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Deputies Called to Home Before Babies Found Unresponsive

Deputies Called to Home Before Babies Found Unresponsive

Blount County deputies were called to a home in Seymour just hours before a baby and toddler were left alone in a bathtub. The sheriff’s office says no arrests were made and no charges were filed. A short time later, Bethanie Carriker’s newborn and 15-month old were pulled from the bathtub in critical condition. Authorities…MORE

TN Lost Over $28 Million from Internet Scams

TN Lost Over $28 Million from Internet Scams

(AP) The FBI says its Internet Crime Complaint Center reports victims of internet scams in Tennessee lost more than $28 million last year. The agency says more than 5,500 people reported losses in Tennessee. The state ranks 23rd in dollar loss. The 2018 total for Tennessee is about double the previous year’s figure of approximately…MORE

UT Selects New Chancellor

UT Selects New Chancellor

Following an extensive search, the University of Tennessee has named a new Chancellor. Donde Plowman is serving as the Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Interim President Randy Boyd says her student-first approach, reputation as a dynamic leader and love for UT will be great assets. Plowman has served previously as faculty at…MORE

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD had to call in KFD for help with a burglary call Sunday. Police were responding to the report, but they needed help getting in and out of the home. All the doors had keyed deadbolts, so they had to crawl in and out of a window. They called in the Knoxville Fire Department to…MORE

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

(AP) – Most campgrounds, picnic areas and roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening just in time for Easter weekend. The partial government shutdown over the winter caused a small delay in facilities openings at America’s most visited national park. But spring opening day for a majority of facilities is scheduled for…MORE

Pre-Cut Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Pre-Cut Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

(AP) – An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels…MORE

Three New Schools Proposed for Knox County

Three New Schools Proposed for Knox County

Three new schools for Knox County, that’s what Superintendent Bob Thomas wants. He says the aging Lonsdale and Adrian Burnett Elementary Schools should be replaced and a new school needs to be built in Northwest Knox County. Thomas tells our TV Partner WVLT News they’re dealing with overcrowding at Hardin Valley and Karns Elementary Schools.¬†Currently,…MORE

$150,000 Powerball Sold in Knoxville

$150,000 Powerball Sold in Knoxville

While no one got the jackpot, someone in Knoxville picked up $150,000 winner. The player matched four white balls and the red Powerball. They picked up the power play so they tripled their prize. Tennessee Lottery officials say the ticket was purchased at the Weigels on Middlebrook Pike. The winner has not yet claimed their…MORE

Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

The Sevier County tourism industry could use your help if you’re looking for a job. Seven Sevier County attractions are holding job fairs this week including: Ripley’s Attractions, Guinness World Record Adventures. They’re all looking for all types of workers from cooks to aquarium mermaids. Pay is up to $15 an hour. The job fair…MORE

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

(AP) – Military officials say the remains of a World War II soldier from Tennessee who was killed in Germany have been identified. Department of Defense officials say Army Pfc. William F. Delaney of Kingston had been declared unrecoverable before dental and DNA analysis identified his remains. Officials said the 24-year-old Delaney was fighting with…MORE

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