Armed Suspect in N Knoxville

KPD Searching for Armed Suspect in N Knoxville

No details yet, but officials say they have the armed suspect in custody. Police issued a warning Tuesday morning after a man fled the scene of an accident on I-75 near Emory Road. No word when the man was taken into custody. Officials said he was armed with a rifle when he fled the scene.…MORE

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

One person was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning. Officers responded to Delaware Avenue around 2:00 a.m. They found 28-year-old Walter Vail lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Vail died and officials say they are treating the case as a homicide. The circumstances are still being investigated. No word on any…MORE

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

The Wears Valley Fire Department is battling a commercial fire along Wears Valley Road this morning. The fire has closed Wears Valley Road between Bryan Road and McGill Road. Officials say the fire call came in for the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch and General Store around 3:30 this morning, that’s 2281 Wears Valley Road. The…MORE

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

A Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy is out of the hospital after an officer involved shooting. It happened Friday after a chase ended on the Cedar Bluff Ramp to I-40. Deputy Harold Gibson was pinned between two cars during the incident. Police say he opened fire on a robbery suspect. Gibson was treated for his injuries,…MORE

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Governor Bill Lee is just two months into his administration with big plans for Tennessee. He’s headed to Knoxville Tuesday night for his State of East Tennessee address. The Governor covered his agenda in the State of the State Monday night. Lee proposed a $71 Million pay raise for teachers and an investment in professional development.…MORE

High Water Rescue in Knoxville

High Water Rescue in Knoxville

The Knoxville Fire Ddepartment was called out for a water rescue Sunday afternoon. An SUV got stuck in a creek on Mabry-Hood Road near Webb School lane around 1:00 p.m. Knoxville fire crews were first on the scene, Battalion Chief Kevin Faddis said a fire crew member, identified as Captain Beavers, went into the water,…MORE

Parkway in Sevierville Shutdown for Officer Involved Shooting

Parkway in Sevierville Shutdown for Officer Involved Shooting

The TBI says the Parkway is shutdown in Sevierville for an officer involved shooting. Officers used spike strips near Apple Valley Road to stop a fleeing suspect. Officials say no officers were injured. Few details have been released about the shooting. Traffic is being diverted off the Parkway onto adjacent streets. Expect heavy delays through the…MORE

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