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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hepatitis C case is resolved.
A man who exposed Newport police officers to Hepatitis C in July of last year, Monday entered a guilty plea in Cocke County Circuit Court. Henry Greg Stroud, 35, Filbert Street, Newport, was arrested in July of last year and was charged with exposing four Newport police officers to Hepatitis C during an arrest. The subject was suicidal and had walked into traffic prompting the officers response. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and criminal exposure to Hepatitis C, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Judge Ben Hooper ordered Stroud to serve a four year term. The court also arraigned James Brad McGaha, 35, Filbert Street, Newport, who recently was arrested on sealed presentments returned in April by a Cocke County Grand Jury. McGaha is charged with two counts sale and delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone (near Newport City Park) as well as another charge of the sale and delivery of methamphetamine outside of a drug free zone.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
  • Executions delayed
  • Early voting coming up

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
  • Work for TennCare
  • Tennessee tax burden
  • Food for Peace program revanp
  • Great American Cleanup events

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
  • Cate case
  • Newport contributes to the Friends animal shelter
  • Broadway infrastructure project
  • O'Brien tools are missing

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
  • Medical marijuana on CLB agenda
  • Pending legislation to hold down healthcare costs
  • Goodwin being sought on AWOL charges
  • Fraud alert

    Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Saturday fatal crash
  • Faison on improving teachers
  • Tennessee Senate action
  • TVA rate modification
  • TBI probing Sevier fatal fire
  • Gas price expected to move up
  • ElderWatch meeting

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