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Man accused of setting fire at Knoxville cell phone tower

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man has been arrested following an investigation into several fires at Knoxville cell phone tower sites. Gildardo Herrera Gonzalez, 36, of Knoxville is charged with one count of arson and one count of setting fire to personal property, according to a press release from the Knoxville Fire Department. Fire investigators […]
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– Five current or former IRS employees in the Mid-South are accused of defrauding federal COVID-19 relief programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. According to court documents, the employees allegedly obtained funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program by submitting false and fraudulent loan […]
MEMPHIS, TN

DACA ruling worries migrant advocates

Migrant advocates reacted with disappointment to a ruling Wednesday by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that sends the issue of whether DACA can remain, or not, back to a lower court in South Texas.
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TN Rep. Ron Gant injured in Hardeman County wreck

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– Tennessee State Representative Ron Gant was injured in a car wreck in Hardeman County Wednesday evening. According to the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, the two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 18 south at 6 p.m. One car reportedly crossed a lane of traffic and struck the other. One driver was pronounced dead. That […]
HARDEMAN COUNTY, TN

Dr. Martha Buchanan to temporarily lead Knox County YWCA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A familiar face in Knox County has reappeared, but this time with a different organization. Dr. Martha Buchanan is back at work. “I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the YWCA as the interim CEO,” said Buchanan. The announcement comes after CEO Rachel Haverkamp announced her resignation in order to spend […]
KNOX COUNTY, TN