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Hamblen Co Authorities Searching for Suspect Accused of Assaulting Protester

Hamblen Co Authorities Searching for Suspect Accused of Assaulting Protester

Authorities in Hamblen County are searching for a man accused assaulting a protester in Morristown. Officials say 21-year-old William Cade Black could be armed and should be considered dangerous. The victim says he was knocked unconscious as the protests turned confrontational Saturday night. Police identified the suspect as Black and actually located him Monday, but…MORE

KPD Says Protests Peaceful Monday Night

KPD Says Protests Peaceful Monday Night

Knoxville Police say protests in downtown Monday night showed no signs of riots or vandalism. Demonstrators got together with signs walking through downtown. At one point, the protesters took a knee and held a moment of silence to honor the life of George Floyd. Protests remained calm in Nashville and Memphis as well. After what…MORE

No Tax Increases in Mayor Jacobs’ 2020-2021 Budget

No Tax Increases in Mayor Jacobs’ 2020-2021 Budget

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says there are no tax increases in next year’s budget. They mayor today presented his 2020-2021 Budget to the Knox County Commission. The budget includes a $849 million spending plan, $4 million less then this year’s budget with no property tax increase. Jacobs says, this was a difficult budget to…MORE

KPD Searching for Vehicle After Fatal East Knoxville Shooting

KPD Searching for Vehicle After Fatal East Knoxville Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal shooting after the victim drove himself to UT Hospital. Police responded to the hospital around 2:00 Saturday afternoon. 19-year-old JaQuan Reece arrived in a personal vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead. Investigators say the shooting is believed to have occurred in East Knoxville near…MORE

Riots Across Downtown Knoxville Saturday & Sunday Night

Riots Across Downtown Knoxville Saturday & Sunday Night

The City of Knoxville was rocked by riots Saturday and Sunday night: SUNDAY NIGHT Officials say nine adults and one juvenile were arrested in the Fort Sanders area Sunday night after a 28-year-old man says he was assaulted. He refused medical attention. The individuals were charged with disorderly conduct. At least 15 vehicles were vandalized as…MORE

Knox County Home Connected to Roane County Child Abuse Case

Knox County Home Connected to Roane County Child Abuse Case

Authorities are back on the scene of a North Knoxville home that’s connected to the Roane County couple charged with abusing and burying their daughter. The home is on Cedarbreeze road in the Halls community, neighbors say the Roane County couple once lived there but moved out about three years ago. Records show the home…MORE

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Family grieving after a teen’s body was pulled from Norris Lake Thursday morning. Deputies were called to Anderson County Park around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Family say the 17-year-old boy was trying to get back to his float when they heard him yell help before going under water. Crews called of the search Wednesday night, and…MORE

TN Covid-19 Numbers: Wednesday, May 27

TN Covid-19 Numbers: Wednesday, May 27

Tennessee’s new statewide COVID-19 numbers show an increase of 341 in the number of cases, that pushes the total to 21,306. There have been 13,916 recoveries and 353 deaths, and increase of 10 from Tuesday, associated with COVID-19.   County By County Breakdown  MORE

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

When state lawmakers return to Nashville in June, they’ll resume work on passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The process becomes more complicated due to the loss of about 700 million dollars in sales tax revenue and collections due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  State Senator, Richard Briggs, calls it a good news, bad…MORE

KPD Searching Victor Ashe Park for Missing Woman

KPD Searching Victor Ashe Park for Missing Woman

KPD is asking for help finding a missing Knoxville woman. 43-year-old Michelle Fields’ vehicle was found Tuesday night near the pond at Victor Ashe Park. Crews including a bloodhound were able to track her down to the pond, so divers were brought in. The search resumed Wednesday morning. Officials say at this point foul play…MORE

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