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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Maryville man critically injured in Pellissippi crash(KNOXVILLE) A Maryville man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday morning w
Maryville man critically injured in Pellissippi crash
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 21 hours ago
(KNOXVILLE) A Maryville man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday morning when his vehicle flipped and crashed off Pellissippi Parkway. The Knoxville Police Department identified the driver as Leslie Tatum, 23. The crash occurred about 10:30... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
FBI movie about active-shooters helps train first respondersThe FBI has gone Hollywood to help train law enforcement on how to handle an ac
FBI movie about active-shooters helps train first responders
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted yesterday
The FBI has gone Hollywood to help train law enforcement on how to handle an active shooter situation. The bureau made a 27-minute film called "The Coming Storm” and sent it to hundreds of thousands of first responders across the country. Knoxville... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Police confirm identities of men killed in fiery crash last week on Skyline DriveKNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Police Department confirmed Thursday the bodies of tw
Police confirm identities of men killed in fiery crash last week on Skyline Drive
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Police Department confirmed Thursday the bodies of two men killed last week in a fiery car crash on Skyline Drive have been identified. DeShawn M. Tate, 26, and Santana Marquis Griffin, 35, both of Knoxville, were killed... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Skyline Drive crash victims identified, funerals setKNOXVILLE — The bodies of two men killed last week in a fiery car crash on Skyl
Skyline Drive crash victims identified, funerals set
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The bodies of two men killed last week in a fiery car crash on Skyline Drive have been identified and funeral services planned, according to Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, which received the bodies Tuesday. Both men will be buried... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Two killed in fiery crash last week still unidentifiedKNOXVILLE — The bodies of two people killed Wednesday night in a fiery crash on
Two killed in fiery crash last week still unidentified
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The bodies of two people killed Wednesday night in a fiery crash on Skyline Drive have not yet been identified, a task made difficult because the remains are so badly burned, Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man uses steak knife to rob South Knoxville storeKNOXVILLE — A man used a steak knife to rob a South Knoxville grocery store Tue
Man uses steak knife to rob South Knoxville store
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A man used a steak knife to rob a South Knoxville grocery store Tuesday before fleeing with an unknown amount of cash, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A clerk at the Green Grocery, 1101 Maryville Pike, reported that a man... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Probation revoked for defendant in Zaevion Dobson shootingThe only suspect arrested in the shooting death of a Fulton High School footbal
Probation revoked for defendant in Zaevion Dobson shooting
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
The only suspect arrested in the shooting death of a Fulton High School football player told police he fired high into the crowd on a Lonsdale porch when 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson was killed last month, an investigator testified Friday. Christopher... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Fuss over pumping gas ends in stabbingKNOXVILLE — A dispute over pumping gas has ended in one man stabbed and another
Fuss over pumping gas ends in stabbing
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A dispute over pumping gas has ended in one man stabbed and another in jail. John Hill, 66, of Knoxville, is accused of stabbing Jason Horner, 41, of Maryville, after a physical altercation on how long Horner was taking to pump gas,... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Multi-vehicle crash snarls I-40E near Alcoa Hwy. rampKNOXVILLE — Three lanes of Interstate 40 East near downtown are blocked Friday
Multi-vehicle crash snarls I-40E near Alcoa Hwy. ramp
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Three lanes of Interstate 40 East near downtown are blocked Friday due to a multi-vehicle crash, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The ramp to Alcoa Highway also is blocked. The crash was reported about 11:39 a.m. and is... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Mount Olive Baptist Church tries again to remove pastorKNOXVILLE — A Knox County chancellor Friday morning is scheduled to hear argume
Mount Olive Baptist Church tries again to remove pastor
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A Knox County chancellor Friday morning is scheduled to hear arguments on who controls the property at one of the city's oldest and largest black churches — the members or the pastor they've tried to oust. The congregation at Mount Olive... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County Commission candidates address schools, community issuesNine hopefuls vying for four seats on Knox County Commission spoke on local dev
Knox County Commission candidates address schools, community issues
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
Nine hopefuls vying for four seats on Knox County Commission spoke on local development, taxes, the arts and even schools in a League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County forum Thursday in downtown Knoxville. The candidates answered questions in... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KPD: Two killed in fiery East Knoxville crashThe Knoxville Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash in East Knox
KPD: Two killed in fiery East Knoxville crash
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 9 days ago
The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash in East Knoxville from Wednesday night. Two people were killed in the fiery crash in the 3200 block of Skyline Drive around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Two killed in fiery crash on Skyline Drive in East KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE — Two people were killed when their vehicle struck a utility pole and
Two killed in fiery crash on Skyline Drive in East Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Two people were killed when their vehicle struck a utility pole and caught fire Wednesday night on Skyline Drive, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The medical examiner and police are working to identify the bodies, which... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
KPD seeking help finding man for questioning in Dobson slayingKNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Police Department renewed its appeal Wednesday night
KPD seeking help finding man for questioning in Dobson slaying
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Police Department renewed its appeal Wednesday night for help in locating a man for questioning in the shooting death last year of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson. The request came hours after Dobson's mother, Zenobia Dobson,... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
"Stop the Violence" forum tonight at 7 in KnoxvilleKnoxville leaders and our community will gather at Fulton High School on Wednes
"Stop the Violence" forum tonight at 7 in Knoxville
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 9 days ago
Knoxville leaders and our community will gather at Fulton High School on Wednesday night to talk about ways to help at-risk kids, and take a stand against violence following the shooting death of Zaevion Dobson. WBIR is partnering with WATE, WVLT... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Justices hearing appeal in torture-slayings caseKNOXVILLE — The ringleader of a January 2007 torture slaying is trying to convi
Justices hearing appeal in torture-slayings case
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The ringleader of a January 2007 torture slaying is trying to convince the state's highest court a flawed search warrant should rate him a new trial. The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday in Knoxville in an... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Suspected killer in custodyKNOXVILLE — A convicted felon suspected of a Jan. 4 killing is in custody, acco
Suspected killer in custody
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A convicted felon suspected of a Jan. 4 killing is in custody, according to the Knoxville Police Department. Ricky Allen Davis Jr., 29, turned himself in to the Knox County Sheriff's Office around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to KPD. Davis... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee Supreme Court to tackle warrant issue in torture slaying caseThe ringleader of a January 2007 torture slaying will try tomorrow to convince
Tennessee Supreme Court to tackle warrant issue in torture slaying case
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
The ringleader of a January 2007 torture slaying will try tomorrow to convince the state's highest court a flawed search warrant should rate him a new trial. The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in Knoxville in an appeal of... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Person dies after being found with head injury at Cumberland Avenue gas stationKNOXVILLE — One person has died after being found with an apparent head injury
Person dies after being found with head injury at Cumberland Avenue gas station
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
KNOXVILLE — One person has died after being found with an apparent head injury at a Cumberland Avenue gas station, according to police. Knoxville Police Department officers responded around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday to the injured person at the Shell at... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KPD: Victim with head injury diesThe Knoxville Police Department said it is investigating the death of a person
KPD: Victim with head injury dies
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 11 days ago
The Knoxville Police Department said it is investigating the death of a person found with a head injury at the Rocky Top market on Tuesday morning. The Rocky Top market is a Shell gas station located on the 2000 block of Cumberland Avenue. KPD said... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Two men arrested following pair of armed robberies at Knoxville hotelsKNOXVILLE — Two Knoxville men have been charged in connection with a pair of ar
Two men arrested following pair of armed robberies at Knoxville hotels
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Two Knoxville men have been charged in connection with a pair of armed holdups committed at local hotels within the past week, according to arrest records. Douglas Alexander Merrick Jr., 28, and Jordan Aaron Wilson, 24, were being held... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Mascot party to benefit cancer researchShoney Bear, Lady Liberty from Liberty Tax Service, the Speedy Cash kangaroo, a
Mascot party to benefit cancer research
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
Shoney Bear, Lady Liberty from Liberty Tax Service, the Speedy Cash kangaroo, a walking slice of pizza from Marco's and the Knoxville Police Department mascot will cheer on the fight against cancer at a roadside party next week. The Mascots Against... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
East Tennessee braces for another round of snowEast Tennessee braced for another round of winter weather Friday, closing busin
East Tennessee braces for another round of snow
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
East Tennessee braced for another round of winter weather Friday, closing businesses early, canceling events and placing road crews on standby as the region waited for afternoon rain to shift to snow. Officials in Middle Tennessee called the storm... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Flipped truck closes Bruhin near AdairBruhin Road near Adair Road is closed due to a fully loaded tractor-trailer tha
Flipped truck closes Bruhin near Adair
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
Bruhin Road near Adair Road is closed due to a fully loaded tractor-trailer that flipped on its side around 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Knoxville Police Department. Police ask that drivers use an alternate route. A flipped car closed a lane... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox Schools begins bus driver checksKnox County students who ride the school bus are likely to see some new faces o
Knox Schools begins bus driver checks
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
Knox County students who ride the school bus are likely to see some new faces on buses in the coming weeks. Last week, the district began a "soft start" to its safety check ride program, in which uniformed officers ride school buses periodically to... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Crews busy treating area roadsUPDATE: State transportation officials said Wednesday’s snow storm made for a “
Crews busy treating area roads
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 16 days ago
UPDATE: State transportation officials said Wednesday’s snow storm made for a “challenging” day, but by no means did they underestimate the weather system. “We pretreated all East Tennessee roadways on Tuesday, and then our crews were back working... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KPD searching for 45-old womanThe Knoxville Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a miss
KPD searching for 45-old woman
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 17 days ago
The Knoxville Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing woman. Angela L. Dalton, 45, was last seen at the Knoxville Area Rescue Mission (KARM) on Nov. 22, 2015. According to her sister, Dalton was receiving treatment for... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
One dead in two-car crash in South KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE — One person died after a two-car crash at the ramp from Chapman High
One dead in two-car crash in South Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
KNOXVILLE — One person died after a two-car crash at the ramp from Chapman Highway to Gov. John Sevier Highway on Friday, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The person's name wasn't immediately released. At 3:58 p.m. , officers were... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
1 killed in crash on Gov. John Sevier Highway(KNOXVILLE) A male driver was killed Friday afternoon in a collision with anoth
1 killed in crash on Gov. John Sevier Highway
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 21 days ago
(KNOXVILLE) A male driver was killed Friday afternoon in a collision with another motorist on Gov. John Sevier Highway. Names of the drivers were not released Friday. They'll be released when family members are notified, according to Knoxville... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
With Pearson apology, conduct case dropped(KNOXVILLE) Having secured an apology, a young woman who had been involved in a
With Pearson apology, conduct case dropped
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 21 days ago
(KNOXVILLE) Having secured an apology, a young woman who had been involved in a student conduct complaint against Vols senior wide receiver Von Pearson has elected to drop it, a Nashville lawyer said Friday. A student conduct hearing against Pearson... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Five arrested after Knoxville police seize pot, guns and cashKNOXVILLE — Police arrested five men Thursday night on various drug-related cha
Five arrested after Knoxville police seize pot, guns and cash
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Police arrested five men Thursday night on various drug-related charges after a report of gunshots led to the seizure of guns, cash and marijuana at a North Knoxville home, according to a Knoxville Police Department news release. At 7:38... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
White House forum tackles heroin, painkiller abuse in East Tenn.A White House-hosted forum Thursday afternoon highlighted that while prescripti
White House forum tackles heroin, painkiller abuse in East Tenn.
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
A White House-hosted forum Thursday afternoon highlighted that while prescription drug and heroin abuse have become epidemic in Appalachia, resources to fight the problem haven't grown at the same rate. That's something the Obama administration... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Three Knoxville city employees buy military creditTwo firefighters and a police sergeant received approval Thursday from the Knox
Three Knoxville city employees buy military credit
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
Two firefighters and a police sergeant received approval Thursday from the Knoxville Pension Board to purchase military credit on their municipal pensions, likely costing the city's plan "well over $100,000," said city Finance Director Jim... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Charges pending in I-40 crash involving maintenance truckKNOXVILLE — Charges are pending against a Knoxville man who struck a maintenanc
Charges pending in I-40 crash involving maintenance truck
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Charges are pending against a Knoxville man who struck a maintenance truck on Interstate 40 on Tuesday night, police said. Timothy Smith, 18, was driving west, just east of Pellissippi Parkway, shortly after 9 p.m. when his 2000... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville police officers recall attempt to save man from house fireThe two police officers faced a choice: crawl unprotected into a blazing house
Knoxville police officers recall attempt to save man from house fire
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
The two police officers faced a choice: crawl unprotected into a blazing house to rescue an unconscious man, or wait for firefighters to arrive — and lose precious time in the process. "We didn't know if he had overdosed or burned," said Knoxville... Read more
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Man rescued from burning house Saturday has diedKNOXVILLE — A man pulled from a burning house by two police officers died Sunda
Man rescued from burning house Saturday has died
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A man pulled from a burning house by two police officers died Sunday, a day after he was rescued from his bedroom, which was engulfed in flames, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk. The cause of 50-year-old... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man accused of responding to car horn with gunshotsKNOXVILLE — A 23-year-old East Knoxville man who allegedly responded with gunsh
Man accused of responding to car horn with gunshots
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A 23-year-old East Knoxville man who allegedly responded with gunshots to a car blowing its horn at him as he strolled along Cherry Street faces multiple felony charges. Denzel Flemmings, who gave a Selma Avenue address, was being held... Read more
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Three Knoxville city workers to buy military credit under new pension policyA senior firefighter, fire captain and police sergeant have applied to purchase
Three Knoxville city workers to buy military credit under new pension policy
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
A senior firefighter, fire captain and police sergeant have applied to purchase military credit toward their city retirement plan under a new policy approved by Knoxville's pension board last month. The three workers, who are buying between 19... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
KPD officers save man from burning homeKNOXVILLE — Knoxville police officers rescued a man from a burning home in the
KPD officers save man from burning home
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville police officers rescued a man from a burning home in the city's Beaumont area during one of two local house fires reported overnight, authorities said Sunday. The rescue began about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when officers Jacob... Read more
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Suspect detained after car shot at on Cherry StreetKNOXVILLE — A man has been detained after allegedly firing at a carload of peop
Suspect detained after car shot at on Cherry Street
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A man has been detained after allegedly firing at a carload of people in East Knoxville on Saturday, police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. as a Knoxville police officer was responding to a complaint call on... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Police seek cellphone store robberKNOXVILLE — Police are investigating an armed robbery of an East Knoxville cell
Police seek cellphone store robber
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Police are investigating an armed robbery of an East Knoxville cellphone store. Knoxville Police Department officers responded to Metro PCS, 2132 E. Magnolia Ave., on Friday just after 7 p.m. Witnesses said a man entered the store with a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man convicted of 24 sex assaults against two childrenKNOXVILLE — A Knox County man has been convicted of a combined 24 sexual assaul
Man convicted of 24 sex assaults against two children
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A Knox County man has been convicted of a combined 24 sexual assaults against two children. Brian Derick Hickey, 53, will serve a 15-year prison sentence. Hickey pleaded guilty Jan. 8 before Criminal Court Judge Scott Green to 13 counts... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Police release name of Fort Sanders shooting victimKNOXVILLE — Police have released the name of a man who was shot Thursday in the
Police release name of Fort Sanders shooting victim
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Police have released the name of a man who was shot Thursday in the Fort Sanders community near the University of Tennessee. Paul Allen Riley, 24, was shot one time in the upper back and treated at the University of Tennessee Medical... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Suspected killer Ricky Davis Jr. has extensive criminal historyThe 29-year-old who died Jan. 4 from gunshot wounds knew his suspected killer a
Suspected killer Ricky Davis Jr. has extensive criminal history
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
The 29-year-old who died Jan. 4 from gunshot wounds knew his suspected killer and was shot over a prior business deal, according to police. Ricky Allen Davis Jr., 29, a felon with a lengthy criminal history, is suspected of killing John Marshal... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville police identify suspect in fatal shootingPolice are searching for a suspect identified in the Jan. 4 shooting death of a
Knoxville police identify suspect in fatal shooting
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
Police are searching for a suspect identified in the Jan. 4 shooting death of a Knoxville man, killed by three gunshot wounds to the upper body. Ricky Allen Davis Jr., 29, a felon with a lengthy criminal history, is suspected of killing John Marshal... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
State to retry Knoxville man in slaying of pregnant girlfriend, unborn sonKNOXVILLE — The state announced Thursday that it will retry a Knoxville man in
State to retry Knoxville man in slaying of pregnant girlfriend, unborn son
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The state announced Thursday that it will retry a Knoxville man in the slaying of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn son. A jury deadlocked with a vote of 11-1 to acquit Norman Eugene Clark, 32, after an eight-day trial in August on two... Read more

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