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Veteran Job Fair Today in Knoxville

Veteran Job Fair Today in Knoxville

The American Job Center in Knoxville is putting on a veteran focused resource and job fair Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s happening form 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tennessee National Guard Armory on Sutherland Avenue. More than 55 community organizations and service providers will be on hand to help veterans looking for work.MORE

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

A Seymour mother who left her children unattended in a bathtub will spend 25 years in prison. 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of Aggravated Child Neglect. Her 15-month-old died and her 20-day-old was hospitalized in May. Carriker says she left the children in the tub for 10-12 minutes, and returned…MORE

BCSO Investigating Drowning Death of Toddler

BCSO Investigating Drowning Death of Toddler

Blount County authorities are investigating the drowning of a toddler. Deputies were called to West Cumberland Drive in Louisville Friday night. The family and first responders performed CPR, but the 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family says the toddler was eating dinner at a picnic table in the backyard. They came out…MORE

Florida Man Charged with DUI after Crashing into Motel

Florida Man Charged with DUI after Crashing into Motel

A Florida man is facing DUI charges after crashing a semi into a motel Saturday night. Officials say 34-year-old Raul Medina hit the canopy over the main entrance of the Roadway Inn off Strawberry Plains Pike. Medina told authorities he was trying to pull into the parking lot when he hit the building. Then he…MORE

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Family are mourning the death of a Cumberland County teen after an ATV crash over the weekend. Samantha Bullock says her son Grant, was full of life, a loyal friend and would make you laugh. Dispatch got the cal of at 8:50 Saturday night. Investigators say the 16-year-old was driving the ATV on private property…MORE

Stephen West Put to Death – Vigil Held for Victims

Stephen West Put to Death – Vigil Held for Victims

An East Tennessee murderer was put to death by the electric chair Thursday night. 56-year-old Stephen West kidnapped and stabbed to death Wanda and her 15-year-old daughter Sheila Romines in 1986. He was pronounced dead at 8:27 at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Our TV Partner WVLT News’ Justin McDuffie served as an official witness…MORE

TN Ready Scores Are In

TN Ready Scores Are In

Results are in from last year’s TN Ready tests. Schools Listed as Exemplary: Alcoa, Clinton, Loudon and Maryville Advanced Districts Include: Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Hamblen, Jefferson, Lenoir City, Monroe, Oak Ridge and Sweetwater Satisfactory School Districts: Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Morgan, Sevier and Union Only one school in our area was listed as Needs Improvement, that…MORE

TBI Identifies Man Killed in Officer Involved Shooting

TBI Identifies Man Killed in Officer Involved Shooting

The TBI is investigating after an officer involved shooting in Clinton. Authorities have identified the suspect as 51-year-old Jerry Weaver. Police got a call Tuesday night of a suicidal man with a firearm on West Broad Street. The standoff lasted about 20 minutes.   Officers were attempting to negotiate with Weaver, when he pointed the…MORE

Knoxville College Offering Free Tuition

Knoxville College Offering Free Tuition

Knoxville College is offering free tuition for qualifying students. To see if you qualify CLICK HERE. Interim President Dr. Keith Lindsey says the free college is about, “trying to educate all who desire to learn and receive a quality education from a historic institution of higher learning.” The free tuition is being offered for the 2019-2020…MORE

Death Row Inmate Now on Death Watch

Death Row Inmate Now on Death Watch

A Tennessee inmate on Death Row is now on Death Watch. Stephen West was moved to a cell next to the execution chamber where he’ll be under 24-hour observation. West was found guilty in the 1986 kidnapping and stabbing deaths of 51-year-old Wanda Romines and her 15-year-old daughter. West is scheduled to die be lethal…MORE

Blogs

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…

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