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Police Chase Ends in Fountain City Duck Pond

A man is in custody after police had to fish a car out of the Fountain City duck pond Sunday. Residents reported a man sitting in a car parked at stop sign Willow Way Drive and Cedar Lane. When officers arrived they say 31-year-old Jackie Strong reached for his waist band and sped off. Police…MORE

Teacher Suspended After Alleged Road Rage Incident

Teacher Suspended After Alleged Road Rage Incident

A Sevier County Music teacher is suspended without pay after an alleged road rage incident. Thursday, officers were called to the Taco Bell on the Dolly Parton Parkway for reports of a man pulling a gun. The victim said the suspect got impatient because the restaurant got her order wrong. He started honking his horn…MORE

UT Selects New Chancellor

UT Selects New Chancellor

Following an extensive search, the University of Tennessee has named a new Chancellor. Donde Plowman is serving as the Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Interim President Randy Boyd says her student-first approach, reputation as a dynamic leader and love for UT will be great assets. Plowman has served previously as faculty at…MORE

KPD Pried Unconscious Infant from Father’s Arms

KPD Pried Unconscious Infant from Father’s Arms

A baby is recovering after police say they had to pry the infant from his father’s hands. Authorities say 28-year-old Keotric Tucker grabbed his son after he tried to throw a woman into a large steel smoker saying “he wanted to see her burn”. Police say Tucker grabbed the child, Elijah Tucker, and began to…MORE

Seven Dead in Middle Tennessee Shooting

Seven Dead in Middle Tennessee Shooting

The TBI is investigating a horrific scene in North Central Tennessee. Seven bodies were found in two homes in Sumner County. The suspect in the case is in the hospital after he was shot by police. One woman survived and is in the hospital as well. The youngest victim was only 12-years-old. District Attorney Ray…MORE

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

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