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A North Carolina traveling salesman was arrested early Monday morning in Alcoa and charged with impersonating a doctor after he allegedly tried to examine a woman who was interviewing to be his personal assistant, authorities said.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for portions of the region for Friday night into Saturday with up to 14 inches of snow possible at the highest elevations of East Tennessee's mountains.

CHARLOTTE -- On a day promoting a big-picture view of women's basketball, Isabelle Harrison set her sights on the finer details.

Caryville police are searching for school shooter Kenneth Bartley after he was involved in a domestic disturbance late Thursday night, Campbell County’s Volunteer Times is reporting.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — It was a sunny autumn day almost too nice for destruction, but that was the scene Wednesday as heavy machinery gouged holes in the K-31 building and a crowd of onlookers gathered for the latest milestone in the post-Cold War cleanup in Oak Ridge.

The University of Tennessee in an email Monday condemned profanity chanted by students in the closing seconds of Saturday’s 10-9 loss to the University of Florida as “totally unacceptable.”

KNOXVILLE — University of Tennessee trustees will vote this afternoon to rename UT's College of Business after one of the state's most prominent families, following a $50 million gift from Pilot Flying J founder Jim Haslam and his family.

NASHVILLE -- After decades of contentious arguing among lawyers and politicians over the best way to choose Tennessee's top judges, voters are being asked to resolve the issue once and for all this fall.

A Gatlinburg, Tenn., woman got quite a scare at her home one recent evening when she heard her dog barking frantically downstairs in the bedroom where her children slept.

A Harriman lawyer who paid a 14-year-old girl for sexual encounters he then videotaped walked away from a Loudon County courtroom Tuesday with probation.

A 41-year-old man has been charged for the second time with sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong.

A Jacksboro couple was arrested Tuesday morning after her 3-year-old son sustained second-degree burns over much of his body while her husband was watching him.

A teenager who tried to kidnap a fellow college student at gunpoint is putting his fate into the hands of a Knox County judge.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says his Papa John’s franchises in the Denver area are doing well, thanks to certain “law changes” in the state.

A 36-year-old woman was charged Monday with the slaying of a Knoxville man whose body was found last week at a Caryville residence.

KNOXVILLE — When an officer tried to talk to a man walking on Interstate 40 downtown Thursday afternoon, the man bolted, removing his clothes and jettisoning narcotics as he ran.

Campbell County authorities have identified the man whose body was found late Monday morning by a property owner in the southern part of the county, officials said.

KNOXVILLE — Pigs on the road — real pigs, not the metaphorical type — caused at least one chain reaction non-injury crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 40 in West Knoxville, officials said.

KNOXVILLE - A Texas woman who authorities say was part of an identity theft ring that stole more than $1 million will spend five years in prison for wire fraud.

OAK RIDGE — The U.S. Department of Energy has notified the contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge that it plans to investigate a possible security breach and release of classified information.

When Knoxville’s Michael Bean came across a Vol fan during a tailgate party before Tennessee’s game with Utah State Sunday, he knew he had to share.

CHEROKEE, N.C. — The field had been mowed for hay, giving it the appearance of a freshly cut lawn. Across this wide-open expanse of green, a small elk herd slowly made its way toward the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

A student at the University of Tennessee reported Sunday she was sexually assaulted by a stranger Sunday in the Alumni Memorial Building, next to Neyland Stadium, around the time of the UT-Utah State football game.

KNOXVILLE - The son of a Knox County prosecutor has been missing since Saturday night, and friends of the family were spending their Labor Day holiday searching for him in the Concord Park area.

Several injured people are being transported via ambulance and Lifestar helicopter from the scene of a fiery crash that has shut down all north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County near Caryville, officials said.

OAK RIDGE — Elyanna Peck was in a hurry to enter this world, and a Roane County E-911 Center dispatcher gave a quick course by phone in birthing babies to Ashley Peck’s friend.

KNOXVILLE — An allegedly impaired — and pantsless — woman arrested after a crash that left a mother and her 18-month-old child critically injured had a bottle of vodka in the SUV she was driving, according to records.

CLINTON — Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark announced Monday the state will seek the execution of a man alleged to have choked his elderly uncle to death and the execution of the man's girlfriend, who is accused of watching the slaying.

KNOXVILLE — An allegedly impaired — and pantsless — woman was taken into custody Monday after the SUV she was driving broadsided a car at a West Knoxville intersection, leaving a mother and her toddler son seriously injured.

A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan -- the electric chair -- is an unconstitutional “torture device.”

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown, distant runnerup to Gov. Bill Haslam in the Aug. 7 Republican gubernatorial primary, has had a bucket of ice water dumped on his head and challenged Haslam, Sen. Lamar and a Nashville radio talk show host to join him in accepting the ALS challenge.

KNOXVILLE — Knox County's vice unit hit the Internet in search of escorts and netted charges against four women, including one who said she was there to provide security for co-workers.

Officials in Loudon County report major damage in town of Philadelphia due to a storm system that swept through the area about 3 p.m.

OAK RIDGE — A drunken Sunbright man posed as an Oak Ridge High School student in at least two classrooms last week before he was nabbed in a school hallway by police during a class change.

KNOXVILLE — A 23-year-old Knoxville woman told police late Monday night she "just wanted to swim" after making her way across Fort Loudoun Lake wearing only a bra and panties.

HARRIMAN – A female burglary suspect was shot and killed by police answering a call of a burglary in progress about 1 p.m. Tuesday on Fairchild Street, authorities said.

KNOXVILLE — A Knoxville police cadet killed in a shootout at his former girlfriend’s home that also left a family friend dead had a state-issued handgun carry permit.

A 2-year-old Clinton boy who fell into his grandparents' pool this week died Thursday morning at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

A Monroe County jail escapee surrendered to authorities in Polk County on Tuesday, telling officials he was “tired of running,” officials said.

KINGSTON, Tenn. — An East Tennessee judge has declined to recognize the Iowa marriage of two men in his courtroom for a divorce.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — While some crew members pounded rock into gravel with sledgehammers, others used pry bars to skid granite boulders into place. A hand-powered cable winch capable of pulling 4,000 pounds was strapped to a buckeye tree at the top of a steep flight of steps, and everyone was covered in mud.

KNOXVILLE — A 39-year-old Morristown man escaped an apparent robbery trap at a Knoxville apartment set by a woman he met on social media.

Six challenges to gay marriage bans and restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee are before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided to hear all of them in one session Wednesday in one of the most important days yet in the wave of legal efforts around the country to overturn marriage bans.

A Sevier County man listed on the TBI's Top 10 Wanted roster was captured Thursday morning in Morristown.

WASHINGTON — With the primary just days away, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaign is doing something it has avoided doing for months: It is finally acknowledging the existence of Republican challenger Joe Carr.

Authorities arrested a man who allegedly stopped traffic to stab himself Tuesday afternoon in Morristown, officials said.

OAK RIDGE, TN - It's OK to talk Southern and work at a national lab — after all.

A 6-year-old Blount County boy was rushed to an area hospital after being mauled by a pit bull Monday afternoon, authorities said.

San Bernardino County, Calif., authorities are searching possible locations for evidence of foul play in the disappearance of an Oak Ridge native missing for three weeks and an affidavit said a neighbor, with whom she was allegedly having an affair, took her hunting the day she disappeared.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with the missing pregnant wife of another California-based Marine has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, authorities said Monday.

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