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KPD: Person ejected from vehicle on I-75 south near Emory Road

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --The Knoxville Police Department says a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 has resulted in a driver being ejected.The collision happened at 11:12 p.m. near mile marker 112 at the Emory Road/Powell exit. Multiple agencies are on the scene, but the Tennessee Highway Patrol

WVLT.TV - 2018-05-19 23:38:00

Gatlinburg visitors experience close call with black bear

Jerry Hann shared a video of the bear with WVLT, saying this is a prime example of why people should not approach bears. The bear can be see approaching the people filming from their condo's walkway, when all of a sudden the bear began to charge at them.

WVLT.TV - 2018-05-20 16:56:00

KPD: Officers respond to gunshots in North Knoxville

According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers heard multiple gunshots while in the area around 5th Avenue and Cherry Street early Sunday morning.They say while checking the area they found one victim on Cherry Street and determined the incident happened on Fifth Avenue.The incident is under

WBIR - 2018-05-20 12:22:34

Ogle charged with construction fraud

SEVIERVILLE -- A man who was shot during an altercation at his home earlier this year is now facing felony theft and fraud charges over allegations he failed to complete work on a home.Steven Ogle, 40, of 926 Middle Creek Road, was arrested Thursday on charges of home construction fraud and theft ov

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-05-19 05:45:00

'Big cabin' trend bringing 106 bedrooms to Gatlinburg

"The Big Oak Lodge" is pictured as finishing touches are being made to the overnight rental cabin, located in a new Gatlinburg project known as Cherokee Orchard Cabins. The cabin has 16 bedrooms and will sleep 82 guests. Eventually, nine cabins ranging in size from 8-20 bedrooms will be in the plann

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-05-19 05:45:00

Maryville teen arrested after fleeing from deputy

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old River Isaac Rutherford, of Wildwood Road, was arrested on Saturday after fleeing from a deputy.On Saturday morning at 7 a.m. the deputy was patrolling the area of Bays Mountain Road when he saw a silver Chevrolet

WVLT.TV - 2018-05-20 13:22:00

Falling sign kills construction worker in Pigeon Forge, police say

A construction worker died Thursday after a sign struck him while he was working on a site in Pigeon Forge, according to Pigeon Forge Police.The police department said it's investigating the incident and the Tennessee Occupational Safety Administration has been notified.The identity of the man will


Alcoa man with history of indecent exposure accused of stalking counselor

An Alcoa man with a history of exposing himself to women is back in jail after allegedly sending numerous explicit pictures and messages to a female counselor.Robert Wesley Johnson, 35, Kettering Court, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated stalking. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 b

DAILY TIMES - 2018-05-19 10:00:00

Knoxville weather forecast calls for hazardous weather Saturday afternoon

On Sunday the temperature is expected to rise to 87 degrees, but the chance of thunderstorms falls to 40 percent during the day. This decreases even more in the evening to 20 percent, and the temperature will fall to 68.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-05-19 18:41:00

Man passed out in parking lot allegedly had half-ounce of meth in cup holder

When Rogersville Police Department Officers George Henry and Mark Cook responded to the complaint in the store parking lot, they reportedly found Curtis Paul Kinsler, 30, 2700 Panther Creek Road, slumped over in his 2012 Chevy Traverse.


How, when to deal with snakes around your home

"That's really a personal choice matter," said Bauer. "Snakes are of a great purpose in that they tend to eat a lot of rodents, they take care of frogs, salamanders, lizards, mice, sometimes even small birds."


Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival comes to Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --Sevierville's Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass event started heating up Friday with live performances and family fun!Pictured: Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutThe festival's lineup includes up-and-coming country artist Mo Pitney, who has been slated to perform a one-time-only blu


Cosby man charged in connection with burglaries

Kelvin Corley, 26, Cosby Highway, has been charged with three counts of burglary, felony vandalism and theft after police reports say he is responsible for stealing a large quantity of cash and cigarettes from DJ’s Market and Deli and Shell Gas Station on West Highway 25/70.


Surveillance camera catches black bear opening car door in Gatlinburg

"They were just scrolling through, and they were like, 'Uh, you might want to tell the guests to check their cars and make sure that they're locked because the door was wide open,'" said Long.


Note leads back to PFHS burglar

PIGEON FORGE -- Authorities here say a 20-year-old North Carolina man forced a brief evacuation at Pigeon Forge High School when he broke into the school overnight Wednesday and left a note in the girls locker room that included his name and phone number.Zachary Ball, 20, of Broadway, North Carolina


Gang members convicted of robbing, beating wheelchair-bound family member

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Two Knoxville gang members were convicted of robbing a wheelchair-bound family member, according to the Knox County District Attorney's Office.


Loudon County fisherman may have caught world record crappie

PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WATE) - Pending DNA confirmation, a fisherman in Loudon County may have caught a new state and world record black crappie, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


Popular West Knoxville restaurant fails health inspection

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A popular West Knoxville restaurant failed its most recent health inspection this week and is awaiting reinspection. Wasabi, at 226 Lovell Road, scored a 63 on their inspection. Anything below 70 is considered failing.


Gatlinburg's new Margaritaville Resort hiring

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) --Who wouldn't want a job in Margaritaville? Opening this summer in Gatlinburg, the Margaritaville Resort is hosting a special hiring event on Tuesday, May 22.


Top 10 things to do at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.- The Great Smoky Mountains are home to Dollywood, a theme park offering thrilling rides, high-energy entertainment, good eats and all things Dolly Parton.