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The Countdown Is On For The Grand Opening Of Blake Shelton's New Restaurant Ole Red Gatlinburg

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The count down is on for the grand opening of Country music superstar Blake Shelton's New Restaurant Ole Red Gatlinburg! Marci Claude gives us a preivew of all the excitement in the works and how you can score tickets to the concert Blake has planned to celebrate the big ev


2.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Coalfield, Tennessee Friday afternoon. The USGS recorded the quake at 1:14 p.m. It's located along Blackoak Ridge and East Fork Valley near McKinney Ridge and just a few miles west of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Carrie Underwood Puts Tennessee Mansion up for Sale Where It’s Believed She Had Her Scary Fall

Time to move on! Last year Carrie Underwood had quite the scary fall in her mansion, resulting in 40 stitches — yes, 40 — but now the singer is selling the home it is believed she suffered that brutal spill at.


CODE RED: Life-threatening Flash Flooding, spin up tornado possible in middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of life-threatening flash flooding and strong storms. Another 3" to 4" of rain and some pockets of 5" is possible late Friday night into Saturday, causing serious flash flooding concerns.


Latino workers sue ICE over Tennessee raid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees record visitation

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw a record number of visitors in 2018. According to the park, more than 11.4 million people visited last year, an increase of a little less than 1 percent from the previous year.


Report: Over 300 people missing in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the U.S., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. According to a new report from Vivint, Alaska sees a large share of those. The state allegedly has the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,


Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner Previews All The Fun Ahead In The Smokies This Spring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - From A New Sky Bridge extending across the skies of the Smokies, to Blake Shelton's New Resturant Ole Red Gatlinburg, Spring in Downtown Gatlinburg is sure to be fun for the whole family. Mayor Mike Werner is giving us a preivew of all the new and exicitng adventures your f


PHOTOS: Flooding in Middle Tennessee

A collection of photos from across Middle Tennessee of flooding on Feb. 22, 2019. You can send your weather photos to pix@wkrn.com or send them to any of our social media outlets.


TBI seeking true identity of Middle Tennessee man found deceased in old well

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined in efforts to identify a man whose remains were found in a well last year. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office and TBI say the man's remains were found in May 2018 in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road home. The TBI says he was living under


Tennessee dams releasing record amounts of rainwater

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Near McMinnville, Great Falls Dam is pumping out 460,000 gallons of water per second. The dam is the only facility operated by The Tennessee Valley Authority outside the Tennessee River Valley. James Everett manages TVA's River Forecast Center in Knoxville.


Spring Break Stay-Cation? Why Not Enjoy A Day Trip To Gatlinburg

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Need a few ideas for Spring Break Fun With Your family? How about a staycation and a day trip to Gatlinburg! Marci Claude explains all the fun ways your family can spend time together making spring break memories together in the Smokies!


WATCH: Drone video of Bald River Falls in Tennessee

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WVLT) - Our sister station, WVLT, captured drone video of Bald River Falls near Tellico Plains in Monroe County, Tennessee that shows just how much rain has fallen over East Tennesse in the past several weeks.


Bigfoot conference coming to Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Are you looking for Bigfoot? You may just find him in the Smokies this summer!. The Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference is being hosted for the first time ever at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on July 27. It is an all day event and features speakers from all over, includ


Tennessee mom unable to explain 2-year-old son's death, indicted for first-degree murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old son. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a news release that Davida Wooden was indicted Thursday and is being held in jail.


Pigeon Forge's former Belz Mall is getting an upgrade

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The former Belz Mall behind the Island in Pigeon Forge is being redeveloped and will be called "The Tower Shops at The Mountain Mile." It is located along Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Boulevard in Pigeon Forge.


7 arrested after search warrant executed in Jeff. Co.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Seven people were arrested after a search warrant was executed by law enforcement officials in Jefferson County. According to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at 114 St. Paul Dr. in the Matthew Estate Subdivisi


2.2 Earthquake hits East Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit East Tennessee Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quakes hit an area just outside of the city of Harriman around 1:15 p.m.



Starting July 1, Tennessee will give residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new federally mandated Real-ID-compliant cards. Effective October 1, 2020, Real-ID cards will be required to fly on airplanes, enter military bases or gain access to federal buildings.

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1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w