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Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

Sheriff: Mother orders inmate son to beat another prisoner

Sheriff: Mother orders inmate son to beat another prisonerA Hamblen County Jail inmate told officials that he was carrying out his mother's orders when he, along with two other prisoners, attacked the man accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend.
  • Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene
  • 5 hours, 36 minutes ago
Money

'Big Ears' festival making big impact on Knoxville economy

'Big Ears' festival making big impact on Knoxville economyA nationally recognized Knoxville festival will be kicking off its 7th consecutive year of music and arts beginning Friday.
  • Money
  • 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
Nation

Blast, fire rips buildings in NYC's East Village; 12 hurt

Blast, fire rips buildings in NYC's East Village; 12 hurtThree people were hospitalized in critical condition after possible gas expolsion, mayor says.
  • Nation
  • 3 minutes ago
News

Heading to Spokane? It's a loonnnggg trip

Heading to Spokane? It's a loonnnggg tripThe Tennessee Lady Vols are spending their first full day in Spokane, Wash., preparing for Saturday night's match against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
  • News
  • 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
World

Prosecutor: Passengers shrieked as jet crashed into Alps

Prosecutor: Passengers shrieked as jet crashed into AlpsCo-pilot deliberately worked to "destroy" the plane, French prosecutor said.
  • World
  • 50 minutes ago
News

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removed

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removedKnox County Trustee Ed Shouse will undergo surgery Monday to have his prostate removed and should be back to work the following week.
  • News
  • 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
Politics

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislature

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislatureRight now, Tennessee law allows anyone but the driver to drink, some people call it the "pass it over" law
  • Politics
  • 3 hours, 39 minutes ago
Politics

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homes

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homesUnder the proposal, while the state couldn't require them, local governments could still decide whether to make the sprinklers mandatory.
  • Politics
  • 3 hours, 39 minutes ago
Local

Weak earthquake shakes East Tenn. late Wednesday night

Weak earthquake shakes East Tenn. late Wednesday nightPeople in several areas in East Tennessee felt the ground rumble late Wednesday night, after a weak earthquake shook the area.
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
Politics

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body cameras

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body camerasA bill that would require all law enforcement officers in Tennessee has been delayed for summer study, which essentially kills the proposal for this year
  • Politics
  • 4 hours, 1 minute ago
Companies

Logistics company to open Knoxville office, creating 100 jobs

Logistics company to open Knoxville office, creating 100 jobsA logistics company already operating in Nashville announced Thursday plans to open a new location in downtown Knoxville, creating at least 100 new jobs.
  • Companies
  • 6 hours, 50 minutes ago
News

Do's and don'ts of Tennessee's new social media law

Do's and don'ts of Tennessee's new social media lawThe Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014, which went into effect the first of this year, provides clear guidelines to help employers navigate the numerous scenarios involving employees' personal Internet activity.
  • News
  • 12 hours, 9 minutes ago
News

Plastic jug removed from starving dog's head

Plastic jug removed from starving dog's headThree southern Minnesota residents have helped a dog who had been running loose with his head stuck inside a plastic jug.
  • News
  • 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Companies

AT&T completes upgrades amid municipal broadband debate

AT&T completes upgrades amid municipal broadband debateAT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee since 2012.
  • Companies
  • 7 hours, 30 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Big Ears Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Knoxville

Big Ears Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown KnoxvilleBig Ears Festival will fill downtown Knoxville with music this weekend.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 11 hours, 43 minutes ago
World

Mystery deepens over why co-pilot crashed plane in Alps

Mystery deepens over why co-pilot crashed plane in AlpsAndreas Lubitz, 27, was a skilled pilot, happy with his job and no terrorist ties.
  • World
  • 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
Nation

Huge fire, blast injures dozen in NYC's East Village

Huge fire, blast injures dozen in NYC's East VillageA possible gas leak sparked an explosion Thursday that collapsed a five-story building, partially collapsed another and damaged two more in Manhattan's East Village, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
  • Nation
  • 15 minutes ago
People

Volunteer Heart: She's a Big Brother

Volunteer Heart: She's a Big BrotherA Lady Vol broke the mold to be a mentor to a Big Brother - to a boy. March 26, 2015
  • People
  • 26 minutes ago
News

Anti-drug group concerned over Ky. 'needle exchange' law

Anti-drug group concerned over Ky. 'needle exchange' lawCUMBERLAND GAP -- On Wednesday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a massive heroin initiative he called "historic."
  • News
  • 20 hours, 28 minutes ago
Men's Basketball

UT's Donnie Tyndall has second meeting with NCAA

UT's Donnie Tyndall has second meeting with NCAAYahoo Sports reported Wednesday night that Tyndall met again with the NCAA on Monday, regarding potential violations during his tenure at Southern Mississippi.
  • Men's Basketball
  • 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Nation

175-pound bear falls out of tree

175-pound bear falls out of treeA bear that got stuck in a neighborhood tree was successfully brought down by rescuers.
  • Nation
  • 35 minutes ago
News

Legislative update: Alcohol, 'God' measures advance; helmet, guns bills dead

Legislative update: Alcohol, 'God' measures advance; helmet, guns bills deadNASHVILLE - As state lawmakers sense the end of the legislative session drawing nearer they must decide the fate of controversial bills that have piled up during the year.
  • News
  • 21 hours, 53 minutes ago
News

Alcoa $259 million DOE loan supports auto-metal expansion

Alcoa $259 million DOE loan supports auto-metal expansionMar 26, 2015: The federal government is giving Alcoa a financial shot in the arm by loaning $259 million for the plant's in-progress expansion of automobile aluminum manufacturing. The expansion finishes this year and will create 200 news jobs.
  • News
  • 35 minutes ago
Events

10 About Town is busy this weekend

10 About Town is busy this weekendThe Big Ears Festival is just one of the big events going on in East Tennessee.
  • Events
  • 59 minutes ago
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