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Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young-Williams Animal Center welcoming 20 beagles that were rescued from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that intended to sell the dogs to laboratories for experimentation. These dogs were just a portion of the more than 4,000 beagles being rescued from the Envigo facility as part of a historic Humane Society rescue operation. The dogs received…MORE

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

High COVID-19 community levels have put the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under a strict mask mandate once again. This is Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.MORE

Sevierville Police and East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Need Help to Find the Suspect Believed to Have Stolen a Shotgun and a Possible Witness to the Crime

Sevierville Police and East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Need Help to Find the Suspect Believed to Have Stolen a Shotgun and a Possible Witness to the Crime

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers and Sevierville Police are looking for a man believed to have stolen a short-barreled shotgun and a potential witness. Police say the suspect has distinct tattoos on his leg. East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers believe there was a witness, an older man with a cane, and they are asking him…MORE

Man Charged with Felony Murder and Various Child Abuse Charges is Out of Jail

Man Charged with Felony Murder and Various Child Abuse Charges is Out of Jail

A man charged with a felony murder charge and multiple child abuse charges in an on-going case is out of jail. Michael Gray Jr., who was charged with those charges and abuse of a corpse in an ongoing case is out on his $100,000 bond according to Assistant District Attorney General Sean McDermott. Gray Jr.…MORE

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

No children were on board a school bus that caught fire on Interstate 40 as authorities continue their investigation into why the bus caught fire. WVLT reporting the Morgan County school bus caught fire on I-40 East yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Rural Metro and Loudon County crews all responded to the call near Watt Road exit…MORE

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County men are sentenced to at least 15 years each in federal prison following charges of production of child pornography. The United States Attorney’s Office says 27 year-old Alan Malott and 25 year-old Christopher Thurman were sentenced after both pled guilty as part of their plea agreements, for the 2019 rape of a…MORE

TBI Issues Silver Alert for Missing Gatlinburg Woman

TBI Issues Silver Alert for Missing Gatlinburg Woman

UPDATE: Tennessee Bureau of investigation’s Silver alert for a missing woman out of Gatlinburg is still in active. Officials say 76 year-old Claudene Whaley’s white Toyota Highlander was located last night (Wednesday) evening along Gulf Road in the Hartford area of Cocke County. Ms. Whaley has not been located, she reportedly went missing Monday afternoon.…MORE

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Jefferson County officials are investigating a fire that leaves one person dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responding to the fire Saturday night on State Route 92. A woman reportedly told authorities that her husband was still inside of the home. Firefighters found a body inside the home. The…MORE

Country News

A Wrong Shipment to Craig Morgan Meant Extra CD Sales for Adele

A Wrong Shipment to Craig Morgan Meant Extra CD Sales for Adele

If you were at the Craig Morgan concert in Aberdeen, South Dakota this week you had the chance to head to the merch table to buy…Adele‘s CD. Confused? Craig explains… The deluxe edition of Craig’s album God, Family, Country arrives on November 11th – and it includes his current single “How You Make A Man.”…

Luke Bryan Spotlights People Who “Country On” in His New Music Video

Luke Bryan Spotlights People Who “Country On” in His New Music Video

Luke Bryan‘s current single at country radio is “Country On.” Talking about the song, Luke says, “When you hear, ‘Hey Farm Boy…’ I mean that certainly spoke to me right off the bat, and the fact that we were able to put so many different aspects of the way, the country American way of life…

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