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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Newport residents survive heroin overdose
Two Newport residents who overdosed on heroin Friday morning survived. Newport Patrol Officer Brandon Cassidy said he responded to a call to a residence on Old Cave Church Road where he found two subjects, Destyni Boykin, 26, and John Barrett, 34, unconscious in the living room. Boykin of Tranquility Way, Newport, remained unconscious and her entire body had turned blue, according to Officer Cassidy. CPR was begun but the woman stopped breathing. So officers administered Narcan in the nostril of Boykin, and over the next several minutes, the woman regained consciousness. She was able to walk from the home. Barrett remained unconscious but continued to breathe so First Call EMS transported him to the Newport Medical Center for treatment. A resident of the home told police that Boykin and Barrett had shot up heroin about 30 minutes before they lost consciousness.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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