- Two Newport Police captains, and alderwoman and her son were arrested for their involvement in selling stolen goods and prescription pills. They're all behind bars, charged with money laundering - and Captain James Holt is facing federal charges. His bond was denied Thursday morning. Many in Newport are shocked and upset by the arrests.
- The Newport police captain currently being held without bond until his trail date because the court ruled him a dangerous threat to society. He was also placed on suicide watch Wednesday night.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Tsiyahi, LLC. has been selected for a new, 10-year concession contract to operate the Cades Cove campground store, snack bar, bicycle rental, and souvenir sales.