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Family thankful for kindness of others as their Jefferson Co. home remains under several feet of water

STRAWBERRY PLAINS, Tenn. — Windi Walker and her daughter haven't been home since they evacuated from rising flood waters on February 23. "I know it's just a dwelling, but it's our dwelling. It's a lot of memories and hard work," Walker said.


The F Word: Fentanyl emerging as a scourge across Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (WKRN) - Danny Schaeffer is in the business of dealing with bad things. Fentanyl is one of them. Schaeffer is the EMS director in Cheatham County, which is feeling the impact of the synthetic opioid. “We've had three confirmed deaths this year off of fentanyl,” he told News 2 recent


Public's help needed in identifying body found in East Tennessee

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators are asking for the public's help as they work to identify a man's body found along an east Tennessee lake. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that a body was found along Douglas Lake in Jefferson County earlier in March. Investigators say the m


KPD: Fatal traffic accident on I-40 East early Saturday morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) - KPD is investigating a fatal traffic accident on I-40 East near Papermill Rd. early Saturday morning. There is one reported death involved with this accident, and the investigation is still ongoing.


Members of Congress urge President to approve disaster aide for 58 Tennessee counties

WASHINGTON, DC (WKRN) - Tennessee's congressional delegation is urging President Trump to approve Gov. Lee's request for a major disaster declaration. 58 counties need help to recover from flooding and severe weather during February and March. So far, the damage is costing the state more than $151 m


East Tennessee gets rainbows, hail

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It wasn't rain or snow, but folks in East Tennessee got hail and rainbows on Thursday. Several WVLT News viewers reported hail falling in Dandridge and other areas of Jefferson County.


Morristown police seek armed robbery suspect

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - Morristown police are searching for an armed suspect from a gas station robbery and are asking the public to help identify them. The robbery occurred at the Marathon gas station on King Avenue in East Morristown.


Agents: Body had Walking Dead shirt, 'Gerald' in belt buckle

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators are asking for the public's help as they work to identify a man's body found along an east Tennessee lake. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that a body was found along Douglas Lake in Jefferson County earlier in March. Investigators say the m


Ruth, a Local Teacher, Calls in to The Tennessee Star Report and Explains the Difference Between a Lesson Plan and a Calendar

On Friday’s Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – the team discussed how Williamson County Schools failed to follow Tennessee State law by submitting a calendar for the academic year


First look at Dolly Parton's new pirate dinner theater in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — We're getting the first look at Dolly Parton's new dinner theater opening in the Smokies. Construction is underway on Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge.


East Tenn. mother charged with vehicular homicide in death of 3-year-old daughter

A Greene County mother has been indicted on charges of vehicular homicide in the death of her 3-year-old daughter. Summer Dawn Ingle, 29, was behind the wheel in the October 2017 crash that killed Autumn Dawn Ingle.


An extra helping; Author Stepp finishes Smoky Mountain series, moves on with others

So, it’s Lin Stepp’s birthday and husband J.L. has asked where she wants to go to celebrate. Not Disney World or even Asheville, N.C., Nashville or Atlanta for her. No, she wants to visit Dandridge. As in the small community in East Tennessee that bills itself as “Tennessee’s Second Oldest Town” and


Woman injured after driving down embankment at Burger King

NEWPORT—A Hartford woman sustained injuries after her vehicle traveled off the embankment at Burger King on Thursday afternoon. Newport Police officials identified the woman as Martha Virginia Greene, 74, Tobacco Way, Hartford.


Happy Happy Happy Birthday Cas!

March 23 is a BrianHornback.Com Holiday. One that we will always honor, 117 years ago today, Orton Caswell “Cas” Walker was born in Sevier County, TN. He was a grocer businessman, a promoter and a politician all three great roles. BUT, let us never forget he was the Ole Coon hunter.


Hamer honored as Hamblen County Youth Volunteer for 2018

Emmalynn Hamer Honored as Hamblen County Youth Volunteer for 2018. Eleven years ago- Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee developed the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards to recognize the most outstanding Adult and Youth volunteers in each county each year. This year, Emmalynn Hamer was honored as the


Commission votes for new 500 bed jail, approves architect contract

The Hamblen County Commission took steps Thursday night during its regularly scheduled meeting to build a jail by approving a contract with an architect and formally deciding the new facility will have 500 beds and two courtrooms.


Merchants Greene Family Medicine adds nurse practitioner

Merchants Greene Family Medicine, a division of HealthStar Physicians, P.C., welcomes Danielle Davis, F.N.P.-B.C., to their Durham Landing location. Davis joins Blake Melling, M.D., Shannon Hancock, M.D., and Mike Etter, F.N.P.-B.C.


Casey, Blue Devils turn back Trailblazers

ERWIN—Keaton Casey racked up 12 strikeouts and Brett Strother tallied three RBIs on Saturday, lifting Unicoi County past Daniel Boone for a 6-4 victory in non-conference baseball play.


Four honored by Education Foundation

NEWPORT—Four people—Beth O. Freeman, Gordon Ball, Dr. Patti Ketterman, and the late Maxie Denton Wilson—were honored Thursday night by the Cocke County Education Foundation as recipients of their prestigious 2019 Celebrate Our Success award.


Chronic absenteeism in schools continues to be a problem

NEWPORT—Chronic absenteeism continues to plague the Cocke County School System, according to Attendance Supervisor Dennis Balch. Speaking to the Cocke County Board of Education on Tuesday, March 19, Balch emphasized, “Attendance matters: every student, every day.”