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    Live wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves as holiday tribute

    Live wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves as holiday tributeKnox County Mayor Tim Burchett is teaming up with Wreaths Across America in an effort to raise money to place live wreaths on the graves of veterans buried in Knox County.
    • Local
    • 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
    Oak Ridge - Anderson

    Judge now wants to stop Rocky Top, TN merchandise

    Judge now wants to stop Rocky Top, TN merchandiseDevelopers and merchandisers who were hoping to cash in on Lake City's name change to Rocky Top could now face a new road block.
    • Oak Ridge - Anderson
    • 13 hours, 24 minutes ago
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    Pay Lane Kiffin's $14 barber debt; help East TN charity

    Pay Lane Kiffin's $14 barber debt; help East TN charityLane Kiffin's $14 haircut debt at a barber shop is now a hair-raising fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.
    • Local
    • 17 hours, 31 minutes ago
    McMinn - Monroe

    Officials hope to appoint new Monroe sheriff by December

    Officials hope to appoint new Monroe sheriff by DecemberRandy White defeated Bill Bivens in the August election, but a judge ruled he didn't have enough experience to serve
    • McMinn - Monroe
    • 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
    Local

    Two Tennesseans convicted in Iraq shooting

    Two Tennesseans convicted in Iraq shootingFour former Blackwater security guards were found guilty in connection with a September 2007 deadly shooting involving more than two dozen citizens in Iraq. Two Tennesseans were among those convicted.
    • Local
    • 1 day, 5 hours ago
    Local

    East Tenn. mother still missing after 5 months

    East Tenn. mother still missing after 5 monthsNikki Burgess was last heard from after dropping her son off at school on May 23rd. After extensive searching, she still has not been found.
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    • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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    Knox Co. unemployment rate drops nearly a full point

    Knox Co. unemployment rate drops nearly a full pointKnox County's unemployment rate dropped nearly a full point from August to September.
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    • 1 day, 6 hours ago
    Local

    Firefighters working to restore historic 1937 fire truck

    Firefighters working to restore historic 1937 fire truckThe Jefferson City Fire Department is working to restore an old fire truck that links the station to its past.
    • Local
    • 1 day, 6 hours ago
    Downtown - UT

    Downtown Knoxville welcomes new restaurant, bar

    Downtown Knoxville welcomes new restaurant, barA new restaurant and bar, called "Five", opened on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville Thursday evening.
    • Downtown - UT
    • 1 day, 7 hours ago
    Local

    Urban League gala honors community leaders

    Urban League gala honors community leadersKnoxville's Urban League gave its most prestigious honor Thursday to a civil rights activist at the League's Equal Opportunity Awards Gala.
    • Local
    • 1 day, 7 hours ago
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    Y-12 opens new training facility

    Y-12 opens new training facilityThe company's old training facility was flooded last winter after a water main broke.
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    • 1 day, 10 hours ago
    Education

    Knox BOE could vote next week on K-2 test's future

    Knox BOE could vote next week on K-2 test's futureSome feel it's too arduous for the system's youngest students
    • Education
    • 1 day, 12 hours ago
    Downtown - UT

    Vote: Big dreams for small downtown green space

    Vote: Big dreams for small downtown green spaceLocal artists & architects are looking at options for redeveloping the park area at the intersection of Summit Hill Drive and Gay Street.
    • Downtown - UT
    • 1 day, 15 hours ago
    Downtown - UT

    Power T to represent more than athletics at UT

    Power T to represent more than athletics at UTThe Power T will represent all UT Knoxville colleges, departments, centers, institutes, and administrative offices.
    • Downtown - UT
    • 1 day, 16 hours ago
    McMinn - Monroe

    Poo prank shuts down Athens recycling center

    Poo prank shuts down Athens recycling centerThe Athens Recylcing Center is shut down after someone intentionally recycled bags of human feces
    • McMinn - Monroe
    • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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    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
    • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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    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
    • 1 day, 22 hours 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
    • 2 days, 5 hours 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.
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    • 2 days, 6 hours 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
    • 2 days, 6 hours 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.
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    • 2 days, 7 hours 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
    • 2 days, 7 hours ago
    Local

    Rescued pit bulls receiving medical care

    Rescued pit bulls receiving medical careFifty pit bulls seized in a Sevier County rescue operation are now recovering and getting medical attention.
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    • 2 days, 9 hours 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
    • 2 days, 10 hours 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
    • 2 days, 11 hours ago
    Sevierville - Sevier

    Toddler climbs into toy machine, gets stuck

    Toddler climbs into toy machine, gets stuckColin Lambert in toy crane machine
    • Sevierville - Sevier
    • 2 days, 11 hours 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
    • 2 days, 11 hours ago
    Local

    Mayor to meet constituents at one-on-one meetings

    Mayor to meet constituents at one-on-one meetingsKnox County residents will soon have a chance to meet one-on-one with Mayor Tim Burchett.
    • Local
    • 2 days, 12 hours ago
    Local

    Officers, suspect hurt in car accident

    Officers, suspect hurt in car accidentTwo Knoxville police officers and a suspect were injured in a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday morning
    • Local
    • 2 days, 12 hours ago
    East Knoxville

    Man tased, arrested by officers after chase

    Man tased, arrested by officers after chaseThe Knox County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after an incident in East Knoxville Wednesday
    • East Knoxville
    • 2 days, 13 hours ago