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Couple sues Dollywood Splash Country after injury, documents say

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/Gray News) - A couple is suing the Dollywood company after a woman was injured on the Mountain Scream waterslide at Splash Country, court documents obtained by WVLT said. According to the documents, Monica Jemison got stuck on the waterslide after flipping onto her stomach and lodging her...
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Kitten rescued from inside Pepsi vending machine at Walmart store

July 1 (UPI) -- Firefighters responded to a Walmart store in Tennessee to rescue a kitten heard mewing from inside a Pepsi vending machine. The City of Morristown said in a Facebook post that employees at the Morristown Walmart store contacted the Morristown Fire Department when they heard a kitten crying from inside the Pepsi vending machine.
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Dolly Parton is Renting Out Her Old Tour Bus for $5,000 a Night

Have you ever dreamed of living like a country music icon out on tour across the world? Imagine living it up in a luxurious bus as you stop off in different cities, states and countries, the dream. Well now, you can pretend to do just that by spending a few nights in Dolly Parton’s old tour bus at her Dollywood Resort in Tennessee.
PIGEON FORGE, TN

Knoxville Sunflower Celebration returns to Forks of the River

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sunflowers are blooming again in South Knoxville so it's time to start planning those summery photo shoots. The fields are at the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area near the Ijams Nature Center. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency plants the sunflower fields every two years...
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Man pleads guilty to making threats of racial violence

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to buy an assault rifle after making racist threats online. The man pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Oxford to charges stemming from threats he made on a white supremacist website in late 2020. He wrote that […]
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An updated look at Tennessee basketball's 2022-23 roster

Tennessee basketball’s latest roster addition came on Friday, with the signing of New York power forward Tobe Awaka. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Awaka, out of Hyde Park, N.Y., committed to the Vols in May as a 2023 prospect, but reclassified to 2022 to join the Vols. He’s the fifth member...
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Longtime Karns resident celebrating 103rd birthday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – In the year 1919, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox in the World Series, President Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize, and one living Knoxville man was born. Delbert “D.R.” Gilbert grew up on a farm in middle Tennessee with his parents...
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Kitten rescued from a vending machine by a Morristown woman

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Crews with the Morristown Fire Department and a Walmart employee Lindsey Russell rescued a small kitten from a Pepsi machine. Morristown Fire said it’s still unclear how the kitten was able to get inside. Officials with the fire department said this could’ve been a very...
MORRISTOWN, TN

Knoxville animal shelter needs foster homes for 4th of July, anticipates surge of lost pets

There are two things you can always count on during the traditional Fourth of July fireworks: Car alarms will go off and more than a few dogs will escape their yards and flee in terror. More pets go missing over the July 4 weekend than any other time of the year, according to Knox County's Young-Williams Animal Center, which annually faces an influx of hundreds of pets after the holiday. ...
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Tennessee Vols giving back to young athletes in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It’s all about community for the Vols of Tennessee baseball. The summer months are no exception, as nearly all of the Vols are hosting camps and clinics to give back to their hometown communities and Vol fans. A couple of Knoxville’s very own Ben and...
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