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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Newport gas leak
Traffic on West Highway 25/70 in Cocke County was blocked for 15 minutes Friday afternoon after an above ground natural gas connection was ruptured. The incident just after 5 pm occurred on Country Path Road in the Reidtown community as a tractor-trailer pulled from the side road and struck a stop sign as he turned. When the rig backed up, it struck the above ground gas valve which was several feet off the roadway. Cocke County Deputy Chris Barnes who was among the first on the scene said natural gas was shooting in the air from the rupture when he arrived. Employees of Jefferson-Cocke County Gas Utility District were able to shut off the gas leak quickly, and traffic was allowed to flow smoothly. Employees of the utility said area homes were not impacted by the leak.


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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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