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Saturday, December 08, 2018

Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
A Cocke County man was jailed Friday evening after he struck another auto in the rear and then fled the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the crash occurred on Highway 25E at the Lehigh Drive intersection just before 6 pm. Officers said Kristina Justice, 22, Morristown was traveling on Highway 25E when she slowed to allow a vehicle in front of her to turn onto Lehigh Drive. As she slowed, her 2012 Nissan was struck in the rear by Thomas Colton, 56, of Newport. Colton operating a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado sped from the scene onto Lehigh Drive, but he was found a short time later by Cocke County deputies. He was jailed on charges of DUI, failure to exercise due care, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance and following too closely. There were no injuries in the crash.


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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
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    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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