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UT police: Fire alert forces students to evacuate Massey Hall

KNOXVILLE - A report of a fire at Massey Hall on the University of Tennessee's campus forces students to evacuate their dorms, according to a tweet from University of Tennessee police. A call came in about the fire around 8:55 p.m. Knoxville Fire Department is on the scene, according to Knox County

WBIR - 2017-09-25 02:01:13

Plateau Chapter TTA sets October hiking schedule

The Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association has announced its schedule of activities for October. There is a leaderless hike (typically five to seven miles) every Wednesday morning. For additional information, primary contact, Bruce Whitehead at trailwalker80@gmail.com or 716-3620; secon

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2017-09-26 18:52:00

'Taste of Anderson County' to raise money for United Way

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - The United Way of Anderson County is hosting a fundraiser foodies will enjoy. "Taste of Anderson County" will be held at Jackson Square in Oak Ridge from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event will feature live music, food, vendors and more. Jubal, Adam Austin and The Phat

WATE - 2017-09-26 15:48:41

Should city, county elections be on same schedule?

The Knoxville City Council primary did accomplish one thing. It got 30 percent of the people trying to get elected to run Knoxville to vote in a city election for the first time. The number of people who voted in the city race this time was up for a non-mayoral race year, but that's because there we

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 20:00:09

Two Knox school bus drivers charged with using devices reach plea agreement

Charges of using an electronic device while operating a school bus have been filed against four Knox County bus drivers under a new law that requires a mandatory 30-day jail term and was born from the December 2014 bus crash that killed two Sunnyview Primary School students and a teacher's aide. Wo

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 14:20:27

'New' Halloween candy just shaped or colored differently

Pure sugar is better than sticky caramel, and dark chocolate is always a winner. Here are a few tips for happy, healthy Halloween teeth. VPC Since it's never too early to prepare for Halloween, let us elevate our glucose, expand our bellies and rot our teeth faster than the Headless Horseman's purs

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 11:00:08

Violent Crime In Tennessee Rose In 2016 Compared To Previous Year: FBI

NASHVILLE, TN. - Violent crime in the United States increased for the second consecutive year, new crime statistics for 2016 published by the FBI on Monday show. The FBI statistics reveal that while violent crime increased, property crime fell for the same period. According to the FBI's Uniform Crim

PATCH - 2017-09-26 17:33:06

Classical Mystery Tour to pay tribute to the Beatles

(Photo: Classical Mystery Tour) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Classical Mystery Tour will honor the Beatles in October. The Classical Mystery Tour will perform a tribute to the band's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and more. The music group has performed all

WATE - 2017-09-26 16:53:52

KPD investigating fiery car crash that left one person dead

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- At 1:46 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Knoxville Police Department said a 911 call was made to report a vehicle that had struck a tree and was on fire at the corner of Dandrige Ave. and Witt Pl. When officers arrived at the scene, officers found the vehicle on its top fully en

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-26 15:55:00

WorkWise: Mentors in the age of technology

Mentors aren't what they used to be. Technology has made sure of that. In our sped-up world, mentors have become on-demand advice-givers. Mentees no longer wait to be noticed by mentors. Continuing professional relationships may be irrelevant. Age is decidedly irrelevant. Millennials with technologi

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 15:21:52

One dead in traffic crash, vehicle was 'engulfed in flames'

One person has died in an East Knoxville crash that left a vehicle "engulfed in flames," according to the Knoxville Police Department. At around 1:45 a.m., emergency dispatchers received a call that a vehicle had struck a tree and was on fire at the corner of Dandridge Avenue and Witt Place. When K

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 15:16:13

Police search for men who stole $1,500 candle stand from West Knox church

The Knox County Sheriff's Office allows people to anonymously submit tips on crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit The Knoxville Police Department is asking the public to help identify two men accused of stealing a metal candle stand fr

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 01:07:41

Antioch church shooting prompts local congregation to think safety

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) It's been nearly ten years since shots were fired inside a Knoxville church, killing two people and wounding seven others. Now, the church shooting in Antioch over the weekend has folks around the country shaken up and on edge. The attack also has local congregations thinkin

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-26 01:40:00

Being the change; Local couple shares story of the human connection

In August of 1955, black teenager Emmett Till was beaten and mutilated, shot in the head and thrown into the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi. His body was discovered three days later. The story goes that a white woman said the young man offended her. Two of her family members, her husband and his

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-26 04:00:00

Target is raising minimum hourly wage to $15 by end of 2020

Target located near Pellissippi Parkway in Knoxville NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for cus

WATE - 2017-09-25 21:45:10

Youth football ref accused of pulling knife on coach during argument after game

KNOX COUNTY - A Knoxville referee is facing an aggravated assault charge after authorities said he pulled a pocket knife during an argument with a coach at a youth league football game over the weekend, according to court documents. An arrest warrant states Arnold J. Davis III, 50, of Knoxville was

WBIR - 2017-09-25 22:38:04

Oak Ridge woman gives back to the veterans with Honor Air flight

Next week, Honor Air celebrates 10 years of taking veterans to DC from Knoxville. A woman in Oak Ridge is making a difference by taking three veterans on this milestone flight. Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis introduces us to LuAnn Hanchett who has a special place in her heart for our veterans.

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-26 21:05:00

Oak Ridge Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees

Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, two booster vaccines, rabies vaccine, dewormer, a dose of flea medication and a nail trim. Cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Dogs over 6-months-old are tested for heartworms. The shelter is

WATE - 2017-09-26 16:29:24

Social Security ends disabled Knoxville woman's benefits, says she can work

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A young Knoxville woman, disabled since childhood, has been told she's not sick anymore. Social Security sent a letter saying her disability and insurance are being dropped and that she is well enough to work. She says she wants to work, but is unable. Nina Rouse says her h

WATE - 2017-09-26 19:33:31

Knoxville Police Department offers help for churches wanting to improve safety

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Churches are supposed to be a sanctuary from violence, but after several shootings in churches, including a shooting at a church in Middle Tennessee on Sunday, many churches in the Knoxville-area have had to increase security measures. Knoxville Police Sergeant Shane Watson

WATE - 2017-09-26 03:27:49