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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Vehicle thief eludes officers
Cocke County authorities are looking for the driver who led them on a pursuit on Sunday. Deputy Zach Shelton said he was told by Central Dispatch that the driver of a Toyota pickup had stolen property from a vehicle parked at the Newport Cracker Barrel at 12:30 pm. A short time later, the officer spotted the truck on Foothills Parkway headed toward Cosby. During a subsequent pursuit, the driver began to drive erratically, going into curves at a high rate of speed, and he then threw a concrete saw from the truck onto the roadway. The truck had items in the bed and also attached to the roof. On the Cosby Raod. the driver swerved the truck in an attempt to throw items from the bed of the speeding truck into the path of the pursuing patrol cars. Eventually Deputy Lt. Chris Gregg deployed spike strips and three of the truck tires deflated. When the truck stopped near Tree Road, the driver fled the vehicle on foot. Officers, however, were unable to apprehend him. During the pursuit, a motorist called Central Dispatch to report the recovery of a handgun which had been thrown onto the Foothills Parkway. The weapon had been reported stolen from Washington County in 2014. It later was determined that the truck had been stolen from Cherokee, North Carolina and is owned by a Whittier, North Carolina man.


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Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Classical concert
  • Sanderlin/Toby pursuit and arrest
  • Empower planning a tiny home community
  • Allison died of smoke inhalation
  • Byrd charged in Sunday stabbing
  • Commodity distribution
  • Gas prices

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Allison fire death
  • Office on Aging Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 09, 2018

  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Inmates Warren and Mantooth face charges
  • KCCB electronics recycling
  • After Thanksgiving hikes
  • Small/Johnson indicted federally

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

  • Vehicle thief eludes officers
  • Cocke County home destroyed by fire
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Thanksgiving travel to be heavy
  • Workers comp insurance premiums to drop
  • Workers comp insurance premiums to drop
  • Workers comp insurance premiums to drop

    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

  • Tuesday election results
  • Tuesday election results
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