Today's News

  • Man accused of using social media to lure teen girl

    A Kingston man is accused of using Facebook Messenger to solicit sex from someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

    Jack L. Morton, 46, of 1200 Mobile Drive was arrested last month for solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means. He’s scheduled to appear in Roane County General Sessions Court on Feb. 6.

    The 13-year-old girl Morton thought he was interacting with was actually an adult working a sting for the 9th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

  • Rockwood police use Narcan to revive woman

    Rockwood police used Narcan to revive a suspected overdose victim earlier this month. The incident happened at 411 W. Rockwood St., on Dec. 15.

    “I observed a female unconscious on the living room floor with no pulse and not breathing,” Rockwood officer Blake Norman’s report said. “The female was turning blue.”

    Norman said he spoke with another woman in the apartment, who told him she thought the victim had consumed heroin or fentanyl.

  • Kingston Engine 3 in service
  • Is your volunteer a Star?

    Volunteer East Tennessee is looking for outstanding adult and youth volunteer nominations in Roane County as part of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

    The organization is coordinating nominations for Roane, Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe and Sevier counties.

    Nominations are due by Jan. 11 and can be submitted online by going to www.volunteeretn.org/VolunteerAwards.

  • Roane State to reopen Tuesday

    Roane State Community College campuses will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, for spring semester.

    Spring classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through the Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu.

    For more information, visit www.roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

  • GOING with the FLO: Learn from past, press toward future

    We have just received the largest tax cut in the history of our America! Not a single Democrat voted for it.

    It is amazing to see how God can overpower the odds and accomplish His purpose for the American people.

    Donald Trump was the last hope the people had of someone who will return the power to the people of America. Our forefathers fought and died for the right to choose our leaders and continue to have Godly values.

  • Manhattan Project Park plans WWII film fest

    Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present films from a number of national park sites that commemorate events and issues surrounding World War II on Jan. 13 at the American Museum of Science and Energy.

    The festival will start at 1 p.m. in the Museum auditorium at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    National parks tell the stories of America’s World War II experience – from Pearl Harbor to the war’s atomic end.

  • Christmas gas prices highest in 3 years

    Oil prices reached new heights Tuesday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices.

    AAA reported Tennessee gas prices climbed nearly a full cent overnight. The state average is $2.24 per gallon, after rising 2 cents during the past week.

    “We may see moderate increases at the pump this week, but the downward trend should resume in the new year,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins.

  • Brother and sister killed in Wednesday crash

    The holidays turned tragic for a Kingston family Wednesday night. Brother and sister Teddy and Tara Kalnasy were killed in a car crash on Interstate 40.

    “I can’t think straight right now,” said mother Mary Kalnasy, as she struggled to speak through the tears.

    The accident happened around 9 p.m. near the 350 Exit in Midtown. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

  • Child injured after being struck by pickup

    A Harriman youth was struck and injured by a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon on Long Drive.

    "A juvenile was hit with a pickup truck. The suspect took off, drove down a couple of streets, crashed into another mailbox on a different street and then bailed out of the vehicle and took off running," said Sgt. Cody Guge.

    The suspect is still unknown at this time, Guge said Thursday morning.

    Guge said he didn't know where the child was taken but confirmed they were taken to an area hospital.