The Knoxville News Sentinel (Reporter, Photographer)

Researchers aim to do post-wildfire studies in Smokies

Published Apr. 5 2017

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Karen Hughes, on her knees with her face just about touching the ground, is observing a tiny...

One year later, cause of fatal Sevier County helicopter crash remains mystery

Published Apr. 5 2017

One year after a sightseeing helicopter went down in a field behind a Sevier County outlet mall, killing four passengers...

Funding future cloudy for Chickamauga Lock

Published Mar. 29 2017

Funding for the $755 million Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project has had an at-times shaky past and, with President Donald Trump's...


UT trustees to consider bonuses, student code of conduct

Published Mar. 28 2017

The University of Tennessee board of trustees this week will consider changes to the student code of conduct at UT...

University of Tennessee to attempt to beat world record human letter T

Published Mar. 21 2017

The University of Tennessee will be the site of a world record attempt next week during an effort to form...

Vols get No. 5 seed, date with Dayton in Louisville, Ky.

Published Mar. 14 2017

Tennessee got a higher seed and a shorter trip to start the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

Two teens face charges in East Tennessee high-speed chase

Published Mar. 13 2017

Two teenage boys are facing charges of auto theft after allegedly stealing a van from the Smoky Mountain Children's Home...

Stepson's body is exhibit A in trial of alleged 'evil stepmom'

Published Mar. 9 2017

The state's best evidence Tuesday against an allegedly torturous stepmother was her stepson's own body.

Sessions taps Knoxville prosecutor for violent crime plan

Published Mar. 7 2017

Steve Cook's strategy for battling violent crime is simple — lock up violent criminals, ready them to return to society...

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency restocks Gatlinburg trout streams

Published Mar. 7 2017

In a wetter wildfire relief effort, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stocked Gatlinburg, Tenn., waters with trout Friday.

Gatlinburg, Tenn., officials plan modern upgrade of alert system

Published Mar. 7 2017

Officials in the scenic Gatlinburg, Tenn., area are reviewing upgrades to public warning systems after questions arose about residents and...

Chalet Village property owners question bills levied on burned-down homes

Published Mar. 5 2017

Some property owners in Gatlinburg's Chalet Village, which was hit hard by November's wildfire, say they're getting hit again by...

Wildfire highlights need for affordable housing in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Published Feb. 28 2017

For $700 a month you can get an efficiency in downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Sevier County still feeling economic impact 3 months after wildfires

Published Feb. 25 2017

Three months after fire damaged Gatlinburg and threatened Pigeon Forge, rebuilding is well underway as area officials work to assure...

Convicted killer ordered to pay $2 million to victim's family

Published Feb. 15 2017

Irony was not on Tina Gregg's mind when she learned she would on Valentine's Day once again demand justice for...

Knoxville cheerleader slaying trial set for August

Published Feb. 14 2017

A former Maryville College football player charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old high school cheerleader is set for...

'Whistleblower' claims Pilot Flying J fraud cheated feds

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Pilot Flying J diesel rebate fraud scheme cheated not just trucking companies across the U.S. but the federal government,...

Several East Tennessee school systems closed because of illness

Published Feb. 7 2017

Knox County Schools will close today and Wednesday because of several circulating illnesses, joining nearly a dozen districts that have...

Police respond to Knoxville school bus wreck with children on board

Published Feb. 1 2017

Police are responding to a report of a school bus wreck with children on board at North Central Street at...

Ex-Maryville College football player arrested in cheerleader's slaying out on bond

Published Jan. 31 2017

A former Maryville College football player charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old cheerleader has been released after posting...