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1 killed in fiery crash involving tractor-trailers on I-40E near mm 364 Video included

All lanes of Interstate 40 East are back open after one person was killed in a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers and a truck Tuesday morning. More>>

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.The course had been advertised as a way to feel confident in meetings, when one might need to speak with a more neutral accent. The class was touted as a way to "be remembered for what you say and not how you say it."Carolyn Ward of ORNL's Learning and Development Services to... More>>

Storm survivors pick up sentimental pieces in Claiborne County Video included

Storm survivors are counting their blessings as they pick up what's left of their homes. More>>

North Carolina & Virginia yard sale brings new life into communities

Dubbed, "The US-21 Road Market Sale," tourism leaders throughout western North Carolina and Virginia say the event required months of planning and involved the cooperation of dozens of local leaders from at least eight different localities.
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Newport police officers arraigned on drug and money laundering scheme

Three of the suspects in a drug and money laundering scheme involving Newport police officers were arraigned in a Cocke County courtroom Monday. More>>

Luke Bryan Farm Tour names Maple Lane Farms as opening show

The "Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2014" schedule was released Monday night, and a local corn maze has been featured as the site of the tour's opening show. More>>

EF-3 tornado confirmed in Claiborne County Video included

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down near Speedwell in Claiborne County last night with winds of 140 miles per hour. More>>

Fierce storms rock TN, destroy homes; cleanup underway

Lightning (Source: George "Mo" Moore, Kingsport, TN) Lightning (Source: George "Mo" Moore, Kingsport, TN)

Communities across East Tennessee have begun cleaning up after powerful storms raked across the state destroying at least 10 homes. More>>

Murfreesboro police searching for missing Manchester woman after car, phone found Video included

Brooke Roberts, 30, was last seen Monday at the Harper’s Point Apartments in Murfreesboro where she works. Her SUV was found at the nearby Cason Trailhead greenway. More>>

Suspect named in early-morning shooting of 5 in Knoxville

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Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE More>>

At least 5 victims in early morning shooting in Knoxville

At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip. At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip.
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At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning. More>>

Festival named for moonshiner Popcorn Sutton kicks off in Cocke County Video included

Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton. Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton.

For the first time in five years a festival honoring the life of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton is in Cocke County. More>>

Gatlinburg woman creates not only soap company, but jobs for the community Video included

Cindy Heinemann describes herself as determined. She started Misty Mountain Soap Company in her kitchen 10 years ago. Her goal then was to feed her family and make a quality product, but she also accomplished something else. She created jobs.

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Gov. Haslam announces 1,000 new jobs coming to Anderson County's SL Tennessee plant Video included

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in Anderson County Friday morning to announce that SL Tennessee is adding 1,000 new jobs. More>>

Former ETSU Buc Keith 'Mister' Jennings named new Lees-McRae assistant basketball coach

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A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>

Three plead guilty in Abingdon federal court for cock fighting operation in Kentucky

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Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges. More>>

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

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An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday.  More>>

Former astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. More>>

Tornado Tears Through Eastern Shore Campground; At Least Two Dead

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Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>

Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness Video included

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Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer... More>>

Randy Taylor receives two life sentences in death of Virginia teen Alexis Murphy Video included

Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
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Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday.  More>>

Two Southwest Virginia residents indicted in Wash. Co, Va. Circuit Court

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The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Washington County announced Tuesday that a total of 100 defendants were charged in Circuit Court for the new term. More>>

Morristown woman hit, killed by truck

One dead in two car crash in Bell County One dead in two car crash in Bell County

A Morristown woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a truck. More>>

Fitness company to expand manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia

Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. More>>

Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who left a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon. More>>

State of Tennessee sets up daycare inspection report database

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Tennesseeans now have access to an on line database that allows them to look up daycare inspection reports for centers across the state. More>>

Semi hauling beehives crashes near Tenn.-Ky. line on I-24

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 11:12 PM

Interstate 24 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line is closed Tuesday after a semi hauling beehives crashed. More>>

ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says Video included

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 10:34 PM

The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

Massive sinkhole forms in FL neighborhood

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 A massive sinkhole opened up Saturday night in Spring Hill, FL - north of Tampa.No one was injured but several homes were evacuated. More>>

Virginia Governor McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women minorities. More>>

Tennessee Sports Radio to shut down, 2 new radio stations to launch Video included

The owners of Tennessee Sports Radio announced Monday the station will cease broadcasting next month to make room for one of two new radio stations. More>>

Driver injured in fiery collision involving tractor-trailer, train in Ky.

A semi-truck driver is lucky to be alive after a fiery collision with a train in Pulaski County on Friday. More>>

Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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2 charged in meth-related explosion, fire in Madison

Authorities charged two people after a meth-related explosion caused a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex Saturday afternoon. More>>

Smokies visitors spent more than $734M in 2013

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park. More>>

Family pays for vacation condo, later learns it doesn't exist Video included

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 09:46 PM

A summer vacation turned into a nightmare for a Murfreesboro family when they found out the condominium they paid for did not exist.
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Owner indicted after dog found nearly frozen to death

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Maggie was found starved and nearly frozen to death in January. His former owner is now charged with animal cruelty. More>>

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

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Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. More>>

Man gets probation for trespassing at Taylor Swift's home

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A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. More>>

Emotions high as Jefferson County church bus crash survivors reunite with those who saved their lives Video included

Emotions were overwhelming as the North Carolina church bus crash survivors were reunited with the men and women who helped saved their lives. More>>

Tennessee county putting 'In God We Trust' on courthouse

A Tennessee county is putting the words "In God We Trust" around the county courthouse. More>>

Semi overturns, spills boxes of underwear on I-65 Video included

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A semi carrying boxes of Fruit of the Loom underwear overturned on I-65 near Columbia early Thursday morning. More>>

Buncombe Co. deputies use Facebook to find child support fugitives Video included

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Buncombe County deputies are wanting to bring awareness to parents who owe a lot of money in child support, and they've taken to Facebook to help target what they called the most egregious offenders. More>>

Tenn. man shot, killed in random murder-suicide at Ky. rest stop Video included

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A man shot and killed another man at the Kentucky Welcome Center off I-65 in Franklin, Ky. Tuesday night before shooting himself. More>>

Farragut teen gives back to amputee camp that changed her life Video included

A Farragut teen is talking about the summer camp that changed her life. It's put on by the Amputee Coalition, a national non-profit that started right here in Knoxville. Sierra Younger stands out on the golf course for her swing. But for much of her life, she just wanted to be like everybody else. More>>

Judge mostly sides with feds in former Gov. McDonnell case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is mostly siding with prosecutors on several pre-trial motions filed ahead of the corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.Judge James R. Spencer ruled Wednesday against motions made by the McDonnells' lawyers to bar certain evidence from trial, including the financial disclosure form the governor had file when in office and statements Maureen McDonnell made to FBI agents during an interview.The McDonnells are charged with accep... More>>

Knoxville toddler gets national attention for saving elderly man from hot car Video included

A 3-year-old Knoxville boy is getting national attention for saving an elderly man who was trapped in a hot car. It happened Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Vestal Baptist Church.
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UT student pops the question at top of Chimney Top Trail Video included

A Tennessee couple is celebrating their recent engagement. More>>

5-year-old Sumner County girl loses part of leg in ATV accident Video included

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 05:08 PM

A five-year-old girl in Sumner County lost part of her leg in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Saturday. More>>

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Pilot Flying J reaches settlement with the Feds, Jimmy Haslam responds Video included

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Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J, has entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the government. Under the agreement the Cleveland Browns owner's other company will not be prosecuted, as long as Pilot Flying J holds up its end of the deal. More>>

Dad makes daughter a princess, claims 'no man's land' in Africa

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Jeremiah Heaton traveled to northeastern Africa to acquire land to fulfill his daughter's desire to be a princess, but his goals, he says, is to provide much more than that.

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Campbell County teacher indicted for inappropriate conduct with student

A Campbell County teacher has been indicted by a grand jury for inappropriate conduct with a student. More>>

Hearing delayed for mom whose baby tested positive for drugs

Mallory Loyola will be in court later this month after her newborn tested positive for drugs at birth. More>>

SEC football: QB position will see lots of new faces

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In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.

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Volkswagen announces it will build midsize SUV in Chattanooga, adding 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen announced that the company will build its midsize SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a more than $600 million investment in the region, which will add 2,000 jobs at the plant. More>>

Man convicted of killing 6-year-old who tried to protect sister

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A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. More>>

"Kat Kingdom" opening soon in Gatlinburg

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A new attraction will open in Gatlinburg called Kat Kingdom in early July. The company is the first and only cat attraction in the Smokies and the Eastern United States. More>>

Joe Biden makes stop in Nashville Video included

Updated: Jul 11, 2014 03:25 AM

Vice President Joe Biden was in Nashville for the National Governor's Association summer meeting on Friday. More>>

5 arrested in Grainger County sex trafficking sting Video included

A prostitution sting in Grainger County on Thursday has uncovered illegal drugs, stolen property and resulted in the arrests of 5 people. More>>

How would you deal with facing an amputation in your early 20s? One Virginia man decided to take his left foot on one last round of adventures, and his sister used social media to brag on him. More>>

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at National Guard armory Video included

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A 15-year-old was arrested after a 45-year-old sergeant was shot and killed at the Tennessee Army National Guard armory Wednesday in Perry County. More>>

'Missing' NC woman and husband now in custody facing charges

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Amy Arrington, the woman who supposedly went " missing" in the ocean Saturday, July 5, is now in custody. Pat Dowling, spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said she turned herself into authorities in Charlotte. First responders in North Myrtle Beach spent hours searching for Arrington, 42, from Gastonia, North Carolina, after her husband Paul, told police she went in the water in the area of 24th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, and didn't resurface. More>>

911 shocker: Dispatcher saves her own son

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An emergency dispatcher was put to the test as she fielded a 911 call from her own home with her son's life at stake. More>>

Washington and Lee University students, president comment on flag removal

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Washington and Lee University President Kenneth Ruscio announced the school will remove confederate battle flags from the school’s chapel.
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4 Tennessee families rank among nation's wealthiest

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 04:29 PM

A few Tennessee families made the list of America's wealthiest people, all with net worths of over at least one billion dollars. More>>

Man steals $850 worth of ribs from Walmart

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John Woodworth allegedly stole more than $800 worth of meat from a Nashville Walmart last month. More>>

Death penalty still on the table for accused Bean Station pharmacy shooter Video included

The man accused of a deadly shooting at a Grainger County pharmacy is still facing the death penalty despite a request to get it off the table. More>>

Knoxville man searches for rare antique car stolen from his home Video included

A Knoxville man is asking for the public's help in tracking down his rare antique BMW that was stolen from his home. More>>

Morristown woman finds $40,000 diamond on the floor and returns it to owner Video included

A Morristown woman says she was only doing what was right when she found and returned a $40,000 diamond to the owner.  The woman says she did what everyone else would do when she found the three and a half carat diamond.
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NC mom high on Oxycodone sentenced in crash that killed 6-year-old daughter

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NEW BERN, N.C. - A New Bern woman pleaded guilty for a DWI crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. Amber Sandvig made the plea in court Monday afternoon. Her 6-year-old daughter, Alanna, died last year when Sandvig was high on drugs and crashed her car with her two children in the backseat.Her two-year-old son, Blaze, was seriously injured. Police also found drug paraphernalia in her car including syringes, a needle, and spoon.Lab results found Oxycodone in Sandvig's system. She was sente... More>>

  • TN Chief Justice responds to attack ads

    TN Chief Justice responds to attack ads

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:51:31 GMT
    You may have heard the ads on television asking voters to replace the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention.Typically the race for Supreme Court judge goes under the radar but this year some conservative groups are making sure that is not the case.Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark, and Justice Sharon Lee are up for retention after eight years on the bench.Tuesday Wade toured the justice center in Jonesborough and the jail, campaigning to keep his spot as chief ...
    You may have heard the ads on television asking voters to replace the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention.Typically the race for Supreme Court judge goes under the radar but this year some conservative groups are making sure that is not the case.Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark, and Justice Sharon Lee are up for retention after eight years on the bench.Tuesday Wade toured the justice center in Jonesborough and the jail, campaigning to keep his spot as chief ...
  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:47:16 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....
  • Reports: Escaped inmates sought in gunpoint theft of NC detectives truck

    Reports: Escaped inmates sought in gunpoint theft of NC detectives truck

    Law enforcement in two states were searching for two inmates who reportedly stole a North Carolina sheriff's office vehicle at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.
    Law enforcement in two states were searching for two inmates who reportedly stole a North Carolina sheriff's office vehicle at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.
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