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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fraudulent IRS scam
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax payers that the agency will not make a phone call to demand immediate payment of taxes, without first sending a bill in the mail. So if you receive a phone call from an individual saying they are from the IRS or Federal Revenue Service.....hang up. Homer Geoffrey Jones of Newport on Wednesday to Deputy Hollis Emmons he received a call from an individual who said he was with the IRS . The caller told Jones he owed $200 in back taxes, so Jones gave the caller his bank account number. Thirty minutes later the scam artist called back asking for an additional $200. Later in the day, Jones checked his bank account and discovered an additional $199 had been taken. At that point Jones became suspicious and filed a complaint with the sheriff's office.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Pedestrian struck on West Broadway in Newport
  • Jefferson County carjacking

    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
  • Inmates charged with assault
  • Alexander lauds Corker

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
  • Couple arrested in Evans assault
  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality

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