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Two Arrested after Police See Man Watch Porn on his Phone and Then Pull Out Drug Pipe

Two Arrested after Police See Man Watch Porn on his Phone and Then Pull Out Drug Pipe

Two people were arrested Wednesday after a man was spotted by an officer watching pornography on his phone and using a glass pipe. Our news partner WVLT reports the two, identified as Lucas Williams and Brittney McGill, were reportedly at the Tazewell Weigel’s when an officer saw Williams watching pornography on his cell phone in…MORE

Two Arrests After Knoxville Swat & FBI Raid Home Near School

Two Arrests After Knoxville Swat & FBI Raid Home Near School

A Wednesday raid by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and the FBI at a home near a school led to two arrests. That’s according to a report obtained by WVLT News.The raid happened around 6 a.m. at a home on Alki Lane. Inside, officers reportedly found two people, identified as John Johnson and…MORE

Man Convicted of 38 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

Man Convicted of 38 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

A man was convicted of 38 counts of child sex crimes yesterday. According to a release from the office of District Attorney General Charme Allen, 57-year-old Wayne Smith abused two children for years. Smith acted as a father figure for the victims, and sexually assaulted them from ages seven until 16 and ten until 13…MORE

Hiker Rescued on Appalacian Trail by TN National Guard

Hiker Rescued on Appalacian Trail by TN National Guard

A hiker was rescued by a medical flight crew with the Tennessee National Guard at the Derrick Knob Shelter off the Appalachian Trail. The incident happened Tuesday. Emergency personnel were notified that a 56-year-old hiker was suffering cardiac arrest and were alerted to find and transport the hiker to the nearest hospital. The five-person flight…MORE

The Man Charged in a Fatal Road Rage Crash on Aloca Highway has Faced Prior Charges

The Man Charged in a Fatal Road Rage Crash on Aloca Highway has Faced Prior Charges

The suspect in the deadly Alcoa road rage crash has faced charges before, according to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report obtained by WVLT News. Derek Geary, 58 of Maryville, was charged with vandalism of property greater than $1,000 on March, 16. BCSO deputies were sent to ABJ Custom Powder Coating in Louisville for an alleged hit…MORE

Medic Regional Blood Center Keeps Slight Lead in UT vs FL Blood Drive

Medic Regional Blood Center Keeps Slight Lead in UT vs FL Blood Drive

Medic Regional Blood Center is in a competition with Florida based LifeSouth Blood Center and so far Tennessee is maintaining a slight lead. Yesterday, (Tuesday) was the second day of the competition between the two blood centers and Tennessee collected 280 units of blood while Florida has 259. The total amount collected for Tennessee is…MORE

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Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

October 1st and 2nd, 2022 Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first-annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

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XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!