The Knoxville News Sentinel (Reporter, Photographer)

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...


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'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...

Outgoing UT chancellor Cheek says university's commitment to diversity 'as strong as ever'

Published Jan. 31 2017

Outgoing University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said the school's "commitment to diversity, inclusion and civility remains as strong as...

Final victim of Gatlinburg wildfire identified

Published Jan. 27 2017

Nearly two months to the date after the wildfires that killed 14 people forced Sevier County evacuations, the final victim...

Impact of EPA freeze unclear for East Tennessee

Published Jan. 26 2017

Millions of dollars in federal funding for research and environmental projects in East Tennessee could be affected by a Trump...

Tennessee investigating 42 reports of voter fraud

Published Jan. 25 2017

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett confirmed Tuesday there were more than three dozen reported instances of potential voter fraud...

Maryville College football player indicted in death of Knoxville cheerleader

Published Jan. 24 2017

A former Division III college football player facing a first-degree murder charge has been indicted in the death of a...


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Zaevion Dobson homicide suspect appointed new lawyer

Published Jan. 19 2017

One of two men charged in the December 2015 shooting death of Fulton High School sophomore Zaevion Dobson has been...

Christian, Newsom families reflect 10 years after slayings

Published Jan. 8 2017

The Knox County District Attorney General's office is refusing to present to a grand jury evidence against a fifth suspect...

Agency: Pilot in Smokies crash was flying by visual, not instrument rules

Published Jan. 4 2017

The Jacksonville-area pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park the day after Christmas was...

Petition aims to stop UT band from performing in Trump inaugural parade

Published Jan. 4 2017

A petition calling on the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to stop the university marching band from playing in President-elect...

Emergency management officials warn of Sevier County fire recovery scams

Published Jan. 4 2017

The hunt is on for scam artists who might try to turn the Sevier County firestorm recovery into personal moneymakers.

Tennessee utilities learn from drought, prepare for next dry year

Published Jan. 2 2017

Small towns in the driest parts of Tennessee answered the calls to conserve water during the 2016 drought, with residents...

Customers say Charter bills burn Sevier County fire victims

Published Dec. 31 2016

On top of damage and loss from last month's wildfire in and around Gatlinburg, some Charter Communications customers say the...

A month after historic fire, Gatlinburg rebuilding

Published Dec. 29 2016

A month after a devastating fire roared through his county, Larry Waters still has had little time to reflect on...