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Blount County law enforcement gains new software to read phones

Blount County law enforcement will gain access to a new tool in the fight against crime in the coming months. The Alcoa and Maryville Police Departments along with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office are splitting the cost of an array of software programs that will allow investigators to read virtually any data from a cellphone gathered as evidence. Blount County District Attorney Ryan Desmond said the software is an important step in fighting both violent and organized crime in the county. Being able to read...

Warm and breezy today ahead of today’s rain and some storms

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It’s a warm and breezy day, because a cold front is on the way. More wind, rain and some storms move through tonight, then it will move temperatures down. Join us on the WVLT First Alert Weather app for iPhone or Android, so you can...

Human remains discovered

Knoxville Police are investigating after human remains were found in a vacant school Monday morning, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Scott Erland. Knoxville Police are investigating after human remains were found in a vacant school Monday morning, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Scott Erland. 6 years since wildfires,...

Police identify man killed in Thanksgiving shooting in Five Points neighborhood

Knoxville police have identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving shooting as 27-year-old Martel Thomas. He recently moved to Knoxville from Detroit, a release from a department spokesperson stated. Around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, police officers responded to a reported shooting on McConnell Street near Kenner Avenue in the Five Points neighborhood, the press...

Fire on Happy Valley Road injures four

The Blount County Fire Protection District responded to a fire at a residence on Happy Valley Road, Maryville early Saturday morning, Nov. 26. A representative of the District said four people — including two minors — sustained non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters responded at 5:45 a.m. to a report of a fire in a camper with residents trapped inside. The first truck arrived on the scene at 5:59 a.m. and found four people in need of medical attention. According to information from the District and the...

Knoxville police investigating after body found in vacant school building

Knoxville police officers are working to identify a body found Monday morning inside a vacant school building in the Parkridge neighborhood. There are no obvious signs of foul play, a police department spokesperson said in a press release. Officers responded to the Knoxville Baptist Christian School property on 2434 E....

Winds pick up Tuesday ahead of the next cold front

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Gusty winds return Tuesday as our next cold front approaches. The rain arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday with cooler air moving in behind it. Join us on the WVLT First Alert Weather app for iPhone or Android, so you can stay informed on the go and in between newscasts. We share custom videos, plus you can choose to get messages from us on the latest conditions and forecast.

Maryville city, school officials discuss high school expansion timeline

Maryville city and school officials have one major concern over more than $45 million in building plans: when. During a Maryville Board of Education work session Monday, Nov. 28, school officials presented a proposal that includes a nearly $35.6 million high school expansion they want to begin this summer and open in August 2025. Maryville City Council members prefer to wait a year or two, citing the current bond market,...

Human remains found on vacant Knoxville school property

Man arrested after setting fire to camper, home in Jefferson County, police say. The JCSO Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation. Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker could be among the finalists in the prestigious award. Gatlinburg mayor remembers deadly fires six years later. Updated: 2 hours ago. Mayor Mike...

How can you prevent porch thefts during the holiday season?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It’s supposed to be the season of giving, not the season of stealing; however, porch pirates are out there. “We have received a few calls from individuals who say their items have been stolen from their porch,” Stacey Payne said, Executive Director of East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.

Foothills Community Players bring you ‘Rumors’

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Mystery and comedy collide in Neil Simon’s famous stage play “Rumors” being put on by the Foothills Community Players Dec. 2nd through the 4th. When a series of affluent couples arrive at a friend’s home for a fancy dinner party, they discover...

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge Offering Discounted Tickets for Locals During Family Fun Day

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge understands how important it is for families to have some fun during the holiday season. Because of that, they’re hosting a special day to make it easier for families to do just that. WonderWorks is offering a Family Fun Day event on Sunday, December 4, 2022, with admission tickets discounted to $15, plus tax, for locals throughout the day.