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East Hamilton To Host Assembly Honoring Teachers Who Saved Student's Life

East Hamilton Middle/High School will host an assembly this Wednesday at 9 a.m. to honor three teachers who rose to the occasion in a life-saving emergency.


New sheriff's in town

"Bradley-1 is in service." Sheriff Eric Watson took his oath of office Sunday afternoon and began his duties as the sheriff of Bradley County at midnight.


16-Year-Old Shot Near Emma Wheeler Homes

Officers spoke to the victim, a 16-year-old black male, who was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle.


Chattanooga Allergy Clinic celebrates new Cleveland facility

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic has built a new and expanded satellite office in Cleveland.


Local volunteer fire department asking for donations

Fire fighters from 421 Emergency Services in Sullivan County were out in full force this weekend asking for your help.


75th Junior Dairy Show is Tuesday

The cows will be on parade for the 75th time this year as the UT Extension of Bradley County and the Rotary Club of Cleveland host the Junior Dairy Show.


Insurance Burden Should Not Fall On The Teachers

I have attended several Hamilton County School Board meetings over the past few months, including the recent special called meeting" to vote on teacher insurance changes.


Haslam Announces David Purkey As TEMA Director

Governor Bill Haslam on Friday announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency .


Judge Carroll Ross swears in Judge Michael Sharp on Friday.

Newly elected Bradley County commissioners, the first female Bradley County road superintendent and judges were among those sworn into office Friday morning at the Bradley County Courthouse.


Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee...

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties.


Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee...

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties.


Fun things to do: Boat rides, fair and more Free boat rides for vets, ...

The VFW Post 5150 of Loudon is sponsoring a day of fun on the water for U.S. military veterans on Sept.


Man charged in death of East Tenn. 3-year-oldMan charged in death of...

A man in is facing charges after the death of a Hamilton County 3-year-old. According to our NBC-affilliate, WRCB, authorities were called Man charged in death of East Tenn.


One dead in Anderson County ATV wreck One dead in ATV wreck on Windrock Mountain in Anderson County.

According to an Anderson County Sheriff's Office news release, Lindon Joald Lightsey, 68, of Baxley, Ga., died as a result of his injuries.


Second Bradley commissioner calls for end to SPCA shelter

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - In less than a month, a second Bradley County commissioner has called for an end to the county's agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, a private organization that provides animal shelter services for county residents.


One Of County's Few Remaining Antebellum Homes For Sale As Development Site

The stately two-story brick home at 4521 Bonny Oaks Dr. is listed for $1.6 million by NAI Charter realty.


Bald eagle release honors Sen. Howard Baker Jr.

The American Eagle Foundation released a rehabilitated bald eagle named Leader on Saturday in honor of the late Sen. Howard Baker Jr. Bald eagle release honors Sen. Howard Baker Jr. The American Eagle Foundation released a rehabilitated bald eagle named Leader on Saturday in honor of the late Sen. Howard Baker Jr. Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Drug bust leads to five arrests

Five people were arrested in Kingsport this morning at a home on Sullivan Gardens Drive.


ACA Is Not To Blame For Higher Teacher Healthcare Costs

It's disingenuous for Rhonda Thurman to blame the Affordable Care Act for the increase in healthcare costs.


Missing man found in Oak Ridge subdivision Missing North Knox man found in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge authorities have located a 77-year-old man suffering from dementia who was reported missing after he left his home early this morning.


Authorities Investigating 3-year-old Boy's Death

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division of Hamilton County are investigating how a 3-year-old boy died on Friday.


Sky Striping And How It Might Work (Or Not); A Local Chemist Looks At The Science

The skies over Hamilton County are crisscrossed heavily Friday evening Aug. 29, 2014, as seen from a shed in Soddy-Daisy - photo by David Tulis Ringgold, Ga., chemist Robert Sacci's official position on sky striping is that of skeptic.


Assistant director charged with sex with student

A one-time assistant band director at an eastern Tennessee school faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape by an authority figure after officials say he had a sexual relationship with a student.


East Lake Getting Power Scape Play System; Fitness Zones Planned At...

The purchase is from the local Playcore firm, which is giving the city a break of $85,155 on the cost as part of its "Give Where We Live" program.


Dr. Teresa Regan Joins Erlanger Signal Mountain Practice

Dr. Teresa Regan has joined UT Erlanger Health and Wellness of Signal Mountain, former practice of Dr. John Cranwell.


DA: Utility 'in denial' over theft indictment Anderson County...

Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark issued the latest such statement Friday over a controversy involving a former Powell-Clinch Utility District executive who was placed on pretrial diversion Monday on a felony theft charge.


Upcoming City Council Agendas

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


Children's AWANA Ministry Starts At Middle Cross Baptist

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson, has begun its Awana ministry for children ages 3-17.


McMillan wants new board to have say on plan Knox County school board ...

Knox County school board member Mike McMillan said when he voted to approve Knox County Schools' next five-year strategic plan, he always planned to bring the plan back to the board at its next meeting.


Cry Out America seeks partnership by pastors

Unity and revival are at the heart of Bradley County Cry Out America's efforts to have as many pastors and churches as possible involved in this year's event.


Stabbing in Sullivan County leads to two arrests

Deputies tell us they were called to Fort Henry drive, where Jeffrey Hundley said he had been arguing with his wife.


Morning Pointe Residents Make Musical Memories At Creekside

Voices of both community's residents were raised as they joined in on familiar hymns, patriotic tunes, jazz and spiritual collections, and classical numbers.


Bybee woman indicted in husband's death Bybee woman indicted in...

Missy Daniella Lane, 40, surrendered Tuesday morning at the Cocke County jail in Newport on charges of second-degree murder and reckless homicide.


Breaking the barrier: 1st female Knox Co. criminal judge retires

After more than 25 years serving as the third division criminal judge, Honorable Mary Beth Leibowitz says it's time to retire.


Smoky Mountain Rapist gets 27 years

Yesterday, as a result of DNA records, William E. Seevers was sentenced to 27 years in the Federal slammer for the rape of a woman in the Smoky Mountains June 8, 2012.


Shoes for Orphan Souls: Drive winds down; donations still accepted

SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULS, an annual drive in Cleveland and Bradley County that aids the global initiative of the same name in support of Buckner International, is winding down the August campaign; however, there's still time to make donations at Westwood Baptist Church next week through Thursday, Sept.


Rock Springs Elementary: 'Snaky' school is visited by a bear

Rock Springs Elementary School, located in the Colonial Heights community outside of Kingsport, has had more than its fair share off wildlife visiting the campus the past few weeks.


Former Tenn. EMS chiefs pocket $45K in ambulance fraud

It's terrible that when we play by the rules, barely make ends meet and try to do what's right, one of our own is apparently so willing to take more than their fair share JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn.


Hunter Museum To Host Jazzanooga Brunches This Fall

The Hunter Museum of American Art will host a special series of brunches this fall featuring live jazz in partnership with Jazzanooga, a citywide celebration of jazz co-founded by Shane Morrow and James McKissic.


KPD deputy chief retires afer 33 years Knoxville Police Department...

One piece of paper sits in retiring Deputy Chief Gary Price's outbox as he completes the task of clearing out 33 years of memories at the Knoxville Police Department - a request for a fingerprint comparison from a 1998 killing.


Judge changes trial date for couple charged in 5-year-old's death

A Hawkins County couple charged in the death of a five-year-old girl were in court on Friday.


Washington County man charged with assault of juvenile

Deputies assigned to the SRO Unit of the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested Charles W. Whitson, age 36, on the charge of aggravated assault after the SRO at David Crockett High School came in contact with the alleged juvenile victim.


New sheriff to take office as lawsuit looms CLEVELAND, Tenn. a " Randy...

Randy White will take office as the new sheriff of Monroe County next week, but whether he will continue to serve won't be decided until a judge rules next month on a lawsuit disputing the August election.


New sheriff to take office as lawsuit looms CLEVELAND, Tenn. a " Randy...

Randy White will take office as the new sheriff of Monroe County next week, but whether he will continue to serve won't be decided until a judge rules next month on a lawsuit disputing the August election.


Small Fire Forces Evacuation At Tyner Middle Academy

The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around 1 p.m. and responded to 6837 Tyner Road with six fire companies.


Former sheriff's office employee charged with statutory rape

On August 28, 2014, Mr. Paul Thomas Morrison III was processed into the Hawkins County Jail on three counts of statutory rape.


Former Hawkins Co. court security officer charged with rapeFormer...

A former Hawkins County court security officer is charged with three counts of statutory rape.


County Officials To Be Sworn In Tuesday Morning At Convention Center. Eric Watson Sworn In Sunday

The Swearing In ceremony for elected Hamilton County Officials will take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Convention Center.


County Officials To Be Sworn In Tuesday Morning At Convention Center. Eric Watson Sworn In Sunday

The Swearing In ceremony for elected Hamilton County Officials will take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Convention Center.


Assistant Band Director accused of sex with student

A grand jury has indicted a former assistant band director with the Sullivan County school system on statutory rape charges.


Judges, sheriffs to be sworn in this weekend

The Bradley County Bar Association announced that local judges will be sworn into office Friday morning.


AVA Gallery Hop Is Sept. 6

The Association For Visual Arts is organizing the annual, free Gallery Hop in partnership with local galleries.


Editorial: Wine sales in stores up to voters The desire for...

The desire for convenience in buying wine at grocery stores instead of liquor stores is certainly reflected in the fact that more than 60 communities, including Knoxville and Knox County, have enough signatures to place the item on the ballot in November's general election.


KAB plans - Treasure and Trash' for Sept. 6

Cleveland/Bradley County Keep America Beautiful is busy gearing up for a few different events after a slower summer.


Weekend reunion for Harriman alumni of '40s, '50s, '60s

Activities continue on Aug. 31, when Babahatchie Community Band and Harriman Lions Club will present the free Music and Melons concert at 7 p.m. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in ... (more)


Police Blotter: Meat Thief Tries Again At Bi-Lo

Police said a man who had stolen meat before again headed for the meat counter at the Bi-Lo on Lee Highway.


Hardin Valley homeowners sue developers over possible sinkhole

The Glen at Hardin Valley features brick homes valued at roughly a half million dollars, but many who live there said they would not have purchased their homes had they known they were built near a possible sinkhole.


Lawsuit seeks to block Nolichucky pipeline A Greene County utility...

A Greene County utility has filed a lawsuit that could complicate plans to take water from the Nolichucky River for use by a controversial industrial chemical plant.


Waggin' On the Way: Canine Circus & Dog Show

The Greenway Public Arts Committee is unveiling a new event this year called "Waggin' on the Way."


TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.


Judges, sheriffs to be sworn in this weekend

The Bradley County Bar Association announced that local judges will be sworn into office Friday morning.


Judges, sheriffs to be sworn in this weekend

The Bradley County Bar Association announced that local judges will be sworn into office Friday morning.


Roaches found at Powell diner; several restaurants get perfect scores

This restaurant passed its health inspection, but there were a number of critical violations that caught the inspectors attention, problems that could potentially make customers sick if not corrected.


Martin is third person charged in several church burglaries

Three people are now in custody after a rash of reported church burglaries and a pair of earlier arrests.


Hawkins County adds regulations for ambulance services

Hawkins County commissioners held a meeting today to improve life-saving measures.


Bridging the Gap Between Police & The Community

It's a conversation that many people say should've happened much sooner - bridging the gap between police and the community.


Good Morning, East Tennessee Movies on Market Square needs your vote...

Knox County Libraries is sponsoring their 2014 Movies on Market Square and the polls will close on Sept.


Salmonella outbreak in Washington County, Tenn.

Twenty-five cases of salmonella have been reported so far this year. Nineteen of those occurred in our region over the last two weeks and 15 of those people live in Washington County, Tenn.


Knoxville man dodges bullets, prison time Loudon County officers...

Rufus Lamar Ragland dodged 13 bullets fired at him by three Loudon County deputies - including one that struck the middle of his driver's seat - while he allegedly rammed one officer and slammed a stolen vehicle into another officer's cruiser.


Cherokee Farms' First Tenant Already in Knox

Say it ain't so. I'm writing this column hoping that I'm over-reacting, but I don't think so.


Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities

When you think about progressive composting and recycling programs, big cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles might come to mind-yet one of the most efficient composting facilities in the world is in Appalachian Tennessee.


Five county commissioners bid farewell

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS being recognized at their last meeting were, front row from left, Ed Elkins, Connie Wilson, Jeff Morelock, Adam Lowe and Mel Griffith.


Policy, pregnancy, politics at center of BOE dispute

Policy, pregnancy, politics at center of BOE dispute Incoming BOE member Amber Rountreesaid she needed the help of the law department to attend an orientation meeting Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tLj8A4 Incoming BOE member Amber Rountree is on maternity leave.


Settlement could come soon for former Sullivan County highway workers

Some Sullivan County workers who were let go back in January could get their jobs back if a settlement is approved.


Prep Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 27 Baylor at Signal Mountain Warren County at Grundy County Aug. 28 Bledsoe County at Notre Dame Boyd-Buchanan at CGLA Bradley Central at East Hamilton Howard at Central CCS at Hixson CSAS at Copper Basin Grace at Silverdale Grundy County at Whitwell Lookout Valley at Sale Creek Central, Ooltewah, Sequoyah at McMinn Central ... It's a family ... (more)


Fiery crash shuts down I-75 in Campbell County

A wreck on I-75 in Campbell County has shut down the southbound lanes of the interstate.


Cherokee Farms' First Tenant Already in Knox

Say it ain't so. I'm writing this column hoping that I'm over-reacting, but I don't think so.


Knox County Still Owes Schools Over $10 Million

In May, I wrote a column asserting that Knox County Schools is entitled to recover more than $10 million in fees that have been wrongfully collected by the Knox County trustee on a portion of the local option sales tax revenues that go to schools.


Snakes in local school: Principal admits problem has spanned two years

Rock Springs Elementary in Kingsport , Tennessee, has a snake problem, and Principal Josh Smith admitted to the Kingsport Times News on Tuesday that the issue has been ongoing for two years.


Woman with ALS says she's thankful for local support

Thousands of Americans have taken the ice bucket challenge raising tens of millions of dollars to help fight ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


Complaint filed asking for new election in county

'Our Tennessee election laws and our records and returns will speak for themselves.'


Chattanooga Allergy Clinic Celebrates New And Expanded Cleveland Facility

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic has built a new and expanded satellite office in Cleveland.


Grayson and Whitter just two of Johnson Coutny's talented residents

Johnson County is noted by the number of talented musicians it has claimed over the years.


Bradley Commissioners Bemoan SPCA Turmoil

Retiring Bradley County Commissioner Connie Wilson said Monday night about the recent SPCA issues, "Twelve years I've served on the County Commission and we have never put as much time and energy into one subject."


Boy, 15, Shot In The Shoulder On Taylor Street

At approximately 7 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of shots fired in the area of 3200 Taylor and were advised at 7:22 p.m. that a person arrived at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.


Battle of the Bridge goes off the field, helps charity

Adjectives like "fierce" and "heated" describe the 9-decades long "Battle of the Bridge" football game in Loudon County between Battle of the Bridge goes off the field, helps charity Adjectives like "fierce" and "heated" describe the 9-decades long "Battle of the Bridge" football game in Loudon County between Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Woman Finds Man In Pinstripe Suit Going Through Her Drawers

A Chattanooga woman called police on Aug. 3 when she said she heard a loud noise and discovered an older man wearing a pinstripe suit had invaded her condo.


New Class Of Young Leaders Begins 8-Month Program In Cleveland

Members of the 2014-15 Youth Leadership class pause for a group photo during the afternoon activities that include learning team-building skills and competition as they get acquainted The Youth Leadership class of 2014-15 began a new year of developing their leadership skills by attending a daylong leadership retreat recently.


Mission of Hope delivers school supplies to needy kidsMission of Hope ...

The start of the school year can be tough enough, but throw in problems at home, like a need for the basics like food and clothing, and it could seem impossible Mission of Hope delivers school supplies to needy kids The start of the school year can be tough enough, but throw in problems at home, like a need for the basics like food and clothing, ... (more)


Testimony: Three trustees, 9 years of thievery Former Knox Trustee...

While Fred Sisk was courting voters to win the Knox County trustee's job, he was secretly helping fleece taxpayers, testimony Tuesday in an ongoing corruption trial showed.


Beck Cultural Center plans to modernize with county's helpBeck...

Knoxville's African American history museum plans to move into the 21st century with the help of Knox County's budget surplus.


Roane County Vietnam veteran earns diploma 40 years laterRoane County ...

Melvin Page didn't walk with his graduating class back in 1966. Instead, he was drafted into the Army.


New traffic light system to cut pollution in Sevier County

New traffic light system to cut pollution in Sevier County TDOT awarded $700,000 in grants to improve traffic and cut air pollution in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.


Family fighting for foreign exchange students, but is deniedFamily...

Family fighting for foreign exchange students, but is denied One Lenoir City family is looking to add culture to the school district in a different way.


Purple Heart given to family, 70 years after soldier's deathPurple...

The military declared Sergeant Amos Boseley of Morgan County as missing in action in March of 1945.


Man charged with doctor shopping in 3 different counties

Clark Michael Shelton, 37, of Kodak, was charged this week with with four counts of doctor shopping for controlled substances in Sevier County.


Man charged with doctor shopping in 3 different counties

Clark Michael Shelton, 37, of Kodak, was charged this week with with four counts of doctor shopping for controlled substances in Sevier County.


Man charged with doctor shopping in 3 different counties

Clark Michael Shelton, 37, of Kodak, was charged this week with with four counts of doctor shopping for controlled substances in Sevier County.


Officer shooting man in police chase was justified

The Sullivan County Grand Jury has cleared a Washington County, Virginia deputy who shot and killed a man who led officers on a chase.


Former purchasing agent arrested in theft case A Dandridge woman who...

A Dandridge woman who worked for Jefferson County has been charged with theft and official misconduct, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Governor's Books From Birth Launches 10th Anniversary Month Long Statewide Bus Tour Today

The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is launching its "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" today at the Johnson County Library in Mountain City from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The forty-five foot decorated touring coach will visit more than 50 Tennessee counties and conclude the tour at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on Sept.


Senator Kelsey Announces Witnesses For Criminal Justice Reform Hearing

Senator Brian Kelsey on Tuesday released the names of the witnesses scheduled to testify regarding proposed criminal justice reforms in Tennessee.


Ex-aide to trustee admits padding time cards At one point in Monday's ...

Sam Harb testifies for the prosecution in the trial of Delbert Morgan Monday in Knox County Criminal Court.


Tennessee Agencies Have $121 Million in Military Surplus

Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.


Tennessee Agencies Have $121 Million in Military Surplus

Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.


Commissioners pick Fugate as interim BOE member

Knox County Commissioners on Monday picked John Fugate, a banker of three decades, to serve on the Board of Education until a new member is selected in the November election.


Prosecutors seek death penalty in 79-year-old man's murder

Prosecutors said they're seeking the death penalty for an Anderson County couple accused of killing a 79-year-old man and hiding his body.


John Shearer: Covering The Derek Dooley House Auction

On Saturday, as part of my freelance journalism work I do, I had an opportunity to cover the scheduled auction of former Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley's home in West Knoxville.


Man escapes injury when car flipps into creek Blount County man...

The driver's name wasn't available, but Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Millsaps said the young man was driving a silver 1997 Taurus too fast for conditions on Weatherspoon Road in Louisville when the vehicle flipped on gravel and went into the water at Polland Creek.


Park Service bans drones on the Appalachian Trail

Last week, the National Park Service banned drones from the Appalachian Trail, which crosses through Tennessee and 13 other Park Service bans drones on the Appalachian Trail Last week, the National Park Service banned drones from the Appalachian Trail, which crosses through Tennessee and 13 other Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


One man dead following crash in Hawkins County. One man dead following crash in Hawkins County.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Justin R. Stallard, 19, Kingsport, was killed in the 2:51 a.m. crash Thursday on Big Elm Road at Tranbarger Road.


Man escapes injury when car flipps into creek Blount County man...

The driver's name wasn't available, but Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Millsaps said the young man was driving a silver 1997 Taurus too fast for conditions on Weatherspoon Road in Louisville when the vehicle flipped on gravel and went into the water at Polland Creek.


Newsmakers People making news in the Knox County area.

City of Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen honored seven police officers and firefighters for their actions in saving an older couple who had succumbed to the carbon monoxide filling their Buena Drive home.


THP holding no refusal checkpoints over Labor Day weekend

Law enforcement officials are planning increased enforcement over Labor Day weekend to keep the roads safe.


Polk 4-H places in Project Achievement Day

Ten Polk County 4-H Members competed in the SEC Eastern Region 4-H Project Achievement Day recently.


Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus

Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.


SAR celebrates history, new members

On Thursday, 14 Aug. 2014, the Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club at 235 2nd Street, downtown Cleveland.


'Dirty Dancing' leads off the week The last of the Summer Movie Magic ...

The last movie in the Tennessee Theatre's "Summer Movie Magic" series this year is "Dirty Dancing."


Knox man faces host of charges Knoxville man faces variety of charges ...

The Knoxville man who allegedly ran down a Loudon County Sheriff's Deputy in a stolen SUV Friday faces a variety of charges from multiple agencies.


Open Line: Looking back on many - precious memories'Open Line:...

OPEN LINE: Looking back on many 'precious memories' Personal column by Jim Monday Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1twrJqf As time continues to fly by, I'm trying to go through all the "stuff" I've accrued over my 79 years, and believe-you-me, I think I need another 30 years to complete the project.


Rockwood rally stuns Oneida, 14-13

In what will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in Rockwood football history, John Webb's Tigers erased a 13-0 deficit in the final 3:37 to knock off Oneida 14-13 in a thriller at Oneida's Dr. M.E. Thompson Field.


Suspect faces numerous charges after hitting Loudon County deputy during chase

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest ... (more)


Suspect faces numerous charges after hitting Loudon County deputy during chase

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest ... (more)


Marcia Davis: Birdlife Native plants such as jewelweed and cardinal...

"The jewelweed and partridge pea plants are in full bloom. We saw so many ruby-throated hummingbirds we couldn't count them," said an area birdwatcher after an Aug. 15 visit to William Hastie Natural Area, a part of South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness.


Arts & Crafts Bizarre Saturday at Sugarloaf Mtn Park

The Polk County, TN Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sugarloaf Arts & Crafts "Bizarre"a not your ordinary craft festival on Saturday August 23rd from 11 am until 4 pm.


Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program 0News obtained data that shows East Tennessee counties have received millions of dollars worth of U.S. military gear for free through a federal surplus program.


Bristol brings in big bucks to East Tennessee tourism

While "the World's Fastest Half Mile" is a few hours from Knoxville, East Tennessee is seeing the effects on the this weekend's Bristol brings in big bucks to East Tennessee tourism While "the World's Fastest Half Mile" is a few hours from Knoxville, East Tennessee is seeing the effects on the this weekend's Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Radio station to honor missing Tennessee motherRadio station to honor ...

Radio station to honor missing Tennessee mother A $1,000 reward has been offered for information about the disappearance of a Hermitage woman.


Trooper forces stolen vehicle off road THP trooper forces vehicle off ...

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper forced a vehicle off the road Friday afternoon after the driver was involved in a confrontation with Loudon County authorities in which shots were fired, officials said.


Former Blount County Executive Bill Crisp dies Bill Crisp, former...

Bill Crisp, a former mayor of Blount County, died Friday morning from injuries suffered in a bicycle wreck earlier this year in Townsend.


Blount County bus driver fired after he drops Kindergartener off with older student

A Blount County bus driver was fired after he failed to follow protocol Wednesday afternoon while making his usual route.


Boyd's Speedway Points Enter The Home-Stretch For 2014

Racers are entering the home-stretch for the 2014 Track Championship Points at Boyd's Speedway on the Tennessee/Georgia boarder in Chattanooga.


Blount County bus driver fired after he drops Kindergartener off with older student

A Blount County bus driver was fired after he failed to follow protocol Wednesday afternoon while making his usual route.


Man charged with kidnapping, assault Oak Ridge man charged with...

A man who allegedly punched his former girlfriend in the eye, threw her inside a vehicle, and then tried to strangle her after driving out of Oak Ridge and parking on Bacon Springs Road remained in the Anderson County Jail on Friday afternoon.


Sevier County father and son duo leading the way with non-lead based fishing lures

A father and son team in Sevier County believe they have the answer to how to build a better mouse trap, or rather a better fishing lure.


Loudon County deputy injured in pursuit, suspect in custody

LOUDON - Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.


Video of Loudon County Rural/Metro worker taking smoke break raises questions over response time

Loudon County officials are raising questions about Rural/Metro's response time to emergencies after a video surfaced showing an employee smoking a cigarette before responding to a 911 call.


Knox County man arrested for peeping, detectives looking for additional victims

Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.


Polk County TN Arrest Report 8/9 - 8/17

Pursuant to the state open records law, Tennessee Code Ann. section 10-7-503 to 10-7-512; 10-7-701 to 10-7-702; 10-8-101 to 10-8-103 Open Records Act allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Polk County, Tennessee.


Ooltewah Defeats Red Bank, 8-1 in Girls Soccer

Brittany Reid scored three goals to lead Ooltewah to an 8-1 win against Red Bank Thursday in a high school girls soccer match.


Loudon officials critical of EMT Loudon County officials say video shows EMT's lax attitude

Rural/Metro ambulance service is back in hot water with Loudon County after an incident in which county officials say response to a patient was delayed while an emergency medical technician smoked a cigarette.


Sevierville heat treating plant catches fire

Sevierville heat treating plant catches fire Crews from several agencies responded to a fire at a Sevierville business.


Term-limited Watts stepping down in Rockwood After 25 years on City...

A familiar face on Rockwood City Council isn't running again because he's term-limited by the city charter and can't serve more than two consecutive terms.


News about nonprofits and fundraisers n The Michael Dunn Center...

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents "Art Fair KMA 2014," Sept. 14-20, including a gala masked ball on Friday and free family activities on Saturday.


Monroe County residents want to know why tornado sirens didn't go off during Wednesday's storm

While the Lees made it inside their home when the tornado warning went into effect thanks to a weather alert smartphone app, tornado sirens never went off.


Randy White sworn in as new Monroe County sheriff despite lawsuit

Cleanup efforts are underway in Monroe County where the National Weather Service says straight line winds were behind Wednesday's storm damage, but some residents say they didn't get the warnings they should have during the storm.


Cleanup underway after straight line winds hit Loudon County

"It was so powerful that it took my flagpole down, a metal flagpole down. It had the trees literally just bent over," said James Harold.


Hawkins County school evacuated because of bomb threat

According to Hawkins County director of schools, Steve Starnes, officers searched Rogersville Middle School this afternoon after a bomb threat done in graffiti was found.


Charges dropped against Eddie Overholt

The State of Tennessee has dropped its case against a Greene County man who made national news when he got arrested for disrupting a public meeting.


Woman arrested in Blount County for sexual exploitation of an infant

Naomi Jean Justice, 21 of Seymour, was arrested Wednesday at a home in Rockford without incident.


Roane County man injured, charged with DUI after truck hit by train

A barn fire in Columbia Wednesday afternoon killed five Tennessee Walking Horses.


United Way Kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of Washington county, Tennessee kicks off it's 2014 campaign today.


White plans to be sworn in today Monroe County Sheriff-elect Randy...

Monroe County Sheriff-elect Randy White is scheduled to be sworn in today but it's still not clear if he will be able to take office.


Video shows emergency responder's slow response

Another chapter in the ongoing battle between Rural/Metro Ambulance Service and Loudon County comes in the form of a video.


Severe Weather Strikes McMinn County

Severe weather strikes and wreaks havoc in and around the NewsChannel9 viewing area Wednesday.


Pikeville couple wanted for child abuse

Christian Amanda Tomeski, of 2020 Rosson Drive in Pikeville, took her two-year-old son to a pediatric clinic for bruises on his head, ears and neck.


Haslam talks to students in Greene County about the Tennessee Promise

The Tennessee Promise has been accepting applications for just 5 days and they've already had around 1,000 people apply.


DA: Officers justified in shooting armed burglary suspect

An investigation has concluded that the shooting of an armed burglary suspect in Harriman Tuesday was justified.


Hwy. 27 widening project ready to begin

Hwy. 27 widening project ready to begin State and local officials celebrated the beginning of a long-awaited road widening project in Roane County on Wednesday.


Developing: Storm damage in Loudon & Monroe Counties

A line of severe weather moving across lower East Tennessee has made an impact. Loudon County dispatchers reported there are several trees and power Developing: Storm damage in Loudon & Monroe Counties A line of severe weather moving across lower East Tennessee has made an impact.


Fair, construction may cause traffic delays on I-26

Construction along Interstate 26 around the Gray exit is cause for some concern for folks trying to get to the fair, but Washington County deputies say there are other ways to get there and they want drivers to pay attention to the signs on the way in.


World's tastiest tomatoes: Grainger County Tomato Fest in Tennessee

Even in Baltimore -- where we can get tomatoes from Maryland's Eastern Shore -- Grainger County, Tennessee tomatoes are highly prized: you can buy John Mixon's Rutledge tomatoes at Fresh Market in Baltimore County .


New Community Hope Fellowship opens doors

Johnson County is welcoming a new church to our area with the opening of Community Hope Fellowship, located at 1923 Highway 421 near the county bus garage.


Fun stuff: Celtic concert, British motorcar show Cleanup and Paddle

John Ulmer takes his grandsons Drew, left, 4, and Max, 6, fishing at The Cove at Concord Park in this News Sentinel file photo.


TN family plans move to Colorado for daughter's cannabis oil

The family of 7-month-old Josie Mathes said they will leave behind East Tennessee for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in October.


Incumbent sheriff sues to contest results Monroe County incumbent...

A day after the certification of the Monroe County election, incumbent Sheriff Bill Bivens has filed suit against the election commission to contest the results.


Monroe sheriff files lawsuit to keep his job

Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of keeping his job.


Sheriff: Man busted with pot & cash in his home

A Sevierville man already out on bond for a previous drug charge has been busted again with a large amount of marijuana in his home.


Knox County saves $45k in 4 years after getting rid of county car for mayor

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.


Trial begins for alleged "ghost employee" of trustee's office

The trial for a former Knox County Trustee's Office worker will focus on where he was.


Knox County saves $45k in 4 years after getting rid of county car for mayor

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.


Data theft misses Carlisle, Lancaster patients, but hits York Memorial patients

An ambulance from the Cumberland Goodwill Emergency Medical Services enters the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.


Campbell County man charged with stabbing man several times in the back

The wife of a Louisville man who was shot and killed by a Blount County deputy in his own garage has filed a wrongful death suit against the deputy and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong.


Widow of man killed by Blount County deputy on his own property files wrongful death suit

The wife of a Louisville man who was shot and killed by a Blount County deputy in his own garage has filed a wrongful death suit against the deputy and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong.


Va. Mom Pleads Guilty in Child Tattooing Case

A Campbell County woman has been sentenced on abuse charge stemming from the tattooing of her two daughters.


Wife of property owner killed by Blount Co. deputy files lawsuitWife...

The wife of a property owner shot and killed by a Blount County deputy has filed a lawsuit against the county, sheriff's office, deputy, and sheriff.


Anderson reports second police impostor A woman motorist escaped...

Authorities are investigating a second incident involving a police impersonator who stopped a woman motorist in Anderson County, according to Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mark Lucas.


Campbell County man stabbed Campbell County man stabbed during domestic dispute.

The attack was reported about 10 p.m. at a residence on Bethel Lane in the Victory Ridge area, east of LaFollette, Campbell County Sheriff's Office Deputy Daryll Chapman said.


Red Bank Commissioner Rick Causer, Though He Has 2 Years Left On...

Red Bank Commissioner Rick Causer, though he has two years left on his District 2 term, said he has decided to challenge Mayor John Roberts in the at-large race in November.


Red Bank Commissioner Rick Causer, Though He Has 2 Years Left On...

Red Bank Commissioner Rick Causer, though he has two years left on his District 2 term, said he has decided to challenge Mayor John Roberts in the at-large race in November.


Special judge appointed to hear Monroe sheriff caseSpecial judge...

The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed a special judge to hear a lawsuit filed against Monroe County sheriff-elect Randy White.


Sullivan County explores possibility of new emergency radio system

The Sullivan County Commission passed a budget this morning without a tax increase, and the commissioners also looked at a resolution to buy a new emergency radio system.


Calif. sheriff's office to hold press conference on Oak Ridge missing woman

A court hearing for Mark Pearcy, one of two brothers charged in the Holly Bobo case, has been postponed after he failed to show up in court Monday morning.


Two charged with neglect after child found in unsanitary conditions

Hawkins County deputies arrested Whitney Danielle Taylor and Seth Allen Cornelius this weekend at a home on Burem Road in Rogersville, charging both with child neglect.


Police cadet in fatal shooting had carry permit Authorities on Monday ...

A Knoxville police cadet killed in a shoot-out at his former girlfriend's home that also left a family friend dead had a state-issued handgun carry permit.


East Tenn. woman continues circuit preachinga

One East Tennessee woman is keeping the old tradition of circuit preaching alive in the area.


Sheriff-elect Eric Watson presents command staff

In a packed Bradley County courtroom Friday, Sheriff-elect Eric Watson introduced his command staff and formally announced his chief deputy to help him lead the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.


Kids "play with no boundaries" at new playgroundKids "play with no...

After four years of planning, fundraising, and building, a playground designed to accommodate special needs children is finally Kids "play with no boundaries" at new playground After four years of planning, fundraising, and building, a playground designed to accommodate special needs children is finally Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Quillen College of Medicine hosts training day for first responders

More than 60 EMS responders around the region gathered at the Quillen College of Medicine today to take part in a day of advanced training at ETSU's simulation lab.


Sheriff fires jailer after assault investigation

A corrections officer in eastern Tennessee has been fired and his actions will be examined by a grand jury after an investigation into an alleged assault on a prisoner.


LMU-CSON receives 2 HRSA Grants

Lincoln Memorial University 's Caylor School of Nursing was recently awarded two grants by the Health Resources and Services Administration .


Hazardous materials leak in Jefferson County

Hazardous materials leak in Jefferson County Hazardous materials leak in Jefferson County Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/Vuhru7 Jefferson County dispatchers confirms that Deep Springs Road at Interstate 40 is shut down due to a hazardous materials leak at the Love's Travel Center.


Kenny Bartley headed back to Campbell court Kenneth Bartley, found...

Campbell County school shooter Kenneth S. Bartley will appear in Criminal Court on Monday to face charges he threatened his father and fought with law enforcement.


Mayor Andy Berke To Endorse Lenda Sherrell At Listening Tour Stop In Marion County

Mayor Andy Berke and former state senator who represented Marion and Hamilton Counties, will endorse Lenda Sherrell as his choice for the 4th Congressional District when she pays a visit at to the after-school program, Educating Youth Ensures Success, founded by Lorraine and Monroe Powers.


Sea shell business is nowhere near the sea shore

A couple who lived near the beach moved to East Tennessee for the mountains. They also moved their online business: Naples Sea Shell Company.


Sevier County woman turns job loss into opportunity with stained glass

Terry Fritchman is a stained glass artist. Her works represent the world around her, the world of the Smoky Mountains.


INTERACTIVE: East Tennessee Medal of Honor recipientsINTERACTIVE:...

INTERACTIVE: East Tennessee Medal of Honor recipients Fourteen East Tennesseans have been awarded the nation's highest honor for valor in combat.


Grainger County schools closing early due to bomb threat

A popular pet medication is causing concern for some pet owners.There are a growing number of pet owners who blame the drug Trifexis for the death of dogs.


Grainger schools dismissing at 2:30 pm because of threatGrainger...

Grainger County Schools are dismissing early Friday because of what the Director of Schools calls a "low-grade bomb threat."


Officials destroy 100 pot plants in Hamblen Co. A state pot task...

Hamblen County helped continue the state's national reputation as a marijuana growing area with the seizure Thursday of about 100 pot plants.


Officials destroy 100 pot plants in Hamblen Co. A state pot task...

Hamblen County helped continue the state's national reputation as a marijuana growing area with the seizure Thursday of about 100 pot plants.


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The registry is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources.


Salvation 2014 to be Aug. 23 at the Princess

Salvation 2014, a youth conference, will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.


Four Cocke County businesses cited for selling alcohol to under aged customers

Thursday night more than 100 people came together, taking time out in the middle of a busy Market Square for just one moment of silence.


Group celebrates World Breastfeeding Month

It's World Breastfeeding Month and there was a special event in Johnson City today to celebrate.


Leak Forces Water Crisis in Northern Bledsoe County

As of Thursday, there is either low water pressure or no water at all for many people in the northern end of Bledsoe County.


August Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in August by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.


Scott County man hoping to soon build 60 feet tall cross in Blount County

Big white crosses towering over the interstates have become an East Tennessee landmark of sorts.


FBI releases new surveillance photos of suspect in attempted abduction at Sevierville flea market

Greene County's 65th Annual Fair kicked off Monday. The annual county tradition promises to be full of family attractions.


Scott County man hoping to soon build 60 feet tall cross in Blount County

Big white crosses towering over the interstates have become an East Tennessee landmark of sorts.


Jacob Whitesides: The girls get it Teenage Knoxville singer Jacob...

Jacob Whitesides is on a ride. Over the past few months, the 16-year-old singer from Seymour has become an Internet phenomenon.


Woman who said husband killed himself now charged with murder

A former Loudon County woman has been charged with killing her husband, more than nine months after his death.


Loudon County woman charged with murdering husband

Deborah Janet Morton is charged with first degree murder. Her husband Ralph Morton was found dead at their Cattleman's Drive home on November 6, 2013.


Eastbound I-40 closed in Roane County due to crash, traffic being diverted

Eastbound traffic is being diverted off Interstate 40 in Roane County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles.


Eastbound I-40 closed in Roane County due to crash, traffic being diverted

Eastbound traffic is being diverted off Interstate 40 in Roane County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles.


Newport man sentenced in deadly 2012 wrong way crash

Eastbound traffic is being diverted off Interstate 40 in Roane County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles.


Bed of dump truck comes off on I-75 S. in Campbell Co.Bed of dump...

The bed of a dump truck came off and blocked the southbound lanes of I-75 in Campbell County early Thursday morning.


Motorcyclist killed in Anderson County crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a multi-vehicle crash that blocked all lanes of Edgemoor Road near Oak Ridge Wednesday afternoon.


Motorcyclist killed in Anderson County crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a multi-vehicle crash that blocked all lanes of Edgemoor Road near Oak Ridge Wednesday afternoon.


Third victim in Campbell County crash dies, charges pending against driver

A battle is waging over who will provide ambulance services in Loudon County, leaving the people who depend on that care with more questions than answers.


Motorcycle rider dies in four-vehicle crashMotorcycle rider dies in...

Motorcycle rider dies in four-vehicle crash Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Anderson County.


The Stealth Land Grabs Of Regional Planners

The people of Polk County cherish their land. Farmers can tell you the soil conditions on every square inch of their acreage and landowners reverently discuss their properties' history.


HUD approves Gap for HOME grant

The town of Cumberland Gap is the latest municipality inside Claiborne County to receive a grant allowing low-income homeowners the means to repair their homes.


Date set for Anderson County bridge work to begin after yearlong closure

It's been more than a year since a railroad bridge in rural Anderson County was declared unsafe and closed by the state.


West Knox County convenience store robbed by man with gun

Deputies say a man entered Weigel's on South Northshore Drive just before 11:30 p.m. He indicated he had a gun, robbed the store, and got away with an undetermined amount of cash.


Former Daniel Boone student teaching intern charged

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, on April 29, 2014 Deputies responded to Daniel Boone High School regarding an allegation of misappropriate conduct between a student teaching intern and a student.


Guest View: Recent arrest brings to light need for open meetings transparency

But that's what happened, famously, to Eddie Overholt in Greene County last month where he faces charges of disrupting a public meeting and resisting arrest.


At least one killed in Anderson County crash, Edgemoor Road blocked

At least one person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash that blocked all lanes of Edgemoor Road near Oak Ridge Wednesday afternoon.


When Your House Burns Down

It's hard to put into words just a few days later all my feelings about the loss of my home, my inability to print a paper because of it , and my immense gratitude for everyone who has helped me through this experience but I am going to do my best to try.


Cleanup efforts continue at tornado site

Rain hasn't stopped the efforts of the tornado debris clean-up crews, who have been at the site of the EF-3 tornado for over a week.


Cleanup efforts continue at tornado site

Rain hasn't stopped the efforts of the tornado debris clean-up crews, who have been at the site of the EF-3 tornado for over a week.


Old Butler Days celebrate "The Town that wouldn't drown"

Despite the morning rain and afternoon drizzles this past weekend, the 25th Annual Old Butler Days sprang to life August 8th and 9th at the Babe Curtis Park in Butler, Tennessee.


Clinton toddler nearly drowns in swimming pool

Officials say they were dispatched to a home on Melton Hill Circle Tuesday morning for a call that a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy had apparently fallen into a swimming pool.


Deadly crash in Hawkins county results in lawsuit

Jennifer Lawson is suing Yes Express, a trucking company she claims is responsible for the death of her daughter Ashley.


NOM's Brian Brown Praises 'Refreshing' Judge Who Upheld Tennessee's Gay Marriage Ban

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage , on Tuesday praised the judge who last week upheld Tennessee's gay marriage ban.


Prison Escapee Gives Up, Just Got Tired of Running

A man who escaped from custody in Monroe County, Tenn. turned himself in because he was "tired of running."


Prison Escapee Gives Up, Just Got Tired of Running

A man who escaped from custody in Monroe County, Tenn. turned himself in because he was "tired of running."


Daniel Boone frequently made his way thrugh Johnson County

Daniel Boone is a familiar name to many Americans. It is a very familiar name to folks who live in Johnson County or the surrounding area.


City Council searching for home for Farmers Market

The members of the Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen clarified their stance on several ongoing issues last Tuesday, with Alderman Kenny Icenhour kicking things off by clearing the air on the council's recent controversial decision to deny the placement of a large open air pavilion in Ralph Stout Park to serve as the permanent home of the ... (more)


Old Butler Days celebrate "The Town that wouldn't drown"

Despite the morning rain and afternoon drizzles this past weekend, the 25th Annual Old Butler Days sprang to life August 8th and 9th at the Babe Curtis Park in Butler, Tennessee.


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The tornado hit the Speedwell area July 27 with winds greater than 140 mph, and storms also caused damage in Campbell and Claiborne counties.


$2M lawsuit filed against Unicoi Co., sheriff, deputy

Unicoi County Sheriff Michael Hensley, Deputy William Laws and the county itself are the subjects of a $2 million lawsuit filed in federal court.


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The tornado hit the Speedwell area July 27 with winds greater than 140 mph, and storms also caused damage in Campbell and Claiborne counties.


Morristown Ebola doctor speaks about time with family after quarantined for 21 days

Several students from Campbell County spent months petitioning the Knox County School Board to let them attend starting this school year, and now they are starting their freshman year at the school Several students from Campbell County spent months petitioning the Knox County School Board to let them attend starting this school year, and now they ... (more)


Rural/Metro responds to Loudon County's warning

Rural/Metro ambulance service said they will review an "on notice" letter sent to them last week by the Loudon County commission.


Second escaped Monroe County inmate turns himself in

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.


Knox County man convicted of raping 7-year-old child

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.


Second escaped Monroe County inmate turns himself in

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.


LMU-CSON receives 2 HRSA Grants

Lincoln Memorial University 's Caylor School of Nursing was recently awarded two grants by the Health Resources and Services Administration .


Florida couple dead in murder/suicide at Sevier County rental cabin

A Walland man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed another man during an argument Monday night.


Deputies: Tarpon Cultural Center official, husband dead in apparent murder-suicide

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center marketing director Genevieve Crosby was killed Monday in an apparent murder suicide, the Sevier County Tennessee Sheriff's Office said.


Town of Jacksboro files lawsuit against Campbell County mayor over property

Three dilapidated homes are on the property, but are difficult to see because the structures are hidden by dense foliage.


Tenn. AG Bob Cooper to seek another 8-year term

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper says he will seek another eight-year term following the retention of three Democrats on the Supreme court.


Tenn. AG Bob Cooper to seek another 8-year term

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper says he will seek another eight-year term following the retention of three Democrats on the Supreme court.


Ultimate BLTUltimate BLTPottery House Cafe & Grille at The Old Mill...

For each sandwich:2 to 3 teaspoons butter, softened2 slices Old Mill Bakery Sourdough Bread 2 to 3 tablespoons Pottery House Cafe Pimiento Cheese2 Ultimate BLT For each sandwich:2 to 3 teaspoons butter, softened2 slices Old Mill Bakery Sourdough Bread 2 to 3 tablespoons Pottery House Cafe Pimiento Cheese2 Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Man charged with gang-related attempted murder in Anderson County

Police say Lowry, an alleged member of the Aryan Nations gang, tried to murder a 31-year-old Oak Ridge man in November 2013.


Election 2014: Best bests Harriman hopefuls as top vote-getter

Wayne Best handily won a spot as one of three Harriman City Councilmen, joining two returning councilmen, Chris Ahler and Buddy Holley.


Knox Co. students head back to school Monday

A petition is going around asking the State Parole Board to deny parole for Vanessa Coleman.


Cleanup continues two weeks after tornado hit East Tenn.Cleanup...

Cleanup continues two weeks after tornado hit East Tenn. It's been two weeks since an EF-3 tornado ripped through East Tennessee.


Newsmakers Dr. Arlene A. Garrison, vice president of university partnerships at Oak Ridge Associateda

Dr. Arlene A. Garrison, vice president of university partnerships at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, has been elected to serve on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce board of directors.


Fall Gardeners' Festival to return to UT's Plateau AgResearch Center

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Cumberland County Master Gardeners will again play host to the Fall Gardeners' Festival at the University of Tennessee's Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.


June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.


Quake shakes Polk County

Just above the mountain in neighboring Polk County, residents felt the earth move Friday evening.


Quake shakes Polk County

Just above the mountain in neighboring Polk County, residents felt the earth move Friday evening.


Knoxville church hosts block party to celebrate new location

Three people died Friday night following a car crash in Anderson County. Two of them have been confirmed as long-time City of Knoxville employees.


Knoxville church hosts block party to celebrate new location

Three people died Friday night following a car crash in Anderson County. Two of them have been confirmed as long-time City of Knoxville employees.


Scott County voters elect sweeping change

Scott County voters elect sweeping change In Scott County -- 9 new county commissioners and a new mayor were selected in last Thursday's election.


Two longtime city employees die in crash Two of three killed in crash ...

Flash Flood Warning issued August 9 at 7:11PM EDT expiring August 9 at 9:15PM EDT in effect for: Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson Areal Flood Advisory issued August 9 at 8:19PM EDT expiring August 9 at 10:15PM EDT in effect for: Bledsoe, Sequatchie Areal Flood Advisory issued August 9 at 8:03PM EDT expiring August 9 at 10:00PM EDT in effect for: ... (more)


SlimFest raises $35,000 for Blount charities Slimfest community...

The event drew about 2,500 folks to the New Midland Plaza amphitheater to hear rock cover band Taboo and the Knoxville R&B group Smooth Groove.


Community funds reward for pregnant East TN woman missing in California

Saturday, friends, family and members of the Oak Ridge community gathered at Anderson County's Little Ponderosa Zoo to raise money for a reward.


Tennessee Judge Upholds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Gay Couple's Divorce Case

A Tennessee judge has upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage and declined to recognize the Iowa marriage of two men seeking a divorce, the AP reports : Frederick Michael Borman and Larry Kevin Pyles-Borman were married four years ago in Iowa.


Second victim dies in July crash

Second victim dies in July crash A second victim from a crash last month has died.


Roane election winner changes in recount New criminal court clerk after recount in Roane County

"One of the cards in a machine was not read at election night," Roane County Election Commission Chairman Lowell Malmquist said.


Second person killed in July crash in Campbell County

What is your untapped talent? Are you an artist who just never took up a brush, or maybe a guitar player who never had access to an instrument?Oneida resident Chris Worley found his talent and it may have saved his life.


Fire destroys Delano, Tennessee of Polk County News Editor

A late-night house fire in Delano resulted in a total loss Monday night. West Polk Fire and Rescue responded to a call around 10 p.m. at the home of Polk County News Editor and Publisher Cheryl Buehler.


Questions surround outcome of Monroe County sheriff's office race

Questions surround the outcome of the Monroe County sheriff's race. One of the candidates was singled out by the district attorney, saying he lacked state certification.


Roane County judge denies divorce to same sex couple

Roane County election officials were forced to recount every ballot in Thursday's election due to around 1,300 early votes that were mistakenly left out of the count.


Questions surround outcome of Monroe County sheriff's office race

Questions surround the outcome of the Monroe County sheriff's race. One of the candidates was singled out by the district attorney, saying he lacked state certification.


Solar panels planned atop Morgan County building A grant is funding...

Solar panels funded through a $41,390 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant will be placed atop the Morgan County Highway Department building and save the department the equivalent of the power needed to operate two houses annually, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, announced.


Election Results for Polk County, Tennessee

Steve Ross will be the new Sheriff of Polk County, and the County Commission and School Board will see some new faces after Thursday's County General Election.


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State election officials say they have been made aware of a number of votes that may not have been counted in Roane County in Thursday's election.


Matthew Hill wins, says he's surprised by negative campaigns

In the Tennessee House of Representatives, for district seven, there were three candidates: Phil Carriger, Todd Franklin and the incumbent is Matthew Hill.


New sheriff, DA elected in Monroe County There's a new sheriff in one ...

In the five-county 8th Judicial District, former prosecutor Jared Effler was holding a comfortable lead against his former boss, Lori Phillips-Jones, to become district attorney general.


4 hurt, 1 seriously at Blount County home construction site

Tennessee voters have a choice whether or not to retain three State Supreme Court justices.


New sheriff, DA elected in Monroe County There's a new sheriff in one ...

In the five-county 8th Judicial District, former prosecutor Jared Effler was holding a comfortable lead against his former boss, Lori Phillips-Jones, to become district attorney general.


New sheriff elected in Monroe County

Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett has retained his position as Knox County clerk after facing challenger Mike Padgett in the August 7 election.


White wins sheriff race in Monroe Co, despite controversyWhite wins...

An East Tennessee sheriff's race may have to be settled in court. Thursday night, Monroe County voters chose Randy White over incumbent Bill Bivens.


Long ballots are causing long lines at polling places

Sullivan County election officer Jason Booher was warning people ahead of today's election about the unusually long ballot there.


Dan Howell Ahead In House District 22 Race In Bradley County

Dan Howell had a lead over Adam Lowe in Bradley County in the race to replace Rep. Eric Watson in House District 22. Dan Howell had a lead over Adam Lowe in Bradley County in the race to replace Rep. Eric Watson in House District 22. The vote was also going on in Meigs and Polk counties.


Four hurt in roof collapse at Blount build site Four workers were...

Four workers were injured, including one who was flown from the scene by Lifestar helicopter, when a roof collapsed at a Blount County home construction site Thursday, officials said.


Election preview: Local races

Here is a look at the local races for mayor and sheriff across the region. These are general elections, deciding who will take office.


Both candidates in heated Anderson County sheriff race bring experience to the table

Both candidates running for Anderson County sheriff have actually held the top office before.


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Both candidates running for Anderson County sheriff have actually held the top office before.


Former Marion County Man Charged in Young Son's Death

A former Marion County man has been charged in the 2012 death of his 3-month-old son.


June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.


One year later: Recovery court helps drug addicts

It has been one year since a drug recovery program, aimed at cutting down the number of repeat offenders, opened in East Tennessee.


Rec park coming to Hawkins County

Three cities in our region will be sharing tens of thousands of dollars in grant money from the state of Tennessee.


State rep. candidates drop $100K on campaign

Tennessee lawmakers make less than $20,000 a year in salaries, but the campaign to become the next representative can be very expensive.


Knox BOE to decide on out-of-county students attending STEM academy

The Knox County Board of Education is expected to take up an agreement with the Campbell County Board of Education that will allow Knox BOE to decide on out-of-county students attending STEM academy The Knox County Board of Education is expected to take up an agreement with the Campbell County Board of Education that will allow Check out this story ... (more)


Two arrested in South Knox burglary, shootout Two men have been...

Two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a South Knox County home last month that set off a shoot-out between the suspects and the homeowner when he arrived to find them walking out his front door.


Monroe County man killed in Monday morning crash

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is set to take up two cases that could determine the future of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.


Monroe County man killed in Monday morning crash

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is set to take up two cases that could determine the future of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.


Election Day: What you need to know

Thursday is election day across Tennessee. A number of key local county seats are up for final votes, and it is the primary for state and federal Election Day: What you need to know Thursday is election day across Tennessee.


Bean Station Elementary dismissing at noon due to water line break

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is set to take up two cases that could determine the future of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.


Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures two more

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures two more A car crash in Hawkins County killed a young woman Tuesday afternoon and injured two, including a toddler.


Hwy 127 yard sale, start of school bring traffic headaches

For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's longest yard sale will go on at the same time school students will see the Hwy 127 yard sale, start of school bring traffic headaches For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's longest yard sale will go on at the same time school students will see the Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Tennessee WR Blanc out for year with torn Achilles

The University of Tennessee is preparing to roll out changes to a program letting students use their meal plan on the Cumberland Avenue strip.


Letter to the Editor: Make an informed decision on judges

On Aug. 7, Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Clark, Wade and Lee are on the ballot to "retain" or to "replace."


Hyatt, Pace arrested in HVAC unit thefts

According to investigators with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office and Cleveland Police Department, additional arrests and a growing list of theft charges are possible after a multicounty investigation led to two suspects being taken into custody.


Barlow/Sutton event raises money for scholarship fund

A flood of multi-colored motorcycles and muscle cars crowded Main Street on August 1, 2014, to support the fourth annual Joe Barlow and Kim Sutton Memorial Event.


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A Newport police captain charged in a misconduct case involving drugs and alleged money laundering has entered a plea agreement in his federal case.


Hamblen County deputies arrest parole violator hiding in closet

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office says it arrested Tuesday a suspect wanted by Federal Marshals for a parole violation after he was found hiding in the closet of a home.


Old Mill Ministries host successful 7th Annual Back to School Bash

The 7th Annual Back to School Bash was held on Saturday, August 2 at Old Mill Music Park in Laurel Bloomery.


Woman charged under drug-addicted baby law to appear in court

A mother charged with assault after she and her newborn baby tested positive for drugs is set to appear in court Tuesday.


Campbell County students make case to attend ... Three Campbell...

Three Campbell County students could become the first regional students to attend the L&N STEM Academy if the Knox County school board approves an agreement at later this week.


Two groups plan to sue Madisonville over Clean Water Act...

Two groups said they plan on suing the Monroe County town for what they call violations of the Clean Water Act.


2013 shooting plan causes increased security at Volunteer High School

Monday was the first day of school for some students in our area including Hawkins County and emotions were high among some students.


Roane County woman arrested for allegedly assaulting deputy

A Harriman woman is facing a list of charges after she allegedly assaulted a deputy while she was being placed under arrest.


University Commons Walmart to open Wednesday

The new Walmart in the new University Commons shopping center near the University of Tennessee campus is holding a grand opening ceremony Wednesday morning.


Blount County students go back to school

Montvale Elementary was once again bustling with students as kids across the county get ready to face another school year.


Tornado cleanup continues a week later

A week after an EF3 swept through the area around the Campbell County and Claiborne County line, the cleanup effort Tornado cleanup continues a week later A week after an EF3 swept through the area around the Campbell County and Claiborne County line, the cleanup effort Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s3r9St A week after an ... (more)


Tornado cleanup continues a week later

A week after an EF3 swept through the area around the Campbell County and Claiborne County line, the cleanup effort Tornado cleanup continues a week later A week after an EF3 swept through the area around the Campbell County and Claiborne County line, the cleanup effort Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s3r9St A week after an ... (more)


3-car pile up sends 2 people to hospital in Knox County

Sunday makes one week since an EF-3 tornado hit Claiborne County and parts of Campbell County.


3-car pile up sends 2 people to hospital in Knox County

Sunday makes one week since an EF-3 tornado hit Claiborne County and parts of Campbell County.


Gardner buys Chattanooga Pest Control Company

ERIK GARDENER, right, chief executive officer of Volunteer Rid A Pest LLC, announces the acquisition of Chattanoogaa SPest Control from David Jones, owner.


Hawkins County prayer walk brings comfort to families

Many kids in the Hawkins County School District start classes Monday, and Sunday afternoon families had the chance to participate in the 2nd Annual Hawkins County School Prayer Walk.


5 years later: Sevier Co. woman's murder still unsolved

Sunday marked the five year anniversary of a Sevier County woman's death and five years of an unsolved murder.


Sina Branch Road to close for work

U.S. Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest announced the Sina Branch Road in Polk County will be closed to through traffic from Aug. 4 through the end of September while culvert replacement work is being done at Davis Branch.


Annual ginseng collecting permit drawing announced

U.S. Forest Service officials announced the period for applying for ginseng permits for the Cherokee National Forest will be Aug. 4 to 29. A random permit drawing will be held the week of Sept.


Bridge replaced in Washington County, Tennessee

The anniversary is just a few days away, and there are still repairs and cleanup that need to be done.


Polk County, Tennessee Heritage - Fast Cars & Loose Women

Men have been fascinated by fast cars ever since they laid eyes on that T-Model Ford that rolled off the assembly line in 1908.


Polk County, Tennessee Vote "Buying" Alleged

An investigation into alleged vote buying is underway in Polk County, Tennessee, but District Attorney Steve Crump is not releasing any details until the investigation is complete.


Rain sweeps through East Tennessee Some flood warnings issued in Knox, other counties

A string of heavy storms swept through several East Tennessee counties, leaving downed trees and flooded roads in its wake.


Knoxville man found guilty of 2013 murder, sentenced to life with possibility of parole

The Tennessee Department of Transportation approved Friday a permit allowing the building of pipelines to support the U.S. Nitrogen project in Greene County.


Morgan Co. receives $400,000 grant for water workMorgan Co. receives...

A couple thousand Morgan county residents should see improvements to their water soon, thanks to hundreds of thousand of dollars in grant money.


WWE wrestler helps fight hunger in Union County

Two local attorneys are facing off in the August 7 election for the Knox County Criminal Court Judge Division III seat being vacated by the retiring Mary Beth Liebowitz.


Man, 34, Dies Shortly After Being Arrested In Crossville

Sheriff Butch Burgess said Rustin Grayson was brought to the Cumberland County Justice Center intake for processing after being arrested by the Crossville Police Department.


Virtual academy to stay open ... for now MAYNARDVILLE - There will be ...

There will be school as usual after all - at least for one more year - starting Monday at the Tennessee Virtual Academy.


Marion County ready for fresh start

JASPER, Tenn. - The anticipation has been building for prep football teams throughout the Chattanooga area since last season ended.


Police discover marijuana growing operation

The search of a home in Erwin, Tennessee leads to the discovery of what police are calling a marijuana growing operation.


Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.


Erwin Utilities could offer high-speed data for customers

Fiber-to-the-premises broadband internet service has existed in Northeast Tennessee for 10 years.


Plan Ahead For Tennessee Fall Festivals

When Tennessee transitions from summer to fall, with its numerous trees showing off a kaleidoscope of warm colors, festivals of all sorts occur in the small towns and big cities.


 

 

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