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Knoxville mother of infant who died in hot car to appear in court

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The mother of the infant who died in a hot car parked at a Food City parking lot in August 2019 is scheduled to appear in a Knox County courtroom Thursday. She was previously indicted by a grand jury in October 2019 for first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated child neglect.
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One dead, one injured in Knoxville shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One person is dead and another is in the hospital with injuries following a shooting at Holston Oaks Apartments in Knoxville, officials with the Knoxville Police Department said. Officers arrived on the scene, 1819 Riverside Drive, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Upon arrival, officials said they...
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How bad is COVID-19 transmission in your county?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines on masking, suggesting even vaccinated people mask up when in an area with high transmission of COVID-19. So how do you know how bad transmission is where you live?. The CDC offers an online tool that...

Knoxville Police Investigating a Shooting that Leaves One Person Injured, Another Dead

Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting that leaves one dead, another injured. Officers called to Holston Oaks Apartments on Riverside Drive yesterday (Wednesday) evening. They found a woman inside of a vehicle in the parking lot suffering from at least one apparent gunshot, while a man was also found nearby suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man was transported to the UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Knox Co. man convicted following 2018 domestic assault incident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Prosecutors in Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s Domestic Violence Unit convicted a man accused of strangling his girlfriend in 2018. According to court records, Jerrick O. Davis, 24, was convicted of aggravated assault, vandalism and domestic assault. During a one-day trial, attorneys detailed the...
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Two unidentified people found in fire remains

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Clairborne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after finding the remains of two people in a structure fire. The identities of the remains have not been released, according to officials. The Clairborne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded to 150 Payne Circle in Tazwell, TN...
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UPDATE: Campbell County Sheriff says missing 5-year-old from Texas found safe

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 5-year-old boy who has been missing since July 5. The Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday night that Anthony Seybert was reported missing from Texas by his custodial grandparents. It is believed he could be with his biological parents in Campbell or Anderson County.
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Incoming Transfer Profile: Caleb Tremblay

Tennessee's defensive line has seen additions made via two of the most notable transfers Josh Heupel and the Vols landed in the offseason: Da'Jon Terry and Caleb Tremblay. Terry will be a nice addition from Kansas that will serve the Vols well for at least the next couple years, but Tremblay comes to Rocky Top as a redshirt senior looking to improve his draft stock.
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Man convicted for domestic assault after strangling girlfriend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man who strangled his girlfriend then said it was her fault has been convicted of Aggravated Assault, Vandalism, and Domestic Assault. Jerrick Orlando Davis, 24, was convicted in a single-day trial. On December 20, 2018, Davis kicked down the door to the victim’s bedroom and...
Pigeon Forge,

People take to the waterpark on National Water Park Day

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - When temperatures reach the 90s, many of us look for ways to cool down. On National Waterpark Day many headed to the closest waterpark. It was a busy day at Dollywood’s Splash Country, families like Katrina Gray who were visiting from Florida with her daughter couldn’t wait to get in the water.
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Board of Health Calls Emergency Meeting

It seemed destined to be a strange affair from the beginning. The audience was comprised of about twenty anti-masker/anti-vaxxer folks who brought their signs and about three or four other people, plus press and the newly constituted advisory board. With no power to make decisions, the emergency meeting seemed only intended to provide an alert to the community: COVID cases are up, hospitalizations are up, vaccinations are not. With no public forum, the crowd sat largely quiet for the duration of the meeting.