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Loudon County Courthouse Could Be a Total Loss

Loudon County Courthouse Could Be a Total Loss

One of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee caught fire Tuesday night. Investigators say a fire at the Loudon County Courthouse started around 6:30. It took over three hours to get the flames under control, but not before part of the roof collapsed. Mayor Buddy Bradshaw says the building could be a total loss. Preliminary reports…MORE

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD had to call in KFD for help with a burglary call Sunday. Police were responding to the report, but they needed help getting in and out of the home. All the doors had keyed deadbolts, so they had to crawl in and out of a window. They called in the Knoxville Fire Department to…MORE

RV Crash in Wears Valley

RV Crash in Wears Valley

The Wears Valley Fire Department was called out to an ugly crash on the Little Cove Road Saturday afternoon. An RV crashed into a power pole. Officials say two people and a dog had to be pulled from the vehicle. There’s no word on their condition. Sevier County Rescue Squad, Sevier County Sherriffs Department, Sevier…MORE

TN Set to Ban Child-Like Sex Dolls

TN Set to Ban Child-Like Sex Dolls

Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban possessing, selling or distributing a child-like sex doll. The bill bans an “obscene, anatomically correct doll, mannequin or robot that is intended for sexual stimulation or gratification.” The legislation outlawing child-like sex dolls won unanimous support from House lawmakers this week. The bill now goes…MORE

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

(AP) – Most campgrounds, picnic areas and roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening just in time for Easter weekend. The partial government shutdown over the winter caused a small delay in facilities openings at America’s most visited national park. But spring opening day for a majority of facilities is scheduled for…MORE

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Kingsport

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Kingsport

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot by Kingsport Police. Officers arrived at a home on Mullins Street Wednesday morning. Authorities say 27-year-old Andrew Witt was involved in a domestic dispute and came at the officers with a knife. Authorities say he was shot by at least two officers. Witt was rushed to the…MORE

Diver Who Rescued Thai Soccer Team Rescued from TN Cave

Diver Who Rescued Thai Soccer Team Rescued from TN Cave

One of the divers who helped saved the Thailand soccer team trapped in a cave last June, had to be rescued from a cave near Jackson Tennessee. Authorities say Josh Bratchley was with a group of tourists from the UK exploring the Mill Pond Cave near Jackson. The group went for a dive around 3:00…MORE

2 Dead 1 Injured in Tanger Outlet Shooting

2 Dead 1 Injured in Tanger Outlet Shooting

Two dead another injured in a shooting at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. Investigators say 21-year-old Leon Jones from the Seiverville area shot and killed 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham and injured 75-year-old John Marr. Jones later shot and killed himself. The shooting was over by the time officers arrived. Marr is at UT Medical Center in critical but…MORE

Illegal Immigrant Wanted in Fatal Hit and Run

Illegal Immigrant Wanted in Fatal Hit and Run

Knoxville Police say they’re looking for an illegal alien wanted for a fatal hit-and-run last week. Debbie Burgess was killed in the accident on Pleasant Ridge Road. Authorities say Juan Francisco was driving a Dodge pickup near Custom Foods when he hit Burgess and drove off. Francisco has a history of criminal offenses, including a…MORE

Pre-Cut Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Pre-Cut Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

(AP) – An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels…MORE

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“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

I can’t believe we’ve come to the finale episode of Season 1. I’m so excited about what we’ve accomplished since launching this podcast in June—and that includes YOU listening, watching and reading this. We will definitely keep things going in 2019, but we have the perfect way to wrap things up in 2018. Our guest…

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