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Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C


Cal Ripken Jr. and Paula Deen headline Pigeon Forge spring parade

Cooking star Paula Deen will join grand marshal Cal Ripken Jr. as a special guest for the 2019 Pigeon Forge Music in the Mountains Spring Parade on May 3. This is Ripken's second year serving as the grand marshal after Dolly Parton gave up the title. Dolly was the parade's grand marshal for more tha


Tennessee advances 'triggered' abortion ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on abortion bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly (all times local):. A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk.


19 indicted in West Tennessee drug trafficking sweep

JACKSON, Tenn. — Nineteen people have been indicted in two separate drug trafficking indictments in West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Monday.


1 injured after RV crashes into power pole in Sevier County

SEVIER COUNTY (WATE) - One person was injured after their RV struck a power pole in Sevier County Saturday afternoon, according to Wears Valley Fire Department. The crash happened on Little Cove Road. There were two people and a dog inside the RV at the time of the crash.


19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o


Tennessee attorney sentenced for stealing over $1M from trust funds of clients including slain trooper's daughter

attorney who was charged with stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients including a slain state trooper's daughter was sentenced Monday to over seven years behind bars.


Flash flooding hits Pigeon Forge, Smokies, Newport

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Flash flooding is closing roads Friday afternoon in Pigeon Forge and the police department said anyone parked near the Little Pigeon River should move their vehicles.



Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee

A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.


Thousands of acres in Kentucky and Tennessee will be protected as wildlife habitat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at conserving land and water, is acquiring 100,000 acres of forest split between southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.


Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!

The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”


Adorable video: Mother bear helps tiny cubs cross the street

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. — A mother bear was caught on camera helping her cubs across the street in Tennessee.


Bachelorette party dare leads to arrest in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old woman told police she threw a barstool at a bartender in Nashville, Tennessee Monday morning as part of a dare by her bachelorette party, a police report states.


Officials say riverfront site near Tennessee Aquarium could hold condos, townhouses

Downtown Chattanooga nonprofit River City Co. is trying to sell an undeveloped tract just a block from the Tennessee Aquarium, which officials say is a fit for new condominiums or townhouses.


Tennessee Governor hasn't called meeting to address Klan leader bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee's office is declining to answer questions surrounding why the Republican has not called a meeting of the Capitol Commission to address the bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader on display in the Tennessee Statehouse.


Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.


Family sues Nashville officials because 911 operators sent police to wrong Waffle House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A new lawsuit filed late Monday afternoon claims one of the Waffle House shooting victims may have survived if not for a crucial mistake by Metro's 911 operators.


'Avengers: Endgame' to play at Parkway Drive-In

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. — Marvel fans, assemble!. "Avengers: Endgame" is going to play at the Parkway Drive-In, Thursday, April 25, a day before it hits the theaters. Prices for that night only are $7 for adults 13 and up, $3 for children ages 5 through 12 and 4 and under is free.


20 years after suffering shaken baby syndrome, Corey Chandler continues his battle

It’s hard to look at Corey Chandler and not wonder what might have been. Could he have been a life-saving doctor, an inspirational teacher, an inventor or author?. His adoptive mom, Carolyn Stinnett, certainly has daydreamed over the years, but their reality is very different. Chandler, who turns 21