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Blount County Sheriff’s Office Releases Body Camera Footage of Rockford Shootout

Blount County Sheriff’s Office Releases Body Camera Footage of Rockford Shootout

Rockford, TN (WOKI) The Blount County Sheriff’s Office releasing body camera footage Wednesday afternoon of a shooting that left two deputies hurt. The shooting happened after deputies Edward Walker and Corbin Smith responded to a domestic call in Rockford last week off of Jacob Springs Road. Both of the deputies were shot in the leg…MORE

Family Reacts After Boyfriend Shoots and Critically Injures Monroe County Resident
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Family Reacts After Boyfriend Shoots and Critically Injures Monroe County Resident

PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WVLT) – Tammy Crofts, a 61-year-old from Monroe County, is in critical condition after being shot on Saturday at her home in Philadelphia, according to her family. Court records show that Michael Dowling, who was Crofts’ boyfriend, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder. “I didn’t expect anything like this, not with…MORE

Sevierville Police Investigating Carjacking Incident, Three Suspects At-Large

Sevierville Police Investigating Carjacking Incident, Three Suspects At-Large

Sevierville, TN (WOKI) Three suspects remain at-large following an alleged carjacking incident Sunday night in Sevierville. Sevierville Police Department officials say officers responded to a reported carjacking around 10:15 p.m. at the Clarian Pointe Hotel at 1020 Parkway. SPD says witnesses stated that three black males, one wearing a mask, approached their vehicle. The occupants…MORE

Knoxville Police Arrest Suspect in Western Avenue Bank Robbery
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Knoxville Police Arrest Suspect in Western Avenue Bank Robbery

Knoxville Police have arrested a bank robbery suspect. Officers responded to the City Employees Credit Union on Western Avenue Friday afternoon after 51 year-old Robert Whipple reportedly passed the teller a note demanding money.   Officers spotted Whipple in a U-Haul cargo van during their investigation Friday night.  He eluded officers in the downtown area but…MORE

One Dead after Cumberland County Wrong-Way Motorcycle Crash, Report Says

One Dead after Cumberland County Wrong-Way Motorcycle Crash, Report Says

Cumberland County, TN (WOKI) A person is dead following a motorcycle crash Wednesday in Cumberland County. The crash happened on I-40 East around 8:00 p.m. near mile marker 336, between Rockwood and Crab Orchard. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say a Ford F-150 was heading west in the eastbound lane when it hit the motorcycle head-on.…MORE

Person Drowns at Fort Loudon State Park, Police Say

Person Drowns at Fort Loudon State Park, Police Say

Vonore, TN (WOKI) One man is dead after drowning at Fort Loudon State Historic Park in Vonore. Officials with the Vonore Police Department say the drowning occurred around 5:30 Tuesday evening. They add that the man’s body was recovered, and the department does not suspect foul play at this time. The victim’s age and identity…MORE

Missing 16-Year-Old Tennessee Girl in Florida Found Safe, Police Say

Missing 16-Year-Old Tennessee Girl in Florida Found Safe, Police Say

Pensacola, FL (WOKI) A Tennessee teen who went missing in Florida last week has been found safe. Officials with the Pensacola Police Department announcing Tuesday that 16-year-old Abigail Kate Velez, the daughter of an East Tennessee police officer, was located after being seen last at Baptist Hospital late Thursday night. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office…MORE

Joint Investigation with Local Law Enforcement and TBI Results in Arrest of Kingsport Man on Second Degree Murder Charge in Drug Overdose Death

Joint Investigation with Local Law Enforcement and TBI Results in Arrest of Kingsport Man on Second Degree Murder Charge in Drug Overdose Death

An investigation by the Church Hill Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Kingsport Police Department results in the indictment of a Kingsport man in connection to an overdose death. The investigation into the death of James “Jimmy” Barham, III who was found dead in his home along West Main Boulevard in…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a Fire on Morningside Drive

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a Fire on Morningside Drive

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating a fire on Morningside Drive. Crews called to the scene yesterday (Sunday) morning and found a fire in an upstairs bedroom. The home has suffered smoke, fire, and water damage in that room. The American Red Cross is assisting the two people living there and no injuries were reported.MORE

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