The richest person in TennesseeLuay RahilNewsBreak Contributor
Black parents warn that implicit bias bill could have a profound impact on all Knoxville studentsLauren BartonNewsBreak Contributor
Victory in Tennessee: Gustafson Sweeps 2023 Bassmaster ClassicGearJunkieNewsBreak Contributor
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Man claims a shop at Dollywood has $230 apple pies, "That's a good deal!"C. HeslopNewsBreak Contributor
‘He would do it again’: Family remembers man who died trying to save another life
The family of Terrance 'Terry' Dea is remembering him after he dies trying to help a boating accident victim on Fort Loudoun Lake. He was trying to save the life of 18-year-old, Emma Renee Fila, who also died Saturday.
Jury selection begins in Stanley Freeman Jr. murder case, Day 1 finished
The trial for two suspects accused in the shooting death of 16-year-old Stanley Freeman Jr. began Monday with jury selection in a Knox County courtroom. WATE's Kristen Gallant was in the courtroom and shared what happened. Jury selection begins in Stanley Freeman Jr. murder …. The trial for two suspects...
Stanley Freeman Jr.'s accused killers set to begin trial
The trial for two suspects accused in the shooting death of 16-year-old Stanley Freeman Jr. is set to begin Monday morning with jury selection in a Knox County courtroom. WATE Good Morning Tennessee at 6:30 a.m. on 3/27. Stanley Freeman Jr.’s accused killers set to begin …. The trial...
THP announces sobriety checkpoint
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoint on the following date and location in Anderson County:. THP says that its officers and officers from its partner agencies will be set up on Highway 441 at Foust Hollow Road on April 28th. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles...
Madisonville house total loss after fire
Teen brought two musket rifles to University of Tennessee dorm, police say. Brandon David, 19, could be seen on surveillance video carrying the guns in the lobby, according to a police report. Catch up Quick. Updated: 11 hours ago. Your headlines from 3/28 in 8 minutes or less. Jury selection...
The Trial for Two Teens Being Charged as Adults in the Shooting Death of a 16 Year-Old Austin East Magnet High School Student Set to Begin
The trial for two teens accused in the murder of 16 year-old Austin-East Magnet High School student Stanley Freeman Jr. is set to begin. The two teens are being tried as adults in the murder of Freeman Jr. who was shot and killed in February 2021. According to the Knoxville...
Teen brought two musket rifles to University of Tennessee dorm, police say
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A teen was arrested on Saturday after bringing two musket rifles into a University of Tennessee dorm, according to a police report obtained by WVLT News. Officers were dispatched to Laurel Hall where they spoke with hall staff. Staff members told officers that they saw a...
South-Doyle High School teacher suspended over complaints he used racist slur in classroom
Knox County Schools suspended a South-Doyle High School teacher with pay March 27 while administrators investigate complaints he repeatedly used a racist slur in a discussion about the word during a sophomore chemistry class. In two videos posted on Facebook, the teacher and students talk about whether it's ever OK to use the N-word, who can use it and in what context. The teacher can be heard saying the slur several times even as the students tell...
Louisville man posthumously awarded Carnegie Medal after attempting to save 18-year-old
BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. — A Louisville man who died while trying to save an 18-year-old in 2021 was awarded North America's highest honor for civilian heroism—a Carnegie Medal. Terrance Dea, a 70-year-old retired sales manager, drowned on June 5, 2021, while attempting to rescue 18-year-old Emma Fila. Fila...
WATE anchor Tearsa Smith undergoes colonoscopy
WATE 6 On Your Side Good Morning Tennessee anchor and Health Watch reporter Tearsa Smith gives a firsthand look at the colonoscopy procedure in hopes someone will be inspired to schedule their own screening.
Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon less than a week away
Race week is here! To share what people need to know about the race, Jason Altman stopped by WATE to share the latest. Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon less than a week …. Race week is here! To share what people need to know about the race, Jason Altman stopped by WATE to share the latest.
Big Ears, Covenant Health Marathon, other weekend events could impact traffic in Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville is expected to host several events over the weekend. On March 30, the Big Ears Festival is expected to start and bring out hundreds of artists along with thousands of fans for a weekend filled with music. On April 2, the 2023 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is also expected to fill the city's streets with runners and athletes.
Kenora's Jeff Gustafson wins 2023 Bassmaster Classic in Tennessee, the first Canadian to do it
Jeff Gustafson of Kenora, Ont. - "Gussy" to his friends and fans - has done what no other Canadian angler has ever done. On Sunday, Gustafson won the Bassmaster Classic, in Knoxville Tennessee, which is often called the "Super Bowl of professional bass fishing." Gustafson lead the event handily going...
Police find muskets in UT student's dorm
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville student is charged with carrying weapons on school property after police took two muskets from his dorm room on Saturday. A University of Tennessee, Knoxville student is charged with carrying weapons on school property after police took two muskets from his dorm room on Saturday.
Frosty cold nights and cooler days ahead
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - More clouds arrive by Tuesday morning with slightly cooler temperatures. We are also tracking some frosty nights ahead, so don’t put away the thicker coat yet!. Join us on the WVLT First Alert Weather app for iPhone or Android, so you can stay informed on...
Volunteers build beds for children sleeping on floors
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Over 75 volunteers came together at the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School on Sunday to build beds for children in the community to help get them off the floor. SEKJDS partnered with Sleep In Heavenly Peace to help build the beds. The school raised enough...
LCSO: Suspect from Georgia taken into custody after police chase ends in Loudon Co.
LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Loudon County Sheriff's Office said Monday that a suspect out of Georgia was taken into custody Monday after a police chase that started just inside Knox County and went into Loudon County. They said the Tennessee Highway Patrol tried to pull a car over...
As the number of school threats spike, Anderson County DA looks for ways to help
ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — If it seems like more school threats have been in the headlines lately, you aren’t wrong. Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark says his office has seen a rise in the number reported. While the vast majority of threats turn out to be hoaxes, they have to be investigated […]
Tennessee's Temperance University and its place in the history books
Happy Monday and welcome to your Daily Briefing! I'm Amber Roberson, newsletter strategist for The Tennessean. As a society, we're getting more health conscious and some are forgoing alcohol in favor of endlessly-sippable mocktails for social gatherings. But while Sober October and Dry January are becoming more a part of the norm, it's nothing new for Tennessee.
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Teen brought two musket rifles to University of Tennessee dorm, police say. Brandon David, 19, could be seen on surveillance video carrying the guns in the lobby, according to a police report. Madisonville house total loss after fire. Updated: 3 hours ago. There were no injuries in the fire, but...
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