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Prep

Maryville, Alcoa request higher classification

Maryville, Alcoa request higher classificationWith a new classification and playoff system coming to the TSSAA next year, Maryville and Alcoa request to move up.
  • Prep
  • 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
Local

Pay Lane Kiffin's $14 haircut debt to help charity

Pay Lane Kiffin's $14 haircut debt to help charitySeveral people have offered to pay Lane Kiffin's $14 haircut debt, so we've made #14forgiving a positive for charity.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 43 minutes ago
Maryville - Blount

Toddler climbs into toy machine, gets stuck

Toddler climbs into toy machine, gets stuckA toddler is safe after getting stuck in a toy machine in Maryville.
  • Maryville - Blount
  • 18 hours, 39 minutes ago
Titans

Zach Mettenberger to start at quarterback for Tennessee Titans

Zach Mettenberger to start at quarterback for Tennessee TitansInstead of Locker or Whitehurst, Tennessee will turn to rookie quarterback vs. Houston.
  • Titans
  • 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
Local

Vehicle owners with defective airbags urged to act

Vehicle owners with defective airbags urged to actThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of certain makes and models of cars to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.
  • Local
  • 14 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

Once reviled by UT fans, Mike Hamilton helps in Africa

Once reviled by UT fans, Mike Hamilton helps in AfricaMike Hamilton, former University of Tennessee athletics director, had become involved in Nashville's Blood: Water mission, which battles AIDS and clean water shortages in Africa.
  • Local
  • 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
Maryville - Blount

8-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash

8-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash(WBIR) An 8-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon after an SUV ran off the road and hit several trees in Blount County.
  • Maryville - Blount
  • 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Development near downtown paying off for new businesses

Development near downtown paying off for new businessesDevelopment near Downtown Knoxville is bringing more traffic to the area.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
Nation

Man stopped after scaling White House fence

Man stopped after scaling White House fenceSecret Service dogs stop intruder a month after Army vet bolted across lawn and into the White House.
  • Nation
  • 4 hours, 19 minutes ago
People

Woman helps kid make yearbook history

Woman helps kid make yearbook historyIt just so happens the sixth grader at Longmont's Flagstaff Academy has, without fail, worn his favorite shirt to his last four school picture days.
  • People
  • 7 hours, 38 minutes ago
Crime

Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid courtA British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution.
  • Crime
  • 6 hours, 48 minutes ago
Ways to Save

Free app rewards you for store loyalty

Free app rewards you for store loyaltyGet rewarded for your loyalty (and an incredible deal today).
  • Ways to Save
  • 10 hours, 49 minutes ago
Local

9-year-old pinned between car, house

9-year-old pinned between car, houseA 9-year-old girl was pinned between a car and a house after a car rolled Wednesday evening.
  • Local
  • 15 hours, 25 minutes ago
Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

Morristown approves beer rule exception for Food City

Morristown approves beer rule exception for Food CityThe Morristown City Council took its first steps to change the city's beer laws for a new grocery store.
  • Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene
  • 14 hours, 57 minutes ago
Sevierville - Sevier

WBIR gets sneak peek of Dollywood's new resort

WBIR gets sneak peek of Dollywood's new resortOn Wednesday, Dollywood allowed the media to get a sneak peek of the DreamMore Resort located near the theme park.
  • Sevierville - Sevier
  • 19 hours, 27 minutes ago
Local Forecast

Warming trend into next week with dry conditions

Warming trend into next week with dry conditionsWarming trend begins today and continues into next week with very low rain chances.
  • Local Forecast
  • 6 hours, 26 minutes ago
Politics

Gordon Ball: Lamar Alexander a chicken for not debating

Gordon Ball: Lamar Alexander a chicken for not debatingDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball could not have been happier to drape his arm around a person in a flannel-clad chicken suit Wednesday morning.
  • Politics
  • 16 hours, 9 minutes ago
Military

70 years after death, Tennessee soldier buried at Arlington

70 years after death, Tennessee soldier buried at ArlingtonAlmost 70 years after he died battling German troops in northeastern France, Army Pvt. 1st Class Cecil Harris of Shelbyville was buried Wednesday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Military
  • 16 hours, 22 minutes ago
People

Alcoa historian George Williams passes away

Alcoa historian George Williams passes awayA man who served the people of Alcoa and appreciated its rich history has passed away. George Williams died at UT Medical Center following a battle with cancer.
  • People
  • 17 hours ago
Crime

KPD: Man's phone contained hundreds of photos of child sexual abuse

KPD: Man's phone contained hundreds of photos of child sexual abuseA Knoxville man is facing dozens of charges after an investigation found hundreds of photos and videos of children being sexually abused on his cell phone.
  • Crime
  • 19 hours, 2 minutes ago
Nation

Family: Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus

Family: Amber Vinson free of Ebola virusMother says Dallas nurse, who contracted virus from Liberian who later died, is regaining strength.
  • Nation
  • 17 hours, 31 minutes ago
Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

All lanes of I-40 back open after fiery crash

All lanes of I-40 back open after fiery crashA tractor trailer fire on I-40 westbound in Jefferson County backed up traffic for miles.
  • Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene
  • 20 hours, 8 minutes ago
Tech

Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of e-mail

Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of e-mailInbox is by invitation only. It's available on Android and iOS, and on desktop in Chrome.
  • Tech
  • 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
Pets

Distemper prompts temporary closure of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter

Distemper prompts temporary closure of Oak Ridge Animal ShelterThe Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is temporarily closed after several dogs tested positive for distemper.
  • Pets
  • 20 hours, 54 minutes ago
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