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Hostage Situation Ends Without Injury

Hostage Situation Ends Without Injury

A hostage standoff in Knoxville ended without injury Friday morning. Just before midnight Thursday, officers responded to 1500 block of Moses Avenue with arrest warrants for 30-year-old Amari Beal. A woman came to the door and refused to come out. As officers backed away she started screaming for help and that a man in the…MORE

Billy Ray Irick on Death Watch

Billy Ray Irick on Death Watch

The man convicted of raping and killing a seven year old girl in Knoxville in 1985, is now on death watch. The Tennessee Department of Correction confirms that death row inmate Billy Ray Irick had been moved to death watch, a period of increased supervision and security ahead of his execution which is set for…MORE

Pigeon Forge Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

Pigeon Forge Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge

A Pigeon Forge man is in jail on Attempted Murder charges this morning facing a bond of $235,000. 59-year-old Jerry Benton was arrested in South Knox County yesterday after an incident earlier in the morning. Benton was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon.MORE

Man Accused of Seeking Sex with Minor

Man Accused of Seeking Sex with Minor

A Knoxville man is facing solicitation of a minor charges. Officers say 29-year-old Darrius Jones thought he was communicating with a 15-year-old girl, asking for sex and nude pictures. Undercover officers though were actually posing as the teen. When Jones arrived on Wynonna Street in East Knoxville to meet up with her, he was arrested.…MORE

KCSO: Father Left Autistic Children near Drug Paraphernalia

KCSO: Father Left Autistic Children near Drug Paraphernalia

A Knoxville man is in jail after officials say he left his young autistic children near drugs in order to run from authorities. Investigators say they went to Dondray Frazier’s home on Stone Road Friday. They were allowed inside. That’s when they found the drugs and officers say Frazier took off. He was arrested after…MORE

Home Deemed a Nuisance – Owner Arrested

Home Deemed a Nuisance – Owner Arrested

A home has been deemed a nuisance and a Knoxville man is in jail after a shooting death and two drug overdoses happened at his home. David Beets has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for drug use. The home is on McKamey Road in Northwest Knoxville. Investigator say in 2017 Beets shot and killed…MORE

Missing Maryville Man

Missing Maryville Man

Maryville Police are asking for help finding a missing man. 49-year-old Robert Schultz was last seen July 23rd. Family says he was on his way to Loudon when he disappeared. He drives a silver 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 tag W76-08J. If you’ve seen Schultz or have any information you’re asked to contact investigator John Foley at…MORE

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

Missing Oak Ridge Teen

A 17-year-old Oak Ridge girl is still missing this morning. Jade Dush was last seen at her home in Oak Ridge on July 16th. She was reported missing the following day by her legal guardian. If you’ve seen Jade or have any information on where she might be, contact Oak Ridge Police at (865) 425-4399.MORE

Blount County Auto Theft

Blount County Auto Theft

Blount County authorities are searching a suspect who stole a truck from a home on in Maryville. Officials say the truck was spotted outside a business on Patrick Avenue. The man had a toddler with him. The vehicle was recovered, but the interior was vandalized. They’ve released surveillance video of the man.MORE

Endangered Bristol Teen Found Safe

Endangered Bristol Teen Found Safe

A Bristol teen is safe. A man is now in custody. 17-year-old Grace Galliher left her home Tuesday. Officials say she was with 52-year-old Richard Tester. Investigators say they were last seen at a hotel in Virginia. The FBI tweeted this morning that Tester was arrested on a kidnapping warrant. Officials say they actually got…MORE

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KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM’s 16th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is a fun, family-friendly event in which dedicated participants, volunteers, and sponsors raise money to support homeless men, women, and children in our community.