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Ex-instructor at local community college arrested for statutory rape

Hamblen County deputies arrested a former English instructor at Walters State Community College for aggravated statutory rape.

According to a Hamblen County Sheriff's Office release, David Alexander Adams III, 42, of Morristown picked up a 14-year-old girl in Cocke County and drove her to his home where he apparently attacked her.

Deputies said Alexander messaged the victim on Facebook. Within 24 hours of receiving the report of the rape, officials issued an arrest warrant against Adams.

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Fire station could find new use as a fast food restaurant


(WBIR - Greene County) Greeneville Fire Station is running out of space, and could soon be moving to a new location.

"You got to like the guys you work with. There's no private space here," said firefighter Mike Huff.

Man accused of trying to hire person to murder ex-wife

Deputies arrested a Hamblen County man accused of trying to hire a person to murder his ex-wife.

Authorities arrested Thomas Michael Smith, 33, of Morristown at the Days Inn on East Andrew Highway on Thursday and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder.

Sheriff: Mother orders inmate son to beat another prisoner

A Hamblen County Jail inmate told officials that he was carrying out his mother's orders when he, along with two other prisoners, attacked the man accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend.

Authorities believe Lynn Marie Killion, 57, of Bean Station asked her son Jesse Lee Killion, 30, to beat up Sterling Morgan.

Morgan was booked in the Hamblen County Jail on Sunday after he was charged for the stabbing of George Brock Hance earlier that weekend.

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Police: Attacker left victim voicemail apologizing for stabbing

An assault victim told Morristown police that his attacker left a voicemail on his phone, apologizing for stabbing him eight times in the back with a large kitchen knife.

No arrests made 1 year after fire was set to cover up murders

It's been a year since investigators said a fire was set to cover up a murder in Greene County, and still, no arrests have been made.

On March 23, 2014, firefighters found two people inside a burned home on West Main Street. Elizabeth Cooter, 78, was killed in the fire. Her nephew, Roger "Dwayne" Aiken, 49, was injured and died later at the hospital.

Ex-Newport alderwoman pleads guilty in drug, money laundering scheme

A former Newport alderwoman pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a drug and money laundering scheme she operated with her husband who was a police officer at the time.