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Former police detective charged with theft, misconduct


(WBIR-Morristown) A former Morristown Police detective is charged with theft and official misconduct.

The TBI began investigating Michael Nelson Hurt, 41, in February, at the request of the Morristown Police Department and 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong.

Hurt was accused of receiving at least three payments on behalf of the department for seized vehicles, and not deposting the entire amount in the department's bank account.

Hurt resigned after the investigation began.

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White Pine police looking for suspect in several burglaries


I-40 westbound reopened in Jefferson Co. after fatal crash


UPDATE 10 AM: All lanes were reopened Thursday morning, after a fatal crash left the road closed for hours Wednesday.

A report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol identifies the man killed in a crash on I-40 in Jefferson County late Wednesday night.

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


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(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.