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8 Kids to Hospitals After Church Bus Overturns Near Nashville

8 Kids to Hospitals After Church Bus Overturns Near Nashville

(AP) – Police say eight children were taken to hospitals for evaluation after their church bus overturned on a highway during heavy rains. The bus with a driver and 11 passengers was returning from a conference in Chattanooga when the accident occurred Saturday along Interstate 840 south of Nashville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol,…MORE

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

KPD Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

One person was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning. Officers responded to Delaware Avenue around 2:00 a.m. They found 28-year-old Walter Vail lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Vail died and officials say they are treating the case as a homicide. The circumstances are still being investigated. No word on any…MORE

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

If you’ve been considering sending your child to the Emerald Academy, enrollment deadlines for next year are fast approaching. Any Knox County resident with a rising kindergarten through eighth-grade student is eligible to apply. Emerald Academy is a tuition-free, college preparatory school. Emerald Academy opened in 2015 and will be fully enrolled with approximately 540…MORE

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

Crews Battle Wears Valley Fire

The Wears Valley Fire Department is battling a commercial fire along Wears Valley Road this morning. The fire has closed Wears Valley Road between Bryan Road and McGill Road. Officials say the fire call came in for the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch and General Store around 3:30 this morning, that’s 2281 Wears Valley Road. The…MORE

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

A Newport man says the roads haven’t recovered since the flooding two weeks ago. Philip Denny says it’s so bad he got stuck. He got stuck, chest deep in a soft spot. Philip says eight families live along Highpoint Road, which is currently unusable. Denny sent our TV Partner WVLT News multiple pictures showing him…MORE

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

Officer Out of the Hospital After Friday Incident

A Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy is out of the hospital after an officer involved shooting. It happened Friday after a chase ended on the Cedar Bluff Ramp to I-40. Deputy Harold Gibson was pinned between two cars during the incident. Police say he opened fire on a robbery suspect. Gibson was treated for his injuries,…MORE

Child Abused to the “Brink of Death” is Improving

Child Abused to the “Brink of Death” is Improving

A Tennessee baby abused to the brink of death is showing signs of improvement. Three-month-old Addilyn is still in the hospital. Now, her family is allowing people to send cards to her. According to WTVF, the family said she has been getting mail, and they’re welcoming anyone to send more. You can send them here:…MORE

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Gov Bill Lee Lays Out Agenda in State of the State

Governor Bill Lee is just two months into his administration with big plans for Tennessee. He’s headed to Knoxville Tuesday night for his State of East Tennessee address. The Governor covered his agenda in the State of the State Monday night. Lee proposed a $71 Million pay raise for teachers and an investment in professional development.…MORE

Mixed Response to Gov Lee’s Education Proposal

Mixed Response to Gov Lee’s Education Proposal

(AP) Education groups are offering mixed responses to Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to spend $25 million for a new education savings accounts program in Tennessee. Tennessee Education Association President Beth Brown said Monday that the proposal sparked concerns because ESAs are “vouchers with less accountability.” Brown added that teachers currently struggle to pay for classroom…MORE

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

A Blount County man accused of killing his mother and getting into a car chase with police is due in court Monday afternoon. Authorities in Sevier County say they initially tried to pull over 18-year-old Johnathon Sellers on suspicion of DUI around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. However, he led them on a chase that ended…MORE

Blogs

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

I can’t believe we’ve come to the finale episode of Season 1. I’m so excited about what we’ve accomplished since launching this podcast in June—and that includes YOU listening, watching and reading this. We will definitely keep things going in 2019, but we have the perfect way to wrap things up in 2018. Our guest…

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Season 1 Review

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Season 1 Review

I can’t believe Season 1 of Women Want to Hear Women is winding down. Since launching in June, we have completed 23 amazing episodes featuring some of the genre’s biggest names, rising stars and up-and-comers. Before we close Season 1 next week with a sit-down interview with Cam—I’m so excited—I thought it would be fun…

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