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TVA: Slimy, non-native and harmful hammerhead worms found around Norris in recent months

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A worm that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie was documented in the Knoxville area, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority. It's called the hammerhead flatworm and is known for the distinctive shape of its head, the slimy secretions it is covered in and for harming the environment around them. They are not native to the area and are believed to have arrived from Southeast Asia in the soil of nursery plants early in the 20th century.
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Maynardville firefighters quit amid fallout from chief's firing

There's nobody to call chief at the Maynardville Fire Department and the bay doors are locked following the firing of Danny Smith. "This time, at least, they did call me. Is it retaliation? I don't know," Smith said. All but one of the nine firemen have resigned, according to the former chief.

Independence Day festivities set for Monday in Middlesboro

This Fourth of July, the city of Middlesboro will be hosting their Independence Day celebration at the civic center. Mayor Rick Nelson said the community picnic will be making a return from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. “We’ll have hot dogs and chips, watermelon,...

Wilson Promoted to Lincoln Memorial University Associate Dean of Students

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services Blaze Bowers has announced the promotion of Director of Student Leadership and Outreach Hannah Wilson to associate dean of students. Wilson joined LMU as an admissions counselor in 2016, where she served until 2020. In 2020, she...

A week-ago LPD arrest leads to Friday morning collar on N. 13th St.

TOP PHOTO: La Follette Police place Rodney Allen Partin, blue shirt, in handcuffs. “Partin’s going to jail today,” said LPD Det.-Sgt. Matthew Forsyth. LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Last week, La Follette Police arrested Randy Partin on multiple drug charges. See the related story HERE. Around daybreak this morning, the La Follette Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team raided Partin’s father’s home at 506 North 13th Street. The elder Partin, Rodney Allen, was the main target in today’s narcotics search warrant execution according to Detective-Sergeant Matthew Forsyth, and he was placed under arrest.

CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Raise More Than $260,000 During Second ‘Evening of Hope’ Event

Funds raised will benefit local cancer patients and their families. MOUNT STERLING, KY (July 1, 2022) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ statewide “Evening of Hope” fundraising event has raised more than $260,000 on Saturday, June 18, with more gifts continuing to be made. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health cancer patients and their families. For the second consecutive year, the fundraising event was held in place of in-person galas and other fundraising events. The event included Kentuckians across the state – including in Mount Sterling – hosting a dinner party fundraiser, which featured a virtual silent auction, a mission moment and inspiring stories of hope.

One person critically injured following workplace incident in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - One person is in critical condition after being injured at an industrial worksite in Bell County. Middlesboro Fire Department/EMS posted about the incident on its Facebook page. Officials say at around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, they were dispatched to the Middlesboro Country Club where an employee fell...

Pyro Shows getting ready for tonight’s big fireworks show

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Pyro Shows began early on Saturday morning getting ready for tonight’s big 4th of July fireworks show. The sky show begins at dark and will be launched from behind Bojangles near Woodson Mall. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/02/2022-10AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

LS Cookies, Rachel’s Bouquets at Lace to Pearls today

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The word count in this story is minimal. However, the picture word count is at a thousand words. Just look. “These cookies taste as good as they look,” said Jennifer Seiber with Lace to Pearls hosting a big cookie event this morning starting at 10 o’clock.

Former Pioneer quarterback Larkins will not return to ETSU football

Johnson City, TN — Former David Crockett star quarterback Cade Larkins will not be returning to the ETSU football team or entering the transfer portal. Tonight Larkins confirmed to News Channel 11 sports that he’s done playing football for the Bucs….The former Pioneer has never played for the Blue and Gold…. He missed his freshman […]

Troop 435 Court of Honor held

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A Court of Honor was held Tuesday evening for Macy Kibler of BSA Troop 435 to recognize her newly earned rank of Life Scout. The Court of Honor was also in recognition of the many accomplishments and merit badges earned by the Troop members of 435 over the last couple months.

The Doorway Gourmet is ready for holiday grilling

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Now is the time to order barbecue grilling foil packs from The Doorway Gourmet. The menu features BBQ chicken along with corn on the cob and potatoes or lemon/pepper chicken plus asparagus and potatoes. Each of these packets costs $8.99. Also featured is a choice...