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  1. Driving You Crazy: Chapman HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    In August, new parents Jonathan and Bryce Tibbetts were taking a short trip across town to move in to their new West Knoxville home, and they had their three-month-old daughter in the backseat. "We had just finished packing up stuff from the rest of our home," Bryce Tibbetts said.

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  2. Broadway producer returns to Knoxville to direct show at Knoxville Children's TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Exactly a decade ago, Tony-winning producer Ashlee Latimer was a student at Bearden High School, getting ready for her first play at the Knoxville Children's Theatre. The play was Little Women , and Latimer was cast as Meg.

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  3. Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in KnoxvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Knoxville for a short visit Friday morning to campaign for Republican nominees ahead of the midterm election in November. Pence spoke at a free event hosted by Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, a part of the American Conservative Union, or ACU, and then later in the day attend Blackburn's fundraiser for her Senate campaign.

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  4. Bill Lee talks about Randy Boyd, education, broadbandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee offered a strong endorsement of a former rival Friday, saying Randy Boyd would do a great job as interim president of the University of Tennessee system. Lee, appearing at a taping of WBIR's "Inside Tennessee", said he'd just congratulated Boyd the day before on being tapped for the job.

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  5. DC Authority: Metro employee arrested in Knoxville trying to meet underage girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Christopher A. Riggins, 53, of Laurel, Md., faces a felony charge of solicitation of a minor aggravated statutory rape, according to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority release A Washington DC Metro Transit employee was arrested in Knoxville and charged with scheming to meet an underage girl -- in actuality a Knoxville police officer posing online as a teen. Christopher A. Riggins, 53, of Laurel, Md., faces a felony charge of solicitation of a minor - aggravated statutory rape, according to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority release.

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  6. PlayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Tennessee won 13 games during the 1998 national championship run, but perhaps no win was as iconic, as satisfying, as the September 19 overtime thriller against the Florida Gators. The Vols were in a rut against Florida.

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  7. What to expect when VP Mike Pence arrives in KnoxvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    He's making the trip to headline U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn's fundraiser for her Senate campaign. The event is set at Club LeConte downtown atop the First Tennessee Plaza building.

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  8. DEA to fight opioid abuse, heroin abuse and violent crime in Knoxville with new strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The 360 Strategy aims to stop "prescription opioid and heroin abuse by eliminating the drug trafficking organizations and gangs fueling violence on the streets and addiction in communities," according to a press release from the DEA. The Drug Enforcement Administration will implement a new initiative to address prescription opioid use, heroin use and violent crime in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.

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  9. A portion of all room rates from this suite will be donated to the Pat Summitt Foundation.Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The suite is designed to honor the Tennessee Lady Vols iconic coach and to benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation, which raises funds to support Alzheimer's patients, caregivers and clinical research. "We wanted to honor the late Pat Summitt in a way that would be lasting and appropriate for an iconic coach and native Tennessean who did so much for Knoxville and the University of Tennessee," said Nicholas Cazana, innkeeper at the Tennessean Hotel.

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  10. Randy Boyd in line to be interim UT system presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Randy Boyd, the Knoxville entrepreneur who made improving education a key plank in his failed bid this summer to be Tennessee's governor, is in line to be interim University of Tennessee system president. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Sept.

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  11. Fulmer teams up with Yee-Haw Brewing for 'Coach's Honey Blonde Ale'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    You can celebrate a Big Orange football weekend with a new beer from Yee-Haw Brewing and legendary coach Phillip Fulmer. The limited-edition blonde ale called Coach's Honey Blonde Ale, is made with honey produced by Fulmer's honey bees.

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  12. East TN native Michael Ketterer places 5th on 'America's Got Talent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    On the show's finale, Ketterer sang a song written specially for him by country music star Garth Brooks. The ballad focused on "the courage of love."

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  13. Relive the '98 victory over the Gators with other Vol fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The Florida Gators are coming to town on Saturday, where the current Vols will hopefully take care of business, but it's going to feel like '98 on Friday night! Vol fans are invited to the Festival Lawn at World's Fair Park on September 21 to watch a screening of Tennessee's thrilling overtime victory over the Gators during that undefeated season that ended with the National Champions clad in Big Orange. 19 Sep 1998: General view of fans taking down the goalposts following a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators at the Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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  14. How a Knoxville organization changed the life of America's Got Talent's Michael KettererRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    On the America's Got Talent stage, he's a star to millions, but at home, Michael Ketterer is a hero to five little boys adopted through ChildHelp USA in Knoxville. Scott Strable was the foster parent trainer at ChildHelp in 2010 and knew the Ketterers were special when they first walked in the door.

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  15. Need to Know: Vols vs. GatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    There are still tickets available for the game, where Tennessee will host a celebration of the '98 National Championship season that will include a reunion of the players. "When I was growing up, it was always the first big SEC game of the year," Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said.

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  16. WWE donates $100,000 to Knoxville foundation at Mayor Glenn Jacobs' requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who is also known as wrestler "Kane," requested the donation in appreciation for making WWE appearances this fall, according to the release. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced the donation in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

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  17. The Muse Knoxville opens two new learning spaces for kids to play and exploreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The Muse Knoxville, a children's museum, will present two new learning spaces Tuesday evening, one called A-Mazing Airways and another called MakeSpace, according to a news release.

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  18. Deputies catch alligator roaming around MadisionvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The sheriff's office says it received a call about an alligator wandering around in Madisonville Tuesday evening. Sure enough, there was a 4-foot-long gator in someone's front yard Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones said.

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  19. Ketterer gets standing ovation at 'America's Got Talent' finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The husband and father of 6 said he hoped the performance was a tribute to his relationship with God. Tomorrow, the winner will be crowned during a 2-hour live finale at 8 p.m. Ketterer will take the stage again to sing a special song written for him by Garth Brooks.

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  20. 'We want you': City leaders seeking input on new designs for Urban Wilderness Gateway Park projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    City leaders will meet again on Tuesday to discuss the new designs for the Urban Wilderness Gateway Park project, a concept that envisions a park connecting downtown Knoxville to South Knoxville. The public meeting is the first day the group will share new designs for the project that were created after gathering public feedback through online surveys, group meetings, and a public input exhibition and block party held in June. 3 comments

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