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Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Searching for Body After Possible Drowning on TN River

Knoxville Police are searching for a body after a possible drowning Tuesday night. A group of people were swimming near Scottish Pike Park in South Knoxville. One of the individuals was walking along the Railroad Bridge between Neyland and Lake Loudon over the Tennessee River. Witnesses say the person jumped from the bridge, but never…MORE

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

Green Beret From TN Killed in Afghanistan

The US Army is mourning the death of a Green Beret from Tennessee. 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin of Greenbrier Tennessee was killed in action by small arms fire in Afghanistan Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Griffin was engaged in combat operations in the Wardak Province, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “The loss of Sgt.…MORE

Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Missing Knox County Woman Found Safe

Knox County officials say Mayra Orozco has been found safe. Previous Story Knox County authorities are asking for help finding a missing woman. 22-year-old Mayra Orozco was last seen Saturday morning in the Halls area. Officials say she suffers from a schizophrenia and has not had her medication. Orozco is described as 5’0″ tall, 100…MORE

“No Threat to the Community” After Child Killed in Fountain City Shooting

“No Threat to the Community” After Child Killed in Fountain City Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating the shooting death of a 5-year-old as a homicide. However, they say this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community. Officers were called to the 500 block of Balsam Drive Saturday night. The child was rushed to the hospital, but passed away Sunday. Investigators say they…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

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

Home Lost in a Fire Overnight on Middlebrook Pike

Home Lost in a Fire Overnight on Middlebrook Pike

The home is a total loss after a house fire early Tuesday morning on Middlebrook Pike. Fire crews were called to the 7000 block of Middlebrook Pike. Seven firetrucks and over a dozen fire fighters responded. There was one resident in the home and they made it out uninjured. Officials say the fire is under…MORE

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

Water Main Break Near the Coliseum

KUB has some roads closed downtown Monday morning for a water main break. Officials say the roads are expected to be closed all of today. No word when they might reopen. • E. Church Avenue between State Street and Howard Baker Jr. Avenue • Hall of Fame Drive between the James White Parkway on ramp and…MORE

LCSO Investigating Possible Drowning

LCSO Investigating Possible Drowning

A Loudon County Man believed to have drowned on Tellico Lake is alive. Authorities were notified of a possible drowning near the Canal Boat Ramp around 10:00 o’clock Thursday night. Crews were on the scene searching overnight. Officials say they found the man this morning. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Previous Story…MORE

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Missing Crossville Teen Nevaeh Stephens

Police asking for help finding a runaway from Crossville. Nevaeh Stephens was last seen Friday at her home on West lake Road. She’s 14-years-old 5’4″ 125 pounds with dark brown hair and red highlights. She was last seen wearing a light gray striped top with jeans. If you have any information on her whereabouts you’re…MORE

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