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‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Governor Bill Lee has signed a bill that would make “abortion trafficking” a criminal offense in Tennessee. The bill, HB 1895, creates a criminal offense of abortion trafficking of a minor and provides a civil action against a person taking a pregnant minor out of state to get an abortion.…MORE

Blount County Sheriff Recognizes Two People who Helped in February Deputy Shootings
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Blount County Sheriff Recognizes Two People who Helped in February Deputy Shootings

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong recognizes two people who were caught in the middle of a dangerous officer-involved shooting but didn’t hesitate to help. In February, Blount County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg McCowan was killed and Deputy Shelby Eggers was injured during a traffic stop. During the shooting, Sandra Solomon and Ricky Williams stopped…MORE

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Greene County, TN (WOKI) A Greene County man is charged with attempted first degree murder. The Sheriff says 42 year-old Nathan Poe was found shot multiple times off Bear Hollow Road Monday night. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says Poe was reportedly flown to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.…MORE

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Knoxville couple is sentenced after pleading guilty to producing over 100 fake driver’s licenses and identification cards for people not qualified to receive them. The Department of Justice says 49-year-old Cheryl Huff was a district manager for the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security, which issues driver’s licenses and identification cards and had the authority…MORE

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has recovered the body of a Roane County resident from the Watts Bar Reservoir. The body found Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Braeden Hartup. Officials responded to a 911 call concerning a male who had jumped from a boat and failed to resurface Saturday night. It is being reported…MORE

NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports
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NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports

(AP) – The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025…MORE

100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers Nears
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100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers Nears

The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” begins following Memorial Day. This period goes until Labor Day and marks a time when teenage drivers are more at risk on the road. “It can get really dangerous. You’ve been in school, you’re ready to get out and have some fun, and you have to realize your focus…MORE

Parents of Woman Killed in Cocke County Officer-Involved Shooting File Lawsuit

Parents of Woman Killed in Cocke County Officer-Involved Shooting File Lawsuit

Cocke County, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The parents of a woman who was shot and killed by a Cocke County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a Parrottsville Police Department officer have filed a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages. Whitney Fox was shot more than a dozen times in May of last year during a…MORE

Man Dies after Crashing on Pellissippi Parkway, Alcoa Police Say

Man Dies after Crashing on Pellissippi Parkway, Alcoa Police Say

Alcoa, TN (WOKI) A man is dead after crashing through barricades at the end of Pellissippi Parkway. Officials with the Alcoa Police Department say the 61-year-old man was reportedly driving down Pellissippi Parkway Wednesday when he crashed near Old Knoxville Highway. The police department, along with the Alcoa Fire Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office and…MORE

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