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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

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

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

Tennessee Man Drowns at Florida Beach

Tennessee Man Drowns at Florida Beach

Authorities have not identified a Tennessee man who drowned at a Florida Beach over the weekend. The 43-year-old man from Cookeville was swimming at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona, when he was caught up in a riptide. When officers arrived they found two victims and a bystander on the beach. The Tennessee man was…MORE

KPD Canvasing North Knoxville Neighborhood in Cold Case

KPD Canvasing North Knoxville Neighborhood in Cold Case

Officers will be back on the streets in North Knoxville Friday afternoon looking for leads in a cold case. KPD will be re-canvassing the Mitchell Street area in connection to the 2010 murder of James Hundley. The 78-year-old great-great-grandfather was staying overnight in a rental house he was renovating. Police say two men robbed and…MORE

Men Sought in Cookeville Vehicle Theft

Men Sought in Cookeville Vehicle Theft

Police in Cookeville are looking for two men in connection to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency last week. It was later found in Nashville. If you know who these men are, you’re asked to call the Cookeville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 931-520-5317.MORE

Man Charged in Over a Dozen Break-Ins in Knoxville

Man Charged in Over a Dozen Break-Ins in Knoxville

A Knoxville man is under-arrest linked to a rash of burglaries and break-ins Downtown. 50-year-old Mark Cooper is charged with break-ins at Yassin’s Falafal House, Graphic Connections, the Last Days of Autumn Brewery and more. Video shows Cooper throwing rocks through the windows of all the businesses. Cooper was found in an abandoned building on…MORE

Missing Missouri Man Could be in the Smokies

Missing Missouri Man Could be in the Smokies

Family says a missing army veteran could be in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 26-year-old Caleb Rios has been missing over a week out of St. Charles County Missouri. Police say he has expressed suicidal thoughts and is in possession of a handgun. Caleb’s father says the Smokies have always been a place of…MORE

Court Date Set After Mummified Body Found in North Knoxville

Court Date Set After Mummified Body Found in North Knoxville

Court dates have been set for three people charged in connection to a mummified body found in North Knoxville. Tommy Rose, Christina McCormack and Deborah Gister are due in court October 17th. All three have been charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The remains were found in a shed on Greenfield…MORE

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KARM Coats for the Cold

KARM Coats for the Cold

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Bucket List Getaway

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Bash Bama Week

Bash Bama Week

The Scarecrow Foundation’s Bash Bama Week takes place October 14th – 19th around Knoxville. Proceeds benefit Mobile Meals.