NATIONAL SPELLING BEE TO BE CONDUCKTED IN KNOXVILLE, PARTISAPANTS NEEDED

Friday, May 30, 2014Think you’re a good speller? Did you know there’s a national competition coming to Knoxville where you can test your skills? The National Senior Spelling Bee will be held in Knoxville July 12 and it needs participants. It’s open to anyone 50 and older. The bee has been held in Cheyenne, Wyoming…

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EXPERTS WARN OF FATAL AND RARE TICK VIRUS IN TENNESSEE

Thursday, May 29, 2014Health experts are warning the public about a relatively new tick-borne illness that has now claimed the life of an Oklahoma resident. The disease, called the Heartland Virus, was first discovered in 2009.  There have been nine known cases of the illness in only three states, including Tennessee and Missouri. A Tennessean died from…

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13 YEAR OLD STEALS MOM’S VAN, CRASHES INTO WALL

Thursday, May 29, 2014A 13 year old was sent to the hospital Thursday morning after stealing and wrecking his or her mother’s van. A Knoxville police officer came up on the wreck on the ramp to Hill Avenue from James White Parkway. The teen hit a concrete wall with the Ford Econoline van. The 13…

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CROSSVILLE FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN RENO AFTER FIVE HOUR STAND-OFF

Thursday, May 29, 2014The Reno, Nev. Police Department says negotiations with a man wanted in Crossville, Tenn. who barricaded himself inside of a downtown hotel room were successful and the man is now in custody. The Reno Police Department SWAT team was called to the Riverboat Hotel on Sierra Street in Reno around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday….

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