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Monday, April 17, 2017

Newport fire alarms
Newport firefighters responded to two fire alarms in downtown Newport over the Easter weekend holiday. Battalion Chief Donnie Rollin said an alarm just after 7 pm Saturday sent firefighters to the ConAgra plant on East Broadway. He said a boiler had been shut down for the holiday weekend however maintenance workers had left valves partially open on the cookers. When firemen arrived, they found the building filled with steam, and a water line had also burst activating the fire alarm. Efforts to initially pinpoint the problem were hampered by the extensive steam. An alarm Sunday afternoon at 1 pm, sent firemen the to the third floor jail in the Cocke County courthouse. Battalion Chief Tim Pack said the smoke detector was activated by hot moisture from the clothes dryer in the laundry, however there was no fire.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Weekend assaults in Cocke County
  • Shelton arrest
  • BB gun at Cocke County High
  • David Fine arrest
  • Gasoline prices are declining
  • Dover to be sworn in

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Identity theft or fraud
  • Tennessee Promise is helping students
  • Marijuana hearing
  • Sevier County scam

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Job prospects continue to look positive for Cocke County
  • More Pasternak defendants are sentenced
  • Person of interest identified
  • Jobless rate in Tennessee continues to drop
  • Bear season opens on Saturday
  • Water service to be affected

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Trial delayed after only half of prospective jurors show
  • Judge Davidson on monitors
  • Potts is being sought
  • THP wants to locate witnesses
  • New Republican health plan
  • Hurricane losses may hike premiums for us all.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Pasternak steroid conspiracy
  • Lt. Lawson on medical leave
  • Charles.....the Survivor
  • Proposed ACA modification falls apart
  • Be aware of flood vehicles
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