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Gatlinburg woman creates not only soap company, but jobs for the community Video included

Cindy Heinemann describes herself as determined. She started Misty Mountain Soap Company in her kitchen 10 years ago. Her goal then was to feed her family and make a quality product, but she also accomplished something else. She created jobs.

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Gov. Haslam announces 1,000 new jobs coming to Anderson County's SL Tennessee plant Video included

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in Anderson County Friday morning to announce that SL Tennessee is adding 1,000 new jobs. More>>

Former ETSU Buc Keith 'Mister' Jennings named new Lees-McRae assistant basketball coach

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A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>

Murfreesboro police searching for missing Manchester woman after car, phone found Video included

Brooke Roberts, 30, was last seen Monday at the Harper’s Point Apartments in Murfreesboro where she works. Her SUV was found at the nearby Cason Trailhead greenway. More>>

Three plead guilty in Abingdon federal court for cock fighting operation in Kentucky

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Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges. More>>

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

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An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday.  More>>

Tornado Tears Through Eastern Shore Campground; At Least Two Dead

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Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>

Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness Video included

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Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer... More>>

Randy Taylor receives two life sentences in death of Virginia teen Alexis Murphy Video included

Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
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Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday.  More>>

Two Southwest Virginia residents indicted in Wash. Co, Va. Circuit Court

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The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Washington County announced Tuesday that a total of 100 defendants were charged in Circuit Court for the new term. More>>

Morristown woman hit, killed by truck

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A Morristown woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a truck. More>>

Fitness company to expand manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia

Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. More>>

Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who left a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon. More>>

State of Tennessee sets up daycare inspection report database

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Tennesseeans now have access to an on line database that allows them to look up daycare inspection reports for centers across the state. More>>

Semi hauling beehives crashes near Tenn.-Ky. line on I-24

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 11:12 PM

Interstate 24 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line is closed Tuesday after a semi hauling beehives crashed. More>>

ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says Video included

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 10:34 PM

The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

Massive sinkhole forms in FL neighborhood

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 A massive sinkhole opened up Saturday night in Spring Hill, FL - north of Tampa.No one was injured but several homes were evacuated. More>>

Marion, Va. man charged for alleged forcible rape Video included

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Marion, Va. Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a report of forcible rape. More>>

Virginia Governor McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women minorities. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

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Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trail systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

Tennessee woman remains missing in Maine

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It's been one year since a Tennessee woman disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and her whereabouts remain a mystery. More>>

Tennessee Sports Radio to shut down, 2 new radio stations to launch Video included

The owners of Tennessee Sports Radio announced Monday the station will cease broadcasting next month to make room for one of two new radio stations. More>>

Driver injured in fiery collision involving tractor-trailer, train in Ky.

A semi-truck driver is lucky to be alive after a fiery collision with a train in Pulaski County on Friday. More>>

Arch Coal idles mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky Video included

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Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. More>>

2 charged in meth-related explosion, fire in Madison

Authorities charged two people after a meth-related explosion caused a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex Saturday afternoon. More>>

Smokies visitors spent more than $734M in 2013

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park. More>>

Memphis Fire: kids playing with lighter start fire

Memphis firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in the bedroom. More>>

$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. More>>

Carroll Lake closes for fishing until 2017

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Tennessee wildlife officials have drained Carroll Lake in western Tennessee to conduct repairs on the spillway gates to the dam holding back water after a rupture.The regional fisheries coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Dave Rizzuto, says the late will stay closed until 2017. Rizzuto says the repairs will be a long process and an estimated timetable is proving difficult because of the uncertainties in the repair process.Water began draining from Carroll Lake in early Ju... More>>

Memphis firefighters: kids playing with lighter start fire

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Memphis firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in the bedroom.Firefighters credited two apartment staff members for pulling the children, ages 2, 5 and 6, from the burning two-story building on Friday afternoon.The Memphis Fire Department said in a release that the residence did not have a working smoke detector, and three units were damaged by smoke, fire or water.About 40 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to th... More>>

Family pays for vacation condo, later learns it doesn't exist Video included

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 09:46 PM

A summer vacation turned into a nightmare for a Murfreesboro family when they found out the condominium they paid for did not exist.
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Owner indicted after dog found nearly frozen to death

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Maggie was found starved and nearly frozen to death in January. His former owner is now charged with animal cruelty. More>>

Man gets probation for trespassing at Taylor Swift's home

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A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. More>>

Emotions high as Jefferson County church bus crash survivors reunite with those who saved their lives Video included

Emotions were overwhelming as the North Carolina church bus crash survivors were reunited with the men and women who helped saved their lives. More>>

Tennessee county putting 'In God We Trust' on courthouse

A Tennessee county is putting the words "In God We Trust" around the county courthouse. More>>

Semi overturns, spills boxes of underwear on I-65 Video included

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A semi carrying boxes of Fruit of the Loom underwear overturned on I-65 near Columbia early Thursday morning. More>>

Tenn. man shot, killed in random murder-suicide at Ky. rest stop Video included

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A man shot and killed another man at the Kentucky Welcome Center off I-65 in Franklin, Ky. Tuesday night before shooting himself. More>>

Farragut teen gives back to amputee camp that changed her life Video included

A Farragut teen is talking about the summer camp that changed her life. It's put on by the Amputee Coalition, a national non-profit that started right here in Knoxville. Sierra Younger stands out on the golf course for her swing. But for much of her life, she just wanted to be like everybody else. More>>

Judge mostly sides with feds in former Gov. McDonnell case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is mostly siding with prosecutors on several pre-trial motions filed ahead of the corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.Judge James R. Spencer ruled Wednesday against motions made by the McDonnells' lawyers to bar certain evidence from trial, including the financial disclosure form the governor had file when in office and statements Maureen McDonnell made to FBI agents during an interview.The McDonnells are charged with accep... More>>

Knoxville toddler gets national attention for saving elderly man from hot car Video included

A 3-year-old Knoxville boy is getting national attention for saving an elderly man who was trapped in a hot car. It happened Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Vestal Baptist Church.
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UT student pops the question at top of Chimney Top Trail Video included

A Tennessee couple is celebrating their recent engagement. More>>

TN Police: Sex offender rode in ice cream truck

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Nashville police have arrested a convicted sex offender after officers reported spotting the man in the passenger seat of an ice cream truck. More>>

5-year-old Sumner County girl loses part of leg in ATV accident Video included

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 05:08 PM

A five-year-old girl in Sumner County lost part of her leg in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Saturday. More>>

Campbell County teacher indicted for inappropriate conduct with student

A Campbell County teacher has been indicted by a grand jury for inappropriate conduct with a student. More>>

Hearing delayed for mom whose baby tested positive for drugs

Mallory Loyola will be in court later this month after her newborn tested positive for drugs at birth. More>>

Asheville Driver Charged In Woman's Death On Sidewalk

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Asheville Police charged a driver after officers say he drove off a street, then hit and killed a woman walking on the sidewalk. Maximilian Alexander, 29, of Asheville was charged after the incident just after noon Sunday in the 400 block of Kimberly Avenue. More>>

Volkswagen announces it will build midsize SUV in Chattanooga, adding 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen announced that the company will build its midsize SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a more than $600 million investment in the region, which will add 2,000 jobs at the plant. More>>

Man convicted of killing 6-year-old who tried to protect sister

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A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. More>>

"Kat Kingdom" opening soon in Gatlinburg

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A new attraction will open in Gatlinburg called Kat Kingdom in early July. The company is the first and only cat attraction in the Smokies and the Eastern United States. More>>

Joe Biden makes stop in Nashville Video included

Updated: Jul 11, 2014 03:25 AM

Vice President Joe Biden was in Nashville for the National Governor's Association summer meeting on Friday. More>>

5 arrested in Grainger County sex trafficking sting Video included

A prostitution sting in Grainger County on Thursday has uncovered illegal drugs, stolen property and resulted in the arrests of 5 people. More>>

How would you deal with facing an amputation in your early 20s? One Virginia man decided to take his left foot on one last round of adventures, and his sister used social media to brag on him. More>>

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at National Guard armory Video included

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A 15-year-old was arrested after a 45-year-old sergeant was shot and killed at the Tennessee Army National Guard armory Wednesday in Perry County. More>>

'Missing' NC woman and husband now in custody facing charges

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Amy Arrington, the woman who supposedly went " missing" in the ocean Saturday, July 5, is now in custody. Pat Dowling, spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said she turned herself into authorities in Charlotte. First responders in North Myrtle Beach spent hours searching for Arrington, 42, from Gastonia, North Carolina, after her husband Paul, told police she went in the water in the area of 24th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, and didn't resurface. More>>

Washington and Lee University students, president comment on flag removal

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Washington and Lee University President Kenneth Ruscio announced the school will remove confederate battle flags from the school’s chapel.
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4 Tennessee families rank among nation's wealthiest

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 04:29 PM

A few Tennessee families made the list of America's wealthiest people, all with net worths of over at least one billion dollars. More>>

Man steals $850 worth of ribs from Walmart

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John Woodworth allegedly stole more than $800 worth of meat from a Nashville Walmart last month. More>>

Death penalty still on the table for accused Bean Station pharmacy shooter Video included

The man accused of a deadly shooting at a Grainger County pharmacy is still facing the death penalty despite a request to get it off the table. More>>

Knoxville man searches for rare antique car stolen from his home Video included

A Knoxville man is asking for the public's help in tracking down his rare antique BMW that was stolen from his home. More>>

Morristown woman finds $40,000 diamond on the floor and returns it to owner Video included

A Morristown woman says she was only doing what was right when she found and returned a $40,000 diamond to the owner.  The woman says she did what everyone else would do when she found the three and a half carat diamond.
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NC mom high on Oxycodone sentenced in crash that killed 6-year-old daughter

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NEW BERN, N.C. - A New Bern woman pleaded guilty for a DWI crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. Amber Sandvig made the plea in court Monday afternoon. Her 6-year-old daughter, Alanna, died last year when Sandvig was high on drugs and crashed her car with her two children in the backseat.Her two-year-old son, Blaze, was seriously injured. Police also found drug paraphernalia in her car including syringes, a needle, and spoon.Lab results found Oxycodone in Sandvig's system. She was sente... More>>

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