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Police/Fire

  • Mortgage fraud one of major schemes

    Mortgage fraud schemes continue to be a major problem in communities across the nation, and combating them is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities.

    U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said the Eastern District of Tennessee is averaging one mortgage fraud case per month.

    Total losses estimated by all the mortgage fraud cases currently being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office are in the tens of millions of dollars.

    Assistant U.S. attorneys have been active in pursuing the prosecution of these cases.

  • Roane County E-911 May dispatches
  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in June

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct three sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during June in Roane County.

    One of the checkpoints will be from 9 to 10 p.m. June 10 on Patton Lane (Hwy. 382) near the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Two checkpoints are planned on June 24 — from 8 to 9 p.m. at Hwy. 70 and Swan Pond Road, and from 10 to 11 p.m. on Pine Ridge Road (Hwy. 29).

  • THP to conduct license checks in June

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during June.

    The first checkpoint will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 3 near the railroad tracks on Pine Ridge Road (Hwy. 29).

    The final checkpoint, from 1 to 2 p.m. June 17, will be on Fiske Heights Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP to conduct license checks in May

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints during May in Roane County.

    A  checkpoint is planned from 10 to 11 a.m. May 6 near the new bridge on Hwy. 58.

    Another checkpoint, from 9 to 10 p.m. May 20, will be at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on April 29 on Hwy. 27 at the Roane and Rhea County lines.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Roane County E-911 March dispatches
  • Appellate court upholds Howard conviction

    The Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a judge’s decision to sentence Bryan K. Howard to eight years in prison.

    Howard pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of Bradley K. Lively. He had a blood alcohol level of .10 when he killed Lively in a July 2007 car crash.  

    Roane County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen denied all forms of alternative sentencing when he sentenced
    Howard in March of last year.

    In his appeal, Howard argued that Eblen erred in denying all forms of alternative sentencing.

  • Apply for academy by April 18

    Harriman Police Department will have its third Citizens Academy beginning May 10.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said he wants interested applicants to apply by April 18 so that background checks can be completed.

    The free eight-week class will meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at the Harriman Police Department.

    It includes information on police procedures, handgun handling and K-9 handling.

    The academy will culminate in a ride-along with a police officer at the final class.

  • THP to conduct license checks in April

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in April.

    The first will be from  9 to 10 a.m. April 8 at Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Troopers will also check driver licenses during a roadside safety checkpoint from noon to 1 p.m. April 15 at Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.