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Oak Ridge Arbor Day event March 1st

(City of Oak Ridge press release) Oak Ridge officials will join the Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board (EQAB) for the 34th Annual Arbor Day Observance on Friday, March 1, 2019. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Elementary School, located at 125 Audubon Road.

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Home construction underway in Groves Park at Oak Ridge

Goodall Homes is currently accepting homesite reservations and building new homes in Groves Park at Oak Ridge. A news release from Nashville-based builder Goodall Homes gave details about its operations. The company entered the Knoxville market in the fall of 2017 and has since sold more than 100 ho


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.


Children's Museum of Oak Ridge to host International Festival

The Oak Ridge International Folk Dancers will join entertainers representing cultures around the world when the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge hosts its annual International Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23.


THP: Proper seat belt use may have saved Oliver Springs woman in deadly crash

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) - A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says if a woman killed in an Anderson County crash had been properly wearing her seat belt, it might have saved her life.


Lady Vols Host Four Teams in the Tennessee Classic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Following a 3-2 outing at ESPN's St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational, the No. 7/8 Tennessee softball team hosts four teams in the Tennessee Classic over the course of four days due to expected inclement weather this weekend.


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.


Cancer predictors, tumor formations found in tree DNA

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Inside small poplar tree samples at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is what scientists believe could predict if someone will get cancer. Geneticists at ORNL started looking at poplar trees as a way to create better renewable resources.


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.


Man accused of soliciting video of Tennessee teen being raped pleads not guilty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


District tourneys done; Dragons take 3rd

D3AAA Boys Championship at Karns: Oak Ridge 75 Karns 65…Oak Ridge erased a nine-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and pulled away from the Beavers to claim the District championship.

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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.


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


Life in the 21st Century: The Rise and Fall of a Football Team and a Shopping Mall in Knoxville, TN

If you’re over the age of 18, then you have at least one memory — however fleeting it may be — of a trip to your local mall to purchase department store clothes, cosmetics for your mom or some other specialty item. In actuality, those trips are especially etched into the back of your mind because yo


State Corrections employee indicted in Anderson incident

A Tennessee Department of Corrections employee was indicted earlier this month by an Anderson County grand jury in connection to an incident that occurred in late September. 31-year-old Chad Reep of Powell was indicted February 5th on charges of aggravated criminal trespassing, felony vandalism and

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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,


No. 5 Tennessee’s potent offense hits snag at bad time

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s high-powered scoring attack has picked an inopportune time to have its first slump. The Volunteers spent nearly a month as the nation’s No. 1 team with one of the nation’s most explosive and efficient offenses. Now the fifth-ranked Vols suddenly are having trouble


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.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee regrets wearing Confederate uniform in college

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms.