Statewide AMBER Alert issued for missing three-week-old

An AMBER Alert was issued early Wednesday in the case of a missing infant out of Memphis. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an amber alert for 3-week-old Steven Smith of Memphis. Smith was taken by his non-custodial father Stevie Boyd, 21...


TBI: 12-year-old shoots, kills man while defending mother

TBI and Morgan County Sheriff's office are investigating a fatal shooting in the Deer Lodge community of Morgan County involving a 12-year-old child. Kevron Thomas "Tommy" Durham was shot during an ongoing domestic situation involving his wife, Peggy Durham. TBI said the juvenile intervened with a loaded rifle and shot twice at Durham, hitting him once in the chest. He died before law enforcement arrived....


Order a 'black bear frappe', donate to Appalachian Bear Rescue

For the rest of the month, you can drink coffee and help a local bear rehab center. Located near Townsend, Appalachian Bear Rescue has been working to help orphaned and injured black bear cubs for the past two decades. Vienna Coffee House is giving a portion of sales to ABR at both their Knoxville and Maryville locations. You can order the "black bear frappe" with five percent of proceeds from going to ABR....


Maryville principal notifies parents of possible mumps case

A letter went out to the parents of students at John Sevier Elementary School, saying a case of the mumps has been reported. The letter was prompted by a parent's report. The principal was notified by a parent that members of her family were exhibiting the symptoms consistent with mumps....


Walmart launches grocery delivery in Knoxville

Walmart rolled out online grocery delivery this week in the Knoxville area. Customers can visit Walmart's website or download the Walmart Grocery app, enter their ZIP codes and begin making their shopping list. They can then choose a time to pay for the oder to be delivered and pay the delivery fee at the time of checkout...


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    Free picnic for veterans in Knoxville

    Active duty military and all veterans are invited to Chilhowee Park on Saturday September 22 for a free picnic. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Capt. Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 is hosting the picnic. A ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served after...


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    Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ

    Serving the God ‘who sees in secret’ in a world where there's pressure to post everything.The whole premise of social media is to reach as many people as possible, the more, the better. The frightening part about this logic is that it might be changing how we think about life. Can we enjoy a concert without capturing at least a part of it with our smartphones? Can we have a beautiful engagement without a hidden cameraman in the bushes to record the proposal?...


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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...