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Blount County deputies arrest two on drug charges

Blount County deputies arrested two people on drug charges outside a Maryville business Friday afternoon, including a Lenoir City man charged with intent to sell methamphetamine. Heath Allen Gainey, 46, Lenoir City, is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphet

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong storms Monday afternoon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Local 8 Weather Alert will be in effect for Monday for the possibility of strong to severe storms moving across the area. While we'll see a few showers during the morning hours, the strongest storms will arrive in the afternoon after 3 p.m. These storms will have the pot

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-19 00:33:00

Maryville father, son charged after 10 dogs seized

A Maryville father and son were jailed on animal cruelty charges Thursday night, two days after authorities seized 10 dogs from their properties. Gary Dean McMurray, 52, Janeway Road, Maryville, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff's deputies on eight counts of animal cruelty and one count of aggra

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

TWRA warns residents about expected bear activity

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- As winter fades, bear sightings are expected to increase, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency wants citizens to be prepared. According to TWRA Black Bear Coordinator Dan Gibbs, bear activity is expected to increase at this time of the year as it is the season when

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-17 19:10:00

Seymour family displaced after house fire, church steps in to help

Courtesy: Seymour Volunteer Fire Department SEYMOUR (WATE) - A Seymour family was displaced after flames engulfed a third of their home Saturday morning in the Van Haven subdivision. The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the home around 6:22 and saw flames going through the roof. All occ

WATE - 2018-03-17 20:09:10

Flower truck rolls into Knoxville, diversifies mobile business scene

A new business rolled into Central Filling Station food truck park Saturday afternoon. It was the only truck in the lot not selling food because food trucks aren't just for food anymore. It's new businesses like the Flourish Flower Truck that are proving success isn't always in a storefront. Sometim

WBIR - 2018-03-18 01:46:00

Child endangerment charges for Pigeon Forge couple who had drugs, gun in the open inside hotel

Source: Pigeon Forge Police Department PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) - A man and woman were arrested Wednesday in Pigeon Forge on multiple drug and child endangerment charges after police discovered methamphetamine and marijuana easily accessible to their three young children in their hotel room. Aaro


Two dogs die, possessions destroyed in Seymour house fire

Two dogs died and a family's possessions were destroyed in an early morning house fire in Seymour, according to the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters raced to a house fire in Seymour's Van Haven subdivision shortly before 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning to find a third of the home already

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-03-18 01:02:58

Dolly Parton announces a "Season of Showstoppers" at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tn. - Let's be honest, if anyone has perfected the art of the "showstopper," it is the legendary Dolly Parton. So when Mrs. Parton herself says 2018 is going to be a "Season of Showstoppers" at Dollywood, you best believe her! Award-winning theme park Dollywood officially kicked off it


Sevier County crews battling large fire at Gatlinburg's Westgate Resort amid rebuilding

Authorities say a large fire has destroyed at least one unit at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa in Gatlinburg, and fire crews across Sevier County are still working to put out the flames. WATCH: WBIR 10News Today Livestream People living near the resort shared pictures and video on social


2 charged after police find pot, meth in room with children

PIGEON FORGE -- A couple who apparently refused to leave their hotel room found themselves facing serious charges, including child abuse, after officers found drugs in the room along with children as young as two weeks old. Pigeon Forge Police Officer John Thornton was dispatched to the Days Inn Wed


Knoxville man charged in recent Suntrust Bank robbery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Mark A. Stallings, 58, of Strawberry Plains, Tenn. was arrested for the March 5, 2018, robbery of the Suntrust Bank on Andrew Johnson Highway in Knoxville. Stallings appeared before the Honorable Dennis H. Inman, U.S. Magistrate Judge on March 14, 2018


16 businesses cited in Knox County beer sting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office conducted a county-wide beer sting this week, checking 122 businesses and issuing sixteen citations for selling beer to an underage person involved with the investigation. KCSO sent an eighteen to twenty year old individual into local busine


KPD: Man shoots out tires after jumping on hood in attempt to stop car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two people are under arrest after police say a driver took off from a crash scene with the other driver on the hood of her PT Cruiser, and once they came to a stop he allegedly shot out her tires. KPD said a woman in a PT Cruiser was leaving a Shell gas station on Heiskell


East High student accused of making threat

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department and school officials each had a message for students after another teen was arrested Thursday for making threats against Morristown Hamblen High School East: This is not a joking matter. The 15-year-old was taken into custody Thursday evening about 12 hours af


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Morristown pain clinic owner, wife sentenced to federal prison terms

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - A doctor who owned a Morristown pain clinic and his wife have been sentenced to federal prison terms for health care fraud involving prescription pain medication. Dr. Abdelrahman Mohamed, 64, received a 36 month sentence. His wife, Cecilia Manacsa, 59, received a 16 month


Sevierville police issue 80 seat belt warnings to parents at school

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sevierville Police said they issued 80 warnings to parents dropping off children Thursday at Sevierville Primary School. Officers said the violations included not using a seat belt or car seat, or using the car seat incorrectly. The officers were out as part of the SAFE


Newport Police Department levies additional drug charges on Greeneville couple

NEWPORT-Additional charges are pending against a Greeneville couple after Newport police officers and detectives searched a safe and found large quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other drug paraphernalia items following a drug bust at a Newport hotel last Friday. On Friday, Marc


Police dog sent into house to end six-hour standoff with fugitive

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 A Blount County man arrested three times over the past month - on charges including assaulting a police officer and aggra