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Stolen camera contains last images of Blount County man's brother
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0700

A Blount County family is desperately trying to find the thief that stole their camera containing memories they say cannot be replaced. The Alcoa Police Department is now reaching out to the community to help track down the suspect.

Blount County billboard uses 'Mad Dog' to push message
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:55:42 -0700

If you've driven down Alcoa Highway toward Knoxville, you might have noticed a billboard with an angry dog on it. The message: vote against the wine in grocery stores bill in November.

At least 20 unlocked cars burglarized in Rockford
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:25:48 -0700

Dozens of cars in Blount County were burglarized early Tuesday morning. Deputies say at least 20 unlocked cars were broken into in the Little Brook and Fox Trace subdivisions in Rockford. 

Blount County Library sponsors seminar on living with PTSD
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:25:42 -0700

From soldiers returning from a war zone to family members who have experienced traumas such as rape or abuse, Blount County Library says Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects many families in the area. That's why the library decided to host a lecture called "Hope for People with PTSD.

Man suffers chemical burns at Maryville business
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:41:36 -0700

One man was sent to to the hospital after suffering burns at a Maryville business.

Hamblen County rejects marriage license for same sex couple
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:40:42 -0700

A same sex couple took a stand against Tennessee's marriage laws Thursday and requested a marriage license at the Hamblen County courthouse.

Little girl claims Newport woman rubbed feces in her mouth
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:10:42 -0700

A Newport woman is defending herself after claims of child abuse. A 5-year-old girl said the woman was trying to teach her a lesson by putting feces in the child's mouth.

Vols fans debate on which is the bigger rivalry: Florida or Alabama?
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:42 -0700

This should be an easy one for Big Orange fans: name the Vols biggest rival. Did you say the Florida Gators or the Alabama Crimson Tide?

2nd Vonore teacher arrested in a month; charged with DUI
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:58 -0700

Kelly Jenkins Robinson, 46, is charged with DUI after an incident on Friday evening. She is listed as a media specialist and technology instructor at Vonore Middle School.

Wildfire season in Tennessee begins October 15th
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:25:43 -0700

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and the Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Fire Prevention remind homeowners about safety practices to prevent wildfires while burning debris.