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Family evacuates Pigeon Forge neighborhood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One family living in Pigeon Forge told WVLT News they were voluntarily evacuating Saturday afternoon as floodwater entered their homes. The family reported waist-high water in a neighborhood just off of Wears Valley Road. Several homes were flooded nearby.


Shelters open in Sevier Co.

Sevier County, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Shelters opened in Sevier County Saturday after flooding closed roads, sparked reported mud and landslides and kept people from accessing their homes.


Watch Live: Flash Flood warnings in effect for parts of East Tennessee

Heavy rain has caused flooding near creeks and streams throughout East Tennessee, and most of the area is under a flood watch through Sunday morning. The Knoxville Police Department said 98 roads are closed because of flooding just in Knoxville.


Who Is David Byrd? Tennessee Lawmaker Faces Pressure To Resign Over 2018 Sexual Assault Allegations

There are renewed calls for Tennessee State Rep. David Byrd to resign after accusations surfaced in March 2018 of Byrd sexually assaulting three women in 1986 while he was their basketball coach.


CODE RED: Tornadoes possible in Middle Tennessee, record-breaking rainfall totals

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Severe weather is expected for parts of Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon. Counties is southwest Tennessee are currently at an 'enhanced risk' (4 out of 5) based on the National Weather Service's Severe Storm Outlook Index. Much of the rest of Middle Tennessee is under an 'enhanc


BREAKING: Officer shot, injured in Tennessee active shooter situation

BLOUNTVILLE, TENN. — A deputy has been shot and wounded in an ongoing active shooter situation in northeast Tennessee, officials said. The wounded Sullivan County deputy is being treated at a hospital, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andy Seabolt told the Bristol Herald-Courier. The sever


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!


Interstate 40 at Tennessee state line closed for one week following rockslide

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Saturday that Interstate 40 near Tennessee's state line will be closed for at least one week to insure safety for workers who will clean-up debris following a massive rockslide.


Flooding near me: where viewers are reporting floods in East Tennessee

Many roads across East Tennessee are seeing flooding after rain overnight and an excessively rainy week. Most of East Tennessee and parts of southern Kentucky are under a flood watch or flash flood watch through Sunday morning.


What roads are flooded in East Tennessee?

Parts of East Tennessee are seeing flooding after rain overnight and a rainy week. Authorities across the area are closing roads and responding to flooding calls. Most of East Tennessee and parts of southern Kentucky are under a flood watch or flash flood watch through Sunday morning.


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.


Fire truck stranded by flood waters in Tennessee

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


Overnight rain causes flooding throughout East Tennessee

Knox County dispatch said it's received hundreds of calls Saturday morning about flooding in the area. "It's probably easier to list the ones that aren't flooded than the ones that are," a dispatcher said.


Rockslide closes I-40 in East Tennessee

HARTFORD, Tenn. (WTVF) — A rockslide has closed Interstate 40 at the Tennessee and North Carolina state line in Hartford. It happened Friday night at exit 7 in North Carolina.


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,


4WARN Weather Alert: Tornado watch issued for western Middle Tennessee until 10 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for western Middle Tennessee, including Davidson County, until 10 p.m. Counties included in the watch area include: Bedford, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Rutherfor


7 arrested after search warrant executed in Jeff. Co.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Seven people were arrested after a search warrant was executed by law enforcement officials in Jefferson County. According to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at 114 St. Paul Dr. in the Matthew Estate Subdivisi


Flash Flooding, rising rivers possible Saturday morning in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Near record rainfall for February in combination with another strong system Saturday morning in Middle Tennessee could lead to additional dangerous flash flooding and rising river levels.


Tornado risk increased for Saturday evening in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Following an active Saturday morning with flooding, weather in Middle Tennessee will not back off. Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts, hail and even tornados threaten Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky Satruday evening.


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