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Flash Flooding Causes Over a Dozen People to Have to be Rescued from a Gatlinburg Campground

Flash Flooding Causes Over a Dozen People to Have to be Rescued from a Gatlinburg Campground

Heavy rain causes the Little Pigeon River to leave it’s bank and creates flash flooding at Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Fire Department crews along with Sevier County Emergency Management rescued at least 14 people who were trapped at the campground due to flooding. There have been no injuries reported. A temporary evacuation shelter was…MORE

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A man convicted of multiple felonies receives a 31-year sentence after he plead guilty to weapon, drug, and evading arrest. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office gets a conviction for 38 year-old Demarquise Jamar Welch who was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm during the…MORE

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A man convicted of multiple felonies receives a 31-year sentence after he plead guilty to weapon, drug, and evading arrest. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office gets a conviction for 38 year-old Demarquise Jamar Welch who was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm during the…MORE

TDOT’s Road Construction Project for Interstate I-640 is Underway

TDOT’s Road Construction Project for Interstate I-640 is Underway

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has started the road construction project on interstate 640 East and West bound. Motorists need to be aware that I-640 East and West will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes and traffic shifted between Mile Marker 6 (Broadway exit) and I-40. This is the start of rubblization activities…MORE

A Blount County Family Gets a Shock When a Pick-Up Truck Runs into Their Home

A Blount County Family Gets a Shock When a Pick-Up Truck Runs into Their Home

Brittany Trentham was sitting in her bedroom when she heard the sound of tires screeching outside. ”I heard everything but I couldn’t really tell what it was,” said Trentham. Just outside her bedroom window, a white super-duty Ford F-350 blew the stop sign across from her house and plowed through the family’s garage. ”Within one…MORE

Two Firefighters Treated at the Scene of a Fire at a Popular Townsend Restaurant

Two Firefighters Treated at the Scene of a Fire at a Popular Townsend Restaurant

The Blount County Fire Department is investigating an overnight fire at a popular Townsend Restaurant. The Walkers Catfish Cabin and BBQ restaurant on Lamar Alexander Parkway is said to be a total loss. A spokeswoman for the Blount County Sheriff’s Office says two firefighters were treated for heat-related issues.MORE

Woman Escapes After Tree Falls on Home

Woman Escapes After Tree Falls on Home

The Knoxville Fire Department responds to a call for a woman trapped in her home. Crews arriving at the home on Pinecrest Road after a tree fell on the home this morning (Tuesday) with the woman inside. She was able to escape and was not injured but the home is severely damaged.MORE

A Tennessee Death Row Inmate Gets a Reprieve on His Scheduled Execution

A Tennessee Death Row Inmate Gets a Reprieve on His Scheduled Execution

Tennessee death row inmate Oscar Smith gets a short reprieve on his scheduled execution. He was scheduled to be executed last night Governor Bill Lee releasing a statement on the postponement “Due to an oversight in preparation for lethal injection, the scheduled execution of Oscar Smith will not move forward tonight. I am granting a…MORE

Fires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Forcing Closures of Trails and Campsites

Fires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Forcing Closures of Trails and Campsites

UPDATED STORY: Great Smoky Mountains National Park firefighters and multiple agencies continue firefighting efforts to extinguish the Thomas Divide Complex Fire east of Bryson City, North Carolina. The complex is comprised of two wildfires including the Stone Pile Fire and the Cooper Creek Fire. Ignition of both fires has been confirmed as down power lines…MORE

Country News

Morgan Wallen Announces ‘One Night At A Time World Tour’

Morgan Wallen Announces ‘One Night At A Time World Tour’

Country star Morgan Wallen has announced his “One Night At A Time World Tour” for next year. The tour, spread over thirty-nine dates across 17 stadiums, amphitheaters and arenas, will kick off overseas with shows in New Zealand and Australia with HARDY during March 15-24. Wallen will return stateside on April 15 at Milwaukee’s American…

Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ Remains Atop Billboard Hot 100 For Fifth Week

Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ Remains Atop Billboard Hot 100 For Fifth Week

Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for the fifth consecutive week. “Anti-Hero” tallied 25.8 million streams, 65.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 12,000 sold in the November 18-24 tracking week, according to Luminate. The lead single from Swift’s tenth studio album, Midnights, was released via Republic Records on October…

Tanya Tucker Stars In Trailer For ‘A Nashville Country Christmas’

Tanya Tucker Stars In Trailer For ‘A Nashville Country Christmas’

Paramount Network recently released a trailer for A Nashville Country Christmas starring Tanya Tucker. The Grammy Award-winning musician is playing the role of an overwhelmed country music singer in the holiday special, which is set to premiere on Paramount Network with simulcast on CMT on December 12 at 8 pm ET/PT. An additional encore presentation…

Brandi Carlile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announced As ‘Saturday Night Live’ Musical Guests

Brandi Carlile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announced As ‘Saturday Night Live’ Musical Guests

Brandi Carlile and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been announced as musical guests for upcoming episodes of long-running sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” Carlile will perform on the December 10 episode, which will be hosted by “Only Murders in the Building” co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short. It will be Carlile’s second appearance on…

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