KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) -- As the first quarter started to unfold it quickly promised to be the most eventful start to Tennessee football yet this season. The Vols sent South Carolina away with nothing after their first drive, the Gamecocks couldn't do the same. Jaylen Wright got loose and turned on the rockets for a 
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — A mother bear and three cubs interrupted a family vacation in Gatlinburg earlier this month. Joseph Barron was on vacation with his family at a cabin in Gatlinburg when they noticed frequent visits from the bears. Barron said when they first got to the cabin, there was a group of bears 
Congress has averted a shutdown with just hours to spare, capping a dramatic day that started with a lapse in government funding appearing all but inevitable. The Senate voted 88-9 to pass a “clean” continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government at current levels through Nov. 17 and gives the Biden administration $16 billion it 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Leaders at the University of Tennessee are remembering former UT System President Joe Johnson after he passed away Friday at 90 years old. Johnson served as system president from 1990 to 1999, and returned as interim president from 2003 to 2004. Current UT System President Randy Boyd met Johnson thirty years 
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for information about a hit-and-run that happened on Rutledge Pike early Saturday morning. Deputies responded to a motorcycle crash around 3:30 a.m., where they found a male dead, a spokesperson with the sheriff's office said. According to KCSO, witnesses said the victim was 
SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (WATE) — Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into the circumstances that led to a fatal officer involved shooting in Hamilton County Friday night, according to a release from the TBI. Just before 10 p.m., officers with the Soddy Daisy Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a crash that left one person dead late Friday night, according to a release. ORPD said the crash happened at approximately 11:22 p.m., when a vehicle travelling south on South Illinois Avenue at Scarboro Road left the roadway and struck two utility poles 
Week 7 East Tennessee high school football highlights from Alcoa at West, Heritage at Halls, Oak Ridge at Central, Bradley Central at Farragut, Powell at Karns, Bearden at Maryville, Morristown West at Jefferson County, Hardin Valley at Sevier County, Carter at Northview Academy, Brainerd at Webb, Sweetwater at Chattanooga Central
It’s a long, slow process to bring the mode of transportation to the Volunteer State.
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — A low-income health clinic in Jefferson County is now able to expand operations thanks to generous donations. Joining Hands Health Center provides care for hundreds of patients every year. They moved into a new building just a few years ago, which has allowed them to provide even more care 
As a potential government shutdown looms, some lawmakers from Tennessee are still taking time to reflect on the life of California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
A lawsuit against the four Knoxville Police Department officers in the 2021 shooting death of 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. has been dismissed while claims made against the City of Knoxville can continue.