Mother pleads guilty to leaving young daughters alone in tub
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who left her two young daughters alone in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to aggravated child neglect and been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Maryville College president leaving post next year
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of Maryville College in Tennessee is leaving the post after the next school year.
News outlets report Tom Bogart said he will end his term in...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are inviting the public to help with an effort to research the African American experience in southern...
SEYMOUR, Tenn. (AP) — The Blount County Sheriff's office is investigating reports that a zebra at a privately owned farm in Seymour has bitten four people.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say the deaths of a school teacher and his son are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide after the pair were found shot in the burning bedroom of a home...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville aims to increase diversity among the state's teachers.
A university news release says the Increasing Teacher...
Autistic Missouri man loses lawsuit over police arrest
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a Missouri man with autism who was shocked several times with a Taser during a confrontation that began when he stopped to tie his shoe lost their lawsuit...
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of dipping his testicles in salsa that a customer ordered online nearly derailed his plea deal with prosecutors when he laughed in court.
Man accused of dipping testicles in customer’s salsa
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was jailed on felony charges after appearing to dip his testicles into a container of salsa that a customer had ordered online.
Missouri man found guilty in drunken crash death of student
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury has found a 22-year-old Maryville man guilty of DWI resulting in death for crashing into a bar last year and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student.
The Nodaway County jury returned the verdict Saturday in the trial of Alex Allen Catterson.
The Bird & The Book sets casual, community vibe
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lisa Misosky and Catherine Frye, owners of Maryville's Southland Books & Cafe, know how to run a business.
They bought the bookstore from its original owner in 1999 and opened the cafe in 2005, around the time they moved the operation to its present location at 505 E. Broadway Ave. However, their dream was to expand their operation and open an adjacent lounge where people could congregate in a quiet and comfortable setting.
Tennessee woman arrested, accused of taking dog in bear hunt
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been accused of interfering with a legal bear hunt in Tennessee by catching and stealing a hunting dog.
News outlets quote a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency statement as saying Sandra Lucille Inman was arrested and charged with theft, removal of a transmitting collar and violation of the state's Hunter Protection Act. She's accused of taking the dog Nov. 2 during a black bear hunt in Blount County.
Ex-Division III player says he didn’t mean to kill
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Division III college football player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend says he never intended to cause her any physical harm.
Lightning strikes, kills northwest Missouri fisherman
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a lightning bolt has struck and killed a northwest Missouri man as he was fishing.
Maryville Public Safety says authorities found 35-year-old Ryen Browning, of Maryville, dead around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when they responded to a call at the City Reservoir. Browning was struck while fishing from the bank of the reservoir.
Missouri man charged in animal abuse death
HOPKINS, Mo. (AP) — A second Missouri man has been charged with animal abuse in connection with a pet slaying case.
The Maryville Forum reports that Dalton Peve of Hopkins has been charged with animal abuse and torture or mutilation of a living animal in connection with the April 21 case involving a dog being hung alive by a cable.
Tennessee center helps address adverse childhood experiences
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To reach a child who can't concentrate in the classroom or relate with peers, educators literally might need to build new pathways in their brains.
Maryville City Schools teachers are learning how to do that this year, working with Harmony Family Center.
An $87,000 grant Harmony received under Tennessee's Building Strong Brains initiative is funding not only the training but also a full-time counselor who will work in the elementary schools.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Northwest Missouri State University has reinstated a fraternity chapter that was closed three years ago during a sexual assault investigation.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports the university announced Monday that it would again recognize the Delta Nu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say several school districts across eastern Tennessee have hired additional school resource officers.
WBIR-TV reported this week that Lenoir City Schools and Maryville City Schools are among the school districts that plan to increase officer presence this school year.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Northwest Missouri State University has suspended the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity chapter on the Maryville campus over its violation of university policies.
Spokesman Mark Hornickel said in a news release Friday that the fraternity was suspended for violating the university's policies involving alcohol and hazing.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is working on a bill that would allow rural cemetery boards, provided they abide by some regulations, to dip into principal if investment returns prove insufficient.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nine white nationalists gathered outside a Tennessee church to protest a talk by the author of a book about white supremacy.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the group stood outside First United Methodist Church in Maryville on Sunday evening. They held aloft a Confederate flag and a "White Pride Worldwide" flag.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Division III college football player William Riley Gaul was found guilty on Tuesday of first-degree murder after shooting through the bedroom wall of his ex-girlfriend while she was sleeping.
The eight-man, four-woman jury deliberated four hours before reaching its verdict. The 19-year-old was immediately given a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole for 51 years.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of a former Division III college football player charged in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.
Prosecutors rested their case against William Riley Gaul on Monday after jurors heard the defendant's two-hour interview with sheriff's investigators following the death of 16-year-old Emma Walker of Knoxville, Tennessee. The defense rested without calling any witnesses.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors in the murder trial of former Division III college football player William Riley Gaul heard a recording Thursday in which he was arrested while preparing to throw a gun in the Tennessee River after his ex-girlfriend's death.
The video shows Gaul talking to friends about his plans to dispose of the gun. Prosecutors say Gaul stole his grandfather's gun and used it to fire the shots that killed 16-year-old Emma Walker of Knoxville, Tennessee.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story May 1 about the murder trial of William Riley Gaul, The Associated Press reported erroneously that both sides agree that shots were fired through his ex-girlfriend's bedroom window. The prosecutor and defense attorney agree that Gaul fired the shots into her bedroom from outside her house.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Defense says wide receiver hoped to be ex-girlfriend's hero
6-year-old boy found safe after Tennessee search
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who had been missing for a day in Tennessee has been found safe.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter at about 4 p.m. that Kaydon Leach had been located. No other information was released.
The child had been missing since about 6 p.m. Monday in East Tennessee near his home in the Top of the World community.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three veterans who put country above self and their educations have been awarded their honorary high school diplomas at the Blount County Courthouse.
The special ceremony last week was conducted by Department of Veterans Affairs Service Officer Nathan Weinbaum. Several family members and county officials were in attendance.
Sterling W. Hearon was drafted into the Navy during World War II. He would have graduated from Porter High School but instead got sent to war.
Midwest Campus Clash preview: ‘We’re gonna sit down and be nerds, and it’s gonna be fantastic’
It might be vicariously through a DC Comics-based fighting video game, but Columbia College president Scott Dalrymple and Columbia Public Schools superintendent Peter Stiepleman will be waling on each other for a $1,000 donation to their respective institution.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation that would honor a longtime Tennessee newspaper editor who advocated for completion of the Foothills Parkway with a bridge on the parkway named for him.
Tennessee Republican U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan said the legislation would name the bridge on the new section of the parkway the Dean Stone Bridge.
Lawsuit comes to trial in Tennessee derailment case
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial is beginning in a lawsuit filed against a railcar owner by some Tennessee residents who were forced to evacuate after a 2015 train derailment.
J. Todd Foster named editor at The Daily Times in Tennessee
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new editor has been named for The Daily Times in Maryville.
He is J. Todd Foster, who succeeds Frank "Buzz" Trexler. Trexler retired Nov. 30 after leading the newsroom for nearly three decades.
The Daily Times reports Foster's appointment was effective Monday.
Man charged with crashing into bar, killing college student
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is charged with crashing into a bar and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student.
Twenty-one-year-old Alex Allen Catterson was charged Sunday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Morgan McCoy. The sophomore from Liberty was hit around 12:40 p.m. Sunday while walking out of The Palms bar in Maryville. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. She had been studying education.
Missouri woman dies after other vehicle crashes into a bar
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A college student has died after she was struck by vehicle that crashed into a Missouri bar.
The Kansas City Star reports 19-year-old Morgan McCoy was walking out of The Palms bar just before the crash happened in Maryville, Missouri, around 12:40 a.m. Sunday. McCoy was studying education at Northwest Missouri State University.
The Heritage Generals had their final tune-up before Saturday's Area 6-AAAA Duals by going 3-2 at the Alcoa Duals in Tennessee this past Thursday.
Heritage defeated Hardin Valley (60-18), Morristown West (42-37) and Maryville (40-39), but lost to Grissom (Ala.) (51-24) and William Blount (51-29).
Man, 77, dies in Tennessee single-car crash
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 77-year-old man was killed in a vehicle wreck in Tennessee.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that James Edward Wilson was pronounced dead on the scene Monday.
After shootings, concerned congregations learn to protect
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee church leaders are filling sanctuaries, learning to protect their flocks from armed intruders after shootings targeting Tennessee and Texas congregations.
Houses of worship without security plans "are in denial," said Blount County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Josh Blair.
Missouri governor picks attorney for higher education board
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a former St. Louis-area Husch Blackwell lawyer to the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Greitens on Wednesday announced that he picked Maryville resident Joe Cornelison to serve on the board, which oversees public colleges and universities throughout the state. Cornelison is a retired Army colonel.
The Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles got 12 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks from Annika Green and returned from East Tennessee with a 29-16 win over Apostolic of Maryville on Thursday.
Lexie Asher added six points and nine rebounds for OCA (4-1). Grayson Broadrick and Madi Phillips picked up four points each, while Ashley Keith had two and Mary Ownby added one.
In the boys' game, the Eagles fell behind 46-19 at intermission and lost an 87-57 decision.
Tennessee Sen. Overbey sworn in as US attorney
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Sen. Doug Overbey has been sworn in for his new job as the U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district.
According to The Daily Times , the Maryville Republican officially resigned his Senate seat Tuesday afternoon and was sworn in as U.S. attorney an hour and a half later at the federal courthouse in Knoxville.
Catherine Mary Warden Walker age 89, of LaFayette, GA passed away Sunday – November 12, 2017.
She was born in New Port, Kentucky and had resided in Knoxville and Maryville, TN before moving to LaFayette, Georgia. She was a former employee of Carron Mills in LaFayette, GA. She was a member of Everett Baptist Church in Maryville, TN. She enjoyed working jig-saw puzzles as a past time.
Prep girls basketball: Sun Prairie’s Jayda Jansen signs with Maryville University
Sun Prairie senior guard Jayda Jansen signed a National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, Sun Prairie athletic director Eric Nee announced via Twitter.
Jansen averaged 16.8 points, five rebounds, 3.5 assists and 24 steals per game last season for the Cardinals’ girls basketball team.
Criminal homicide charge against ex-Indiana player dismissed
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A criminal homicide charge against former Indiana football player Camion Patrick has been dismissed.
Blount County (Tennessee) General Sessions Judge William Brewer dismissed the charge Tuesday after a preliminary hearing.
Patrick, 23, was one of four men facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the July 25 death of Caleb Thomas Radford of Maryville, Tennessee. Police said Radford had "multiple stab wounds."
Prep girls basketball: Waunakee’s CiCi Rindy makes college choice
Waunakee senior CiCi Rindy announced via Twitter that she has orally committed to play women’s college basketball at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Rindy, a 6-foot center, was a first-team all-conference selection for girls basketball in the Badger North Conference last season.
Auto supplier Denso: $1B investment in Tennessee plant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Automotive supplier Denso announced plans Friday to invest $1 billion and create more than 1,000 new jobs in its main Tennessee facility to meet growing demand for electric vehicle parts.
The investment is aimed at making the Maryville plant the Japanese company's primary manufacturer in North American for electrification and safety systems, the company said.
Woman tells how she survived Hurricane Maria, evacuated home
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Logan Frazier's lifetime dream of studying to be a doctor became a nightmare when a Category 5 hurricane swept over her medical school on a Caribbean island.
Although she was one of the first students evacuated from Ross University School of Medicine on Dominica and returned to Maryville on Sept. 24, the 22-year-old says she can't sleep well until all her friends are off the island.
The Oakwood Christian Academy high school soccer team came through with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home against Apostolic of Maryville (Tenn.) Thursday night in Chickamauga.
Apostolic scored first, but senior John-Jacob McSpadden would take the ball minutes later and dribbled through the Maryville midfield before blasting home the equalizer from 30 yards out.