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Diseased raccoons discovered in Roane Co.


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(WBIR-Rockwood) While the wilderness is steps away from the neighborhoods in Rockwood, police say it's still an odd case. Diseased raccoons have been discovered, and they could have rabies.

Police arrest man suspected of flashing a child


(WBIR) Harriman police say they have arrested a man accused of exposing himself to a child.

James Tipton Lands, 53 of Kingston, is suspected of flashing a child Wednesday night inside the Harriman Kroger.

Surveillance cameras caught pictures of the man as he was walking out.

Police say they were able to make the arrest after numerous tips from the public after the photo was posted.


Little change in condition of former Grace football player


Roane County firefighters experience dramatic increase in fires


Rocky Houston found guilty on federal gun charge


It took a federal jury less that two hours to find Rocky Houston guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He will be sentenced June 26.

When court resumed Wednesday morning, closing arguments were presented, and the jury got the case at 10:45 and returned with their verdict at 12:35.

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A federal jury will likely begin deliberating on Wednesday in the trial of Rocky Houston.

Houston Brothers' property given to Habitat for Humanity


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(WBIR-Roane County) The Roane County Habitat for Humanity is deciding what to do with more than 70 acres of land, once owned by infamous brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

Convicted sex offender charged with raping a little girl


A convicted sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting another child.

The Roane County grand jury indicted Christopher John Clark, 49, of Kingston, last month on charges of child rape. The court documents said the victim was a nine year old girl, and the abuse occurred over a 10-month period last year.

Clark is listed on the TBI Sex Offender Registry for a 1992 conviction of criminal sexual conduct of a victim under age 13.