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Monday, August 12, 2019

Pruitt pursuit
Newport police jailed one man following a pursuit early Saturday morning. Newport Captain Brad Ball said he spotted a car and a pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on the Cosby Highway under cover of darkness. The two vehicles fled onto Lakeview Street, then onto Prospect Avenue. Officer lost sight of the pickup, but Officer Ball continued the pursuit of the car "at dangerous and high speeds", narrowly missing other autos. The auto continued onto Holley Street where it jumped the curb onto Jefferson Avenue where the driver surrendered. Jalen Pruitt, 21, Woodlawn Avenue, Newport, was taken into custody and a quantity of marijuana was recovered from the auto. Captain Ball said the behavior of Pruitt "placed himself, his passenger, the officers involved and the public in danger as he recklessly fled through residential neighborhoods". Now Pruitt faces charges of felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, running a stop sign, speeding and possession of marijuana.

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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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