Tazewell Virginia family achieves their goal of growing the Great Pumpkin for DollywoodCheryl E PrestonNewsBreak Contributor
Florida's Win Over Tennessee Could Prove to Be Fool's Gold - OpinionMatt O'HernNewsBreak Contributor
First-Time in Knoxville, Tennessee: A Beginner’s Guide to the Marble CityNick DaviesNewsBreak Contributor
Loved Ones Desperate for Answers in the March 2022 Disappearance of Byron EdwardsAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
$5000 Reward for Info Leading to Capture of Tenn Murder SuspectTracy LeicherNewsBreak Contributor
Blount Memorial Hospital briefly halts patient intake
The hospital put an Emergency Room Diversion, which means the hospital and its emergency room were overloaded and could not safely accommodate more patients.
‘Fall’ into festivals, fairs around East Tennessee September-November 2023
Summer is fading into Fall in the coming weeks. It's no secret that East Tennessee has some of the best autumn foliage with the trees of the Smokies, and there are also some fairly popular fall events that celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Sevier County electric rate adjustment coming
Tennessee hospital could face audit after $11M loss
Blount County (Tenn.) Commissioners will vote on whether to audit Blount Memorial Hospital as the county has accused the hospital of having an $11 million loss and being at risk for defaulting on its obligations, WBIR reported Sept. 20. The commissioners worry that if the hospital were to default on...
Investigators identify Blount County man nearly 4 decades after his body was found by kids riding bicycles
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — In September 1985, the body of a man was found by two kids riding their bicycles along Buttermilk Road off Interstate 40 in Lenoir City. Authorities at the time were unable to identify him after exhausting all leads. Now, nearly four decades later and thanks to modern genetic testing, investigators know […]
Man convicted of killing two young brothers in drug robbery gone awry gets 132-year prison sentence
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Following a bitter rant against the court system, his accusers and the world in which he came to manhood, a Memphis man was sentenced Thursday to a 132-year prison term for murdering two brothers in a busted Knoxville drug deal. "Don't just try to make me...
Blount County needs 97 tnAchieves mentors
With just a month remaining until the recruitment deadline, tnAchieves needs 97 additional volunteer mentors in Blount County — 4,300 across the state — to meet student demand. The time commitment is only an hour per month, and volunteers do not need an extensive background in the college-going process. Mentors will guide, support and encourage local students in their transition from high school into a postsecondary institution. tnAchieves provides resources, training and support to ensure each student and mentor has the details necessary to succeed. ...
Blount County Officials and Residents Defy U.S. Army Corp's Dam Removal Plan
Blount County commissioners are challenging a plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The plan aims to dismantle parts of two local dams - Peery’s Mill and Rockford. The dams have been labeled as potential risks after having four drowning incidents over 15 years.
Bonds, court date set for Maryville man charged with homicide
A Maryville man is being held in lieu of bonds totaling $1.25 million after Maryville Police officers charged him with killing his step-grandfather and wounding his stepfather in their home Tuesday morning, Sept. 19. Bryan Terrence Noble, 34, Southview Drive, has been charged with criminal homicide and attempted first-degree homicide. Officers said they found a knife in his pocket when they arrested him. He is scheduled to appear in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 26. ...
$150k Powerball ticket sold at Kingston Pike Weigel’s
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One lucky person who purchased a Powerball ticket in Knoxville struck the payload and won $150,000 during Wednesday night’s drawing, according to the Tennessee Lottery. In a release published on Thursday, the Tennessee Lottery said the winning ticket was purchased at the Weigel’s at 6921 Kingston Pike. The winner matched four […]
These Knoxville, TN based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Knoxville.
Good Eats – Some Off the Beaten Path – in Knoxville, TN
Any visit to Knoxville should include lots of Good Eats, maybe start with, historic Market Square, where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and bars. Then work your way out. There are so many more tasty spots we couldn’t get to on this visit. NOTE: there are a number of parking garages nearby that are free after 6pm.
'I'll be there in spirit' | Sevier Co. High School hosts special graduation ceremony for student after his mother was given months to live
SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — In July, a woman went to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was expecting a quick visit ending with meds and pain relief. Instead, she was given months to live. She was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, and she decided not to treat it with...
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is here
Dollywood’s annual Harvest Festival is back. Open now, the family event features the award-winning Great Pumpkin LumiNights with glowing pumpkin sculptures; fall-ready food and drink items such as Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake, Harvest Pulled Pork Sandwich and Pumpkin Pie Punch Cocktail; pumpkin carving activities and more. Visitors can also...
Live Stream Available for Construction of New Courts Building in Sevierville, Tennessee 🏗️
On the 20th of September, 2023, Director of Public Affairs & Communications Tyler Basler released a post in Sevierville, Tennessee. He announced that the community can now witness the live progress of the construction for the new Courts Building. This development has been made possible via a live stream which the local populace can access readily.
Crack, Dip, and Savor: Southeast Crab Feast - Knoxville (TN) Part 2 is Here!
🦀🎉 Get ready to crack, dip, and savor! The Southeast Crab Feast - Knoxville (TN) Part 2 is coming to town. This Saturday, on Sep 23 from 1pm to 3pm, the New Harvest Park at 4775 New Harvest Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918 will be transformed into a seafood lover's paradise.
Slimy water, brown lettuce found at Maryville IHOP during inspection
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The low-scoring restaurant just barely passed its inspection. The inspector noted half a dozen critical violations during the initial inspection The grade is a 71 at IHOP, the one in Maryville on Turner Street. That 71 is a passing score as a grade of 69 and below is considered failing. IHOP, […]
Morristown woman facing arson charges in Grainger County fire
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Morristown woman has been indicted in connection to a fire that took place in July in Grainger County. Brandy M. Morgan, 41, was indicted on Sept. 1 by the Grainger County Grand Jury following a joint investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the […]
'We will find you' | Federal authorities discuss manhunts after two suspects arrested in East TN following multi-state searches
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two suspects were found in East Tennessee following multi-state manhunts. The first, Jason Dockery, was taken into custody on Sept. 12 after he was accused of fatally shooting a woman while her child watched. He led authorities on a manhunt through East Tennessee and into Virginia before authorities arrested him in Union County.
Charges Dropped Against Tennessee Man By State Request
(Greenfield, MA) The state has requested that the felony charges against the Tennessee man who allegedly led police on a pursuit in Greenfield be dropped. The request comes after reviewing police dash camera recordings, 911 calls, and police communications of the March event. The driver, Sujay Mooss of Knoxville, Tennessee admitted to misdemeanor offenses including negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage. The case has been continued without a finding until June 13th, 2024.