The U.S. government will soon be able to revoke passports from those who haven't paid their taxes, and prevent those who are delinquent from obtaining a new one. Congress will implement this new law in December, targeting those who owe $50,000 or more in unpaid taxes. There are some exceptions, however, for Americans travelling for humanitarian purposes or those who are on an IRS payment plan or currently contesting a tax case in court.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Clinton, Tennessee native Dakota Destry Weaver was recently convicted of receipt and possession of child pornography following an investigation by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and Knoxville Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Synthetic drug a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone), known on the street as "gravel" or "flakka," and described by users as "meth on steroids," has been the center of a recent investigation in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North Carolina.