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Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Knoxville Police are searching for a body after a possible drowning Tuesday night. A group of people were swimming near Scottish Pike Park in South Knoxville. One of the individuals was walking along the Railroad Bridge between Neyland and Lake Loudon over the Tennessee River. Witnesses say the person jumped from the bridge, but never…MORE

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

The US Army is mourning the death of a Green Beret from Tennessee. 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin of Greenbrier Tennessee was killed in action by small arms fire in Afghanistan Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Griffin was engaged in combat operations in the Wardak Province, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “The loss of Sgt.…MORE

“No Threat to the Community” After Child Killed in Fountain City Shooting

“No Threat to the Community” After Child Killed in Fountain City Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating the shooting death of a 5-year-old as a homicide. However, they say this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community. Officers were called to the 500 block of Balsam Drive Saturday night. The child was rushed to the hospital, but passed away Sunday. Investigators say they…MORE

Knoxville Man Accused of Molesting Child in Louisiana

Knoxville Man Accused of Molesting Child in Louisiana

Investigators in Louisiana say a man wanted for molesting a child could be in Knoxville. 27-year-old John Drohan’s last known address was in Knoxville. Police in Shreveport Louisiana say Drohan is facings three counts of child molestation. He’s described as 6’0″ 183 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts you’re asked to call…MORE

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Police asking for help finding a runaway from Crossville. Nevaeh Stephens was last seen Friday at her home on West lake Road. She’s 14-years-old 5’4″ 125 pounds with dark brown hair and red highlights. She was last seen wearing a light gray striped top with jeans. If you have any information on her whereabouts you’re…MORE

Woman in the Hospital After Attack by Dogs

Woman in the Hospital After Attack by Dogs

The owner describes the attack as “traumatizing for all parties involved.” A 19-year-old teen is in the hospital, five dogs were euthanized after they attacked the girl last week. It happened last Friday in South Knoxville on Crescent Drive. Officers say the girl was unresponsive and covered in blood. They had to shoot and kill…MORE

Suspect Dead Officer Injured After Shooting in Knoxville

Suspect Dead Officer Injured After Shooting in Knoxville

The suspect is dead and an officer is injured after an officer involved shooting in North Knoxville Monday night. Police were called to the 1700 block of Merchant Drive for a hit-and-run investigation. While on the scene officials say the officer and a suspect got into a “physical altercation.” That’s when the shooting happened. No details…MORE

UT Player Suspended Indefinitely During Domestic Assault Investigation

UT Player Suspended Indefinitely During Domestic Assault Investigation

A UT football player is suspended from the team as he’s investigated for domestic assault. Defensive Back Bryce Thompson was arrested at the Stokely Residence Hall Saturday night. Officers say they had to separate Thompson and his girlfriend. He was described as, “extremely upset and agitated.” Witnesses say they heard Thompson threatening to slap the…MORE

14 Knox County Schools Test Positive for Lead Contamination

14 Knox County Schools Test Positive for Lead Contamination

Parents are concerned after 14 schools in Knox County tested positive for dangerous amounts of lead in the water. School officials say over 900 outlets were tested at 36 schools and 21 outlets had lead levels exceeding 20 parts per billion. No school had contamination reported building-wide. It was mostly contained to individual faucets and…MORE

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

A convicted felon is in custody accused of trying to kill a Knoxville woman. Investigators say 29-year-old Nicholas Boggs was crouched hiding in some bushes outside the Northshore Heights Senior Living Center when he ambushed the woman Tuesday. The victim says she got a photo of her car from Boggs through Facebook. When she came…MORE

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