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How government shutdown affects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The frequently visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park is feeling the effect of government shutdown. "During the government shutdown, the park is going to remain as open and accessible as policy and law allow," spokeswoman Dana Soehn said. Fo

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-21 06:49:00

Man accused of shooting KPD officer out of hospital, taken to jail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The man accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer on Jan. 11 was released from the hospital and is now in the Knox County Jail. Ronnie Lucas Wilson is charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after Knoxville Police Department officer Jay Williams

WATE - 2018-01-19 23:07:28

Maryville woman charged with 21 counts of animal cruelty admits to neglecting pets

A Maryville woman is facing 21 charges of aggravated animal cruelty after admitting she knowingly abandoned numerous animals at her home, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. After turning herself in Friday evening, deputies say 43-year-old Amy Robertson admitted to leaving her home abo

WBIR - 2018-01-20 21:59:00

Knoxville restaurant gives discount to government employees during shutdown

It was a typical Saturday for those eating at Holly's Gourmets Market and Cafe. The dining room was jam-packed with patrons looking for a good meal. Silverware clinking the plates, the kitchen bustling and preparing meals for all the customers. For this day, and for the future, the restaurant is se

WBIR - 2018-01-21 03:28:00

Maryville woman admits to abandoning animals, police say

A Maryville woman facing 21 counts of aggravated animal cruelty after police found numerous dead and dying pets inside her residence admitted to abandoning the animals, police said. Amy Renea Robertson, 43, Highway 72, is being held at the Blount County jail on bonds totaling $105,000 on 21 counts o

DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-21 05:00:00

Cosby woman seriously injured in single-car wreck

NEWPORT-Slick and icy roads led to the cause of a single-car accident that left a Cosby woman seriously injured on Thursday, Jan. 18. Cocke County sheriff deputies were dispatched to area of McGaha Chapel Road near Holly Tree Lane concerning a single-vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2018-01-19 22:00:00

Going to the Smokies during the government shutdown? Here's what you need to know

Subscribed, but don't have a login? What does the federal government shutdown mean for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? In a nutshell, some things will remain open and some will not, according to Dana Soehn, spokeswoman for the park. Roads, trails accessible, but no services "The park will r

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-20 15:50:37

Regal holds large moving sale before relocating to S. Knoxville waterfront

People across East Tennessee came out to the Regal location in Halls to purchase things from movie theater seats to old movie memorabilia on Saturday. On Friday, the company said everything must go. Sure enough, hundreds came out to purchase most of what was offered at the moving sale. All proceed

WBIR - 2018-01-21 02:23:00

Topeka police investigate shooting on Saturday in North Topeka

Police officers are investigating the shooting of a man in North Topeka after reports of multiple gunshots on Saturday night. Sgt. Joey Schulmeister said the victim was shot in the leg on the southeast corner of St. John and Central at about 6:46 p.m. and suffered injuries believed not to be life-th

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 02:35:13

Topeka police investigates overnight kidnapping

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka police are searching for two suspects accused of kidnapping a man at gunpoint and then stealing his car. Investigators say the victim was near SW Huntoon St. and Gage Blvd. when two men pointed a gun at him. They then forced the victim to drive them to the area near De

WIBW - 2018-01-21 12:24:00

Topeka Police looking for suspects after robbery, kidnapping

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka Police are investigating an aggravated robbery and kidnapping that happened in west Topeka. It happened around 12:30, near Huntoon and Gage. Police say a victim said two males pointed a gun at him and forced him to drive them to an area near Deer Creek Park. The victim w

KSNT - 2018-01-21 07:53:04

Cirque du Soleil Crystal performers eager to take to Topeka ice

Cirque du Soleil Crystal is a show unlike anything the company has tried before. At its core, its acrobatics meets ice skating - but true to Cirque du Soleil's reputation, it goes above and beyond any traditional ice skating show. Cirque announced the show in September 2017, and debuted in Quebec Ci

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 06:31:48

ARTSConnect Topeka accepting applications for annual grant program until Feb. 5

For its third year, ARTSConnect Topeka is accepting applications for its annual TopArts Grant program, funded by the city of Topeka. Each year more than 100 applications are submitted, and director Sarah Fizell and her team decide how to allocate their $30,000 worth of funding. "We track the applica

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 06:30:31

Topeka leaders share thoughts on rise in homicides

Twelve local leaders share their thoughts about the high volume of homicides in Topeka, as well as what can be done to end the violence. Jim McCollough, executive director of the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice 2017 was a devastating year for the city of Topeka and Shawnee County. Though we can

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 06:01:40

How do we fix Topeka's homicide problem? In essays, local leaders see solutions, point to 'collective responsibility'

The scene repeated itself dozens of times last year in Topeka: Red and blue emergency lights blare and flash, black and yellow police tape is strung up, family members are notified of their loved one's death. As shock subsides, grief sets in. Thirty people died from homicide in 2017 in Topeka, the m

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 06:01:00

Josh Rouse: Kansas has plenty of heated docks to try

This week, I received an email from Elmer Hedrick, 82, of Shawnee. Elmer says he gets The Topeka Capital-Journal from his sister-in-law in Emporia and read a recent column of mine on ice fishing and heated docks. He enjoys crappie fishing but didn't much like the idea of ice fishing in the cold. How

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-01-20 22:56:43

BREAKING: Two killed in overnight shootings in central and east Fort Myers

Two people were killed overnight in separate shootings in Lee County. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death at the Palm Beach Motel. According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office news release: Officers responded to a call from the motel at 4719 Palm Beach Boulevard at about

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-01-20 13:20:33

1 dead, 1 critically hurt in morning shooting

Police investigate a shooting in the 1200 block of Lillie Street on Saturday, January 20, 2017. One woman died and another was critically hurt. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and another critically hurt. Officers responded to the 1

WANE-TV - 2018-01-20 13:48:21

Manhunt Underway in Tice Community

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Manhunt is currently underway in the Tice community. Deputies are searching in the area of Howard Street and Ortiz Avenue. Howard Street is completely blocked off as as Sheriffs and K-9 Units are on scene. Traffic on Ortiz avenue is slowly moving at this time. A FOX 4 reporter i

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-01-20 20:02:08

Hundreds gather for Women's March in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. - The Women's March in Naples brought huge crowds to the streets of Downtown Naples. Different organizations came together to commemorate the anniversary of the first march. One woman helped bring it all together. The woman in question is Karynn Cavero, on of the founders of Collier Fr

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-01-21 07:35:47