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ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville woman had a run-in with accused Antioch Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking earlier this year at a motel in Alcoa, according to a police report. The report states on February 23, Samantha Veals called police about a man at Alcoa Inn who had verbally assaulted her.
With a jury waiting to deliberate, a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Knoxville Police Department officer who ... Varlan noted the U.S. Supreme Court and the Tennessee Supreme Court have each ruled an “officer may use deadly force if he has probable cause to ...

KNOXVILLE, TN - Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Knoxville with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, ... VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at http://repticon.com/tennessee/knoxville/.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office says preliminary information indicates a deadly shooting Monday night in a West Knox County neighborhood started with a meeting between four people for a marijuana deal. The sheriff's office said Mekhi Luster, 19, of Knoxville was shot and ...
'We all hurt': Knoxville community mourns loss of 18-year-old shooting victim Mekhi Luster ..... Attendees hold candles during a candlelight vigil held for Mekhi Luster, the 18-year-old victim of a shooting in Southwest Knox County, at Sam Hill Park in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo: ...
Last week, I spoke by phone with a sixteen-year-old boy—I'll call him Juan—who had been a sophomore at West High School, in Morristown, Tennessee. His mother was arrested in the raid, and he'd moved in with his aunt, in Knoxville, some forty miles away. “I was at school when the raid happened,” he ...

At 4:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the shooting at 2250 Keith Ave. off Western Avenue. Joshua Gifford, 29, initially told police he was ... Gifford was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. At the hospital, Gifford changed his story ...
Plans to repair parts of Intestate 40 in Knoxville are likely to disrupt weekend traffic patterns for the rest of the month and possibly into April, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Repairs to I-40 will reduce traffic to one lane in the westbound direction near the interchange with I-640 and ...
More than 1,000 East Tennessee Catholics filled their new Knoxville cathedral Saturday, dedicating the house of worship with reverence, gratefulness and a certain amount of awe. The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is a 28,000-square-foot, $30.8 million building atop a hill overlooking West ...
Dance instructor and Lonsdale Elementary School student teacher Rachel Henriquez talks about the school's dance club and its participation in this year's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars fundraiser to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. (Video by Lydia X. McCoy/News Sentinel).
The safest cities in Tennessee tend to be in suburbia, especially suburban Nashville, while Tennessee's largest cities are among the least safe, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The report says Brentwood, in Williamson County, is the safest ...
Following a successful demonstration of opioid reduction and quality outcomes among hernia patients, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, an academic medical center located in Knoxville, Tenn., and Pacira intend to develop an educational program that can be shared with other hospitals and ...
Joseph Tanner Wray, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, was participating in the Ace Miller Memorial Boxing Tournament at the Knoxville Expo Center when he collapsed around 9:26 p.m., according to the Knoxville Police Department. Medical assistance was provided on scene. Wray was later taken to UT ...
Zoe Risley-Brookshire speaks at a vigil held to honor the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. and to stand against gun violence Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. (Photo: WADE PAYNE/SPECIAL TO ...
The bright orange baby monkey — whose fur could be called University of Tennessee "big orange" — was a surprise Christmas gift for Zoo Knoxville. Zoo staff discovered the orange newborn silvered leaf langur when they arrived at work Dec. 21. New mother Teagan had only been at the park a week and ...
A 20-year-old University of Tennessee student who collapsed Friday night during a charity boxing tournament was pronounced dead on arrival at UT Medical Center. Joseph Tanner Wray of Lawrenceburg was participating in a match in the Ace Miller Memorial Boxing Tournament at the Knoxville Expo ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - At Bark of the Town, a dog groomer in Knoxville, animal safety is a top priority. When the salon's owner, Tonia Smith, learned one of her customer's dogs was killed by a coyote, it hit close to home. "I was shocked. I started telling all my customers to have their dogs on leases ...

Documents obtained by USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee outlined unsuccessful efforts by the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office to reach Knox County Schools security supervisors even as they rushed to learn the identity of the boy, locate him and warn administrators at ...
The driver of a white Buick LaCrosse was arrested about 7:30 p.m. after the police chase ended on Morningside Drive at Granville Terrace in East Knoxville. Officers searched the car and found a Glock 22 handgun in the front passenger floorboard, a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle next to the passenger ...
“This is absolutely one of my very favorite shows, and it's been such an honor to work on it,” says Thomas, a proud graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “Unfortunately, it feels incredibly relevant in today's political climate. But it's interesting to see how different moments of the show resonate ...
According to the police chief of the University of Tennessee Police Department, Troy Lane, all officers with UTPD were on campus today to help with Saturday's event. Multiple authorities from Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Knoxville Police Department were also helping keep protests under control.
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport talks about the Traditionalist Worker Party speech and the reaction to it on campus on ... About 250 protesters gathered on the University of Tennessee's campus Saturday afternoon to speak out against a gathering by white nationalist group ...
According to the release, Edgemont student resource officer Colby Franco was contacted by a concerned student's parent about a male teen student who had a kill list he planned to use to shoot specific students at the school in Newport, Tennessee. Franco investigated the threat and he and another officer ...
Zoo Knoxville wants your help to name its 2-month-old male baby langur. Leave your suggestion for the perfect name in the comments below the posts about the contest on the zoo's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages by Monday, Feb. 19. After some consideration, the zoo will narrow the suggestions ...
The Knoxville Police Department investigated the claim and ultimately arrested Bumby. The jury announced its verdict after just one hour of deliberation. “The hard work of the investigators and prosecutors in this case ensured the safety of this child,” District Attorney Charme Allen said in a news release.
Tiffyn Cason Sharp, 26, of Knoxville, and Joshua Lowe-Fields, 27, of Chuckey, Tenn. both were arrested after a short foot chase. During the pursuit, Sharp dropped a shoulder-style holster with a 9mm Taurus, according to arrest warrants. Once in custody, officers also found two empty magazines, nine loose ...
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, all county health departments in Tennessee — including Knox County's main location at 140 Dameron Ave. — will have "Flu Shot Friday." The aim is to get people in and out as quickly as possible for free flu shots, so an appointment isn't needed. If you can't make it to the ...
Chancellor Beverly Davenport speaks out against hate at the United at the Rock Against Racism event at the University of Tennessee on Friday, Feb. .... Traditionalist Worker Party organizer Matthew Heimbach talks after coming to Knoxville to protest what he called a pro-abortion feminist agenda Sunday, ...
Police have relied on the ordinance to forbid masks at recent events, including last month when Heimbach and his supporters protested the Knoxville Women's March downtown. A group of masked demonstrators showed up briefly to protest Heimbach's group at that event, but stuck around just long ...
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro speaks on UT's Title IX initiatives after the annual UT Board of Trustees meeting on UT Knoxville's ... The number of Title IX complaints at Tennessee colleges and universities grew by 37 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a new report from the ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Red Cross is helping a Knoxville family after a grease fire Tuesday night at their home. The Knoxville Fire Department says the fire was reported just after 7 p.m. on Paige Street. Two adults were inside at the time and a third was on the way home. Spokesman Capt.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - To mention one name without the other feels incomplete. Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner were the sisters that tirelessly ... Their mission was fulfilled through The Love Kitchen, located in East Knoxville. ... Together they would become a household name in east Tennessee.
As of Friday, there have been 10 flu-related deaths so far this season at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the only Knoxville-area hospital willing to release death totals. All the patients who died of flu complications at UT Medical Center had multiple underlying health problems, said UT Medical ...
Rain over the weekend caused parts of East Tennessee to flood, leading to mudslides, school closures and in one county, a declared state of emergency. Parts of Knox ... Social media users in Knoxville reported large potholes on Interstate 40 East at Cherry Street and on I-640 East near North Broadway.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A kitten has been returned after being stolen from the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) Friday afternoon. "Our education coordinator walked in carrying a box and said somebody just left this and out popped little Toedette that we were missing," said Chelcie Bowman ...
KNOXVILLE, TENN. –According to authorities in Tennessee, a body has been found during the search for Blake Smith, a Knoxville college student and Trussville native. Blount County Sheriff James Berrong announced that a body was found in George's Creek. That is a tributary that drains into Fort ...
UPDATED: Trussville man missing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Posted by: ... –Police and relatives of a Trussville man are searching for him after he went missing in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Smith attends Crown College of the Bible in Knoxville and is a graduate of Mountain View Baptist School in Grayson Valley.
Soon, South Knoxville will see four new exciting park projects completed. The biggest project is a BMX course taking the place of the old football stadium at South Doyle Middle School. Construction on the track should start soon with hopes to be open around August 2018. Knox County Parks Director Doug ...
A Knoxville woman celebrated her 106th birthday on Saturday. Vera Dean-Bagwell celebrated her birthday surrounded by friends and family. "They think I'm pretty good, pretty nice," she said. "They want to enjoy life, too." Morning Pointe provided a buffet full of snacks and desserts for her party guests.
A white nationalist group is planning to host a talk at the University of Tennessee later this month, although the university said the group misrepresented its intent when setting up reservations. Matthew Heimbach, co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, which is recognized as a hate group by the ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A brawl in the middle of West Town Mall in Knoxville ended with a man getting stunned with a stun gun, and cellphone video captured folks' surprised reactions as he was taken down. The intense video was circulated throughout social media, prompting questions of who the ...
Family, friends honor life of Knoxville shooting victim ... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The family of a Knoxville murder victim says the news that was hard to process for them can be a message to the ... Adrian Harris, 33, and James Watts, 27, were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville's first year-round food truck park opened to the public on Thursday. Central Filling Station rotates through a list of 30 local food trucks every few weeks. The park is located off Central Street just north of downtown Knoxville. The concept is to have one central location ...
The Knoxville area could see 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown. Rain showers fell throughout the afternoon as a cold front passed through the region. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 23 degrees Thursday night, according to the ...
Knoxville police officers and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper arrested a man accused of leading authorities on a 20-minute-long, 100-mph car chase on Monday afternoon. The man — identified by THP Sgt. Jeff Appleba as 42-year-old David J. Haynes Jr. — initially eluded capture after authorities ...
Officers found two male victims who were both shot in the torso. Adrian Harris, 33, and James Watts, 27, were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Harris died from his injuries. Originally, KPD said the second victim died after having surgery. The department now says there was a ...
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a man who allegedly shot at a police officer been captured in Blount County. TBI says 31-year-old ... Wilson was wanted by the Knoxville Police Department on a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. On Thursday ...
Wilson was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list Friday morning. Wilson is wanted by the Knoxville Police and the TBI to face a charge of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. A reward of up to $2,500 was offered for information leading to Wilson's arrest.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Patches of black ice are the main concern for drivers in East Tennessee today as temperatures dropped below freezing after yesterday's snow and rain. See the list ... 7:49 a.m.: Ice and snow patches are reported on SR 165 in Monroe County near the Tenn./N.C. state line.
Airbnb announced nearly all of the cities it serves in East Tennessee saw their use double in 2017, hosting 154,000 visitors in the “Greater Knoxville” area, which Airbnb describes as Knox, Sevier, Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, Monroe and Cumberland counties. Those rentals brought $17.4 million to area ...


 

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