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Knocked down by fire, Little Ponderosa Zoo to reopen Dec. 30 after swell of community help

CLINTON - Little Ponderosa Zoo, which lost about one-fifth of its animals in a fast-moving Dec. 4 fire, will reopen Dec. 30. Remaining animals at the Clinton zoo and exotic animal rescue are warm and well fed, zoo manager Mary Lou Redmond said Tuesday. Animals rescued from the fire are eating donate

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-12-18 14:00:01

Man Rids Pests, Halts Coyote Problem

Crawling in the dark spaces beneath a customer's home, Doug Ashe was on an opossum search. Cramped, dirty and with limited visibility, Ashe found himself facing not the pesky creature he'd been hired to remove, but with a four foot long diamondback rattlesnake, a reptile with venom so powerful, its

HERALDNEWSTN.COM - 2017-12-18 14:21:56

Three Knoxville house fires burn within 24 hours

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- After returning to his home from the University of Tennessee and UNC basketball game Sunday, a man found his home engulfed with smoke, and he wasn't the only one. Investigators said the Vols fan's home, in the 200 block of Leonard Place, erupted in flames around 6:00 p.m. N

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-12-18 06:59:00

Property Scope: 2017 real estate roundup

Main Event Entertainment opens its new location in West Knoxville. The venue boasts a bowling alley, laser tag, arcade games, a gravity ropes course, food and a full bar. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel Some holiday traditions resurrect bad memories, as anyone who celebrates an annual "airing of gri

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-12-18 13:00:06

Gun Pointed at Officer in Knoxville

Officers fired two shots at a suspect on Friday after being threatened by a rifle. According to reports from the Knoxville Police Department, at 10:33 p.m., KPD officer Zach Wilson and his trainee, Tyler Harmon, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle containing two males. Reports show that the passe

HERALDNEWSTN.COM - 2017-12-18 14:26:52

Homeless advocates beseech new council

When the city council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. the five new members may be getting an ear full as advocates for the city's homeless population plan to address the meeting. Community Activist Vivian Underwood Shipe is rallying the Knoxville community to call the city council office and place their nam

KNOXFOCUS.COM - 2017-12-18 08:00:00

'Bringing Up Bates' stars Tori Bates, Bobby Smith marry in Knoxville

"Bringing Up Bates" couple Tori Bates and Bobby Smith said "I do" in Knoxville on Saturday surrounded by their families and 700 of their closest friends including the Duggar family. The ceremony took place at Calvary Baptist Church, according to a press release from the Up Network. Tori is part of

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-12-18 16:19:02

MEDIC to host blood drive during holidays

(Photo: MEDIC Regional Blood Center) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - MEDIC Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive during the holiday season. The organization's "'Twas the Pint Before Christmas" will give each blood donor a free ticket to Ober Gatlinburg, a t-shirt or socks, and a Texas Roadhouse a

WATE - 2017-12-18 11:21:48

Bicyclist fatally struck by tractor-trailer in Queens hit-and-run

A bicyclist was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash in Queens Monday. The 23-year-old was struck by a tractor trailer eastbound on 54th Avenue at 48 Street in the Maspeth section. He was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital. The tractor-trailer did not stop and police are looking for the driver. A

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-12-18 14:43:47

NYC fire kills mother and 3 children, ages 11, 7 and 3

NEW YORK (AP) - A mother and three children, ages 11, 7 and 3, died early Monday in a fast-moving New York City house fire that also left the children's father and two teenagers in critical condition, a fire official said. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay neighborh

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-12-18 17:47:59

Big donation for Diabetes Research; WNY library gets books | Journal Entries

Inserra Supermarkets, the parent company of ShopRite stores in Hudson County and the surrounding area, presented a check to the Diabetes Research Institute for $345,164 during an event at the ShopRite in Hoboken. The funds were raised during Inserra's annual DRI fundraiser. Local group donates books

NJ.COM - 2017-12-18 18:50:11

DOE will close or merge more than a dozen of De Blasio's 'Renewal' schools

The city Department of Education plans to close more than a dozen struggling schools - including the Bronx high school where a student was stabbed to death by a classmate earlier this year, officials announced Monday. Nine of the high schools the city is proposing to close are part of Mayor de Blasi

NEW YORK POST - 2017-12-18 17:11:53

Family, friends to pay respects to 'Golden Krust' founder

On Monday, family and friends will pay their respects to the man who founded the Bronx's Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery. Funeral services for Lowell Hawthorne will begin with visitations in Mount Vernon at Grace Baptist Church. The 57-year-old shot himself inside the Golden Krust factory in Claremont

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-12-17 22:44:55

14 NYC schools, including Bronx campus where student was fatally stabbed, face closure

NEW YORK - Fourteen NYC schools face closure, including the Bronx campus where a student was fatally stabbed earlier this semester, largely due to underperformance, the NYC Department of Education announced Monday. Of the schools closing, nine are part of the "Renewal School" program, which aims to

PIX11.COM - 2017-12-18 16:13:38

92-year-old woman violently mugged outside Bronx church

Police are searching for a violent mugger on the loose in the Bronx who they say attacked a 92-year-old woman Sunday morning outside the church where she was about to attend service. Authorities say the man knocked the woman to the ground and made off with her purse. Now, Hortencia Rodriguez thanks

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-12-18 21:33:45

Women, 92, knocked to the ground by Bronx purse-snatcher

The mugging took place in front of the St. Joan of Arc Church on Stratford Ave. at E. 173rd St. in Soundview early Sunday.(artolympic/Getty Images/iStockphoto) A cruel purse-snatcher shoved a 92-year-old woman to the ground during a robbery outside a Bronx church Sunday morning, police said. The m

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-12-18 09:02:42

Plane crashes in Franklin County

A plane crashed and caught on fire Saturday night in Oldenburg. (MGN) FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - A plane crashed and caught on fire Saturday night in Oldenburg. Indiana State Police said the crash happened before 10 p.m. along Hamburg Road near Senft Road. ISP confirmed there are injuries. No ot

WKRC - 2017-12-16 22:13:11

3 people, 1 dog dead after small plane crashes in SE Indiana

Three people and a dog are dead after a Saturday night plane crash in Indiana. Authorities say the single-engine Cessna -- heading from Missouri to Maryland -- went down around 9 p.m. in Franklin County, near Oldenburg. They said one dog survived the crash. Indiana State Police and federal investiga

FOX 19 - 2017-12-17 03:52:14

Plane crash leaves one dead in Franklin County, Indiana

One person is dead after a plane crashed in Oldenburg, Indiana Saturday, according to Indiana State Place. The single-engine plane crashed around 9 p.m. in the rural area just north of Batesville. It is not clear how many passengers were on the aircraft. Indiana State Police and federal investiga

FOX 19 - 2017-12-17 03:52:14

Driver killed while leading deputies on a police chase in Indiana

OHIO COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - Indiana State Police say a driver died while leading deputies on a chase. They've identified him as Matthew Richards, 22, from Vevay. ISP said a Dearborn County deputy tried to stop a truck on George Street in Aurora for a traffic violation at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 16.

WKRC - 2017-12-18 15:06:17