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Death Row Inmate Chooses the Electric Chair

Death Row Inmate Chooses the Electric Chair

A Tennessee inmate facing an execution date next month has opted to die by the electric chair. The choice makes inmate Nicholas Sutton the fifth Tennessee inmate in a little over a year to choose electrocution over the state’s preferred method of lethal injection. Sutton was convicted over 30 years ago of stabbing and killing…MORE

Two Former KPD Chiefs Picked for Presidential Panel

Two Former KPD Chiefs Picked for Presidential Panel

Attorney General William Barr has tapped two former KPD Chiefs to join a new presidential panel on law enforcement. David Rausch and Phil Keith will be on the 18-member Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Keith will chair the Commission. Nashville Police Sergeant James Smallwood was also selected. President Donald Trump signed…MORE

Two in Custody After Chase Through Pleasant Ridge

Two in Custody After Chase Through Pleasant Ridge

Two people are in custody after a police chase Wednesday night. The pursuit ended in the Pleasant Ridge area just after 10:00 p.m. Investigators say charges are pending against the driver and one other person. KCSO Patrol Units were involved in a short pursuit in the pleasant ridge rd area just after 10pm this evening.…MORE

House Fire Overnight in East Knoxville

House Fire Overnight in East Knoxville

Everyone is okay after a house fire in East Knoxville overnight Tuesday. The Knoxville Fire Department was called to a fire on the 3300 block of Skyline Drive around 1:30 a.m. Two adults and a child were able to make it out of the home safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The…MORE

KPD Asking for Help Identifying Porch Piarate

KPD Asking for Help Identifying Porch Piarate

KPD is asking for help identifying a porch pirate. Officials released pictures of a man who took packages from a home on Lindy Drive last week. It’s an older man with brown hair. He was driving a tan Chevy Silverado. If you have any information you’re asked to call police.MORE

Missing Newport Teen: Joy Barrett

Missing Newport Teen: Joy Barrett

Police in Newport are asking for help finding a missing teen. 15-year-old Joy Elizabeth Barrett has been missing a week. She’s believed to be a runaway and might be on her way to Ohio to reunite with a family member. Barrett is 5’3″ 130 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. If you have any…MORE

Earthquake Shakes Parts of East Tennessee

Earthquake Shakes Parts of East Tennessee

The United States Geological Survey recorded a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Campbell County.  USGS reports the quake was centered near LaFollette and struck about 2:11 Monday afternoon.  There aren’t any reports of injuries or damage, however many people across the region posted on social media that they felt the quake.  Earthquakes in this part of…MORE

12-Year-Old Blount County Girl Dies of the Flu

12-Year-Old Blount County Girl Dies of the Flu

A memorial service will be held Friday night for a 12-year-old Blount County girl who died from the flu. According to her obituary, Paloma Oliva Harris passed away Tuesday. Flu activity has been widespread across the state. UT Medical Center has reported three deaths. The CDC reports about 87,000 people have been hospitalized because of…MORE

Deer in Two Tennessee Counties Test Positive for CWD

Deer in Two Tennessee Counties Test Positive for CWD

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have been reclassified from high-risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county…MORE

A Misunderstanding Caused Lockdown at Air National Guard Base

A Misunderstanding Caused Lockdown at Air National Guard Base

Officials say everyone is safe after a lockdown Wednesday at the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. The report of a suspicious person who appeared to be armed turned out to be a misunderstanding. A base spokesman says a student reported seeing a suspicious person with a weapon Wednesday morning. After law enforcement searched the…MORE

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Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…

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