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Device Found on I-40 is possibly a ‘Improvised Firework’, KPD says

Device Found on I-40 is possibly a ‘Improvised Firework’, KPD says

Third Update: All lanes have re-opened on Interstate 40 Eastbound near Pellissippi which was closed a few hours ago due to police activity in the area. Knoxville Police were investigating a “possible suspicious package.” Officials have confirmed that the package was a “small improvised explosive device” and that appeared to be a “improvised firework”. All…MORE

Investigators in Roane County Believe a Double Homicide Occurred on Buck Creek Road

Investigators in Roane County Believe a Double Homicide Occurred on Buck Creek Road

Investigators in Roane County still looking for answers after two people are found dead in a home. Officials say they are treating this as a double homicide. The incident happened at 662 Buck Creek Road in East Roane County Monday. Police say the victims are 67 year-old Steve Groover and 62 year-old Cindy Scruggs. Investigators…MORE

An Investigation is Underway in Roane County after Two Dead Bodies Found in Home

An Investigation is Underway in Roane County after Two Dead Bodies Found in Home

Police in Roane County are investigating after deputies find two people dead. Officials have identified the two victims as Steve Groover and Cindy Scruggs. Officers were dispatched to a home at 662 Buck Creek Road yesterday (Monday) morning. Investigators say they are treating this as a double homicide. Both bodies have been sent for an…MORE

Knoxville Man Charged After Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash

Knoxville Man Charged After Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash

The accident happend Sunday night on Bruhin Road. 25-year-old Andres Tomas was driving a Honda that struck a motorcycle head-on causing the rider to be thrown. The 29-year-old rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. Tomas fled the sceneand was located a short time later on Pershing Street by Community Engagement Response Team officers.…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. It happened yesterday (Sunday) evening on Bruhin Road near Breda Drive. Officers were called to investigate the crash involving a sedan and a motorcycle. Preliminary reports show the sedan was traveling north on Bruhin when it crossed into the other lane, striking a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was…MORE

Two Suspects who Intentionally Hit Two KCSO Cruisers During a Chase are Arrested

Two Suspects who Intentionally Hit Two KCSO Cruisers During a Chase are Arrested

Two suspects intentionally hit two Knox County Sheriff’s Office cruisers during a chase. It happened yesterday (Thursday) morning near Harbison’s Crossroads in North Knox County and both cruisers had officers in the car at the time. Officers reportedly tried to stop two people in a stolen Jeep Cherokee when they refused to stop. After hitting…MORE

Charges Pending in Early Morning School Bus Accident

Charges Pending in Early Morning School Bus Accident

Updated Story: Police say charges are pending in an early morning accident involving a school bus. Authorities say the driver of a Jeep ran a red light on South Gay Street at West Church Avenue and struck the school bus causing it to hit a building. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the…MORE

McMinn County Investigators Arrest a Man on Aggravated Arson Charges

McMinn County Investigators Arrest a Man on Aggravated Arson Charges

Investigators in McMinn County make an arson arrest. Fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with the Etowah Police and Fire departments result in the indictment of 36 year-old Aaron Harris of Athens, he is charged with aggravated arson. Investigators say the arrest stems from a structure fire at an apartment complex on…MORE

Changes Expected in Tennessee Lethal Injection Protocol

Changes Expected in Tennessee Lethal Injection Protocol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they anticipate that an independent investigation of the state’s lethal injection methods will result in changes to how those executions are carried out, including how the procedures are staffed. State corrections officials made the statement last week in a federal court filing and a judge on Tuesday agreed…MORE

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Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for the 10th annual Game On Against Cancer Friday, June 17th at the Wakefield Corporation! Challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games such as billiards, blackjack, and shuffleboard. Plus, enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Event proceeds benefit the patients of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, a member of Covenant Health.…