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Suspect in Custody for Oak Ridge Bank Robbery

Suspect in Custody for Oak Ridge Bank Robbery

Charges are pending against a man accused of robbing a bank in Oak Ridge Tuesday. Police were called to the Enrichment Federal Credit Union on South Illinois Avenue. The suspect gave the teller a note demanding money. They say no weapon was shown or threatened. Joshua Hitchins was taken into custody just before midnight Tuesday.…MORE

Prosecutors say Joel Guy Jr. Murdered Parents for Money

Prosecutors say Joel Guy Jr. Murdered Parents for Money

The Knox County trial continues Tuesday for the man accused of killing and dismembering his parents. Our TV Partner WVLT News was in the courtroom Monday. The Guy family was found murdered during the 2016 Thanksgiving weekend. Prosecutors argued Joel Guy Jr. murdered his parents for money. The couple was retiring and were about to…MORE

County Commission Passes Resolution and Appoints Citizen to Board of Health

County Commission Passes Resolution and Appoints Citizen to Board of Health

Knox County Commissioners moved to take back some of the powers of the Board of Health Monday night, but it’s unclear if their actions have any teeth. Commissioners passed a resolution that says they intend to put a cap on how stringent the orders from the Board of Health can be. Commissioner Terry Hill doesn’t believe…MORE

Man in Custody for Cumberland County Murder

Man in Custody for Cumberland County Murder

A Cumberland County man is being held on First Degree Murder charges after a shooting Saturday. Deputies were called to Doris Drive around 5:00 p.m. 20-year-old Matthew Musser was found lying in a bed shot dead. Officials say they quickly arrested 20-year-old Robert David Morse in the case. Morse is charged with First Degree Murder…MORE

Drug Charges Filed in Monday Morning Police Chase

Drug Charges Filed in Monday Morning Police Chase

A man is in custody following a police chase through Knoxville Monday morning. It started around 5:00 a.m. as a shooting call to the Morningside Gardens Apartments on McCalla Avenue. The caller said he heard gunshots outside his window and saw a white vehicle speed out of the parking lot. Police caught up to the…MORE

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

(AP) A Tennessee panel on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first three sportsbook operators under Tennessee’s online-only sports betting program, which is expected to begin allowing wagers on Nov. 1. FanDuel, BetMGM and DraftKings drew the approval Wednesday from the Tennessee Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee. The panel has also approved companies to play various…MORE

Mayor Jacobs Apologizing After Video Leaked Criticizing Board of Health

Mayor Jacobs Apologizing After Video Leaked Criticizing Board of Health

A video featuring Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs criticizing the Knox County Board of Health has stirred fear among members of the board.   The video, briefly released last week by a group called “Freedom Forward,” features Mayor Glenn Jacobs talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and regulations to contain it, mixed with images of fire,…MORE

Suspect Sought for Burglarizing Knoxville Business

Suspect Sought for Burglarizing Knoxville Business

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying a man accused of stealing from a Knoxville business. Surveillance photos caught the man pictured below burglarizing Patricia Nash Designs on North Sixth Avenue. If you can identify the man you’re asked to call KPD’s Crime Hotline at (865) 215-7212.MORE

One Person Killed in Corryton House Fire

One Person Killed in Corryton House Fire

Rural Metro is investigating after a fatal fire in Corryton Sunday night. Firefighters were Calgary Drive around 11:00 p.m. Flames were coming from the roof when they got there. One person was already outside the home. Crews searched the home, but were unable to find the second resident. Officials later confirmed the death. The Knox…MORE

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