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Officer Injured Dragged by 4-Wheeler Downtown Nashville

Officer Injured Dragged by 4-Wheeler Downtown Nashville

(AP) – Police in Tennessee’s capital say an officer was dragged when a group of off-road vehicles swarmed a downtown street. Citing a release from Metro Nashville police, news outlets report that a four-wheeler dragged Sgt. John Bourque down the road Saturday. Police say around 100 dirt bikes, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheelers illegally took…MORE

Two Killed Two Injured in Shooting Outside Crossville

Two Killed Two Injured in Shooting Outside Crossville

Two people killed, two people injured in a shooting overnight in Cumberland County. Deputies were dispatched to Critter Creek Road around 6:00 o’clock last night after someone found a body in a trash pile in a vacant lot. Then, around 10:30, a shooting call came in to Vandever Road outside Crossville. Two victims there. One…MORE

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

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

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

Flood Damage Help in East Tennessee

Flood Damage Help in East Tennessee

If you live in Knox County, call 3-1-1 to report flood damage. Officials say they’ve already had 5,000 calls. Statewide a hotline is open if you need help with cleanup. The hotline will be open until the 15th. TEMA has people answering phones around the clock. You’ll have to share your name, contact information and…MORE

Longtime Zoo Knoxville Giraffe Dies

Longtime Zoo Knoxville Giraffe Dies

Patches the giraffe, a longtime Zoo Knoxville attraction, died Thursday morning. Zoo Knoxville says she was humanely euthanized due to poor health brought on by her age. Patches was 31 years old, the average lifespan for a giraffe is 25. Experts say her longevity can be attributed to excellent care Patches received at Zoo Knoxville.…MORE

Massive Sinkhole in Powell

Massive Sinkhole in Powell

Officials working on what to do with a massive sinkhole in Powell. It’s about 20 feet wide but upwards of 60 feet deep. The sinkhole is near Greenwell Road. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs posted a photo of the hole on Twitter. In a video, Jacobs initially estimated the sinkhole to be at least 20 feet…MORE

Dock Wedged in Flood Gates at Norris Dam

Dock Wedged in Flood Gates at Norris Dam

The Tennessee Valley Authority halted spilling water at Norris Dam Monday after authorities found a section of dock wedged in the flood gate. The dock section measures about 20 feet by 20 feet. Officials called in some boats to tow the dock away. They resumed spilling the dam after it was cleared. Originally, they’d planned…MORE

Authorities Assessing Flood Damage for Federal Assistance

Authorities Assessing Flood Damage for Federal Assistance

The City of Knoxville is taking stock of flood damage to determine if the area qualifies for federal assistance. The city says uniformed first responders and government employees will be making visits to many but not all of the damaged properties for the flooding. If you’ve had damage you’re asked to call 3-1-1 and report…MORE

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