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Flooding causing problems throughout Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) - A KFD fire truck and a vehicle are both partially submerged in water on Knox Rd. in Fountain City. The road is closed due to flooding and KFD is on the scene.


No. 5 Vols and no. 13 LSU battle for first place in SEC

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee and LSU are tied for second all-time with ten SEC regular season championships. The Tigers haven't won one since 2009. The Vols took home a share of the title last season and are looking for their first ever back-to-back SEC titles.


Multiple road closures due to flood waters

There are multiple road closures throughout Knoxville due to heavy rain. According to Knoxville emergency respondents multiple roads are flooded and some impassible Monday morning. Below is a list of some of these road conditions.


Tenn. Governor Bill Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A photo of Governor Bill Lee has surfaced depicting him wearing a Confederate uniform while attending an "Old South" party with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha.


He was living under a fake name in Middle TN, but could have ties to Knoxville. Do you know him?

The TBI is trying to identify a man who lived and died with a fictitious name in Middle Tennessee, but who could have had ties to Knoxville. In May 2018, a body was found in Dickson County. Investigators eventually identified him as "Steve Johnson," who had lived not far away on Rock Springs Road in


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.


New kind of Krystal coming to Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It's the same classic food, prepared in a new style of restaurant. Krystal plans this year to tear down its existing restaurant on North Broadway and Oglewood Avenue and replace it with what's being called an "iconic prototype."


Zoo Knoxville to combine wine and safaris at new 'Wild Vine' event

Love going to zoo? Do you also love wine? Have we got news for you!. Zoo Knoxville announced a new event coming in April that will pair more than 75 red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines with a safari.


Knoxville Police Chief stands up for civilian oversight in state capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A measure in Nashville regarding statewide civilian oversight boards' power of subpoena over law enforcement officers advanced to the full House Judiciary Committee after a subcommittee vote Wednesday.


Knoxville City Council – Don’t be Hypocritical

Knozville City Councilman Marshall Stair led the council to take a position on legislation that is proposed in Nashville with the State House and Senate this session about Police Oversight Boards.


Axe-throwing bar coming to Knoxville this spring

A bar that combines axes and beer is coming to Knoxville. Craft Axe Throwing plans to open a Knoxville location sometime in the spring. Craft Axe Throwing describes itself as a game where you score points by throwing axes at a giant dartboard-like target.


Knoxville races to top of wettest February list

With only 6 days left in February, now would be a good time to reflect on all the rain that has fallen this month. As of Saturday morning, Knoxville is already well over 8" of fresh rain. The National Weather Service says more Flood Warnings are likely later today.


KFD engine fell to flood waters

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- A Knoxville Fire Department fire truck was stranded by flood waters in Fountain City on Saturday morning. According to KFD their engine 11 fell victim to flood waters while responding to a trapped motorist on Knox road .


Rockslide closes I-40 at Tennessee-North Carolina state line

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Tennessee and North Carolina departments of transportation alerted drivers that I-40 is closed down in both directions at the state line due to a rockslide.


Kentucky deputy shot arresting Tennessee man

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An officer in Kentucky was shot early Saturday morning by a Tennessee man. KSP reports officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Department and Glasgow Police Department were involved in a short chase of 37-year-old Jonathan D. Shelton of Smyrna, Tennessee.



Two men, both from Knoxville, were arrested Wednesday for attempting to cash checks both stolen from Country Cupboard… at different branches of First National Bank of Tennessee.

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Latest updates on flooding, road conditions across Middle Tennessee

News4 is checking in with officials across Middle Tennessee to find out what conditions are like as heavy rain continues to cause, causing flooding in many areas. See photos of flooding in your area? Email us at PIX@wsmv.com!


Rual Metro; no injuries during structure fire, avoid the area

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- The Rual Metro Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Friday Night. The fire occurred at 1917 Plum Creek Circle around 6 p.m. A Rual Metro spokesperson reported that the two adults that live in the house were not home at the time of the fire.


Knoxville Civic Coliseum apologizes for 30 minute delay before Tyler Perry performance

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum issued an apology on Facebook after people attending a Tyler Perry performance Wednesday night said they had to wait for as much as half an hour in the rain.


Been sick for more than 10 days? Mold could be the problem!

A Knoxville allergist determines that mold could be the cause of prolonged sickness in east Tennessee. Dr. Laura Green, an allergist at The Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center of Knoxville says that if you have been sick for more than 10 days you could be allergic to mold.