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Murder suspect Shawn Smoot arrested for DUI in McMinn County
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:19:47 -0700

Roane County murder suspect Shawn Smoot has been arrested for DUI in another county.

Vols fans welcome new basketball coach Donnie Tyndall to Knoxville
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:05:04 -0700

The excitement surrounding the new University of Tennessee Basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall is causing a big buzz on social media.

Corryton Man suffers accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:35:49 -0700

The Knox County Sheriff reports that a Corryton man accidentally shot himself in the leg Thursday morning.

Monroe County deputy arrested for assaulting girlfriend
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:58:27 -0700

A Monroe County sheriff's deputy faces charges for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in east Tennessee.

New VA clinic in Roane Co. helping veterans with healthcare and drive time
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:12:52 -0700

Military men and women needing health care services are in luck, now that new outpatient clinic is open in Roane County.

Pigeon Forge Boys and Girls Club raising millions for new building
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:01:44 -0700

The Pigeon Forge branch of the Boys and Girls Club is working to build a new space for the program, but they need $2 million to do so.

Work underway to help traffic build-ups at busy Sevier Co. interchange
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:28:42 -0700

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently got started on the $15 million project at Exit 407 in Sevier County where traffic is known to really back up during busy tourist seasons.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:32:26 -0700

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is expanding a program that helps communities market themselves as environmentally sustainable, a feature with growing appeal to companies looking to invest in new locations or larger facilities.

3 people escape Knox Co. house fire
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:40:25 -0700

Three people are safe following an early morning house fire in Knox County Thursday.

Knoxville K-9 officer Nathanael Skellenger injured in crash
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:34:38 -0700

Knoxville Police Department K-9 officer Nathanael Skellenger, 28, was injured Wednesday afternoon when he apparently suffered a medical problem and crashed on Interstate 640.