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Hitting the road for the holidays? Check traffic first!

Hitting the road for the holidays? Check traffic first!Get the latest road conditions and traffic delays on the WBIR traffic page
  • News
  • 5 hours, 16 minutes ago
People

Angel Tree grants 1,600 kids' Christmas wishes

Angel Tree grants 1,600 kids' Christmas wishesMore than 1,600 kids will have Christmas presents this year thanks to the community's generosity.
  • People
  • 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
North Knoxville

UPDATE: Another man arrested in Halls man's death

UPDATE: Another man arrested in Halls man's deathKCSO has arrested two men, one of whom is a juvenile, in the death of a man in a Halls apartment complex Wednesday.
  • North Knoxville
  • 3 hours, 34 minutes ago
In Session

State Senate GOP leader Bill Ketron has cancer

State Senate GOP leader Bill Ketron has cancerState Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Session
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Traffic

Road construction shouldn't slow your holiday travels

Road construction shouldn't slow your holiday travelsTDOT has halted road construction for the the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
  • Traffic
  • 5 hours, 18 minutes ago
Nation

Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives

Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitivesAccused rapists, murderers are allowed to escape, and the victims aren't told
  • Nation
  • 1 day ago
Nation Now

Staples says breach affects 1.2M cards

Staples says breach affects 1.2M cardsStaples announced Friday that more than one million people may have had their personal data stolen by hackers.
  • Nation Now
  • 3 hours, 5 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Cumberland Ave. redesign project delayed again

Cumberland Ave. redesign project delayed againOnly one company submitted a bid to perform the work, and at $25 million dollars, it was well over the city's projected $11 million dollar budget.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
Vols

No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Lady Vols in unfamiliar positions

No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Lady Vols in unfamiliar positionsStanford and Tennessee are facing off with neither of these traditional women's basketball powers ranked in the top five.
  • Vols
  • 7 hours, 12 minutes ago
News

Starting in 2015, WBIR will change its alert system

Starting in 2015, WBIR will change its alert systemThat means if you are signed up for WBIR text messages, you will no longer receive them.
  • News
  • 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
News

Obama: Sony "did the wrong thing" when it pulled movie

Obama: Sony "did the wrong thing" when it pulled movieSony executives got an e-mail praising them for pulling the film.
  • News
  • 3 hours, 51 minutes ago
Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

Morristown traffic cam citations drop dramatically

Morristown traffic cam citations drop dramaticallyCitations from traffic cameras are down more than 55% in Morristown, and police say that's a sign they are working.
  • Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene
  • 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Personal

Review: $12 fitness tracker is here, and it's worth a look

Review: $12 fitness tracker is here, and it's worth a lookEarly adopters will find set-up and syncing issues, but Pivotal Tracker 1 is a nice band.
  • Personal
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Nation

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed four

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed fourAt least 28 people have been sickened and 26 have been hospitalized.
  • Nation
  • 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Crime

'Not a monster': Parents of accused Aurora shooter plead for his life

'Not a monster': Parents of accused Aurora shooter plead for his lifeIn a letter to prosecutors released Friday, the parents of accused Aurora movie theater killer James Holmes are asking for his life to be spared.
  • Crime
  • 9 hours, 27 minutes ago
Companies

Radio Systems Corp. names new CEO

Radio Systems Corp. names new CEOWith its former leader and founder leaving to take a spot in the governor's cabinet, Radio Systems Corp. of Knoxville has named a new CEO.
  • Companies
  • 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

What you need to know Friday

What you need to know FridayHere are several top stories to follow in East Tennessee on Friday, Dec. 19.
  • Local
  • 12 hours, 45 minutes ago
People

Bill Cosby fires back as new accuser speaks

Bill Cosby fires back as new accuser speaksCosby is denouncing "mean-spirited ... rhetoric." A new accuser tells Dr. Phil her story.
  • People
  • 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
People

Woman donates platelets in honor of granddaughter

Woman donates platelets in honor of granddaughterAn East Tennessee woman donates platelets every week in honor of her granddaughter, who needed platelet transfusions.
  • People
  • 9 hours, 44 minutes ago
Sevierville - Sevier

Dollywood auditions for 2015 season begin in January

Dollywood auditions for 2015 season begin in JanuaryDollywood will begin hosting auditions in three locations for the 2015 season beginning next month.
  • Sevierville - Sevier
  • 3 hours, 49 minutes ago
Scott - Campbell - Morgan

Lonnie Vann will face S.C. charges first before extradition to TN

Lonnie Vann will face S.C. charges first before extradition to TNA former Campbell County teacher, arrested for robbing a couple at gunpoint in South Carolina, won't be able to leave jail.
  • Scott - Campbell - Morgan
  • 14 hours, 18 minutes ago
Traffic

TDOT offers live streaming of traffic conditions

TDOT offers live streaming of traffic conditionsThe Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched live streaming of traffic conditions.
  • Traffic
  • 9 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

Calculating how much your trek home will cost you

Calculating how much your trek home will cost youWhether you will be home for Christmas or not, you have probably noticed the sharp dip in gas prices around East Tennessee.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Tech

Dropped your phone in the toilet? Here's the fix

Dropped your phone in the toilet? Here's the fixTwo companies offer kiosk services to dry out electronics.
  • Tech
  • 1 day ago
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