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Toledo family gets closure after remains of daughter, missing since 1998, identified in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WTVG) - A Toledo woman, missing since 1998, has been identified by investigators in Tennessee. The Knox County Regional Forensic Center (KCRFC) announced Wednesday that a body found near the city of Jellico on the Kentucky/Tennessee border on October 19, 1998 was that of Lori A. Alexander, a 27-year-old that was declared missing from Toledo earlier that month.
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RAM to hold free medical, dental and vision clinic in Jellico over the weekend

JELLICO, Tenn. — Remote Area Medical announced that it would be hosting a free clinic in Jellico over the weekend, giving people a chance to get free medical care. They said there will also be dental and vision care available at the pop-up clinic, at no cost. People will also need to provide an ID to get care. However, they will offer services on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Head on collision closes Hwy 25W near Jellico

HIGH CLIFF, TN (WLAF) – The report of a head on collision near Jellico on Hwy 25W north of La Follette occurred in the 8am hour on Tuesday. Fortunately, there were no injuries. However the road has been closed since as crews attempt to clear the scene. (WLAF NEWS...

Hawkins County suspect shocked, sprayed before finally taken down

A report from the Hawkins County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office said a corporal had to use defensive tactics after a burglary suspect tried to run from arrest several times. The review said the officer deployed a taser and sprayed Billy Joe Burton, 39, of Sneedville, but the suspect refused to surrender quietly and even tried to grab the officer’s service weapon.

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William L. “Willie” Cole

74-year-old William L. “Willie” Cole was born August 21, 1947 in Gray, Ky. and passed away May 16, 2022 at Quality Care in Lebanon. Willie was preceded in death by his grandparents that raised him, Will and Mae Frost, his Parents Harold Cole and Annabelle Stanley and his sister, Joann Stone. Willie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deborah Goss Cole, his children, Tasha (Philip) Waggoner, Derrick Johnson (Kim Cantrell), Sheri Ford, Jerry (Margo) Cole, Toni Cole and Christy Lawson. He is survived by grandchildren, Hagen, Hasten and Haven Waggoner and 11 more grandchildren. He is survived by 7 great-grandchildren. Willie worked for T.V.A. but for a time he was a deputy for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and assistant chief at the Alexandria Police Department. He also did block and concrete masonry. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Kentucky by Heart: Dale Woolum exits rocky path to one of positive fulfillment and concern for others

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part about William “Dale” Woolum, who until his recent release, spent four decades incarcerated in various prisons, including the Kentucky Penitentiary. Last week’s part one chronicled his time in prison. Part two looks at the challenges of the past and more recently, his striving to become a model citizen going forward.

UNG to host NCAA softball super regional

The University of North Georgia softball team will host Lincoln Memorial University in an NCAA Division II Super Regional from May 19-20 after winning its half of the Southeast Regional with three consecutive victories in Hickory, North Carolina. UNG and Lincoln Memorial are familiar with each other as UNG defeated...

Two Dead Following Three-Vehicle Collision

Kentucky State Police Officials in Harlan received a 911 call concerning a three-vehicle collision on US-25-E, in the Bimble Community of Knox county. The crash is said to have happened close to 12:00 AM on Sunday. Troopers found that 23-year-old Fredrick Cody Carnes, of Pineville, was operating a 2001 green...

Two People Killed In Knox County Crash

Kentucky State Police report troopers responded to a 911 call of a car crash involving three cars on US 25-E in the Bimble community Sunday. Troopers arrived to find one person dead as KSP reconstructionists began an investigation. Investigators say apparently 23-year-old Fredrick Cody Carnes of Pineville was driving a pickup and ended up traveling north in the south bound lanes. A head on collision happened with a car driven by a 16-year-old from Girdler. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner. Troopers say a passenger in the car, a 17-year-old girl, was flown out to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The status of her injuries was unknown at last report. Troopers also discovered that a third car, driven by 41-year-old Steven Cox, was also traveling south and was struck by the other car, trying to avoid the crash. Cox did not receive any injuries from the crash. The crash remains under investigation by detective Jake Middleton. KSP does not suspect drugs or alcohol to be involved at this time.

RAM Clinic set to be in Jellico this weekend

JELLICO, Tenn. (WVLT) - Remote Area Medical will host a two-day pop-up clinic in Jellico this weekend to provide free dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals. The clinic will be set up at Jellico Elementary School, located at 551 Sunset Trail, on May 21 and 22.

Lady Rangers steal their way to sectionals…Bowers Strikes out 14

Washburn’s Tori Coffman was throwing strikes in the high sixty’s. and was the fastest pitcher the Rangers had faced all year. She may have been one of the hardest hitters also. After her first double. deep to right field, Coach Kenneth Chambers decided she would walk. every time...