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Blount County Sheriff’s Office asks for help

Even though no traffic stops were reported in the Old Niles Ferry Road area on Tuesday morning, February 25, a woman says she was pulled over by an unmarked car. She said the white vehicle had tinted windows and turned over a blue light on the dash and pulled her over at about 7:40 a.m. […]

Penn Station East Coast Subs

The popular sandwich restaurant, Penn Station East Coast Subs, is opening another location in the West Knoxville area at 7025 Kingston Pike with an opening date of March 4. Managing Owner Jeff Cox, who left his nearly two-decade corporate career as a mortgage broker to pursue a business venture in the restaurant industry, will be […]

Soldiers empty casket stunt

(AP) — A photograph showing soldiers clowning around an empty, flag-draped casket has sparked a furor online, with people saying it’s disrespectful of veterans and those killed in action. The Wisconsin National Guard responded Tuesday by announcing it had suspended honor guard duties of the soldier who apparently posted the photograph on Instagram. The photograph […]

U.S. warship runs aground near Sochi

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics remains in a Turkish port after running aground last week, the Navy said Wednesday. The frigate USS Taylor is being inspected for damage after it ran aground Feb. 12 while preparing to moor at Samsun, Turkey, about […]

Pope Francis is selling his Harley

ROME (AP) — Is there a guarantee for a heavenly ride? A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated to Pope Francis last year and signed by him on its tank will be sold at auction in Paris to help raise funds for a soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless in Rome. The Bonhams auction house noted Francis’ […]

Snake handler pastor exonerated

(AP) — An East Tennessee grand jury has cleared a pastor who has appeared on a reality television show about snake handling in church of possessing venomous snakes. Campbell County pastor Andrew Hamblin, 22,  of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette was cited Nov. 7 and pleaded not guilty. But a grand jury on Wednesday, […]

New “Superbug”  hitting the U.S. A new strain of norovirus that wreaks havoc on people’s stomachs is so vicious that it’s being called a ” superbug” by doctors. Though it was first identified in Australia, this norovirus – also called the Sydney strain – is quickly spreading across the United States. In an average year, […]

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