Winning Lotto ticket sold in Hixson

Have you purchased a lottery ticket in the Hixson area recently? If so, you might want to check that ticket because it could be a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket! The winning numbers were 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and 10 as the Powerball number. The player won by matching 4 out of the 5 white numbers …

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County-by-County Road Conditions for Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2016 (Updated 7:20am CST)

Here’s a look at road conditions around our area. Most local county authorities advise motorists to use extreme caution regardless of the presence of snow due to icy conditions that may exist. Best advice is to avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Tennessee roadways according to local agencies and 911 centers: Hamilton County — Slick spots …

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Winter weather and snow chance update

Updated 1/6/17 @ 12:01pm CST: We’ve watched this winter weather event from the start and it’s definitely been a complicated system to forecast. The most recent models we’ve seen show the snow stay more to our East having less effect on Marion County. While we’re not ruling out a trace amount of accumulation or a …

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Autopsy report says South Pittsburg toddler died from ‘blunt force injuries’

The autopsy results have now been released for a 2-year-old South Pittsburg boy who died in August of 2016. According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Zayne Harris died as a result of blunt force injuries. On August 19th, 2016, the child was taken to Parkridge West Hospital in Jasper by his mother and her boyfriend …

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TVA prepping for first cold spell of 2017

TVA employees are getting ready for the expected cold temperatures and possible snow and ice this weekend to ensure that they’re able to meet the demand for electricity across their service areas. Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority say they’re projecting a load of over 26,000 megawatts this weekend. The last time they saw a …

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Car crashes into Rudder’s Market in South Pittsburg on New Year’s Eve

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, at approximately 5:37 pm CST, an elderly female drove her vehicle through the front doors of Rudders Market located in South Pittsburg near the Richard City area. No injuries were reported to anyone inside the store or to the driver of the vehicle in the incident.The woman claims that when …

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UPDATE: Snow chances for Friday into Weekend

UPDATE — 1/4/17 @ 6:38am CST: Following up on our weather discussion from yesterday in regards to winter weather that may impact the Sequatchie Valley later this week and into the weekend. There is still great uncertainty regarding the evolution of winter weather or even a winter storm, but I’ll discuss what we know and …

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Structure fire in Jasper closes roads on New Year’s Eve as local radio station burns

Jasper Fire Department and other mutual aid agencies battled a large structure fire in the 4300 block of Main Street on New Year’s Eve. The building, a former private home and longtime building in the Jasper area, has most recently been the tower site and transmitter building for Marion County Broadcasting and WTNW-AM radio which …

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Dade County, GA installs new tornado siren

Emergency Services officials in Dade County, Georgia have installed a new tornado siren in the Trenton area to help ensure the safety of citizens in the event of a tornado in the county. Officials say the next time the area is under a tornado warning, residents within about a mile radius from the siren will be …

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Name released in officer-involved shooting incident

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation  (TBI) has released the name of the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday evening in Whiteside, Tenn. A spokesperson for the TBI says the suspect was 59-year-old William John Berner, who died from unknown injuries after a crash on Highway 134 near Whiteside Loop. Marion County deputies fired …

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Body of man found in Nickajack Lake identified

Marion County authorities have released the identity of a man found in Nickajack Lake near Haletown last week. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department have now identified the man as 27-year-old Charles Wayne Pitts, Jr. Pitts was last known to be a resident of Nashville. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say a …

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Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting after chase in Marion County

UPDATE — 12/28/16 @ 9:03am CST: New information this morning regarding the officer-involved shooting incident that took place late Tuesday afternoon in Whiteside… Susan Niland, spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), says that the events stemmed from law enforcement officers responding to two separate complaints Tuesday made by local residents regarding a man …

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