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Chattanooga Tea Party To Highlight Tennessee's Constitutional Amendments

The Chattanooga Tea Party will be highlighting the Tennessee constitutional amendments that will be on the November ballot at its meeting this Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Justin Owen, president and CEO of the Beacon Center in Nashville, will be discussing Amendment 2 which seeks to change the way in which Tennessee's statewide appellate judges are ... (more)


Hundreds of grams of crystal meth found in Sweetwater home

Hundreds of grams of crystal meth found in Sweetwater home Police arrested a man after they found hundreds of grams of crystal meth in his Sweetwater home. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1u2P81w On Thursday, officials searched 41-year-old James David Bradley's home at 227 Country Road 298 as part of an on-going investigation.


Hamilton County Emergency Services Joins TEMA And Walgreens To...

Officials from Hamilton County Emergency Services, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Walgreens will host a press conference at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Walgreens, 110 N. Market St. The press conference will promote September as National Preparedness Month, offer ideas to individuals and families on being prepared for disasters and ... (more)


Marching & munching, army worms invade East TN lawns

If you've seen a brown lawn in your neighborhood, don't blame the weather, blame the army worm. The three-inch long insect has a Marching & munching, army worms invade East TN lawns If you've seen a brown lawn in your neighborhood, don't blame the weather, blame the army worm.


Move Over' or lights out

Backed by the teeth of expanded state legislation, Cleveland Utilities is joining the growing fleet of electric co-ops and public utilities across Tennessee that are working to protect their workers by urging motorists to abide by the new guidelines of the so-called "Move Over" law. Tennessee Code Annotated 55-8-132, which originally required drivers in Tennessee to change lanes upon approaching police, emergency or highway maintenance vehicles that are stationary and displaying proper signals or flashing lights, now applies as well to utility services.


Taste Of Northshore, Sample Of The Southside And Not-So-Silent Auction Announced

Northside Neighborhood House's upcoming fall fundraising event will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Track 29. "Taste of Northshore - Sample of Southside & the Not-So-Silent Auction promises to be an evening filled with urban sophistication, culinary delights and energetic live entertainment," organizers said.


A Bradley County Father Speaks Out After Indictments Issued

A Bradley County father says he's now beginning to find closure three months after saying his final goodbyes to his son. Monday, a grand jury returned an indictment against his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Morgan County, charging them both with the death of his 17-month-old son.


Mayor Burchett says change of schools superintendent would best serve Knox County

Some Knoxville area pharmacists are worried after a major prescription benefit provider is set to cut coverage for around a thousand drug ingredients commonly found in compound medications. Some Knoxville area pharmacists are worried after a major prescription benefit provider is set to cut coverage for around a thousand drug ingredients commonly found in compound medications.


Amy Reedy opens new chapter

Amy Reedy lost her seat as 10th District Criminal Court Judge In August, but she said that's not going to keep her out of the courtroom, a scene she's been part of for nearly two decades. Reedy has family roots in legal practice, her father being the late Ralph Armstrong, a popular Cleveland attorney and businessman.


NAACP Meets Tuesday

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP will hold a general membership meeting on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Glenwood Recreation Center.


Tennessee health profile - Blount County

Blount County, Tennessee is best known as the home of Cade's Cove, a Smokey Mountain area resort well known to tourists. Its capital is Maryville, and other important towns are Alcoa, Friendsville, Louisville, Rockford, and Townsend.


Environmental group to sue Kingsport plant over pollution

The Tennessee Clean Water Network said the BAE plant in Kingsport has not cleaned up its act five years after being warned. Environmental group to sue Kingsport plant over pollution The Tennessee Clean Water Network said the BAE plant in Kingsport has not cleaned up its act five years after being warned.


Tennova adds Lakeway Regional to group of hospitals

Tennova adds Lakeway Regional to group of hospitals Tennova, the East Tennessee medical group, announced the addition of Lakeway Regional, its seventh area location. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s3MbS7 The hospital group made the announcement Monday.


Sullivan County meets about highway department settlement

The Sullivan County commission met Monday, partly to talk about settling a lawsuit filed by several fired employees from the highway department. Earlier this month, the county reached a deal to allow three workers to come back to work temporarily.


Mother, boyfriend charged with Morgan Co. toddler's deathMother,...

A Morgan County mother and her boyfriend are now accused of murdering her 17-month-old son. On Monday, a grand jury indicted Amanda Beaty and Rodger Mother, boyfriend charged with Morgan Co.


Hamilton County High School Choral Festival Is Oct. 2

East Hamilton and Central High School High School Choirs will present the 3rd Annual Hamilton County High School Choral Festival, taking place at Ridgedale Baptist Church, on Thursday, Oct. 2, and featuring Hamilton County Public High School Choir students.


NAACP Ruby Hurley Image Awards Awardees Announcement

The Chattanooga- Hamilton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold the 27th Annual Ruby Hurley Image Awards Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Door wills open at 6 p.m. The Awardees for this year's Award Ceremony are: Ruby Hurley Humanitarian - Dr. Thomas Rumph; ... (more)


Schools to get $9,000 from city for taxes

Harriman will be making an annual payment of about $9,315.90 for the next 10 years to the Roane County school system. It's a payment necessitated when local communities were told they should have been giving a portion of their mixed drink taxes to the school system.


A new direction

Last week we looked at the new spirit for the BCSO. This was important because it is necessary in order for us to successfully lead the office in a new direction.


Section of I-75 dedicated in the of Lance Corporal Williams L. Koprince, Jr.

On a perfect East Tennessee Saturday, exits 81-83 of I-75 in Lenoir City were dedicated in the name of Lance Corporal William L. Koprince, Jr, United States Marine Corps . In attendance were family, friends, Tennessee political dignitaries, Marine Corps battle buddies and various patriotic biker groups.


TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police

According to a spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a man died during what the TBI calls an incident involving Pigeon Forge Police officers late Saturday night. TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police According to a spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a man died during what the TBI calls an incident involving Pigeon Forge Police officers late Saturday night.


Man shot by police at Pigeon Forge Wendy's was wanted for questioning in Campbell Co. murder

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed Sunday that one of the individuals wanted for questioning in a Campbell County murder investigation was shot and killed Saturday night by officers. Previous story: TBI investigating deadly officer involved incident in Pigeon Forge According to TBI, around 10 p.m. Saturday night, the Pigeon Forge Police Department was alerted that James Bradley Phillips and Monica Briggs were believed to be at the Wendy's on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.


TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police

According to a spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a man died during what the TBI calls an incident involving Pigeon Forge Police officers late Saturday night. TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police According to a spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a man died during what the TBI calls an incident involving Pigeon Forge Police officers late Saturday night.


Two fallen firefighters to be honored

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13 Al McCollum was 27 years old when on Sept.


Tailgate-a-Palooza to benefit Polk Baptist Association Food Bank

First Volunteer Bank is holding a food drive for the Polk County Baptist Association Food Bank as part of the bank's September promotion, "Tailgate-a-Palooza." The food drive will run the month of September and be celebrated with the Bank's Tailgate Day on Sept.


Elderly woman killed in Monroe County crash

According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers were driving along Keith Avenue around 4 a.m. when the stabbing victim walked out into the roadway to flag down help. According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers were driving along Keith Avenue around 4 a.m. when the stabbing victim walked out into the roadway to flag down help.


Elderly woman killed in Monroe County crash

According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers were driving along Keith Avenue around 4 a.m. when the stabbing victim walked out into the roadway to flag down help. According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers were driving along Keith Avenue around 4 a.m. when the stabbing victim walked out into the roadway to flag down help.


Tennessee health profile - Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County, Tennessee is in the Sequatchie Valley and features Falls Creek Falls State Park. This is an attractive, relaxed location for tourists, who can enjoy both park and historic homes in this rural center of the Nashville/Knoxville/Chattanooga Triangle.


Pigeon Forge police confirm shooting on Saturday at Wendy's restaurant

Pigeon Force police have confirmed a shooting took place on Saturday night. Officials said it happened at a Wendy's restaurant.


Harry S. Truman club of Bradley County donates $1,000 to The Caring Place

THE HARRY S. TRUMAN club of Bradley County donated $1,000 to The Caring Place to support its "Sac Pac" Program and to honor Charles S. Mayfield Jr., a Bradley County native and graduate of Harvard Law School. Mayfield was an agent in the FBI before returning to Cleveland where he engaged in the practice of law.


Sullivan County Board of Education holds weekend work session

The work session was a chance for the board to discuss goals, salaries and other areas they need to focus on before the October board meeting. Director of schools Dr. Jubal Yennie says the board is focusing on student achievement and how to better prepare students for the ACT.


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Sept. 5-11

Christopher Alan Smith, 40, of 3818 Altamira Drive, Chattanooga was arrested September 5 on charges of driving while license suspended, seat belt violation and fugitive from justice.


Highway named in honor of fallen East Tennessee marine

The sacrifice of a Lenoir City soldier killed while fighting for our country will be remembered forever thanks to a new dedication. Lance Highway named in honor of fallen East Tennessee marine The sacrifice of a Lenoir City soldier killed while fighting for our country will be remembered forever thanks to a new dedication.


Highway named after Loudon County Marine killed in action

A Loudon County Marine killed in action in 2006 is now being remembered with a stretch of roadway named in his honor. "Being killed for your country's freedom is the ultimate sacrifice.


Helen Burns Sharp Files New Lawsuit Seeking To Halt $9 Million Black Creek TIF

Citizen activist Helen Burns Sharp late Friday afternoon filed a new lawsuit seeking to invalidate a $9 million Tax Increment Financing by developers planning a major project on Aetna Mountain at Lookout Valley.


Civitan Club Members Told Smart Grid Is Part Of Community Improvements

Valerie Lucas, supervisor of strategic business for EPB, told the Chattanooga Civitan Club on Friday afternoon, "The next time you see your lights flicker in your home, the smart grid is working for you."


Tennessee Welcomes Green Roof Expert From Toronto

Steven W. Peck, founder and president of the industry association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, in partnership with Mekayle Houghton, executive director, Cumberland River Compact will be providing a Lunch and Learn presentation Mr. Peck will be providing a full day technical Green Roof Training workshop in Nashville at the Civic Design Center.


Larry Kelley pleads case in parole hearing

Larry T. Kelley, a convicted murderer, began his parole process Thursday. In a "four-vote case," seven parole board members will hear testimony and review case files to determine if Kelley is to remain incarcerated or to be set free - only four like votes are needed for a decision.


KPD: speed a factor in deadly Friday night crash

A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department.


KPD: speed a factor in deadly Friday night crash

A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department.


KPD: speed a factor in deadly Friday night crash

A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department.


1 Person Shot At Brainerd Bi-Lo

A Tennessee state trooper on Friday arrested a wanted felon from Michigan after locating the suspect driving on I-24 in Hamilton County.


Hats off to Fred Fletcher: No fear of police probes here

Chattanooga's new police chief, Fred Fletcher, acted very professionally and very wisely in asking Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston to seek a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations that a major crimes detective sexually harassed a woman whose reported rape he was assigned to investigate.


KPD: speed a factor in deadly Friday night crash

A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department.


Middle school football game in Campbell County under review by TSSAA

"There were personal fouls on both sides of the ball, but I didn't feel like any of our plays were plays that weren't made with a football intent," said Noe. "They were getting hurt on illegal stuff and I was just scared that we were going to end up sustaining more and more injuries," said Coach Jake Snider of LaFollette Middle School.


Cleveland Jetport launches its first international flight

Cleveland and the world just got a lot closer. In a moment of historic significance for the Bradley County area, a Falcon 900B jet taxied down the runway of the Cleveland Jetport at 11 p.m. Thursday, on a direct route to Dublin, Ireland.


THP Arrests Wanted Felon From Michigan

The MSP advised that Harper was a fugitive from justice who was armed and dangerous, possibly driving a 2006 black Chevy Malibu with a Michigan license tag.


Veteran Suicides in Tennessee Increased in 2013

New figures from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs show veteran suicides increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013. The numbers were included in a press release Friday from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder.


Friday Night Football Scores: Week Three

Email your game scores to us at sports@chattanoogan.com 1st Quarter Partial Scores: Rhea County 7 Walker Valley 0 Ooltewah 7 Tyner 0 Knoxville Grace 14 McMinn Central 0 Central 7 Marion County 0 Signal Mountain 21 Red Bank 0 Tellico Plains 7 Copper Basin 7 Notre Dame 6 Boyd-Buchanan 7 Hixson 0 Bradley 0 East Hamilton 3 Riverdale 0 Alcoa 14 McMinn ... (more)


Schematic designs started for vets

Schematic designs have begun on the Cleveland/Bradley County State Veterans Home. The Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council received updates on the progress of the project during a meeting Thursday.


Community donations give Loudon County students a unique learning experience

This is the first week Eaton Elementary is trying out their Starlab. It's a $15,000 inflatable room that allows students to learn about stars and constellation in an immersive way.


Victims React After Serial Burglar Nabbed for 30 Break-ins

Hamilton county deputies say one Ooltewah man is responsible for almost thirty break-ins and burglaries in less than a week. Investigators say he didn't act alone using three juveniles as his accomplices.


Man charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old

A Bluff City man has been indicted and arrested on sex abuse charges. 19-year-old William Kennedy is charged with aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a person under the age of 18. The assistant district attorney for Sullivan County tells us the victim was an acquaintance.


Horse Haven holding open house Saturday in Knoxville

Horse Haven of Tennessee is holding an open house Saturday for the public to tour the facility and meet animals available for adoption. Horse Haven of Tennessee is holding an open house Saturday for the public to tour the facility and meet animals available for adoption.


2 Arrested For Burglary At Wallace A. Smith Elementary

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded on Tuesday to a call at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School.


Bradley County EMS Visits Blythe Bower Elementary School For Star Spangled Banner Tribute

Nicky Norwood and Stan Clark with Bradley County EMS visit with Mrs. Hanah Burger's Kindergarten class at Blythe Bower Elementary School in Cleveland to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.


Cleveland Resident William Lamb Running To Raise $52,000 For Charity

He plans to do that by running in the 26.2 mile Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC on By running in the marathon and obtaining sponsors, Lamb hopes to raise $52,000-$2,000 a mile-for mission-oriented organizations Serving Paraguay, the Dyar Family Missions in Honduras and Cleveland's own Leonard Center Food Bank.


Morristown man sentenced to 16 years on child porn charges

A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.


Sheriff: Deputy shot convicted murderer wanted for stabbing

Sheriff: Deputy shot convicted murderer wanted for stabbing The Knox County Sheriff's Office Mountain Mist Lane off Beaver Creek Road in Powell Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rZAqvO According to Knox County Sheriff JJ Jones, Elijah Jackson, 33, was shot and wounded Friday morning in a Powell subdivision Jackson, who was convicted of first degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in 2002, was wanted for stabbing a man on August 16 in the parking lot of the Farragut Market. That victim was stabbed in the leg.


House damaged by fire in Halls Friday morning

A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.


Man, 59, Rescued After Falling In Cave In Savage Gulf State Natural Area

The Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Cave/Cliff team assisted with a cave rescue at Sausage Cave in Savage Gulf State Natural Area A 59-year-old man from Viola, Tn., was traversing a canyon inside the cave when he fell approximately 10 feet and sustained rib and pelvic injuries.


The Weekend Plan-It: Knoxville Film Fest, Ginuwine, and Smokin' Day...

FRIDAY Smart Toys and Books will have a parent/child art class for kiddos age 2+. This week's craft project will be a zebra collage.


Wrestling Officials Meeting Is Oct. 1

The Chattanooga area is known for producing many of the best wrestling officials in the region some of whom have been inducted into the Tennessee Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Real Estate Transfers For Sept. 4-10

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register's Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register's Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503.


Nick Lillios Elected As Chairman Of Bradley County Board Of Education

During a Bradley County Board of Education meeting, Nick Lillios was elected as the new chairman and Charlie Rose was elected vice chairman for the upcoming year.


Man Who Robbed Local Pharmacies Gets 70-Month Federal Prison Sentence

A man who was robbing local drug stories until a pharmacist subdued him with a metal pipe has been sentenced to serve 70 months in federal prison. Holland said he had become a drug addict after he was given paregoric when he was five years old.


KCS employee investigated for misuse of funds

The state is investigating Knox County Schools Executive Director of School Nutrition Jon Dickl for allegations connected to the misuse of funds, school officials confirmed. KCS employee investigated for misuse of funds The state is investigating Knox County Schools Executive Director of School Nutrition Jon Dickl for allegations connected to the misuse of funds, school officials confirmed.


Woman charged with stealing money donated to St. Jude's

A Sevier County woman is accused of collecting more than $3,000 dollars for charity, then pocketing the cash. According to the Pigeon Forge Police Woman charged with stealing money donated to St. Jude's A Sevier County woman is accused of collecting more than $3,000 dollars for charity, then pocketing the cash.


OCTAE Acting Assistant Secretary Visits Chattanooga State

Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Jim Catanzaro - President, Chattanooga State; Rebecca Balch - Department Head of Engineering Systems Technology and Director of the Wacker Institute; Dr. George Smith - Chief of Staff, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, United States Department of Education; Dr. Johan Uvin - Acting Assistant Secretary, ... (more)


UTC Announces Cleveland Partnership

The city of Cleveland was chosen earlier this year as the first partner city for UT's service learning program, the Smart Communities Initiative.


County Fair Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The 25th Annual Hamilton County Fair is Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Chester Frost Park in Hixson.


Knox County Schools nutrition official on leave during investigation into alleged misuse of funds

A popular University of Tennessee program that aims to help underprivileged high school students get into college has come to an abrupt end. A popular University of Tennessee program that aims to help underprivileged high school students get into college has come to an abrupt end.


Knox Mayor Burchett: Superintendent needs to go

Knox Mayor Burchett: Superintendent needs to go Burchett blasts superintendent's leadership skills; McIntyre calls comments 'ridiculous' Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rYybZz Knox County's mayor has fired another shot in a public war of words with the superintendent of Knox County Schools. 9-11-14 During Wednesday evening's taping of WBIR's weekend political show, Inside Tennessee, the mayor blasted the superintendent's leadership style, suggesting that he is an unpopular micromanager who doesn't treat teachers and school employees with respect.


Country singer Dolly Parton (68) proud of 'white trash background'

The 68-year-old country singer grew up with eleven siblings in Sevier County, Tennessee . And despite her less than glamorous start in life, Dolly insists she isn't ashamed of her past.


MPO approves a multimodal grant consultant

The Cleveland Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization executive board approved negotiating a consulting contract with Miller-McCoy to provide construction drawings for the area's multimodal grant project. "This is the TDOTa S multimodal access grant that we got.


Campbell County officials seek 2 for questioning in Caryville homicide case

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating two people wanted for questioning in death of a man whose body was found outside a Caryville home earlier this week. The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating two people wanted for questioning in death of a man whose body was found outside a Caryville home earlier this week.


THP traffic stop in east Knox County nets 11 pounds of crystal meth

Two men from Arizona were arrested in East Knox County Wednesday after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper found in their vehicle 11 pounds of crystal meth valued at approximately $500,000. Two men from Arizona were arrested in East Knox County Wednesday after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper found in their vehicle 11 pounds of crystal meth valued at approximately $500,000.


16 restaurants competing in 13th Annual Taste of Blount Thursday night

MARYVILLE - The 13th Annual Taste of Blount is being held Thursday night, hosted by the Blount Partnership and the city of Maryville. Sixteen area restaurants are competing in the event, being held at the Theater in the Park located next to the Blount County Courthouse from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating in this year's event are Buddy's BBQ, Calhoun's, Campfire Grill, Chadwick's Churn, Froyoz, Full Service BBQ, Il Sapore Italian Grill, Jet's Pizza, Key Lime Cafe, Kroger Maryville, Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine, Panera Bread, Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise, Smokin' Joes BBQ, Smoky Mountain Brewery and Vienna Coffee House.


Morgan County man dies in early morning fire

Thousands of motorcyclists are headed for a rally in the nation's capital to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 13 years ago.


North Knox County pizzeria robbed at gunpoint, search on for suspect

Officers say the suspect entered the Little Caesars, 7116 Maynardville Highway, just before 10 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun. Officers say the suspect entered the Little Caesars, 7116 Maynardville Highway, just before 10 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun.


Veteran Suicides Are On The Rise In Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder on Thursday announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.


Medal of Honor recipient reflects on serviceMedal of Honor recipient...

Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts isn't from the area, but served with Anderson County native Jason Hovater through the battle that took Hovater's life. Medal of Honor recipient reflects on service Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts isn't from the area, but served with Anderson County native Jason Hovater through the battle that took Hovater's life.


ETSU students build replica of Mary the elephant

"Murderous Mary" is a popular story in East Tennessee about an elephant that was hung for killing a man in the early 1900's. This week, a renowned artist is teaming up with with ETSU art and design students to construct a life size replica of the elephant.


UT students pay tribute to 9/11 victims

A car crashed into a home in North Knoxville Wednesday afternoon, causing the porch to collapse. Three people were injured.


Two families sue Washington County Board of Education over abuse claims

The Washington County, Tennessee Board of Education is facing a lawsuit after two families claim the school system did not do enough to investigate claims of abuse by a teacher. In July, parents of students at Jonesboro Middle School brought allegations of abuse by a teacher to the Washington County Board of Education during a board meeting.


Tennessee health profile - Anderson County

Anderson County, Tennessee is in East Tennessee, near Knoxville. It's biggest claims to fame are the Norris Dam, the first ever TVA project, and the town of Oak Ridge, established to develop atomic technology during World War II.


Tennessee Promise partner tnAchieves needing mentors

Applications, financial aid, transcripts - only a few of the many documents a high school senior needs to be a candidate for college. But there's a program that's helping with all of it.


UT students pay tribute to 9/11 victims

A car crashed into a home in North Knoxville Wednesday afternoon, causing the porch to collapse. Three people were injured.


Body found in Campbell County identified, death treated as homicide

Officials in Campbell County have identified the man whose body was found outside a home in Caryville Monday morning and say they are investigating the death as a homicide. Officials in Campbell County have identified the man whose body was found outside a home in Caryville Monday morning and say they are investigating the death as a homicide.


Athens police search for robbery suspect who left behind his wallet

Officials in Campbell County have identified the man whose body was found outside a home in Caryville Monday morning and say they are investigating the death as a homicide. Officials in Campbell County have identified the man whose body was found outside a home in Caryville Monday morning and say they are investigating the death as a homicide.


Tennessee Aquarium Ready To Release 1,100 Brook Trout

Researchers at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute are preparing to release more than 1,100 baby trout they have been rearing in Chattanooga for nearly one year.


Mabe sentenced to 20 years

Richard Shane Mabe appeared in federal court on September 8, 2014 in Greeneville, Tennessee in connection with charges stemming from a carjacking in Johnson County on Divide Road that occurred in June of 2013.


Hero's welcome for Medal of Honor recipientsHero's welcome for Medal...

Approximately 50 Medal of Honor recipients flew into McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday, as they prepare for the Medal of Hero's welcome for Medal of Honor recipients Approximately 50 Medal of Honor recipients flew into McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday, as they prepare for the Medal of Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tyAXkk The Medal of Honor recipients received a hero's welcome from the moment they stepped off the plane. 9-10-14 Approximately 50 Medal of Honor recipients flew into McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday, as they prepare for the Medal of Honor Convention later this week.


Johnson City animal shelter nearly full

Animal shelters typically see more cats and dogs filter into their facilities during the summer months, a product of breeding season. Dog and cat cages are full with animals who were either strays or given up by their owners.


Amazon hosts Charleston first-graders in - Books from Birth' anniversary tour

A group of Charleston Elementary first-graders got the experience of a lifetime as they were VIPs at the Amazon Distribution Center in Charleston for a very special event. The yellow school buses that brought the students to the center was followed by a big blue bus that is currently touring the state to celebrate the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation's 10th anniversary.


Some residents may be required to start paying city taxes

Several residents in and around Mountain City may find that they will now be required to pay city taxes, following several months of research and clarification by the city board of aldermen, the Johnson County 911, and the tax assessors office.


Three qualify for Knox County BOE seat

Three qualify for Knox County BOE seat Three Fountain City area residents qualified on Wednesday to run for the Knox County BOE seat. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rWw0Gb Three Fountain City area residents, including a community activist, a special education teacher, and a retired schools administrator, qualified on Wednesday to run for the Knox County Board of Education seat vacated by Indya Kincannon.


Last $1 million from ash spill to be split between 4 communities

Roane County leaders decided to spend the last million dollars from the ash spill on marketing and public image repair. Last $1 million from ash spill to be split between 4 communities Roane County leaders decided to spend the last million dollars from the ash spill on marketing and public image repair.


Grace Academy Rolls Past Loudon County 6-1

The Grace Academy Lady Golden Eagles improved its district record with a 6-1 win against Loudon County on Tuesday evening.


Dunlap Woman Escapes Police Custody

Law enforcers in the Sequatchie Valley are on the lookout for an escapee. Detective Chris Walker with the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office tells NewsChannel 9 that Jennifer Renee Cooley escaped from a work detail in Johnson County, Tenn.


Sam Houston was a man of courage and perseverance

In Blount County near Maryville, Tennessee sits a log schoolhouse the famed frontiersman, statesman and pioneer Sam Houston built.


Laurel Creek Trail is a new Johnson County wonder

The stretch of Highway 91 that winds along picturesque Laurel Creek has long been one of Johnson County's most impressive expanses of wilderness.


Marcus Daniel Jones Arrested For Cleveland Burglaries

The value of the clubs, since recovered by officers, was listed at $3000. In another burglary case, Jones was charged with the theft of a chainsaw, weed eater and cordless drill at another residence nearby, on Whisperwood Trail.


Property concerns aired by Caywood

Bradley County Commissioner Terry Caywood expressed his concerns about enforcing environmental codes in the county during Monday's Commission work session. The commissioner praised the county's environmental officer, Tim Mason, for "hitting the ground running," but expressed frustration there are not enough teeth in the county's regulations to allow adequate enforcement.


McCroskey, top aide get $10,000 unused sick leave payMcCroskey, top...

Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office McCroskey, top aide get $10,000 unused sick leave pay Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rVkhaS Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office more than five years ago. The payment stems from a county policy that took effect in July 2013.


Education officials set to visit WVHS Wednesday

Officials from the U.S. Department of Education are planning to visit a Bradley County high school Wednesday. Walker Valley High School will play host to two national officials as part of the U.S. Department of Education's "Partners in Progress"a Sback-to-school bus tour, which has officials visiting schools to discuss partnerships in career and technical education.


Financial institution offers advice on safe debit spending

Today a purchase can come from behind a mouse, but banks and credit unions have the ability to monitor every swipe. The Johnson City Federal Credit Union gets an hourly report of consumer transactions.


4th sexual assault reported on UT's campus this semester

The Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention kicks off Tuesday night with a dinner at Neyland Stadium for the Medal of Honor Character Development Program.The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which is made up of Medal of Honor recipients of all races, social classes and economic levels, holds its annual convention in a different U.S. city each year. The group chose Knoxville for its 2014 convention, which officially runs from September 10-13.


Mount Carmel Teacher Gets Speical Recognition

A Mount Carmel teacher recently earned recognition from the state of Tennessee for her work in the classroom. The acknowledgment began with parents of students who recognized this teacher for her loving and caring style.


Knoxville-based license plate recognition company to relocate to larger facility in Farragut

A Knoxville-based vehicle identification and license plate recognition technology company is relocating to a 57,000 square foot facility in Farragut. A Knoxville-based vehicle identification and license plate recognition technology company is relocating to a 57,000 square foot facility in Farragut.


Marion County Democratic Party September 13 Meeting

Chairman Jim Lewis announces monthly Meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party to be held at 10 a.m. CST atMarion County Commission Bldg., 5520 Hwy.


Crews clean up corrosive acid spill on I-40E near MM 371

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night in a press conference that the human skull found in Decatur County Sunday was that of Holly Bobo. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night in a press conference that the human skull found in Decatur County Sunday was that of Holly Bobo.


Hazmat crews clean I-40 acid spill in West Knox County

A bumpy ride for a transfer truck leads to a night of cleaning dangerous acid from the side of I-40 in West Knox County. Hazmat crews clean I-40 acid spill in West Knox County A bumpy ride for a transfer truck leads to a night of cleaning dangerous acid from the side of I-40 in West Knox County.


2 Michigan Men Arrested In Bradley County On Drug Charges

Dillion was also charged with following too Close. On Monday morning, Bradley County officers stopped a white Lincoln after observing it following an SUV too closely traveling south on I-75.


Bradley County Giving Prisoners More Access To Chaplains In Jails

New Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson told the Bradley County Commission he was working to give prisoners more access to ministers by extending hours of operation.


Knox County DA's office cracking down on criminal gang activity

Knox County's District Attorney General's Office is one of the top in the state for using enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gang members even though Knoxville doesn't have quite the same level of crime as other big cities in the state. Knox County's District Attorney General's Office is one of the top in the state for using enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gang members even though Knoxville doesn't have quite the same level of crime as other big cities in the state.


Knoxville designer sews up Rocky Top TN merchandise deal

Lawsuits loom over Lake City's name change to Rocky Top, but deals are signed to cash in on clothes with the new name. Knoxville designer sews up Rocky Top TN merchandise deal Lawsuits loom over Lake City's name change to Rocky Top, but deals are signed to cash in on clothes with the new name.


Dan Howell Sworn In As New District 22 State Representative

1, filling the remainder of Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson's term. Mr. Howell won the Republican primary on , and I am honored the Commission has seen fit to place their confidence in me to take office early in order to assure a smooth transition.


Doctors, emergency responders at odds with overdose drug accessibility

Drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Tennessee, but there's a drug that's saving lives by reversing the effects of narcotics. It's called Naloxone, or Narcan, and while emergency responders have been using it for years, a new law allows doctors to prescribe it.


Body found near Campbell County home

The TBI and Campbell County Sheriff's Office are investigating after the body of a man was discovered near a home on Monday. Crime scene tape and Body found near Campbell County home The TBI and Campbell County Sheriff's Office are investigating after the body of a man was discovered near a home on Monday.


Tennessee Governor's Books from Birth Bus Tour stops at...

The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation launched its "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" on August 26th in Johnson County and it will conclude at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on September 30th, visiting some 50 counties across the state in a forty-five foot decorated touring coach. The tour bus will visit Clarksville at the Food Court entrance to Governor's Square Mall on Thursday, September 11th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.


Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency . Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham.


Benefit Concert Held In Honor Of Missing Woman

Sunday's concert was held at Anthem in downtown Nashville. Family and friends organized the event to help raise money for the Burgess family.


5 Tennessee counties added to disaster area

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office put out an alert to the public Friday morning about a man who ran from deputies. Brian Edward Hawkins is said to be armed and dangerous.


One Loudon County church unleashes new Comfort Dog

One Loudon County church unleashes new Comfort Dog One Loudon County Church is unleashing a new ministry. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rSWUOZ A Loudon County church has brought a specially trained comfort dog to help people cope with hard times in their lives.


Sevier County tourism recovers after last year's wet seasonSevier...

Summer has unofficially ended and so has tourism season for Sevier County. Last year, the area's peak tourism season was Sevier County tourism recovers after last year's wet season Summer has unofficially ended and so has tourism season for Sevier County.


Man arrested after escaping authorities earlier this weekMan arrested ...

A man wanted on drug-related charges, who had been considered armed and dangerous by Hamblen County authorities, is back behind bars. Man arrested after escaping authorities earlier this week A man wanted on drug-related charges, who had been considered armed and dangerous by Hamblen County authorities, is back behind bars.


August Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in August by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee. The individuals appearing in our mugshot gallery were booked into the Washington County and Sullivan County, TN jails.


Fight over 100 dollars sends a man to the hospital

The Johnson City Police department tells News Five the fight happened at Aspen Ridge Apartments in Johnson City at 5:17a.m. Lubin was transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held on a $25,000 bond.


Malnourished horse has a long way to go

A dangerously malnourished horse abandoned at a barn in Washington County, Tennessee is getting some help thanks to the woman who found her. Bonnie Grindstaff, the horse's care giver, has owned horses for as long as she can remember but never in her life has she seen a horse look the way Elan looks and tells News 5 Elan has a long way to go to be healthy again.


US Marshals Arrest Tennessee Fugitive

U.S. Marshal Jeff Love said that officers caught up with 23-year-old Dontavious Hendrix in Indianapolis on Friday, where he was arrested without incident. Hendrix was being held in the Marion County Jail awaiting extradition to Tennessee.


The Mine City Institute, 1866- 190?

We have a lot of information in our files on the Ocoee Male and Female Academies in Benton, and a few notes on some short lived institutes of learning that were called Seminaries, but other than this article found in Barclay's book Ducktown Back in Raht's Time, and apparently copied in the History of Polk County, by Roy Lillard, and edited by Marian Presswood, I don't see anything on the Mine City Institute. " "Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, that Prof.


Speedwell starts rebuilding after tornado; federal help in jeopardy

Six weeks since one of the strongest tornadoes hit Claiborne County, an EF3, it looks like the cleanup is over and the rebuilding is Speedwell starts rebuilding after tornado; federal help in jeopardy Six weeks since one of the strongest tornadoes hit Claiborne County, an EF3, it looks like the cleanup is over and the rebuilding is Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1o8Wpcw Several weeks have passed since an EF-3 tornado struck the Speedwell community. The damage has been cleared and now the community is rebuilding.


Speedwell starts rebuilding after tornado; federal help in jeopardy

Six weeks since one of the strongest tornadoes hit Claiborne County, an EF3, it looks like the cleanup is over and the rebuilding is Speedwell starts rebuilding after tornado; federal help in jeopardy Six weeks since one of the strongest tornadoes hit Claiborne County, an EF3, it looks like the cleanup is over and the rebuilding is Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1o8Wpcw Several weeks have passed since an EF-3 tornado struck the Speedwell community. The damage has been cleared and now the community is rebuilding.


Navy veteran receives Habitat for Humanity home

A Navy veteran received the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home in Maryville Friday afternoon. Jane Bragg served seven years Navy veteran receives Habitat for Humanity home A Navy veteran received the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home in Maryville Friday afternoon.


Planners eye board replacements

Polk County's Planning Commission met last Tuesday, August 19 at the Polk County Courthouse. Three plats were presented by attorney Laura Crawford, and were approved pending the required signatures.


Sullivan County Justice Center problems

The Sullivan County Sheriff's department is working with the Tennessee Corrections Institute to fix problems at the Sullivan County Justice Center. A copy of an inspection report from the Tennessee Corrections Institute says the jail will be recommended for non-certification.


Search continues for fugitive in Hamblen Co. and the person who saw him last describes the experience

A shake up when it comes to speed limits on a popular road for bikers in Blount County, U.S. Highway 129 better known as The Dragon. A shake up when it comes to speed limits on a popular road for bikers in Blount County, U.S. Highway 129 better known as The Dragon.


Man now wanted in several counties following chase

Brian Hawkins is wanted on drug-related charges. The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office says a chase began in Sevier County Wednesday night, and went into Hamblen County.


Anderson County Sheriff's Office Patrol Corporal arrested for DUI in Oak Ridge

A group of UT students say they want voters to be more informed when it comes to a controversial proposal on abortion called "Amendment One." A group of UT students say they want voters to be more informed when it comes to a controversial proposal on abortion called "Amendment One."


UT students hold meeting on controversial abortion proposal called "Amendment One"

A group of UT students say they want voters to be more informed when it comes to a controversial proposal on abortion called "Amendment One." A group of UT students say they want voters to be more informed when it comes to a controversial proposal on abortion called "Amendment One."


The Mine City Institute, 1866- 190?

We have a lot of information in our files on the Ocoee Male and Female Academies in Benton, and a few notes on some short lived institutes of learning that were called Seminaries, but other than this article found in Barclay's book Ducktown Back in Raht's Time, and apparently copied in the History of Polk County, by Roy Lillard, and edited by Marian Presswood, I don't see anything on the Mine City Institute. " "Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, that Prof.


Books From Birth bus tour stops at mall on Sept. 11Books From Birth...

Books From Birth bus tour stops at mall on Sept. 11 The tour bus will be at the Food Court entrance from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1rQ3XI8 The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation launched its "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" on August 26 in Johnson County and it will conclude at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on September 30, visiting some 50 counties across the state in a forty-five foot decorated touring coach.


Search underway in Hamblen Co. for man described as armed and dangerous

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office put out an alert to the public Friday morning about a man who ran from deputies. Brian Edward Hawkins is said to be armed and dangerous.


Harriman Lions White Cane Days slated Sept. 26-27

Harriman Lions Club will have White Cane Days at Harriman Food City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27.


Brad Tucker Named Chief Of Staff For Vince Dean; Edna Camp To Stay On

The former state legislator, who defeated incumbent Gwen Tidwell, said, "I am thrilled that Edna has agreed to keep working.


Ten Killed on Highways During Tenn. Labor Day Holiday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that ten people died in Labor Day holiday car wrecks across the state. That is down from the 16 deaths reported during the same period in 2013.


TWRA expects quick reinstatement to surplus gun programTWRA expects...

An inability to keep track of surplus military rifles forced the 2013 retirement of a Tennessee Highway Patrol captain and more recently caused TWRA expects quick reinstatement to surplus gun program An inability to keep track of surplus military rifles forced the 2013 retirement of a Tennessee Highway Patrol captain and more recently caused Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rOKh7v A gun stolen from a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency truck prompted a mandatory suspension of the agency from the federal program. That happened in June, and the agency reported the theft immediately.


New County Commissioner Sabrena Turner Adds Married Name To The Mix

On the first day of a new County Commission, one of the things to sort out was what to call the new District 7 representative.


Grand Jury: EMT 'negligent but not criminal' in fatal wreck

The jury ruled there was no criminal negligence when an ambulance on a call and a car collided at a red light, killing an 18-year old girl in 2013 ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. - The Hawkins County Grand Jury ruled last week that the driver of an ambulance involved in a fatal 2013 accident in Church Hill was "negligent but not criminal."


Sheriff: Parents facing charges after "torture" of child

Investigators in Jefferson County believe a 7-year-old boy was tortured by his adopted parents. According to Sheriff Bud McCoig, Charles Earl Sheriff: Parents facing charges after "torture" of child Investigators in Jefferson County believe a 7-year-old boy was tortured by his adopted parents.


Cumberland County Playhouse to Host Bobby Taylor Workshop

Cumberland County Playhouse has announced a new collaboration with award-winning songwriter and MFA candidate Bobby Taylor ... "In Our Own Words," a new writing workshop that will empower students to find and fine-tune their creative voices in a relaxed, supportive environment. Bobby and his students will explore various storytelling forms, including six-word stories, haiku, memoir, micro-fiction, poetry, dialog, and essay.


Abulance driver won't face charges

No charges will be placed against an ambulance driver involved in a Hawkins County wreck that killed a woman in July of last year.


Woman's body identified as Latasha Nichols

Investigators have identified the body of a female found floating Saturday in the Hiwassee River, according to District Attorney General Steve Crump.


Rodeo this weekend

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Mountain Heritage Rodeo is this weekend, Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th.


TWRA Dove Season Opens With High Activity

The 2014 dove season opened Monday with high activity including a hunting accident, baiting cases, and successful hunts across east Tennessee.


TWRA Dove Season Opens With High Activity

The 2014 dove season opened Monday with high activity including a hunting accident, baiting cases, and successful hunts across east Tennessee.


Board reviewing 10 proposed historical sites in Tennessee

Ten sites in Tennessee nominated for the National Register of Historic Places are scheduled for a hearing with the State Review Board.


Union County sheriff discusses new appointments

Union County sheriff discusses new appointments There are 7 newly appointed people working in the Union County Sheriff's Office.


Local schools recognized as leaders in learning

One school and one district in East Tennessee are finalists for this year's SCORE prize.


Driver in church van crash pleads guilty

A Sevier County man already serving a life sentence added forty more years to his life behind bars Tuesday morning.


Local law enforcement agencies keeping roads safe over holiday weekend

Washington County Sheriff's deputies met around 6:00 p.m. to continue a third day of Labor Day weekend patrols.


Local law enforcement agencies keeping roads safe over holiday weekend

Washington County Sheriff's deputies met around 6:00 p.m. to continue a third day of Labor Day weekend patrols.


Youth Hunter Injured In Hunting Accident In Grainger County

A 10-year-old boy from Knoxville was injured Monday evening after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while dove hunting at Buffalo Springs WMA in Grainger County.


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.


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 .


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


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.


Judges, sheriffs to be sworn in this weekend

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


Hawkins County adds regulations for ambulance services

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


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.


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.


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.


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.'


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.


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)


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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)


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.


We Care Micro Home to Benefit Rhea County

There is new opportunity for families in need in Rhea County. We Care General Manager Alton Steen presented the first Micro Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.


TN microhouse neighborhood aims to help homelessTN microhouse...

TN microhouse neighborhood aims to help homeless A new neighborhood in Tennessee is offering temporary shelter to the homeless in what it calls microhouses.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'Birther' sentenced to 3 years in McMinn County extortion, perjury case

ATHENS, Tenn. - A series of judicial battles that started in 2010 with Walter F. Fitzpatrick's attempt to have President Obama indicted over the "birther" issue came to a close Tuesday when the retired Navy commander was led off to prison in handcuffs.


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.


Bryan Community Choirs To Hold Auditions

Bryan's community choirs will be holding auditions Aug. 25 and 28. Area students in grades 4-12 are invited to audition for the Bryan College Community Children's Choir or Youth Choir for the coming 2014-2015 academic year.


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.


Paper Mill Expansion Means 50 New Jobs in McMinn County

Resolute Forest Products has broken ground on a $105 million dollar upgrade to its pulp and paper mill in Calhoun, Tennessee - an upgrade the company says will mean more than 50 new jobs.


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.


19th Amendment Turns 94 Today; McMinn Mother Key to Its Passage

But not many people realize the passage of that amendment wouldn't have happened, were it not for a letter written by a mother from Niota, in McMinn County.


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: 2 shot, 1 killed over 40-year-old business deal

The McMinn County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for shooting two people, killing one them, Saturday night in Englewood, according to Sheriff Sheriff: 2 shot, 1 killed over 40-year-old business deal The McMinn County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for shooting two people, killing one them, Saturday night in Englewood, according to Sheriff ... (more)


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Family Wants Answers for Cold Case Involving Rhea Man's Murder

Two years ago this week, Russel Blevins was found dead inside his Kingston, Tennessee home - a home that had also been robbed.


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.


$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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


 

 

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