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Court Date Pushed Back for Knoxville Mother Charged in Daughter’s Death

Court Date Pushed Back for Knoxville Mother Charged in Daughter’s Death

The judge has pushed back a court date for a Knoxville woman accused of Tampering with Evidence in her daughter’s death. 36-year-old Robin Howington was scheduled to appear in court today. The 5-year-old girl was shot to death last month. Officials say Howington tried to hide the gun and destroy her phone. Her court date…MORE

Man Arrested Following Police Chase

Man Arrested Following Police Chase

UPDATE: A man is arrested following a police chase in Knox county. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT the Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the chase started after a failed traffic stop on Rutledge Pike yesterday (Thursday) morning. James Bale, the second, refused to pull over for emergency equipment and traveled at a high…MORE

Early Voting for the Knoxville General Election is Underway

Early Voting for the Knoxville General Election is Underway

Early voting is underway for the November 5th General Election for the City of Knoxville. The Mayoral Runoff and several City Council seats are on the ballot. Indya Kincannon and Eddie Mannis are the candidates for mayor. Early voting runs through the end of this month.  For sample ballots, voting times and locations visit KnoxCounty.org/election.MORE

Loudon County Woman Arrested for Theft

Loudon County Woman Arrested for Theft

Officials say a Loudon County Woman stole $10,000 from a Knoxville business. Police were called to the Petro Center on North Watt Road after an auditor found the discrepancy in the books. Officials say 33-year-old Jessica Rowe admitted to taking money out of the safe over the last two years. Rowe was arrested and booked…MORE

Family of Toddler Killed in a State Park are Suing the State

Family of Toddler Killed in a State Park are Suing the State

The family of a 2-year-old who was washed away by floodwaters at Cummins Falls State Park is suing the state. Steven Pierce of Kentucky died in the Park in June. The suit filed this week argues a “series of human errors” contributed to he and his father being swept away in a flash flood. The…MORE

Man Facing Charges After Mutilated Pets and Injured Woman Found at Home

Man Facing Charges After Mutilated Pets and Injured Woman Found at Home

A Claiborne County man arrested for swinging a sword in the middle of the road is now facing assault and animal cruelty charges after deputies found mutilated pets and an injured woman. 43-year-old Craig Chapman Jr. was arrested last week for Public Intoxication and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. While in jail, he called a…MORE

Knoxville Man Convicted of Kidnapping & Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Knoxville Man Convicted of Kidnapping & Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

A Knoxville man could spend the next 20 years in prison after he was convicted of beating and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend. It happened in December. The woman texted the suspect, Jonathan Hardin, ending their relationship. Hardin drove to her apartment assaulted her, threatened her with a boxcutter and forced her into the car. He then…MORE

49 Cases of Vaping Related Illness Reported in Tennessee

49 Cases of Vaping Related Illness Reported in Tennessee

(AP) – Tennessee health officials say they have received 49 cases of serious lung injury in people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Department of Health said Monday that no single product has been linked to the cases and the specific ingredient causing the lung injuries remains unknown. The state is recommending…MORE

THP Trooper Charged with DUI

THP Trooper Charged with DUI

(AP) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with driving under the influence. The Jackson Sun reports 36-year-old Daryl Veliz was arrested Monday in Paris, Tennessee, and later freed after posting bail. A Paris police statement says an officer saw a man slumped over in an idling car near a roadway that morning.…MORE

Suspect Wanted for Greeneville Murder Arrested in Florida

Suspect Wanted for Greeneville Murder Arrested in Florida

A man wanted for murder in Greeneville is in custody. 35-year-old Stanley Mossburg, also known as “WooWoo,” was added to the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List after a robbery, kidnapping and murder earlier this month at a coin laundry in Greeneville. He was also wanted for a double murder in Central Florida. Officials say Mossburg…MORE

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