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Money

200+ more auto parts jobs shows industry growth in TN

200+ more auto parts jobs shows industry growth in TNThis week marks the fourth announcement this year of an automotive parts company's move to Tennessee, with Michigan-based Hicks Plastics expanding into West Knoxville.
  • Money
  • 0 minutes ago
Local

Auto parts company latest to move to East TN

Auto parts company latest to move to East TNBy year's end, East TN will see 200 more jobs tied to the auto industry.
  • Local
  • 6 minutes ago
West - Knoxville - Farragut

Whole Foods brings more traffic to Papermill Drive

Whole Foods brings more traffic to Papermill DriveThe area of Papermill Drive in front of the shopping center is one lane on both sides. Cars turning into Papermill Plaza can cause a long backup, and cars turning out can cause a traffic jam in the parking lot.
  • West - Knoxville - Farragut
  • 30 minutes ago
Local

Whole Foods brings more traffic to Papermill

Whole Foods brings more traffic to PapermillA popular new grocery store is so popular, it's creating a traffic jam!
  • Local
  • 55 minutes ago
Local

Knox Co. Schools deny discrimination of boy with autism

Knox Co. Schools deny discrimination of boy with autismMatt and Stephanie Anderson said when their son Jack was three, Knox County Schools decided he should go straight into the special education program instead of a general education classroom setting.
  • Local
  • 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Hike in heels aims to raise awareness of sexual assault

Hike in heels aims to raise awareness of sexual assaultOrganizers say the reason they wore high heels was to make the walk uncomfortable while they read facts about sexual assaults.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
Politics

Repeal 'Tennessee Whiskey' law sent to full House panel

Repeal 'Tennessee Whiskey' law sent to full House panelA bill to repeal a state law that sets requirements for which spirits can me marked as "Tennessee Whiskey" is poised for full committee votes in both the House and Senate next week.
  • Politics
  • 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Local

Animal shelter loses supporter after another deadly outbreak

Animal shelter loses supporter after another deadly outbreakA sponsor of the Campbell County Animal Shelter says another outbreak of a deadly virus is the last straw.
  • Local
  • 4 hours, 31 minutes ago
Local

Cancer rates higher in African American community.

Cancer rates higher in African American community. African-Americans are more likely than white Americans to be diagnosed with, and die from, cancer. In fact, the mortality rate for blacks has been higher for years. Dr. Keith Gray, a surgical oncologist, explains why.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 11 minutes ago
Local

What's next for new payday lender rules?

What's next for new payday lender rules? Tennessee is one of 36 states that allow payday loans, and new rules could protect people from using them to spiral into debt.Christopher Sneed with the Family and Consumer Sciences UT Extension explains the new rules.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 12 minutes ago
Local

Community learning center opens to the public

Community learning center opens to the publicThe Cumberland Maker Space will allow people to try out new technologies and learn new skills. It is on Roane State's Cumberland County campus.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 17 minutes ago
Local

Horse Haven prepares for biggest fundraiser

Horse Haven prepares for biggest fundraiserOne local rescue organization is working to rescue malnourished and battered horses.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Local

Horse Haven prepares for biggest fundraiser

Horse Haven prepares for biggest fundraiserOne local rescue organization is working to rescue malnourished and battered horses.
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  • 5 hours, 31 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Knoxville Zoo helps us with prank

Knoxville Zoo helps us with prankApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 JJ teams up with the Knoxville Zoo for an April Fool’s Joke.
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  • 5 hours, 32 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Neal Denton talks carpenter bees

Neal Denton talks carpenter beesApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 Neal Denton discusses ways to fight carpenter bees at your house. If you have a question for Neal email liveatfive@wbir.com and put “Ask Neal” in the subject line.
  • Live at 5 at 4
  • 5 hours, 35 minutes ago
Health

TN House to vote on "Right to Try" bill Thursday

TN House to vote on "Right to Try" bill ThursdayThursday the Tennessee House of Representatives will take up the Right to Try bill- HB 143. The bill is largely symbolic, but Dr. Richard Briggs - a state senator and physician- said it could help physicians get access to drugs for terminal patients that aren't on...
  • Health
  • 5 hours, 35 minutes ago
Local

TN House to vote on "Right to Try" bill Thursday

TN House to vote on "Right to Try" bill ThursdayThe Tennessee House of Representatives will take up the Right to Try bill- HB 143. The bill is largely symbolic, but Dr. Richard Briggs - a state senator and physician- said it could help physicians gets drugs for terminal patients
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 36 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Dogwood Arts Festival coming up

Dogwood Arts Festival coming upApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 For information on Rhythm and Blooms visit rhythmnbloomsfest.com For information on the Dogwood Arts Festival visit www.dogwoodarts.com
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  • 5 hours, 40 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Miss Olivia’s Potato Chip Cookies

Miss Olivia’s Potato Chip CookiesApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 Miss Olivia shares a recipe for potato chip cookies, Miss Olivia's Table is located at 1108 W Broadway Avenue in Maryville, phone is (865) 983-7711.
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  • 5 hours, 47 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Smoky Mountain Overnight Relay

Smoky Mountain Overnight RelayApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 The Smoky Mountain Overnight Relay to be held April 17-18, 2015 Relay begins at Pink Beds Park in Brevard, North Carolina, and ends at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, North Carolina Deadline to enter April 10 http:
  • Live at 5 at 4
  • 5 hours, 53 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Kindergartners make survival kits

Kindergartners make survival kitsApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 Seymour Primary Students make Survival kits for area officers.
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  • 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
Live at 5 at 4

Smoky Mountain Opry opens 2015 season

Smoky Mountain Opry opens 2015 seasonApril 1, 2015 Live at Five at 4 Smoky Mountain Opry Open Nightly at 8pm 1-800-768-1170 or (7469) or online at http://www.smokymtnopry.com/. Show tickets are $44.95 per person plus tax and $19.95 per person for children ages 3 to 11. Children ages 2 and u
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  • 6 hours, 6 minutes ago
Politics

Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advancesA proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general's office.
  • Politics
  • 6 hours, 16 minutes ago
Politics

2 abortion bills to be debated in House

2 abortion bills to be debated in HouseHouse lawmakers are expected to debate two abortion-related bills this afternoon.
  • Politics
  • 7 hours, 18 minutes ago
Politics

Mother fights to show murder victims' photos in court

Mother fights to show murder victims' photos in courtTennessee lawmakers proposed a new bill on Wednesday that could force judges to allow juries to see a living picture of a murder victim.
  • Politics
  • 7 hours, 54 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

KPD drops rape investigation against ex-UT football player

KPD drops rape investigation against ex-UT football playerKnoxville police has closed a rape investigation against a former University of Tennessee football player.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 9 hours, 46 minutes ago
Crime

Former UT football player charged with aggravated burglary, theft

Former UT football player charged with aggravated burglary, theftA grand jury indicted a former Tennessee football player on burglary charges in Meigs County, reports WRCB.
  • Crime
  • 10 hours, 35 minutes ago