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Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Knox County officials say Mayra Orozco has been found safe. Previous Story Knox County authorities are asking for help finding a missing woman. 22-year-old Mayra Orozco was last seen Saturday morning in the Halls area. Officials say she suffers from a schizophrenia and has not had her medication. Orozco is described as 5’0″ tall, 100…MORE

Boat Explosion and Marina Fire in Middle TN

Boat Explosion and Marina Fire in Middle TN

Authorities are still searching for the cause of an explosion that burned a Middle Tennessee marina.  Four boats sunk as a result of the fire, which happened Sunday morning. The TWRA says the Leatherwood Marina on Kentucky Lake in Stewart County went up in flames after a boat exploded about 10:30 Sunday morning. Crews say…MORE

Authorities Say Teen in Stolen Truck Caused Fatal Mascot Rd Wreck

Authorities Say Teen in Stolen Truck Caused Fatal Mascot Rd Wreck

Investigators say a juvenile driving a stolen truck caused the crash that killed a pastor and his wife Tuesday. Officials say 15-year-old Mekiah Davis was driving, with another teen in the car. Davis was trying to pass a dump truck on Mascot Road when he crashed head on into the other vehicle. Ruben and Belinda…MORE

Suspect on TBI’s Top 10 List Could be in Knoxville

Suspect on TBI’s Top 10 List Could be in Knoxville

A man on the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List could be in the Knoxville area. 27-year-old JeMichael Powell is wanted out of Chattanooga for criminal homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm. Powell is a black male, with brown eyes and black hair; stands 6’0″ tall and weighs 200 pounds. Authorities say he should…MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Drive-By Shooting

KPD Investigating Fatal Drive-By Shooting

KPD is investigating a possible drive-by shooting in East Knoxville. Officers were called to the 3800 block of Selma Avenue just after 8:00 o’clock Tuesday night. 21-year-old Tashawn Forbes was pronounced dead on the scene. He had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators found shell casings in the roadway suggesting…MORE

KPD Investigating Merchants Drive Shooting

KPD Investigating Merchants Drive Shooting

Police are investigating after a shooting call Tuesday morning. Around 1:00 a.m. officers found a man with gunshot wound to the lower side of his back on the 1700 block of Merchants Drive. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. Official say no suspects are in custody. KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating.MORE

George Thomas Receives Reduced Sentence

George Thomas Receives Reduced Sentence

UPDATE: George Thomas will now serve two 25 year sentences consecutively on charges of second-degree murder rather than first-degree murder. Thomas gave testimony that lead to the criminal conviction of Eric Boyd last month in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders. PREVIOUS: A man convicted in the Christian Newsom murders is…MORE

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

KUB has some roads closed downtown Monday morning for a water main break. Officials say the roads are expected to be closed all of today. No word when they might reopen. • E. Church Avenue between State Street and Howard Baker Jr. Avenue • Hall of Fame Drive between the James White Parkway on ramp and…MORE

Two Found Dead at Pigeon Forge Cabin

Two Found Dead at Pigeon Forge Cabin

Pigeon Forge Police are investigating after two people were found dead at a cabin. Officials say a man’s body was found in the driveway and a woman’s body inside. The cabin is on the 4000 block of Conner Drive. They’ve not identified the victims. Officials no suspects are being sought at this time.MORE

Garth Brooks to Play at Neyland Stadium

Garth Brooks to Play at Neyland Stadium

Garth Brooks is coming to Neyland Stadium. The announcement came Wednesday morning.   The concert is the third Saturday in November, 16th. It’ll be the first concert in Neyland in 16 years and only the third in stadium history.   “Hosting Garth Brooks as the University of Tennessee celebrates its 225th anniversary is extra special,”…MORE

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