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Possible government shutdown would affect Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It happened in 2013 and could happen again. Another federal government shutdown is looming, and the effects would be felt close to home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "It affected a lot of people around here," Miranda Webb with the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen said. Experiencing a government

WATE - 2018-01-20 00:05:12

WBIR TV to reveal good works happening in Newport

If you think winter is about to relinquish its icy hold on Newport you were wrong last week, when a powerful blast from the north reached our hometown coating it in snow and ice. By the weekend some folks had dug out but the mountains remain buried. There is a group of women at a Newport business th

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

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

Four Knoxville residents among 7 charged in opioid pill mill scheme

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents - including four in Knoxville - have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unseal

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-19 23:41:00

NE Tennessee daycare worker faked stalker, bomb and death threats

ROGERSVILLE - If getting attention was her goal, the Rogersville daycare worker who allegedly created a bogus stalker to send herself and a coworker fake death and bomb threats at work succeeded in a big way Wednesday. Makayla Lashea Burrows, who had worked for three weeks at the GVM Childcare and P

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-01-19 21:26:00

Blount County woman wanted on 19 counts of animal cruelty surrenders

MARYVILLE, Tenn (WATE) - The Blount County Sheriff's Office says a woman wanted for 19 counts of animal cruelty has turned herself in after numerous dead and living dogs and cats were found in her house. Deputies say Amy Renea Robertson, 43, surrendered to authorities Friday night. She was wanted on

WATE - 2018-01-20 02:59:13

Troubled West Knox motel hit with lawsuit after guest kidnapped, beaten and robbed

When a gospel group's bus broke down, the lead singer's stay at a West Knoxville motel might as well have brought him face-to-face with the devil, a lawsuit claims. Dennis Humphries, the founder and manager of the Smyrna, Tenn.-based HisSong trio, booked a room at the Motel 6, 326 Lovell Road, when

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-19 10:00:06

Round Hill Fence Employee Facing Embezzlement Charges

IRASBURG - An employee of Round Hill Fence and Security is facing charges of embezzlement. Riley Tetreault, 28, of Newport City, has been cited into Orleans Superior Court on Feb. 20 to face charges of embezzlement, according to Vermont State Police. On Wednesday, Jesse Ingalls, president of Round H

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 10:00:00

Dotti Clifford got here just in time

Dotti Clifford, left, is seen with former Mayor Emeritus Wilhelmina Harvey, center, and Harvey's then-assistant Dixie Spehar in the late 1990s. Dotti Clifford's unmistakable laugh enters a room about four seconds before her body. And after nearly 40 years in Key West, the sales and... For the comple


Groups brainstorm ways to mitigate housing

ISLAMORADA - Frustration with the obstacles involved in providing affordable housing and competing ideas designed to get projects built as quickly as possible following Hurricane Irma defined last week's joint meeting of Islamorada's Local Planning Agency and Achievable Housing Committee. The LPA st


Conchs top county rival 'Canes, but lose for first time at home

A night after the Key West High boys basketball team extended it season-best win streak to four straight with a 79-60 victory overt Coral Shores on Friday night, the Conchs were sent to their first loss at home this season to Westminster Christian, 62-37, on Saturday, both at Bobby Menendez... For t


Hurricanes lasso Conchs to sweep season series

Thomas Nelson In a back-and-forth match between the Coral Shores and Key West High boys' soccer teams, the Hurricanes pulled off a 4-3 win over the Conchs on Friday night at the Upper Keys campus. It was the second win of the regular season for the Hurricanes over Key West - a first... For the compl


Conchs, 'Canes draw even in classic Keys matchup

Emma Lovell In their first meeting of the season, the Coral Shores High School girls' soccer team thumped Key West, 5-1, in Key West. That loss started the Lady Conchs off to a 0-3 record and the Hurricanes pulled even at 2-2. On Friday night at Coral Shores, the Lady Canes and Key West... For the c


Winners get breakfast in Key West

Key West, FL (January 11, 2018) - Light winds prevailed for the 42nd Ft Lauderdale to Key West Race which had Steven Murray's Volvo 70 Warrior take line honors just ahead of Jason Carroll's Gunboat 62 to lead the IRC and Multihull classes into the barn. Arriving in time for breakfast to win the 160


Veteran founded charities join forces for Big Pine Key

CHUCK WICKENHOFER/Free Press A couple wintering outside of their destroyed trailer on Avenue C in Big Pine Key have been using a DIY outdoor kitchen to maintain a semblance of normalcy. Two veteran-driven charitable foundations, Crisis Response Team and Shelter Foundation, have recently joined up to


Conchs strive for strong finish and next year

Tom Bellingham With just four regular season games left on their fractured schedule, the Key West High School girls' soccer team will be at full strength when they hit the road today. The team has been beset with injuries and the September storm forced the cancellation of a few matches.... For the c


Friday rain, evening snow could lead to dry spell next week in Kern County

Rain will come and go throughout the day Friday, but retreat into the mountains over the evening and linger there until midday on Saturday. The cold air coming with this storm could turn that rain into snow overnight, complicating the travel picture in the mountains, said meteorologist Dan Harty, of

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-01-19 18:40:00

Two sisters killed in Tuesday crash west of Lemoore identified

FRESNO COUNTY, California - The two sisters who were killed in a crash west of Lemoore on Tuesday have been identified. The crash happened on Highway 198 near Interstate 5 just after 10 a.m. Brittni Frace, 20, of Atascadero, died Tuesday. Her sister, Bryna Frace, 22, also of Atascadero, died Thursda

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-20 00:27:50

Overturned propane truck on Highway 198 stalls traffic

Traffic on Highway 198 near Ben Maddox Way in Visalia was at a standstill Friday morning as emergency crews worked to clear an overturned propane tanker truck. A hazmat team is on the scene to investigate a possible propane leak, which was reported by an officer at the scene, according to the Visal

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 18:55:00

He robbed 2 pharmacies in 1 day seeking a drug known as 'purple drank,' police say

A man who police say robbed two pharmacies and tried to break into a third in search of a prescription cough syrup popular on the black market was arrested Thursday, Fresno police reported. He was identified as Irwin Foster, 51, who reportedly robbed the Vista Pharmacy in the 4200 block of East Tula

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 21:09:00