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Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

A convicted felon is in custody accused of trying to kill a Knoxville woman. Investigators say 29-year-old Nicholas Boggs was crouched hiding in some bushes outside the Northshore Heights Senior Living Center when he ambushed the woman Tuesday. The victim says she got a photo of her car from Boggs through Facebook. When she came…MORE

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

A Nashville murder suspect is in custody after authorities found him on UT Knoxville’s campus. 25-year-old Jyshon Forbes was arrested Wednesday. Records show he was picked up for Public Intoxication. Forbes was wanted in connection to a robbery and homicide from last year. Shamar Lewis was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Nashville.…MORE

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

A Knoxville teen is in custody accused of impersonating an officer and investigators are asking anyone who may have been pulled over by him to come forward. 19-year-old Daniel Bell was arrested Friday after several complaints of a man pulling people over in North and West Knoxville. The incidents started early this month. Bell was…MORE

Over 800 lbs of Meth Seized in Operation Crystal Mountain

Over 800 lbs of Meth Seized in Operation Crystal Mountain

Hundreds of pounds of meth seized and over 200 people were arrested during a DEA operation spanning three states. The Drug Enforcement Administration says operation Crystal Mountain netted over 800 pounds of meth and 235 people arrested across Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. In Tennessee 155 arrests were made and over 300 pounds of meth…MORE

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

A Seymour mother who left her children unattended in a bathtub will spend 25 years in prison. 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of Aggravated Child Neglect. Her 15-month-old died and her 20-day-old was hospitalized in May. Carriker says she left the children in the tub for 10-12 minutes, and returned…MORE

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Family are mourning the death of a Cumberland County teen after an ATV crash over the weekend. Samantha Bullock says her son Grant, was full of life, a loyal friend and would make you laugh. Dispatch got the cal of at 8:50 Saturday night. Investigators say the 16-year-old was driving the ATV on private property…MORE

Teen in Custody After String Crimes in Fort Sanders

Teen in Custody After String Crimes in Fort Sanders

A 13-year-old is in custody and others are sought after a crime spree through the Fort Sanders area Saturday night. KPD got the first call around 9:30 near Cumberland Avenue and 11th Street. Someone was shooting pedestrians with a BB gun out of a stolen Honda Accord. Over the next hour an armed robbery and…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Seymour

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Seymour

A man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Sevier County. Officers were serving a warrant on 42-year-old Norman Lowell Vandergriff Thursday night. They found him in a vehicle on Happy Creek Road in Seymour. Officers tried to take him into custody, but say Vandergriff refused to comply. Officials with the TBI say he…MORE

BLUE ALERT – Escaped W TN Inmate Suspected in Correction Employee Death

BLUE ALERT – Escaped W TN Inmate Suspected in Correction Employee Death

(AP) – Investigators say an inmate who is a person of interest in the homicide of a Department of Correction employee has escaped.  Authorities have released photos of the escapee but have not released a vehicle description that he might be using. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 44-year-old Curtis Ray Watson escaped Wednesday…MORE

Remember the Law as Students Head Back to School

Remember the Law as Students Head Back to School

Expect more cars on the roads as Knox and Loudon Counties are going back to school Monday. Maryville City Schools start Tuesday. Remember to slow down through school zones and watch for buses. State law requires you to stop for a stopped school bus. Unless you’re on a divided highway with a physical barrier between you…MORE

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Spec Mix Bricklayer 500

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The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® East Tennessee Regional Series event is set to kick off on August 24th, 2019 at A.G. Heins Company Inc. in Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee Valley Fair

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Home & Garden Show

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