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One man dead after Cocke County crash


(WBIR) One person is dead following a crash in Cocke County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 434 near Newport

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Former Newport alderwoman facing new criminal charges


A former Newport alderwoman who's already facing money laundering charges is now charged with perjury while she was running for reelection.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted Kathy Holt. Investigators say Holt filed a petition for an order of protection in July. In that petition, she stated her address is on Hemlock Road which is not inside the Newport city limits.

Investigation: 16 fires in 3 months ruled arson


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(WBIR) The Cocke County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help after a string of fires.

According to Sheriff Armando Fontes, authorities have ruled 16 fires within Cocke County as arson since August.

Crews repairing potholes around Newport


(WBIR - Cocke County) Drivers who travel around Newport may have to deal with some lane closures in the coming weeks.

Starting Monday, road crews for TDOT will be repairing potholes along US25/US70. The repairs will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

TDOT said the repairs should take about two weeks, weather permitting.


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Morristown approves beer rule exception for Food City


(WBIR) The Morristown City Council took its first steps to change the city's beer laws for a new grocery store.

The current law keeps the new Food City from getting a beer license because it's built too close to a city park.

All lanes of I-40 back open after fiery crash


All lanes of Interstate 40 are back open after a fiery crash Wednesday afternoon blocked westbound traffic for miles.

The crash, which happened just after noon, blocked all but one lane at mile marker 418 in Dandridge. Traffic was backed up past the I-81 split.

Mother arrested after child was caught begging for fake field trip