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Friday, January 10, 2020

Worex-Parker arrest
An officer with the Tennessee Department of Probation and Parole has been indicted by the Cocke County Grand Jury on a felony charge alleging that she initiated the filing of a false police report. Linda Cheryl Worex-Parker, 50, Golden Walk Way, Newport was named on the sealed presentment returned on Monday, in the case that was investigated by Newport Detective Captain Jason Ramsey. She is free on a $2,500 bond. Worex-Parker is an officer for the state agency, and was assigned to Cocke County until her recent transfer to the Third Judicial District. She was taken into custody by Cocke County Deputy Sgt. Max Laughter at her workplace, the Tennessee Department of Probation and Parole office in Morristown. The false report was allegedly filed with Newport Patrol Officer Jonathan Ball. Assistant DA Tim Horn of the First Judicial District will prosecute the case after the Office of Jimmy Dunn recused itself from the case. Horn told the NewsSource on Thursday that the defendant reported her vehicle stolen and then filed an insurance claim. The indictment says the defendant knew "that the said offense or incident did not occur." Prosecutor Horn said the arrest of the defendant has been forwarded to the legal counsel for the state agency, which will make a recommendation on the employment status of Worex-Parker.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • Sutton chooses the electric chair
  • Cocke County home fires
  • Holt free on bond
  • Board of Sanitation
  • TVA fuel costs to drop

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Worex-Parker terminated
  • South Highway 321 closure
  • Cocke County Legislative Body meets
  • Alexander on impeachment
  • Greene County cattle rustlers
  • Tennessee is # 1
  • Gasoline prices are dropping

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Morris indicted
  • Legislative session is underway
  • Grooms/Valentine charges
  • Legal aid for seniors
  • KCCB litter pickup postponed
  • Krystal files for Chapter 11

    Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Forest Hills Baptist Church destroyed by fire
  • Rafting was positive in 2019
  • Thacker arrest
  • New Market robbery
  • Barrett teen is back home.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Joy Barrett is missing
  • Worex-Parker has been terminated Update)
  • General Committee talks recreation
  • KCCB announces cleanup/environmental projects
  • Waterline break in Parrottsville

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