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  • Sheriff Deputy fatal shooting after man pulls weapon

    Authorities say a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy has fatally shot a man he was pursuing after the man confronted him with a weapon. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that the shooting occurred Sunday evening in Cosby after the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a...
  • Adolescent boy gets raped! School officials tell her to ‘turn other cheek,’ lawsuit filed!

    A 12-year-old Tennessee rape victim was told by his Christian school to “turn the other cheek” and that “everything in God’s kingdom happens for a reason,” according to a lawsuit filed by his family. As The Independent reports, the unnamed boy was repeatedly raped by older boys, ages 14...
  • Man charged with criminal trespassing after claiming he was stabbed at church

    A homeless man who claimed he was stabbed after impaling himself while trying to climb the fence at a downtown Knoxville church now is charged with criminal trespassing. When staff members at St. John’s Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., found Samuel Eric Roach, 27, laying in the bushes and bleeding from his...
  • Bride arrested on honeymoon!

    The honeymoon did not last long. Just hours after saying “I do,” a Tennessee bride pulled a 9 mm pistol from her wedding dress, pointed it at her groom and pulled the trigger, according to court documents and media reports. Kate Elizabeth Prichard, 25, of Kenton, Tennessee, faces a...
  • Woman pulled over and robbed at gunpoint by fake cops!

    Three police impostors in Memphis pulled over a woman and robbed her at gunpoint on Monday. Officers said the impersonators drove a blue cargo van and a black charger, both equipped with police lights in their front windows. Two of the suspects approached the woman’s vehicle after pulling her...
  • Parents of 2 year old arraigned in hot car death

    The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after being left in a vehicle overnight at the Gatlinburg home of a Tennessee mayor were arraigned Monday on felony murder charges. Jade Elizabeth Phillips, 24, and her husband, Anthony Dyllan Phillips, 26, who were from Westmoreland, Tenn., appeared in Sevier County Criminal Court...
  • Watch: Teacher loses license after kidnapping accusations!

    The former Tennessee teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has finally had his teaching license revoked, three months after the pair were found in northern California. The Tennessee State Board of Education announced its decision to strip Tad Cummins, 50, of his license Friday morning, ABC...
  • Video: Inmate smuggles cell phone in prison to swap child pornography

    A sex offender who used a smuggled cellphone to swap child pornography and invite a pedophile to help him rape his own daughter — all while behind bars in a Tennessee prison — won’t see freedom again for decades. Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Tuesday sentenced Christopher David Grippe,...
  • Video: Both parents arrested for the hot car death of a 2 year old

    The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after being left in a vehicle overnight were arrested Monday on felony murder charges, according to a news release from Fourth District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn. A grand jury returned presentments against 24-year-old Jade Elizabeth Phillips and 26-year-old Anthony Dyllan Phillips, charging them with first-degree murder...