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Cocke County Corrections Officer Shot and Killed by Greeneville Officers

Cocke County Corrections Officer Shot and Killed by Greeneville Officers

The TBI is investigating after an off-duty Cocke County corrections officer was fatally shot by police in Greeneville. Officials say 29-year-old Travis Mullins was involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store Monday night. Investigators says Mullins targeted a woman he had been dating. Greeneville Police responded to investigate.…MORE

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Chapman Highway

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Chapman Highway

KPD is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed on Chapman Highway. It happened Monday night at 10:47 p.m. The pedestrian was walking near the intersection with Moody Avenue outside the crosswalk when he was hit by a motorist. The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries. They’re working…MORE

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An East Tennessee couple trapped on a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dr. Arnold and Jeannie Hopland will remain quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess after Jeannie tested positive for the virus. There were two chartered flights back to the U.S. Sunday if they tested negative. Arnold plans to stay with…MORE

Crash Shuts Down I-75 N in Campbell County

Crash Shuts Down I-75 N in Campbell County

I-75 North is shutdown in Campbell County after a crash involving multiple semis and passenger vehicles. The accident is at Mile Marker 157, about four miles from the border with Kentucky. The crash was reported around 6:00 a.m. and the roadway is expected to be closed for several hours. Mark Nagi with TDOT says four…MORE

Northshore Drive Won’t Completely Re-Open Until Mid-March Following Landslide

Northshore Drive Won’t Completely Re-Open Until Mid-March Following Landslide

Updated story: Northshore Drive will be one lane in each direction until mid-March. A landslide yesterday (Wednesday) happened along Northshore Drive near Concord Drive along Fort Loudon Lake. Officials with TDOT have installed signals to handle traffic because of the lane restrictions. The road is expected to remain this way until mid-March. Original Story:¬† Northshore…MORE

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

A mudslide has closed The Spur in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The slide happened in the¬†northbound lanes of the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The slide was just past the Westgate Resort and covers about 100 feet of both northbound lanes. A detour is in place…MORE

Child Dies in Madisonville Fire

Child Dies in Madisonville Fire

The TBI is assisting the investigation of a fatal fire in Madisonville. Firefighters were called to the 1200 block of Lincoln Drive around 6:00 p.m. Monday. Officials say a child died in the fire. The child’s age has not been released. Officials are asking for respect as the family and first responders deal with the…MORE

Flooding Concerns Again Ahead of Rains this Week

Flooding Concerns Again Ahead of Rains this Week

The flood risk continues this week as more rain moves in. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the region through Tuesday night. The ground is already saturated and flash flooding can quickly develop. Please remember the phrase, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” Knoxville Police are warning you to slow down in the…MORE

Two Reports of Missing Teens

Two Reports of Missing Teens

There are two missing teens in East Tennessee.   Case 1: Cumberland County 17-year-old Landon Garrett has been missing since Thursday. Landon is 5’7″ 150 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes.                           Case 2: Morristown 17-year-old Hayle Renea Arwood has been missing…MORE

Rural Metro Battles Barn Fire in Halls

Rural Metro Battles Barn Fire in Halls

Rural Metro Fire crews have been working a structure fire in Halls. Firefighters were called to Norris Freeway at Pelleuax Road around 6:00 a.m. Officials say a barn was on fire. Norris Freeway was closed as hoses are crossing the roadway. Crews put the fire out, but the barn is said to be a total…MORE

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