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Chattanooga Fugitive Caught After Three Years on Run

Chattanooga Fugitive Caught After Three Years on Run

A Chattanooga fugitive on the run for three years is in custody. An FBI SWAT Team and deputies with the US Marshals raided a mobile home in rural Sequatchie County Tuesday night, finding 53-year-old Vincent Garner. Garner was indicted on drug and gun charges back in 2016. He’s now in Chattanooga jail awaiting charges in…MORE

Children Found Riding in U-Haul on Interstate

Children Found Riding in U-Haul on Interstate

Three people from North Carolina are facing charges after three children were found riding in a U-Haul on I-40 last week. On Wednesday, a bystander spotted the kids getting loaded into the trailer at the Tennessee Welcome Center in Cocke County. A short time later a THP trooper spotted the vehicle and pulled them over.…MORE

Haslam Says He Won’t Run for Senate

Haslam Says He Won’t Run for Senate

(AP) Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has told The Tennessean that he won’t run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. When Alexander announced in December that he would not seek reelection in 2020, Haslam said he would give “serious consideration” to making a Senate bid. The popular two-term Republican…MORE

2 Sent to the Hospital After Wrong Way Crash

2 Sent to the Hospital After Wrong Way Crash

Two people are in the hospital after a wrong way crash overnight on I-275 South near Baxter Avenue. Officials say, around midnight, a white Chevy Silverado was headed north in the southbound lanes and crashed into two vehicles. Two drivers were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating the crash.  MORE

Car Crashes Through Knoxville Cracker Barrel

Car Crashes Through Knoxville Cracker Barrel

Knoxville Fire Department Tweeted photos showing a car that smashed through a wall of a Knoxville Cracker Barrel Tuesday. No serious injuries have been reported. KFD responded to the scene of the crash at the Cracker Barrel near Knoxville Center Mall.  No word yet on how or why the driver crashed into the restaurant’s dining…MORE

Man Accused in Fatal Drunk Driving Accident has Bond Revoked

Man Accused in Fatal Drunk Driving Accident has Bond Revoked

A Knox County judge revoked the bond for a man accused in a fatal drunk driving incident. Prosecutors say 29 year old Dorrae Johnson hit and killed Darryl Butler last month along Sutherland Avenue as he ran from police. Investigators say they found part of Butler’s body in Johnson’s car, however they haven’t said how…MORE

TBI Searching for Escaped Inmate

TBI Searching for Escaped Inmate

Police are searching for a jail inmate who escaped custody at a hospital.  29-year-old Anthony Bell escaped Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga Sunday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Bell was last seen in handcuffs wearing a green hospital gown with no shoes. Bell had been brought to the hospital from the Hamilton County Jail on Friday.…MORE

TBI Searching for Jail Escapee

Police are searching for a jail inmate who escaped custody at a hospital.  29-year-old Anthony Bell escaped Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga Sunday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Bell was last seen in handcuffs wearing a green hospital gown with no shoes. Bell had been brought to the hospital from the Hamilton County Jail on Friday.…MORE

New Laws In Effect in Tennessee

New Laws In Effect in Tennessee

The Hands Free law is the most talked about new law but there are some others you may need to know about. The Traffic Safety bill says operating a scooter while intoxicated means you will be charged with DUI. The Bathroom bill redefines “public place” to include a restroom, locker room, dressing room or shower…MORE

Hands Free Law Goes Into Affect July 1

Hands Free Law Goes Into Affect July 1

 The new “Hands Free Law” goes into effect today. There are five main points to the law: The driver can’t hold a cellphone with any part of their body. The driver can’t write, send, or read any text-based communication The driver can’t reach for their phone “in a manner that requires you to no longer…MORE

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