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Wanted Maryville man in custody
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, June 8, that it had located and arrested Jeffrey Lynn Potter, 49, of Six Mile Road, Maryville. BCSO took to Facebook Wednesday, asking for help from the public in locating Potter, who was wanted on warrants for violation of community supervision, felony evading arrest, misdemeanor evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was located by Blount County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force and taken into custody Thursday afternoon.
Knoxville double murder court case begins with victims’ family in attendance
A double murder suspect appeared in Knox County criminal court on Thursday with family members of both victims in attendance.
Man dies in East Knoxville shooting on Center Avenue
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One man has died in a shooting on Wednesday, according to the Knoxville Police Department. According to KPD, the victim has been identified as Emory Johnson, 25, of Knoxville. Police responded to the 2400 block of Center Avenue around 7:38 p.m. on June 7 where Johnson was found suffering from a […]
Interstate back open after closed for car fire, crash in Knox Co.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Multiple crews were responding to a multi-vehicle crash on I-640 East Thursday evening. Tennessee Department of Transportation Spokesman Mark Nagi said the crash involved an overturned tractor-trailer and a car on fire. According to officials with the Knoxville Fire Department, the eastbound lanes were closed near...
City: Greyhound needs to find ‘new, better’ stop in Knoxville
The city of Knoxville is urging Greyhound to find a permanent location that provides "appropriate services", especially a safe and clean environment.
Grand Jury indicts Knoxville woman in murder-for-hire plot
KNOXVILLE -- On June 7, 2023, a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a one-count indictment against Melody Sasser, 47, of Knoxville for use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. Sasser was arrested on Thursday, May 18, 2023, pursuant to a criminal complaint. An arraignment has been scheduled for June 21, 2023 at 1:30 pm.
‘I loved Vicky’: Casey White sentenced to life in prison
"I feel like the most hated man in the world. I loved Vicky and I wouldn't drag her name through the mud for anyone in this courtroom," Casey said. "Vicky took me out because she said, 'right was right. Wrong is wrong.' First person to show me affection. First person to give me a hug in six years."
Woman convicted in East TN loan fraud scheme ordered to repay nearly $1 million
Wynde Collins, 56, has been sentenced to 121 months in federal court after committing bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Proposed Cook Out plans spark debate with nearby North Knoxville neighborhood
While the area has its fair share of fast-food restaurants, not everyone in the community is excited.
A UT Lacrosse Player is Identified as the Victim of a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident on Chapman Highway is identified as a player on the UT Lacrosse team. Knoxville Police say 19-year-old Michael Fulcher died following a motorcycle accident on Chapman Highway Sunday night when he crossed into the on-coming traffic lane and hit an SUV head-on. That SUV then hit another vehicle.
Canada’s wildfires are making Knoxville’s air quality worse. Here's the forecast
Is it just cloudy out or is that smoke all the way from Canada you’re seeing in the sky over Knoxville? Smoke from intense wildfires in Canada has drifted across the eastern United States, including Tennessee, resulting in hazy skies and a potential for poor air quality even this far from the U.S.-Canada...
Man found dead on abandoned Tennessee trail in 1986 is positively identified
CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (TCD) -- Officials identified a homicide victim last week whose skeletal remains were found along an abandoned and isolated trail in 1986. According to a news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), hunters discovered the remains near Caney Valley on Aug. 24, 1986. TBI agents and the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office determined the victim was a white male between 30 and 40 years old who had been fatally shot. The University of Tennessee Anthropology Department reportedly concluded the victim had been dead for around six months to a year before the remains were found.
Chaos ensues as Knoxville officer's alleged Snapchat encounter takes a dark turn
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Seeking sex, an off-duty Knoxville Police Department officer drove to Cookeville, showed up at a 20-year-old student's apartment and quickly found himself in a world of trouble. Before the night was over Officer Tyriq Campbell, 24, would be accused of blackmail, hurl himself through a second-floor...
Beautiful weather heading into the weekend before our next cold front
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The sunshine, lower humidity, and comfortable temperatures are here and stick around for the new couple of days! Enjoy it because a cold front arrives Sunday bringing scattered rain and storms. Join us on the WVLT First Alert Weather app for iPhone or Android, so you...
Maryville mom who 'would do anything for her kids' dies in car crash
April Satterfield was a devoted Maryville mother of four with another on the way, a "beautiful person" who was getting ready for a Make-A-Wish Foundation vacation for her 14-year-old daughter, who is suffering from stage 5 lupus. Satterfield was a "great mom," longtime friend Lindsay Hudson told Knox News. "She...
Alcoa man accused of selling more than 100 guns illegally after undercover investigation
ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) - A warrant has been filed against an Alcoa man after an investigation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that he had sold more than 100 guns illegally, according to court documents obtained by WVLT News. According to investigators, Richard Heath Marsh has...
Blount County law enforcement charge three with crimes against minors
Blount County law enforcement have charged three men with sex crimes against minors. Michael L. Brown, 27, Knoxville, was charged by Alcoa Police officers Monday afternoon while Michael Ignacio Yamaguchi, 46, and Larry Edmond Potter, 52, both Maryville, were charged by Blount County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday afternoon and evening. None of the cases are related. Alcoa Police officers first responded at 12:36 p.m. Monday to a report of tenants at...
'I will have nowhere to live' | East TN homeowner in need of emergency repair help after death of husband
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Keela Pryor's dream came true 30 years ago. She and her husband bought a house. They were together for almost four decades. Pryor met her husband after a previous abusive marriage and said he was the love of her life. They did many things together, and they relied on one another. She said their home was important to them.
Heiskell man charged with evading arrest, appears to overdose in custody
A Heiskell man was arrested Monday, June 5 after Blount County Sheriff’s deputies said he tried to flee when he was found in a vehicle stolen out of Knoxville. William Lee Aldridge, 44, was allegedly in possession of multiple controlled substances at the time and appeared to overdose shortly after he was taken into custody. According to a police report, deputies initially responded to a report of a stolen vehicle spotted on Alcoa Highway at about 6 p.m. Monday. Deputies found the vehicle, a black...
TBI names top 10 drugs in Tennessee in 2023
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has named the projected top 10 drugs in Tennessee's 313 Initiative cases.
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