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KPD Searching for Suspect Wanted in Attempted Carjacking

KPD Searching for Suspect Wanted in Attempted Carjacking

KPD is asking for help identifying an Attempted Carjacking suspect in Fountain City. It happened Wednesday around 6:00 p.m. Witnesses spotted the man riding a black bicycle with a black wire basket prior to the carjacking attempt. Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect. If you have any information on the suspect you’re asked…MORE

53-Year-Old Inmate Put to Death

53-Year-Old Inmate Put to Death

A prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire was put to death Thursday in Tennessee’s electric chair. 53-year-old Lee Hall was pronounced dead at 7:26 at the Nashville Maximum-Security Prison. Hall was convicted of killing 22-year-old Traci Crozier in April of 1991. He lit a container of gasoline on fire…MORE

Men Plead Guilty to Raping Homeless Men in the Smokies

Men Plead Guilty to Raping Homeless Men in the Smokies

Two men are accused of targeting homeless men in Knoxville, taking them to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and raping them. Richard Graham and Dusty Oliver pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault from cases in 2012 and 2015. Two separate victims say they were walking along Chapman Highway when the men pulled up offering…MORE

Truck Fire at West Knox County Truck Stop

Truck Fire at West Knox County Truck Stop

A West Knox County truck stop closed after a FedEx truck caught fire early Tuesday morning. Rural Metro fire crews were called to the Petro Stopping Center on Watt Road just after 1:00 a.m. The truck was carrying mattresses and caused damage to the truck side of the gas station. They expect that portion of…MORE

Elderly Man Rushed to the Hospital After North Knoxville Fire

Elderly Man Rushed to the Hospital After North Knoxville Fire

An elderly man is in the hospital after firefighters pulled him from his home early Monday morning. Just after 4:00 a.m. Knoxville Fire Crews were called to Quincy Avenue in North Knoxville. Flames had engulfed the front of the home, from the front porch through the roof. After learning of a victim inside, firefighters crawled…MORE

Rural Metro Cuts Open Car to Rescue Driver in Thanksgiving Day Crash

Rural Metro Cuts Open Car to Rescue Driver in Thanksgiving Day Crash

The driver is in the hospital after Rural Metro crews had to cut open their minivan Thanksgiving night. The crash happened on Norris Freeway near Pedigo Road. The van rolled in the crash and crews couldn’t open the doors, so they cut off the roof. One person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening…MORE

Man Wanted for Manslaughter After Incident in Strawberry Plains

Man Wanted for Manslaughter After Incident in Strawberry Plains

Jefferson County authorities are searching for a man after an incident Strawberry Plains this weekend. 33-year-old Ronald Boling has an active warrant for Voluntary Manslaughter. Officials say he has connections to Jefferson, Knox and Grainger Counties. Boling is described as 6’1″ 200 pounds with brown eyes and a shaved head. If you have any information…MORE

Rocky Top Woman Says Dispute with Neighbor Turned Deadly

Rocky Top Woman Says Dispute with Neighbor Turned Deadly

A Rocky Top woman says a years long feud with her neighbor turned deadly this weekend. The TBI responded to a shooting on Willow Lane around 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Felicia Adkins tells our TV Partner WVLT News she’s reported George Patterson to police in the past. Officials say Adkins and her fiance David Roach were…MORE

Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Shoplifting Incident

Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Shoplifting Incident

A man is in custody on outstanding warrants after authorities say he tried to steal a purse from West Town Mall. 49-year-old Samuel Fox was arrested after the incident Tuesday at Dillard’s. Officials say officers tried to stop Fox after he attempted to steal a purse from the store. They say he threw the merchandise…MORE

Men Convicted in Zaevion Dobson Murder Asking for New Trial

Men Convicted in Zaevion Dobson Murder Asking for New Trial

A Knox County judge says he’ll hear arguments next month in the Zaevion Dobson murder case. The three men convicted in the case were in court Thursday morning asking for a new trial. Christopher Bassett, Kipling Colbert Jr. and Richard Williams III were all found guilty in 2017 in the murder of the 15-year-old Fulton…MORE

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