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Man Dead in Officer Involved Shooting in Elizabethton TN

Man Dead in Officer Involved Shooting in Elizabethton TN

The TBI is on the scene of an officer involved shooting in Elizabethton Tennessee. Officers were on patrol on East Elk Avenue around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning when they spotted a suspicious man. They asked him to identify himself but he took off. They caught up to him on Academy Street. As the officers tried to…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

Mother Facing Charges in Connection to Child’s Shooting Death

Mother Facing Charges in Connection to Child’s Shooting Death

A Knoxville woman is in custody after a 5-year-old was killed in a shooting over the weekend. Knoxville Police arrested the mother, Robin Howington, Tuesday.   The shooting happened on Balsam Drive Saturday night. The girl was taken to the hospital but passed away Sunday.   Howington has been charged with two counts of Tampering…MORE

SWAT Called to a Home in Cumberland Co

SWAT Called to a Home in Cumberland Co

Charges pending after a standoff in Cumberland County Thursday night. Deputies were called to the 900 block of Russell Ridge Road for a domestic violence call around 6:00 p.m. 76-year-old James Reagan had barricaded himself inside the residence. Family say there were multiple loaded weapons positioned throughout the home. They say Reagan has Alzheimer’s and at…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

UPDATE: Stolen Truck Involved in Fatal East TN Crash

UPDATE: Stolen Truck Involved in Fatal East TN Crash

UPDATE: Investigators say a truck involved in a fatal crash in Knox County had been reported stolen.  The investigation into the crash remains active. PREVIOUS: Family and friends are remembering a Knoxville pastor and his wife, killed in a crash on Mascot Road Tuesday. Ruben Wilson was a pastor in Knoxville for more than 50…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

Knoxville Job Fair at the Grande Event Center

Knoxville Job Fair at the Grande Event Center

Are you needing a job? Employers are looking to fill hundreds of positions at today’s Knoxville Job Fair. Positions range from entry-level to management. The job fair is from 10:00 until 2:00 today at the Grande Event Center on Clinton Highway. Parking and admission are free. DENSO, H&R Block, Charter Foods, The US Army and…MORE

9/11 Stair Climb at Worlds Fair Park

9/11 Stair Climb at Worlds Fair Park

Honoring the sacrifice of first responders 18 years ago, the Knoxville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is happening at the Sunsphere Wednesday morning. The climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others could live. Each participant pays tribute to a first responder…MORE

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Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

The Academy of Country Music announce the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade. The ACM Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded to…

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