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TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating an incident involving a black bear that scratched a woman sitting on her porch in Sevierville. It happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when a bear, with her three cubs in tow, approached a 90-year-old woman who was sitting on a porch swing on Atwood Road. The woman began shaking…MORE

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating an incident involving a black bear that scratched a woman sitting on her porch in Sevierville. It happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when a bear, with her three cubs in tow, approached a 90-year-old woman who was sitting on a porch swing on Atwood Road. The woman began shaking…MORE

Heat Advisory for Most of East Tennessee and TVA Request to Help Conserve Energy

Heat Advisory for Most of East Tennessee and TVA Request to Help Conserve Energy

There is a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. for most of East Tennessee. Heat index values expected between 105 and 110. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Some signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke include headache, dizziness and confusion, loss of appetite, fast breathing or pulse,…MORE

Narcan Administered to Unconscious Man in Fast Food Drive Thru Line

Narcan Administered to Unconscious Man in Fast Food Drive Thru Line

The Knoxville Fire Department administers Narcan to a man found unconscious in a Taco Bell drive-thru. Knoxville Police responding to the Taco Bell on Clinton Highway after a customer called to report a man in a red van was unconscious in the drive-thru lane. When the officer arrived, firefighters and an ambulance were already there…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

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot and killed by police Saturday night. Oak Ridge Police got a call of a man in need of assistance around 9:30 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Briar Road. Officers say they found 41-year-old Fred John Henry Arcera armed with two knifes. Officials…MORE

Legendary Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks has passed away

Legendary Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks has passed away

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Following a five-year battle with cancer, legendary Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks passed away Wednesday morning at 1:30.  He was 73. Sparks announced his retirement on Nov. 14. He finished his Carson-Newman career after 37 seasons, 338 wins, 99 losses and two ties.   His career winning percentage of .7699 is…MORE

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