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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Search is on for Watson
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday issued a Statewide Tennessee Blue Alert for escapee Curtis Ray Watson. Watson who celebrated his 43rd. birthday on Wednesday is a person of interest in the homicide of Debra Johnson, 64, the West Tennessee Correctional Administrator for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He then escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning. Watson should be considered extremely dangerous, and if you see him you should call 911. The escapee has a variety of tattoos across his body, and is 5'11" tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and a long gray beard. This was the third time a Blue Alert was issued in the history of the program, which dates back to 2011. The program uses the statewide AMBER Alert system to provide critical information to the public to assist in apprehending violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers in the line of duty or to aid in locating a missing officer where foul play is involved.


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Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatality
  • Cocke County pursuit
  • Weisend assault

    Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Governors Rural Opportunity Summit
  • Motorcycle crash
  • Cocke County fire and marijuana
  • Jobless numbers in July
  • West is executed

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Carver's Apple House damaged
  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Inmates charged
  • Governor's Rural Opportunities Summit
  • Endangered Species Act

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Williams injury
  • Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
  • Tennessee tourism continues to grow
  • Gas prices continue to drop
  • Hembree incident
  • Abortion bill
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