East Tennessee News

Kidd honored by Chamber of Commerce

The Scott County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors honored Stacey Kidd with a show of appreciation at its monthly meeting at the Scott County Visitor Center on Thursday. Kidd, who has served as the Chamber's executive director since 2010, has also been honored by the Tennessee General Assembly, which passed a resolution in her honor.


Kyle Dine Concert Raises Food Allergy Awareness

No Nuts Moms Group in Dalton, a local chapter of a nationwide support group for those that have and/or manage food allergies, will host a free community concert featuring Kyle Dine on Saturday.


Cleveland City Schools Have Several Upcoming Activities

For more information contact Randy Stephens, Arnold Memorial Elementary School Chorus Concert and PTO Meeting will be Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 pm in the school auditorium.


Man's body found in Claiborne; sheriff, TBI investigating

The TBI and Claiborne County Sheriff's Department are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Saturday in Tazewell. The man Man's body found in Claiborne; sheriff, TBI investigating - The TBI and Claiborne County Sheriff's Department are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Saturday in Tazewell.


Driver, woman charged after chase with Knox County officers

A Knoxville driver faces charges and two of his passengers were treated for injuries Monday morning after the driver tried to elude Knox County authorities. Driver, woman charged after chase with Knox County officers A Knoxville driver faces charges and two of his passengers were treated for injuries Monday morning after the driver tried to elude Knox County authorities.


PBA, Knox Co. ask court to toss clerk's lawsuit

The Public Building Authority and Knox County have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit filed by Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett Jr PBA, Knox Co. ask court to toss clerk's lawsuit The Public Building Authority and Knox County have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit filed by Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett Jr Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1zgQtcU - The Public Building Authority and Knox County have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit filed by Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett Jr. in which he alleges that "toxic mold spores" in the downtown Old Courthouse where he works have caused his health to deteriorate.


Parrottsville Mayor charged with domestic assault

Douglas Daniel was arrested without incident at 12:30 a.m. early Sunday morning by the Cocke County Sheriff's Department. Daniel was charged with domestic assault relating to an incident at 144 South highway 340 in Parrottsville.


Southside Casual Classics Concert Series Presents Tennessee Valley Brass

The Tennessee Valley Brass will be performing on Monday, May 11 as part of the concert series of Southside Casual Classics at the Camp House, 149 E. ML King Blvd. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last about an hour.


Annual Recycle Challenge On Signal Mountain Is Saturday

Each year the Mountain Stewards encourage the members of the community to recycle by sponsoring a Recycle Challenge between Thrasher and Nolan Elementary Schools.


Chattanooga Police Arrest Serial Burglar, Terry Highfield

The Chattanooga Police Department has linked one individual to eight burglaries which occurred beginning on March 5 through last Friday.


Soddy Daisy Man Facing Child Rape Charge

Ricky Minor was indicted by the Hamilton County Grand Jury on three counts of rape and two counts of child rape.


Anniversary of tragic night of tornadoes

Greene County was hit first, with five tornadoes touching down. Seven people were killed and nearly 240 people were hurt.


TBI report shows crime increase for city, county

According to numbers compiled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there has been an increase in crime reported in the Cleveland/Bradley County area. According to numbers compiled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there has been an increase in crime reported in the Cleveland/Bradley County area.


Walker County Arrest Report For April 20-26

Here is the Walker County arrest report for April 20-26: MARTIN ERIC JACKSON W/M 37 Officer FORREST POSSESSSION OF MARIJUANA LESS THAN 1 OZ;POSSESSION OF METH; POSSESSION OF DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; POSSESSION OF WEAPON DURING COMMISSION OF CRIME CASTEEL JEFFERY LEE W/M 28 Officer FORREST DRIVING WITHOUT VALID LICNESE; NO PROOF OF INSURANCE STAFFORD ... (more)


Lookies Lose Second Straight At Smokies, 5-2

A four-run fifth inning broke a deadlocked 1-1 game and the Smokes went on to a 5-2 win over the Lookouts Sunday.


Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech Resigns

Officials said that Mr. Piech has resigned because there is "no trust" among the company's board.


City recognizes AmeriCorps Vistas

Mayor Tom Rowland read statistics that showed the influence of seven volunteers who served from February 2014 to March 2015, but it was not until later that the VISTA's revealed their reasons for their work in Cleveland, but also the impact "The City With Spirit" had on them. The recognition of the volunteers of the full Council followed the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7. On that day, Mayor Rowland presented the VISTA's with a proclamation thanking them for their positive impact on Cleveland.


Deputy AG responds to suit against school funding formula

A deputy attorney general in Tennessee is urging the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at the state's public school funding formula. CHATTANOOGA - A deputy attorney general in Tennessee is urging the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at the state's public school funding formula.


Handgun carry in parks legal across Tennessee

Yesterday, Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee signed the bill that legalized defensive handgun carry in parks statewide. This was after the bill took a tortuous trip through the legislature.


All Summer Driver's Ed Classes Full And Closed

Effective immediately, all Drivers Education classes for the Summer 2015 term are completely full and closed.


East Ridge High School Hosts Heritage Day Celebration

Because some of our students came to ERHS from a foreign country unable to speak English, we wanted to create a project to solidify us as a student body.


Rabies clinics to start, but no satellite sites

The annual rabies clinics will be conducted a little differently this year. There will be no satellite clinics, as veterinarians have had in the past, but you will still be able to get a discounted fee.


Zoning Appeals Board Says Developers Violated Signal Ordinance By...

Husband and wife developers who granted themselves an easement to land with no access to a public road were denied permission to build on the landlocked property Ironically, BZA member Doug Fuston said Gordon 'Buddy" Hulgan and his wife, Jacquie, could have built a house on the undeveloped land had they not already built on half the lot that fronts ... (more)


Will McGhee Tyson Expansion Lure Southwest?

With some of the preliminary work out of the way, the ambitious airfield reconstruction project at Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport could begin in earnest as early as August. The makeover is expected to bring in new business and support existing enterprise in East Tennessee and, airport officials say, help lure the popular carrier Southwest Airlines to Knoxville.


Prize Scam Reported In Bradley County

Another scam has been reported in Bradley County by a citizen who voiced concerns that other people could become a victim of the hoax.


Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation . III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation.


Knoxville coke dealer gets 27-year prison sentence

A convicted Knoxville cocaine dealer was ordered to serve a 27-year prison sentence Friday. Jeffery Stanley Mitchell, 42, who has a history of Knoxville coke dealer gets 27-year prison sentence A convicted Knoxville cocaine dealer was ordered to serve a 27-year prison sentence Friday.


Bradley jobless rate sinks to 5.3 percent

Staggered by an early year scare in January, Bradley County's unemployment rate two months later has plummeted to 5.3 percent, a mark that's not far off the sizzling 5.1 recorded last April, Staggered by an early year scare in January, Bradley County's unemployment rate two months later has plummeted to 5.3 percent, a mark that's not far off the sizzling 5.1 recorded last April, at the time the lowest in recent memory. This year's March tally represents a continuing slide from the 5.9 figure in February.


Unemployment Rates Decreased In 88 Tennessee Counties In March

County unemployment rates for March 2015, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 88 counties, increased in five counties, and remained the same in two counties.


Boyd ticket deadline approaching: April 30

Tickets are still available for the Mel Bedwell Small Business Person Award luncheon, slated for May 4 at noon at the Museum Center at Five Points. This award is among the Chamber's top recognitions each year.


Truman Club donates $1,000 to library foundation in memory of - Tip' Smith

The Harry S. Truman Club of Bradley County has donated $1,000 to the Foundation for the Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library. THE TRUMAN CLUB of Bradley County recently presented a $1,000 gift to the Library Foundation.


Stanley Allen Named Assistant Police Chief In East Ridge

A 28-year veteran of the Chattanooga Police Department has been named assistant police chief in East Ridge.


General Assembly Votes Ban On Unmanned Speed Cameras Except At School ...

The House vote was 74-16-1 and in the Senate it was 29-1. Chief Sponsor Rep. Andy Holt said, "My office has received thousands of phone calls and emails in support of this legislation from across the state.


Authorities: Injuries after stage collapse at Indiana school

Authorities in central Indiana say an unknown number of people are injured after a stage collapse at a public high school. Matt Layton, shift supervisor at the Hamilton County emergency dispatch center, says the stage collapsed Thursday night during an event at Westfield High School.


Chattanooga Railroad Series: Bell Buckle, Tn.

A community with the colorful name of Bell Buckle, Tn., was once a stop along the railroad between Nashville and Chattanooga.


Charges pending in deadly North Knox County crash

Charges are pending after a Knoxville man was killed in a head-on crash Thursday night in North Knox County. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says Steven Higgins, 29, was pronounced dead on the scene after his car was hit by another vehicle and burst into flames, trapping Higgins in the vehicle.


Willard Elden Tibbs, 81

Fayetteville resident and Campbell County native Willard Elden Tibbs, 81, was born Oct. 13, 1933 and died April 21 at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville following an extended illness.


Phillip Clements Charged With The Murder Of Raymond Lawhorn At Whitwell

A joint investigation by special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators from the Marion County Sheriff's Department has led to an arrest in an overnight homicide in Whitwell.


Flawless victory for WCHS tennis

Warren County's tennis teams were relentless Tuesday afternoon versus Cumberland County as the Pioneer and Lady Pioneer teams kept the Jets grounded during doubles and singles matches.


The TBI has made an arrest in an early morning shooting in Whitwell

BREAKING: The TBI has made an arrest in an early morning shooting in Whitwell... 58 year old Phillip Clements was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of Criminal Homicide. The TBI says Clements fatally shot Raymond Aaron Lawhorn in a home on Jones Point Road early Thursday morning.


Unemployment Rates Decreased In 88 Tennessee Counties In March

County unemployment rates for March 2015, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 88 counties, increased in five counties, and remained the same in two counties.


Seat belt use urged by THP and partners

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Georgia State Patrol, in conjunction with the Erlanger Health System's Level 1 Trauma Center, are encouraging motorists to wear seat belts to reduce trauma a Medical personnel and members of the news media gather before the Tennessee and Georgia Highway Patrols discuss their joint seat belt safety awareness program. Life Force 1 sits on the helipad at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.


Bell explains his rationale in killing hotel-motel tax hike by private act

Still stinging from negative feedback from at least two members of the Bradley County Commission, state Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, earlier this week defended his actions in killing a requested a State Sen. Mike Bell adresses the MainSteet Cleveland Audience. Bell has come under fire recently over his action on a recent private act that came out of Bradley County.


Bell explains his rationale in killing hotel-motel tax hike by private act

Still stinging from negative feedback from at least two members of the Bradley County Commission, state Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, earlier this week defended his actions in killing a requested a State Sen. Mike Bell adresses the MainSteet Cleveland Audience. Bell has come under fire recently over his action on a recent private act that came out of Bradley County.


Seat belt use urged by THP and partners

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Georgia State Patrol, in conjunction with the Erlanger Health System's Level 1 Trauma Center, are encouraging motorists to wear seat belts to reduce trauma a Medical personnel and members of the news media gather before the Tennessee and Georgia Highway Patrols discuss their joint seat belt safety awareness program. Life Force 1 sits on the helipad at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.


Needs of city schools discussed

The Site Committee of the Cleveland Board of Education met Wednesday and discussed short- and long-term facility needs for the school system. THEa SCITYa SSCHOOLSa Ssite committee met Wednesday and discussed facility needs for the next five years, and anticipated expenses.


Tennessee General Assembly Adjourns For The Year

He stated, "I have said it before and I will say it again: it matters who governs.


Former UT football player Sawyers arrested for felony theft charges

A former University of Tennessee football player who was accused of stealing an Xbox video game system and three games from a dorm on campus, has been arrested. According the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Sawyers entered Reese Hall on UT's campus and stole an Xbox and games, totaling $640 of property in March.


Dolly Parton to Celebrate 20 Years of Imagination Library with Special Concerts

As part of the celebration, Dolly announced plans to bring back Dollywood's "Showcase of Stars" concert series with all proceeds benefiting Imagination Library with a goal to raise $1 million. Dolly will kick off the concert series with four shows on August 8 and 9 in her all-new acoustic production, " Pure and Simple "I am so excited that Dollywood is bringing back the celebrity concert series, and I'm honored that I get to be first.


God Saving Grace Missionary Baptist Church sits along Emory Road in Corryton.

An East Knox County church says its members are not safe. The concern is over the speed limit on Emory Road, which the pastor says allows drivers to go too fast.


Man convicted in Knox trial of raping child

Man convicted in Knox trial of raping child A Knoxville man has been convicted of rape among other crimes in Knox County Criminal Court.


Cleveland Chamber Redirects Tennessee Scholar Program

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce has coordinated a successful Tennessee Scholars program for many years in cooperation with the Bradley County and Cleveland City School Systems.


Fire Forces Evacuation At Orange Grove Center

Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said firefighters were initially told that smoke and flames were visible on the second floor of the building housing the Materials Recovery Facility.


Bradley County Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud In 2 Counties

The Office of Inspector General , with assistance from Sheriff's officers in Bradley and Hamilton Counties, announced the arrest of Patricia J. Marsh, 29, of Cleveland.


3 residents charged with TennCare fraud

The Office of Inspector General announced the arrests of David Cannon, 27, Angela Whiteside, 43, and Richard L. Brockman, 48, all of Cleveland. Cannon is charged with 12 counts of TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, which involves visiting multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs, and using TennCare as payment.


United Daughters Of The Confederacy Local Chapter Features Program On Confederate Currency

Pictured are front, from left to right, Peggy Morrison, Lisa Pritchett, Debbie Riggs, second row, Robin Ramsey, Harriett Caldwell, Marilyn Kenne, back row, Ashley Anderson, Anita Green The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Chapter # 900 held its monthly meeting on March 14, at the Kinser Church of God.


Victim struck & killed on bike was HS student

It happened at about 5:30pm in Blountville, the 4000 block of Island Road. Sullivan County Sheriff's office rs arrived to find a male victim lying in the grass.


Multi-Brand Operator Brings Quaker Steak & Lube To Tennessee

Tennessee multi-brand operator Brent Collier has added Quaker Steak & Lube to his list of franchise locations in the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area. The new brand adds to his arsenal of Golden Corral, The Melting Pot, TGI Friday's and other restaurant brands.


Local alcohol sales on Sunday fails to come to vote at commission meeting

Thursday night's county commission meeting was standing room only in anticipation of a controversial motion to be made by the Johnson County Beer Board regarding Sunday alcohol sales.


Report: Little mold found in Old Courthouse, building safe

An independent air quality assessment of the Old Courthouse found few problems with mold in the historic building, and suggested that it was safe. Report: Little mold found in Old Courthouse, building safe An independent air quality assessment of the Old Courthouse found few problems with mold in the historic building, and suggested that it was safe.


East Tennesseans sound off on abortion bills

East Tennesseans sound off on abortion bills Reactions are split over what some people are calling an historic day in the Tennessee Legislature. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1GgIWKz Two bills that add restrictions to abortions in Tennessee are on their way to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.


Local ice cream shop works to overcome Blue Bell recall

An unprecedented recall for Bluebell reaches across east Tennessee and the nation all the way to local ice cream shops in Sevier County. Local ice cream shop works to overcome Blue Bell recall An unprecedented recall for Bluebell reaches across east Tennessee and the nation all the way to local ice cream shops in Sevier County.


Trio charged after car chase with Knox deputies

Three people involved in a nearly 30-minute chase Monday night with Knox County authorities face multiple charges that include possession of Trio charged after car chase with Knox deputies - Three people involved in a nearly 30-minute chase Monday night with Knox County authorities face multiple charges that include possession of Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1yPvspy The Knox County Sheriff's Office says three people including Teresa Fields were involved in a chase with authorities Monday night. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says three people including Dustin Leonard, 31, were involved in a chase with authorities Monday night.


Scott County baby injured over weekend dies

A Scott County infant that was injured at home over the weekend has died, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman. The TBI's Josh Scott County baby injured over weekend dies A Scott County infant that was injured at home over the weekend has died, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman.


Volunteers pick up trash in Sevier County for Earth Week

Volunteers in Sevier County took to the streets Tuesday to clean up litter as part of Earth Week in Gatlinburg. Dozens of trash bags were filled along several miles of The Spur.


Sullivan County deputies looking for mailbox thieves

Thieves are targeting mailboxes and privacy in Sullivan County. Sullivan County Deputies tell News 5 the incidents have been spread across parts of Kingsport and Bristol.


Case against former alderman to be heard by grand jury

The court affidavit says the victim told police, Denton assaulted her while she was moving her stuff into a storage unit at a facility on Gale Avenue in Kingsport. The court document details how Denton made lewd comments and said, if she would cooperate with a sexual act, then he would give her back the rental fee.


100,000 people expected in Knoxville for Rossini Festival

Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival International Street Fair is back for another year. The festival was ranked one of the top festivals in the area, regularly drawing over 100,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region.


Former Chattanooga Attorney Josh Jones Announces New Blount County Mediation Firm

Attorney and prior Chattanooga area prosecutor Josh Jones announced the launch of East Tennessee Mediation Services , a mediation firm in Maryville, Tn.


Sheriff Hammond's Son Gets Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor; Will...

He was arrested on Jan. 19 on charges stemming from a domestic assault investigation conducted by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.


Watch your bank statements if you mailed checks

You may want to pay extra attention to what's in your mailbox. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is investigating several reports it got of checks being stolen from mailboxes.


Victim Life Photo Bill moves forward in Legislature

Families of murder victims are advocating for a bill that would give rights to their dead loved ones. The Victim Life Photo Victim Life Photo Bill moves forward in Legislature Families of murder victims are advocating for a bill that would give rights to their dead loved ones.


Cumberland County businessman pleads guilty toa

The president of Citgo Food Market pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of sales tax evasion in Cumberland County Criminal Court Monday. Cumberland County businessman pleads guilty to tax fraud The president of Citgo Food Market pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of sales tax evasion in Cumberland County Criminal Court Monday.


I-40 interchange project close to completion in Sevier County

A trip to Sevier County along the route of I-40 promises an exciting day ahead, but to get there you must conquer exit 407. I-40 interchange project close to completion in Sevier County A trip to Sevier County along the route of I-40 promises an exciting day ahead, but to get there you must conquer exit 407.


Deputy gets probation, house term in gaminga

A former Knox County deputy will serve three years on probation, including two months on home confinement, for his role in protecting what he thought Deputy gets probation, house term in gaming protection sting A former Knox County deputy will serve three years on probation, including two months on home confinement, for his role in protecting what he thought Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Gc8Hfb The last of six law officers has been sentenced in a federal sting in which they helped protect what they thought was a poker game.


Sullivan County approves 45 new patrol cars

When it comes to pounding the pavement, Sullivan County Sheriff's Department vehicles collectively rack up a million miles a year. Each patrol car for the sheriff's department logs an average of 20,000 miles a year, and there are several cars in the fleet that have more than 200,000 miles.


Tennessee looks to speed up newborn screening process

A majority of babies born in Tennessee are healthy, but there are some that arrive with rare conditions and illnesses. Now, Tennessee is trying to speed up health screening processes that detect any disorder in infants.


Diocese of Knoxville breaks ground on new cathedral

Diocese of Knoxville breaks ground on new cathedral The Diocese of Knoxville broke ground on a new Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1yJ7Umc Church leaders broke ground on a new Sacred Heart Cathedral.


BOE, law director question superintendent's Broad grant acceptance

Knox County taxpayers are footing the bill for a Knox County Schools hire the county attorney says was conducted improperly. BOE, law director question superintendent's Broad grant acceptance Knox County taxpayers are footing the bill for a Knox County Schools hire the county attorney says was conducted improperly.


3 Arrested In Murder Of Reginald Ballard On Feb. 20

Mr. Ballard was found dead at 3625 Ringgold Road, the Cascades Motel. Mr. Ballard had been shot two times.


Monroe Co. man charged with rape of a child

A Monroe County man has admitted to raping a an 8-year-old girl. William Charles Johnson, 34, of Madisonville, was arrested Sunday after he was Monroe Co.


Preservationists release list of endangered properties

The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites. The group issues the list every year, to raise Preservationists release list of endangered properties The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites.


Preservationists release list of endangered properties

The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites. The group issues the list every year, to raise Preservationists release list of endangered properties The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites.


Teens credited with saving woman from domestic assault

Two teenage boys are being credited with saving a McMinn County woman's life. According to Sheriff Joe Guy, the boys, Devon Green, 15, and Chase Teens credited with saving woman from domestic assault Two teenage boys are being credited with saving a McMinn County woman's life.


Preservationists release list of endangered properties

The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites. The group issues the list every year, to raise Preservationists release list of endangered properties The East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites.


Walk4Hearing Scheduled For May 9

There is no charge to walk or participate in the activities. There will be free food, activities and fun.


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The races are back at Bristol this weekend and it is having an impact on some local economies even closer to home. It is a big weekend for cars all across East Tennessee with hot rods lining up for the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge and race cars lining up for the race in Bristol, but some people will be taking advantage of both by staying at hotels in the middle.


What you need to know Thursday

What you need to know Thursday Here are several stories to follow Thursday, April 16, 2015. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1FWktKj The state Senate is scheduled to take up a bill Thursday to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee .


No Police Immunity in TN Overdose Death Case

Two Roane County, Tenn., police officers are not immune for a battery claim against them in a man's accidental death, a federal judge ruled. The Estate of Dustin Barnwell - through next of kin Shaili Barnwell, a minor by next friend Shasta Gilmore - sued Roane County, Tennessee and the police officers in 2013.


Workers Comp a School district liable for injured teacher's...

A Tennessee teacher who fell in her classroom is entitled to an 8% impairment rating, and her employer is obligated to cover her unauthorized medical expenses under a workers compensation claim, the state's Supreme Court ruled. Suzanne King, a teacher for the Greene County School System at Chuckey Doak Middle School in Afton, Tennessee, suffered injuries to her right knee, hip and back on Sept.


Lights on again & multi-vehicle wreck being cleared

Washington County, Tenn., dispatch is now reporting traffic lights should be back on, on State of Franklin from University to W. Walnut in Johnson City. There was a multi-vehicle wreck on W. State of Franklin near Jack Vest Drive in front of ETSU, and at least one power pole was knocked down.


William Henry Harrison- the one month president

As I learn more about United States presidents, I am often amazed at how different they are.


DCS investigates Loudon Co. teacher

The Department of Children's Services is investigating a Loudon County teacher over her handling of a young boy with cerebral palsy. April 14, 2015 DCS investigates Loudon Co.


Family of 5-year-old boy killed in cabin firea

The Indiana family of a 5-year-old boy killed in a cabin fire in Sevier County last year is suing the cabin's owner. This week marks one Family of 5-year-old boy killed in cabin fire files suit - The Indiana family of a 5-year-old boy killed in a cabin fire in Sevier County last year is suing the cabin's owner.


Rabies vaccination clinics offered

Pet owners can have low-cost rabies vaccinations administered to their cats and dogs in a series of clinics throughout Scott County next month. The Scott County Health Department announced last week that its annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled for May 1-9.


Watch who's asking for money at your door

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has received information about a man has been going door to door around Warrior Drive in Kingsport, asking for donations. That man is telling people his daughter is in the hospital at St. Jude Children's Hospital and he needs money to pay for her surgery.


Valley Forge Shopping Center making progress in Pigeon Forge

Sevier County will soon be home to Publix Super Market. The company plans to open a store in Pigeon Forge in 2016.


Accused of renting hotel room & taking TV

Monday, Johnson City Police arrested 36-year-old Christopher Morris of Kingsport, charging him with theft of property over $1,000. They say on February 20th, officers responded to the Quality Inn on Pinnacle Drive when they got a report about theft of property.


Sevier County Sheriffa s office asks for help identifying persons of interest in storage theft

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office said they are working to identify three men in burglary investigation at a Sevierville storage facility. They have released surveillance photos and are asking the public for help.


Sevier County energy assistance program receives grant

While many are loving the mild spring temperatures, for those who need help with their utility bills now is the time to start thinking about the hot and cold months. Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority has more than $200,000 to help with the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Sevier County.


Search crews found three missing hikers in Greene County, Tennessee

WJHL reports that a man, woman and 6-year-old child were located in the Hurricane Gap section of the Cherokee National Forest. Crews said the hikers are in good condition and have refused medical care.


Stolen vehicle involved in dragging of Rainsville officer

Rainsville police need your help in identifying a man they say used his car and dragged one of their police officers. The injured officer had to be treated at the hospital for cuts and scrapes.


Tennessee lawmakers considering new DUI bill

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill to prevent repeat DUI offenders to buy alcohol. The bill is aimed at those convicted of three or more DUI's.


Helen H. Hale

She was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Maggie Carden Howard. These two families were early pioneers of Polk County.


Do you know this person? If so, Marion County Authorities would like to know! Hea

Do you know this person? If so, Marion County Authorities would like to know! He is wanted in connection for the theft of a utility trailer from a Jasper business on Saturday.


Ramp Tramp

The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 57 years of Ramps during the 2015 festival April 22 to 25. The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 57 years of Ramps during the 2015 festival April 22 to 25. In 1958 a group of 4-H volunteers, 4-H members and young farmers and homemakers from Polk and Bradley counties "tramped" up Big Frog Mountain to harvest and feast on one of nature's first mountain herbs. Although the trip up Big Frog is not a part of today's Ramp Tramp Festival, the tradition continues in festival form with food, fun and fellowship at the Polk County 4-H Camp in Reliance.


Spring rabies safety for pets

For a week every April, rabies clinics pop up all over Washington County, Tennessee. Veterinarians will be giving out $10 rabies vaccines through next Saturday.


Wash. Co., Tenn., middle school football teams combining

A plan involving some middle school football programs that athletic directors told us was two years in the making -- is now official. The Washington County, Tennessee, school board is going to combine athletic programs.


TN company fined in December trench collapse in Roane County

A Tennessee construction company is being fined $6,400 for violations in connection with a December trench collapse in Roane County that ended up TN company fined in December trench collapse in Roane County A Tennessee construction company is being fined $6,400 for violations in connection with a December trench collapse in Roane County that ended up Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1yh18E2 - A Tennessee construction company is being fined $6,400 for violations in connection with a December trench collapse in Roane County that ended up burying a worker in dirt up to his chest.


Pioneers take district lead

In the Wednesday night make-up game versus Cumberland County, it was another close one in Warren County.


$1.2 billion budgeted for Tennessee infrastructure investments

The plan for 2016 through 2018 features $1.2 billion in spending on infrastructure for 39 projects and 15 statewide programs. Two new projects are scheduled for 2016.


Marion County's 'Castle Rock' climbing site preserved by conservation easement

Marion's Castle Rock site preserved by easement www.timesfreepress.com A million-dollar view and a top rock-climbing mecca will be preserved for generations to come thanks to a conservation easement that protects 30 acres at the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Marion County, Tenn.


Tennessee Man Complains of Police Beating

A Tennessee man says two police officers used excessive force while arresting him, and later beat him while he was suffering from a mental episode in the jail drunk tank. Andrew Lovingood sued Monroe County, Tenn.


When They First 'Lit Up the Town' of Benton

I'm sure many of you have no recollection of when you were able to flip a switch, or in my case, pull a string, and light up your house for the very first time. You have always had that convenience and totally take it for granted.


Four nations competing in the sky for Pan American Gliding Championship At McMinn County Airport

Pilots from four nations will race gliders in the upcoming first Pan American Gliding Championship at the McMinn County Airport. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Chilhowee Gliderport in Delano but has been moved to Athens because of some recent surface upgrade at the Chilhowee site.


Hawkins Co. man busted for marijuana grow operation

Hawkins County deputies arrested a Bulls Gap man after receiving a tip that he had a marijuana grow operation inside his home. Hawkins Co.


Dorthia Clayton

A native of McMinn County and longtime resident of Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mae Hayes Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Gene Clayton; one son, Eddie Clayton; and brothers and sisters.


Johnson County has so much to offer

I consider it a blessing to have been born and raised in Johnson County, Tennessee.


Johnson County has so much to offer

I consider it a blessing to have been born and raised in Johnson County, Tennessee.


Child of God: a Film By James Franco

James Franco 's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy 's novel, Child of God , isn't quite as "gimmicky" as his feature debut, the incredibly ambitious adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying . The split-screen technique which marked that film - and alienated impatient viewers - has not been utilized here.


Pawsome News: Humane Society moves into a new home

Thanks to two donors, the group has 5,000 square feet of space in an old church building on Walnut Street in Johnson City. The Humane Society does not house animals, but members work tirelessly to get animals out of the shelters and into foster and permanent homes.


Guest View: We need Healthier Tennessee Communities

This month we launched Healthier Tennessee Communities, an effort to bring local leaders and organizations together in a coordinated way to improve the health of our citizens and overall quality of life in our state. We have some work to do.


Guest View: We need Healthier Tennessee Communities

This month we launched Healthier Tennessee Communities, an effort to bring local leaders and organizations together in a coordinated way to improve the health of our citizens and overall quality of life in our state. We have some work to do.


Hawkins County officials rescue 16 dogs, 2 birds after owners hospitalized

Sixteen dogs and two birds went nearly a week without food or water before they were rescued by Hawkins County officials. The Kingsport Times-News reports one dog at the residence was found deceased, but the 16 that were rescued were all in good health as of Tuesday, six days after their rescue.


Dine Out for Education next week in Loudon County

Participating restaurants in Loudon County and Lenoir City will donate part of their proceeds next Tuesday to area schools as part of "Dine Out for Education." The restaurants will give 10 percent of all customers' pre-tax totals on Tuesday, April 14, to the Loudon County Education Foundation.


Indicted for 2 murders, may be connected to 3rd

There is now an indictment, four-and-a-half-years after a murder in which the victim was violently attacked and stabbed numerous times. The suspect was already being held in a second murder, and we're learning he may be connected to a third.


Senator Corker visits the Tri-Cities

U.S. Senator Bob Corker was in Johnson City today speaking with members of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Senator Corker has been at the forefront of that conversation as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and just introduced legislation that would require President Obama to let congress vote on any final deal with Iran.


Greene County Jail program aims to reduce repeat offenders

All too often, offenders become part of a vicious cycle, going in and out of jail. It's a cycle that can be incredibly difficult to break without adequate support on the outside.


Parents ask judge to keep TN Virtual Academy open

Lawyers representing the families of three children who attend a struggling Union County-based online school have pleaded with a Parents ask judge to keep TN Virtual Academy open NASHVILLE - Lawyers representing the families of three children who attend a struggling Union County-based online school have pleaded with a Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1FyLYJJ NASHVILLE - Lawyers representing the families of three children who attend a struggling Union County-based online school have pleaded with a Nashville judge to keep it open. NASHVILLE - Lawyers representing the families of three children who attend a struggling Union County-based online school have pleaded with a Nashville judge to keep it open.


Vandalism victims: They wanted us out of business

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the person responsible for $100 thousand worth of damage to a Vandalism victims: They wanted us out of business The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the person responsible for $100 thousand worth of damage to a Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ybFjFW The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the person responsible for $100 thousand worth of damage to a local business. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the person responsible for $100 thousand worth of damage to a local business.


Carter County Rescue Squad faces cuts and reduced funding

Inside the garage of the Carter County Rescue Squad it's quiet and empty. These are 12 of the licensed ambulances it now has.


Fire Damages Home On St. Elmo Avenue

When he turned the breaker back on, a fire broke out in the wiring. The man tried to put the fire out himself, but the fire was in the wall and spreading, so he and another person got out of the house and called 911.


Carter County Rescue Squad faces cuts and reduced funding

Inside the garage of the Carter County Rescue Squad it's quiet and empty. These are 12 of the licensed ambulances it now has.


Family looking for justice for Lucy

Photo courtesy of Leisha VaughnA reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Lucy, a Cumberland Gap family's German Shepherd. Photo courtesy of Leisha VaughnA reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Lucy, a Cumberland Gap family's German Shepherd.


Casey Barge Rises Again

Now the challenge is to get all the permissions to be able to float the longtime eyesore away from Chattanooga. Authorities said a vandal had sunk it by turning a release hose that was directed into the river inside the barge, allowing it to fill up with water.


Lenore Conrad

She was a resident of Birchwood for 19 years after moving from Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Mary Marie Brotherton Murray and Tim Murray.


Ex-instructor at local community college arrested for statutory rape

Ex-instructor at local community college arrested for statutory rape Hamblen County deputies arrested a former English instructor at Walters State Community College for aggravated statutory rape. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1FxMjfG According to a Hamblen County Sheriff's Office release, David Alexander Adams III, 42, of Morristown picked up a 14-year-old girl in Cocke County and drove her to his home where he apparently attacked her.


Friendsville gets ready for severe weather with new siren system

Whenever trouble is in the air, one Blount County town will be better prepared. The town of Friendsville has a new severe weather siren that firefighters hope will save lives.


Pair wanted for kidnapping man to extort money

Sevierville Police are looking for a man and woman who they believe kidnapped another man for money. There are warrants out for the arrests of Amanda Pair wanted for kidnapping man to extort money Sevierville Police are looking for a man and woman who they believe kidnapped another man for money.


Indicted for 2 sexual assaults involving children

An 18-year-old in our area is charged with rape of a child, solicitation of a minor, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The case started in January when the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says it got information about the sexual assault of a child that occurred at a home in Kingsport.


3 dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Wartburg

Three people are dead and two others are being treated for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in Morgan County. 3 dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Wartburg Three people are dead and two others are being treated for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in Morgan County.


Blount Co. officials want less deadly Dragon's Tail this year

A stretch of road in Blount County known as the Tail of the Dragon may be tamer this year, thanks to a couple of new regulations. Blount Co.


Fire consumes Sevierville home

Fire consumes Sevierville home An early morning fire destroyed a double-wide trailer in Sevierville Saturday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1FtvsdW No one was at the home on the 3000 block of Thomas Cross Road at the time.


Fire station could find new use as a fast food restaurant

Greeneville Fire Station is running out of space, and could soon be moving to a new location. "You got to like the guys you work with.


Vandals cause $100K damage in Cumberland County

The search is on for vandals who caused more than 100-thousand dollars worth of damage to businesses in Cumberland County. The Sheriff's Office says Vandals cause $100K damage in Cumberland County The search is on for vandals who caused more than 100-thousand dollars worth of damage to businesses in Cumberland County.


Former police officer charged with shooting estranged wife in Roane County out of jail

Alex Gambrell posted bond Wednesday, according to the Roane County Jail. His bond was set at $135,000.


CSCC unveils 5-year plan

SHARINGa SGOALSa Sthe college has made as part of the "Cleveland State 2020 Community First Plan,"a SCleveland State Community College President Dr. Bill Seymour addresses a crowd during an event that served as a launch for the plan. The "Cleveland State 2020 Community First Plan"a Swas the focus of an event Thursday at the college as President Dr. Bill Seymour shared some of the plan's highlights.


Remote Area Medical holding clinic next weekend in Anderson County

Remote Area Medical will hold a clinic in Anderson County later this month to help residents who need vision, dental and medical services. The free RAM clinic will be held at First Baptist Church of Clinton, 225 North Main Street, on April 11 and 12. No identification is required and translation services will be available.


Hawkins County Sheriff's Office investigating arson at campground

Think about your favorite vacation spot? A place where you enjoy going to every year. Now, think about losing it all and not being able to go back.


Supreme Court Cites Errors in Jury Selection, Grants New Trial

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a Union County sexual battery case because the jury was not selected in the manner prescribed by the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure.


4 fire depts. fighting blaze

A developing story near Kingsport in Sullivan County: Four fire departments are on the scene of a stubborn house fire. The scene is on Shady View Road.


2 Former Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies Arrested On Assault And Misconduct Charges

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two former deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.


TVA Seeks Comment On Dewatering Facility At Kingston

As part of a commitment to change the way ash and coal products are handled, TVA is proposing to design and build a new facility that would dry out byproduct streams of bottom ash and pyrite at the Kingston Fossil Plant.


2 Former Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies Arrested On Assault And Misconduct Charges

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two former deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.


Demetrius Birt, 32, Was Suspect Shot And Killed In Robbery Attempt Last Week

Police said the shooting has been ruled a "justifiable homicide" and no charges will be brought against the victim, Alan Miller, 27. Demetrius Birt, 32, was the suspect who was shot and killed last Thursday during a robbery attempt at Miller Auto Sales, 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. The robbery victim shot the suspect.


Robbers Shoot Customer In The Leg On Cloud Springs Road

A customer was shot in the leg during a holdup at a convenience store on Cloud Springs Road in Catoosa County on Thursday morning.


200+ more auto parts jobs shows industry growth in TN

This week marks the fourth announcement this year of an automotive parts move to Tennessee, with Michigan-based Hicks Plastics expanding 200+ more auto parts jobs shows industry growth in TN KNOXVILLE -- This week marks the fourth announcement this year of an automotive parts move to Tennessee, with Michigan-based Hicks Plastics expanding Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1CzmsmD KNOXVILLE -- This week marks the fourth announcement this year of an automotive parts company's move to Tennessee, with Michigan-based Hicks Plastics expanding into West Knoxville. "It's putting manufacturing jobs in the city limits," said Doug Lawyer with the Knoxville Chamber.


Clinton bomb squad robot company seals air drone deal

Clinton bomb squad robot company seals air drone deal Remotec in Clinton, TN, is expanding beyond bomb squad robots by becoming the US dealer for German AirRobot aircraft. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1akw5wl Apr 1, 2015: Remotec in Clinton, TN, already has a firm grip on the bomb squad robot market in the United States.


Supporters rally for justice for murdered Sevier Co. woman

Family, friends and supporters will rally in honor of a Sevier County woman who was murdered more than five years ago. Supporters rally for justice for murdered Sevier Co.


Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running promotes fitness

On your mark, get set, go! Runners, walkers and everyone in between are invited to participate in a spring road race sponsored by Blount County Parks and Recreation. The first event of the 2015 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running is the Spring Sprint 5K on April 11. Participants also have the option of participating in the one mile fun run in Alcoa.


Parents want answers in Anderson County inmatea s death

A Knox County mother wants to know what happened to her son at the Anderson County jail. Chris Sullivan, 34, was found dead there last July.


Union County Humane Society needs help with socializing hoarded dogs

More than 100 dogs were taken from a home on Raccoon Valley Road in Union County earlier this month. Those dogs are now staying at a few animal shelters across East Tennessee, including in Knoxville.


PetSafe Donates $8,000 to 136 Dogs Taken From One Home

Officials in Union County, Tenn., removed 136 dogs from inside a 1,000-square-foot home in Maynardville and rescued them from abject squalor and persons described by officials as "hoarders." The dogs were alive but in dire need of veterinary assistance and other basic care.


4 high school students charged with burglarizing Seymour schools

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office says they received a call Monday morning from Seymour Intermediate School about a burglary over the weekend. Officers found someone had broken into the school through a door in the kitchen area and stole several food items and around $3 in change.


Governor signs law to reduce pill mills in Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill intended to eliminate pill mills in Tennessee. Proponents for the bill told us this is just the first step for reducing the drug abuse problem in northeast Tennessee.


Free Wi-Fi directory for students in Blount County, Alcoa and Maryville Schools

Blount County, Alcoa and Maryville Directors of Schools are encouraging businesses and other community organizations to share Wi-Fi with students who may not have access at home. The push comes ahead of the release of 5,000 digital devices to students in Maryville City Schools.


3 Arrests in Rhea County After Children Found Playing Near Meth Lab

Rhea County deputies arrest three people after children were found playing near an active meth lab. James Weeks, Randy Skiles and Kerry Higdon are in jail on meth and child neglect charges.


Former nurse pleads not guilty to filing false report

A former nurse pleaded not guilty to filing a false report on the death of an inmate in the Anderson County jail. Former nurse pleads not guilty to filing false report A former nurse pleaded not guilty to filing a false report on the death of an inmate in the Anderson County jail.


Library progressing on outside facelift

There remains extensive landscaping along the front of the library facing Ocoee Street. The relocation of the limestone/iron work fence from the 8th Street side of the library campus will be a significant change.


Out & About for March 28-29, 2015

One of the region's premier exhibitions, Open Art Exhibition is on display through April 12 at the McKinney Center. Chattanooga - Enjoy a special screening of Jerusalem 3D narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, who gives audiences a rare glimpse of the ancient city at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater.


Future of Hawkins County cemetery still uncertain

It was standing room only at church in Surgoinsville on Monday night as state officials updated the community on the future of Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. The owner of the cemetery, Vicky Ringley, has been charged with theft, money laundering and forgery for illegal activity over the last 20 years.


Man wanted in both Tenn. and Va.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to the home of Jonathan Bradley Necessary on Reedy Creek Road after a domestic assault was reported there. They say Necessary heard the police sirens and escaped on foot.


Man on trial a second time in 1998 Blount killing acquitted by jury

A Blount County jury has cleared a Knoxville man previously convicted in the 1998 killing of a 22-year-old Louisville woman. Jurors acquitted Douglas Man on trial a second time in 1998 Blount killing acquitted by jury A Blount County jury has cleared a Knoxville man previously convicted in the 1998 killing of a 22-year-old Louisville woman.


Poets to be featured at writers' program

The event, which will be open to the public, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Street in Fort Sanders. A $2 donation is requested at the door.


Tellico Plains couple loses thousands in landscaping contract

A Monroe County couple paid thousands of dollars to have their yard landscaped last summer but the contractor never finished the job. Now the couple has learned their landscaper has a police record and he's no stranger to 6 On Your Side either.


Victim of deadly Telford fire ID'd

We now know the name of the victim in last week's fire that destroyed a home in Telford, Washington County, Tennessee. 73-year-old Rebecca Oakes was killed late Monday night at her home on Meadowview Lane.


Robbery call leads police to drug lab

Washington County, Tennessee, deputies didn't get what they expected when they went on a call to investigate an aggravated robbery. The victim had stated she was robbed at gunpoint by two men at her home on Oak Grove Village in Gray.


Long prison sentence for distributing "gravel"

A Kingsport man is going to spend more than 12-1/2 years in prison for distributing a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to as "gravel" around Sullivan County. Phillip Wayne Mullins got 151 months in federal prison .


Meet Davy Crockett at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Born on a mountain in Tennessee Greenest state in the land of the free Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree He killed him a b'ar when he was only three Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier Most of us recognize the legendary Dave Crockett from this song and from TV series . But who was the real Davy Crockett? Come to hear stories from Crockett's youth all the way until his departure to Texas exactly the way Davy would tell them himself.


Blount County Habitat for Humanity build empowers women to help the community

The Blount County Habitat for Humanity is working to raise money for their upcoming Women's Build with a fundraising luncheon. The luncheon is Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Airport Hilton located at 2001 Alcoa Highway in Alcoa.


Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service: ..


After Temps In 80s, Chattanooga Has Freeze Warning

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


Former Meigs County interim finance director accused of theft, misconduct

The former Meigs County interim finance director is accused of official misconduct and stealing more than $10,000. TBI agents have been Former Meigs County interim finance director accused of theft, misconduct - The former Meigs County interim finance director is accused of official misconduct and stealing more than $10,000.


Man accused of trying to hire person to murder ex-wife

Man accused of trying to hire person to murder ex-wife Deputies arrested a Hamblen County man accused of trying to hire a person to murder his ex-wife. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1CgKItC Authorities arrested Thomas Michael Smith, 33, of Morristown at the Days Inn on East Andrew Highway on Thursday and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder.


Bradley unemployment plunges to 5.9

They all went up [in unemployment] in January, and they all had declines to one degree or another in February. [Just like the increases in January] the decreases in February are also seasonal ... the majority of the counties will go down; in this case, they all went down."


Sheriff: Inmate beat another because mom told him to

Three inmates are accused of being another prisoner, because his mother told one of them to do it. According to the Hamblen County Sheriff's Sheriff: Inmate beat another because mom told him to Three inmates are accused of being another prisoner, because his mother told one of them to do it.


Healthcare politics in Tennessee Senate District 4

Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey appears to be still somewhat negative about Insure Tennessee , which keeps arising from the dead after he has safely killed it. How would Governor Haslam's proposed program affect his own Senate District 4? Senate District 4 consists of two complete Northeast Tennessee counties, Sullivan and Johnson.


Lowell Murray

Lowell Murray, 43, was arrested on February 23 when an officer saw him walking in the middle of East Central Avenue toward oncoming traffic. Officials say the arrest was Murray's 69th in Campbell County and his 20th public intoxication arrest.


Right lane blocked after semi overturns on I-40 in Cocke Co.

Crews reopened all but the right lane of Intestate 40 in Cocke County after a tractor trailer overturned early Friday morning. Right lane blocked after semi overturns on I-40 in Cocke Co.


News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen went back and forth with the Justice Department over whether it had mislead him into believing that a key part of Obama's program would not be implemented before he made a ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction.


Firefighters Stop Fire At Wrigley Plant

Employees told firefighters they heard an explosion and then saw fire erupt around the dust collection system.


Suspect arrested after wild 4-day Tennessee crime spree

Joshua Wayne Cooper, 27, is seen after being taken into custody late Sunday night, concluding what authorities say was a multi-county crime spree that began early Thursday morning in east Tennessee. A wild multi-county crime spree involving stolen cars, arson and high-speed chases in east Tennessee has ended after a slippery suspect's second arrest - and at least fourth car crash - over the course of four days.


Sneedville church rebuilds one year after a devastating fire

After a year of construction, a Hancock County congregation stepped through the doors of a new church building for the first time Sunday. Sneedville church rebuilds one year after a devastating fire After a year of construction, a Hancock County congregation stepped through the doors of a new church building for the first time Sunday.


Flooding closes some East Tennessee roadways

One lane of State Route 9 in Campbell County between North Chaska Lane and Knotty Pine Lane is closed due to flooding. State Route 297 in Campbell County is also closed because of flooding.


Trout Stocking In East Tennessee Cancelled Due To Weather

Region 4 Fisheries Coordinator Bart Carter said that the plan is to double up on fish the next time these streams are scheduled for stocking.


 

 

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