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Life

UT hospital celebrates baby amid memories of a loss

UT hospital celebrates baby amid memories of a lossOn Friday, the University of Tennessee Medical Center celebrated the joy of a new life, born in the midst of sadness.
  • Life
  • 37 minutes ago
Life

Dancers raise money for Horse Haven

Dancers raise money for Horse HavenLocal celebrities showed off their best - or worst - dance moves Friday night to help at the annual Dancing for the Horses fundraiser at the Grande Event Center on Clinton Highway.
  • Life
  • 11 minutes ago
Sports

Fmr Vol Sawyers charged with felony theft

Fmr Vol Sawyers charged with felony theftFormer University of Tennessee defensive lineman Michael Sawyers has been charged with felony theft, according to the University of Tennessee Police Department.
  • Sports
  • 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
News

KY teens injured after being thrown from pickup

KY teens injured after being thrown from pickupTwo Kentucky teens are in the hospital after being thrown from the bed of a pickup truck. The driver has been jailed.
  • News
  • 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Local

Preservationists release list of endangered properties

Preservationists release list of endangered propertiesThe East Tennessee Preservation Allilance is out with its new list of endangered heritage sites
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 42 minutes ago
Local

KPD names its officers of the year for 2014

KPD names its officers of the year for 2014Two Knoxville Police officers were honored as the 2014 Co-Officers of the Year on Friday.
  • Local
  • 6 hours, 20 minutes ago
News

Dems urge legislative action on Insure TN

Dems urge legislative action on Insure TNThere's still time to act. That was the message from some Knoxville Democrats on Friday afternoon as they called on state lawmakers to move forward with Insure Tennessee before the legislative session ends.
  • News
  • 5 hours, 16 minutes ago
Sevierville - Sevier

Smithsonian: Sevierville is 1 of best small towns to visit

Smithsonian: Sevierville is 1 of best small towns to visitThe Smithsonian Magazine just named Sevierville to its list of "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015."
  • Sevierville - Sevier
  • 5 hours, 51 minutes ago
McMinn - Monroe

Teens credited with saving woman from domestic assault

Teens credited with saving woman from domestic assaultTimothy Hitt, 36, was charged with aggravated domestic assault and especially aggravated kidnapping.
  • McMinn - Monroe
  • 3 hours, 7 minutes ago
Life

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square kicks off Friday

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square kicks off FridayMore than 60 local and regional artists will display their work all weekend as part of the event.
  • Life
  • 16 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

NC House votes to honor Graham with statue after debate

NC House votes to honor Graham with statue after debateHonoring Rev. Billy Graham proved to be more controversial than expected.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
News

13 people displaced after Oak Ridge fire

13 people displaced after Oak Ridge fireThe homes of three families are damaged after a fire.
  • News
  • 12 hours, 38 minutes ago
News

Madison swingers club to open as church instead

Madison swingers club to open as church insteadOn paper, at least, plans have changed dramatically for a Madison property where a swingers club tried to open before city and state policymakers moved swiftly to block it.
  • News
  • 7 hours, 13 minutes ago
News

What you need to know Friday

What you need to know FridayHere are some things you need to know Friday.
  • News
  • 16 hours, 20 minutes ago
Local

Attorneys clash over Knox Co. superintendent evaluation

Attorneys clash over Knox Co. superintendent evaluationAttorneys for the Knox County Board of Education and superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre are at odds over who calls the shots about how to conduct the evaluation for the school system's top leader.
  • Local
  • 14 hours, 55 minutes ago
In Session

Senate approves in-state tuition for immigrant students

Senate approves in-state tuition for immigrant studentsSenate approves in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
  • In Session
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Health

Right to Try bill moves closer to law in Tennessee

Right to Try bill moves closer to law in TennesseeThe Tennessee Senate on Thursday passed Right to Try legislation.
  • Health
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Weather

Calling all kids! We need your help for bus stop weather!

Calling all kids! We need your help for bus stop weather!WBIR is looking for some fun local kids to help our weather team out with their forecasts!
  • Weather
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Features

85-year-old store brings community together

85-year-old store brings community togetherHoskins in Clinton celebrated its 85th anniversary on Thursday, April 17, 2015.
  • Features
  • 13 hours, 46 minutes ago
Politics

Approved bill says big cats need to be micro-chipped

Approved bill says big cats need to be micro-chippedAll big cats, like lions and tigers, must be micro-chipped in Tennessee.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
News

North Knoxville church explains reason for selling to grocery store developer

North Knoxville church explains reason for selling to grocery store developerAny day now, a North Knoxville church plans to sell its sanctuary to make way for a new grocery store. But the multimillion-dollar deal all hinges on a historic home-- one many in the community want to see saved.
  • News
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Life

Denver teacher creates heartwrenching, inspiring lesson

Denver teacher creates heartwrenching, inspiring lessonA teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her students, and the result, shared on Twitter, is both heart-wrenching and moving.
  • Life
  • 17 hours, 53 minutes ago
Nation

At 82, holocaust survivor celebrates Bar Mitzvah

At 82, holocaust survivor celebrates Bar MitzvahAn 82-year-old Holocaust survivor is celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with his youngest grandson after years of putting it off.
  • Nation
  • 17 minutes ago
News

All charges dropped against inmate in Knox beating case

All charges dropped against inmate in Knox beating caseLouis Flack's charges dropped after video of beating surfaced last fall
  • News
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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