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TWRA: 4 hurt in Douglas Lake boating accident

Officers says that between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, a 2011 23-foot Mastercraft operated by Brandon Watson, 21, was traveling upstream from Douglas Dam in the area of Harbor Crest Condominiums and Cowboy's Seafood Restaurant when it hit one of the small islands near the TVA Big Island.

WVLT.TV - 2018-06-18 11:17:00

Parents of 2 children sickened by E. coli share message for others

Their children, 18-month-old Genevieve and 3-year-old Anthony, were diagnosed with E. coli at the beginning of June.

WATE - 2018-06-19 00:47:10

4 suspects arrested after officer assault in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Four suspects were arrested in Knoxville early Sunday morning on several charges, including assault on an officer, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

WATE - 2018-06-18 20:22:00

Sevier County to host second open forum on opioid abuse

Sevier County will host its second open forum to talk about opioid abuse and its impact on the county on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sevierville Civic Center.A panel will talk about how opioid abuse has affected the school system, courts, emergency medicine, businesses and quality of life. The meeting w

WBIR - 2018-06-18 18:01:02

Woman charged after man stabbed to death at West Knoxville restaurant

Deputies say Rickeena Hamilton, 38 and Timothy Cox, 22, got in a fight inside Bull Feathers, located at 10535 Kingston Pike. As they were leaving, Hamilton stabbed Cox with a knife.

WATE - 2018-06-18 12:59:49

South Knoxville man allegedly rapes woman in driveway of home

According to the arrest report, Mayford Finchum and the victim got out of the car at the home off Busbee Road around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, June 16, and Finchum demanded sex. He "told her that he did not need her consent," arrest record show.

WVLT.TV - 2018-06-18 17:09:00

Searching for salamanders in scorched Smokies

"We have about 30 species of salamanders, more than any spot in the world for an area this size," said Paul Super, coordinator of research for the NPS Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center. "There are more salamanders here, by weight, than all the mammals and all the birds combined. They're

WBIR - 2018-06-18 22:15:47

Ice bumper cars and other summer attractions at Ober Gatlinburg

There are people walking around in shorts, sinking puts on the newly redesigned mini golf course, or chasing thrills on the ski mountain coaster on any given hot summer day.

WBIR - 2018-06-18 19:48:36

Shelter still has pets up for adoption as closing looms

SEVIERVILLE -- With a few weeks left until it closes for good, Pets Without Parents animal shelter has dozens of animals that still need a new home and is working with other shelters and rescue groups, as well as asking the community to consider adopting pets before June 30.The nonprofit is getting


Pigeon Forge eyes annexation for new resort

PIGEON FORGE -- City Commission appears set to approve its first annexation in several years, as commissioners voted on first reading Monday to approve taking in land near Wears Valley Road.The property, across from Waldens Creek Road and running back toward Lost Branch Road, is owned by MacAllan Ri


Police seek suspect who ripped open elderly woman's arm during robbery attempt

The victim told police she was approached by the suspect, who wanted to talk. The victim told the suspect she didn't want to talk and tried to get inside her car to get away from the suspect. That's when police say the suspect attacked the victim, grabbing her arms to the point of breaking the skin,


Motorcycle wreck sends one to hospital in Knoxville

According to the Knoxville Police Department, a motorcycle was traveling south on Broadway while a vehicle was traveling on Chickamauga Avenue, turning onto Broadway.

WVLT.TV - 2018-06-17 12:32:00

'Gone Dollywood': Red-state Disneyland or bastion of equality?

Outside of the phrase “Go, Vols,” Dollywood is probably the most evocative word in Tennessee. In his book "Gone Dollywood: Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream," Graham Hoppe explores the cultural juggernaut that is Dollywood, the genius behind Dolly’s stardom, and the effect of Pigeon Forge’s culture on A


While on story about bear problem, reporter catches bear digging in trash

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT)--Pete and Joy Jucker were on their way to get dinner and what they saw on the side of the road came as a shock.Just minutes before, Robert Grant, a reporter with Gray-TV affiliate WVLT, also came across the same scene: a black bear rummaging through trash in a nearby drivewa


'A great all-around player'

SEYMOUR -- As freshmen, Seymour High School's Nate Payne and the rest of the Eagle baseball team's 2018 seniors had one goal in mind: winning the state championship. After not advancing past the district tournament in their first three years, 2018 was this group's final opportunity to make that drea

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-06-17 09:00:00

Trio arrested in shoplifting, public intoxication incidents

Roy Edward Wright, 55, was arrested by Maryville officers on a charge of public intoxication. He was being held in lieu of $500 bond pending a 9 a.m. June 19 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.


80-year-old Knoxville woman badly wounded after being attacked and maced in attempted robbery

According to KPD, the victim told her she did not want to talk and when she tried to get inside her car to get away from the suspect, the woman attacked her.


3 E. coli patients released from Children's Hospital, third release confirmed by family

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Three of seven children who have been at Children's Hospital undergoing treatment for E. coli infection have been released from the hospital, leaving four children still in the hospital. One of them is in the pediatric intensive care unit in serious condition.


'How stupid is this guy': Police say Tennessee suspect escaped on a lawnmower

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --A thief usually comes armed with a high speed getaway car to leave the scene of the crime, but police said a suspect in Knoxville, Tennessee used a lawnmower for his getaway.Teresa Johnson lived in her neighborhood for about 13 years. She's seen burglaries, but nothing quit


Wednesday fire destroys camper and shed

COSBY—A camper and an adjacent shed in Cosby were destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon.The fire occured in the 1900 block of Middle Way, just around 4 p.m.