Homicide Charges After Police Investigate Suicide

A Claiborne County man is facing murder charges after officers responded to an apparent suicide New Year’s Day.

Detectives responded to Sunset Lane in New Tazewell Tuesday morning finding 50-year-old Michelle Renee Smith dead. Officials say evidence suggested the wound was unlikely to self-inflicted.

After interviewing witnesses, the victim’s husband, 43-year-old Bill Smith, was arrested and charged with Criminal Homicide.


“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…


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