Knoxville reapplies for $25-million grant to fund pedestrian bridge project
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by Gregory Raucoules
1h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The City of Knoxville has reapplied for a $25-million federal grant to help fund the long-discussed project to build a pedestrian bridge across the Tennessee River to the University of Tennessee campus. Knoxville has applied for a RAISE grant, which stands Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city applied for the same grant in 2023, but the project was not selected. If approved, the bridge would span from the concourse between the Food City Center and Pratt Pavilion to Clancy Avenue in South ..read more
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TN abortion restrictions would not apply to embryos if bill is approved
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by Naomi Hillmer
5h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A new bill introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly aims to clarify that abortion restrictions do not apply to embryos in the state of Tennessee after an Alabama Supreme Court ruling declared embryos as children. “I’m excited that embryos are being cared for, I can’t not be when I hold my daughter,” said an embryo adoptive mother, Katheryn Keylon. After nine years of infertility struggles, Keylon gave birth to her daughter Poppy in 2023. “We’ve done embryo adoption and had a personal experience with our own embryos with IVF. it’s an incredible gift, she is just an ..read more
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WATCH: Semi truck driver dangling from Kentucky bridge rescued
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by Zach McKnight
5h ago
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - Crews rescued a semi-truck driver as their truck dangled from a bridge outside of Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, March 1. You can watch the video of the rescue above. Video filmed by Janice Moore Howard shows the truck hanging over the side of the Clark Memorial Bridge, also known as 2nd Street Bridge, over the Ohio River. The incident was caused by a collision involving the truck, police said. The Louisville Fire Department said Friday that they rescued the driver of the truck, a woman described as conscious and stable, from the cab using a rope system. The ..read more
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Tennessee Republicans divided on school vouchers, likely heading to Conference Committee
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by Chris O'Brien
6h ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three bills with no consensus. “The House version is very different than the Senate version, and both of them are very different from the governor’s version. This is the governor’s initiative,” House Democratic Caucus Chair John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) said. “If none of the people running the three parts of this legislative branch or executive branch agree, then why are we doing it?” It’s the latest in what’s essentially been a cold war between the Tennessee House and Senate since last year’s special session. TN Democrats argue state’s voting rights restoration pro ..read more
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TN Democrats argue state's voting rights restoration process is illegal in letter to DOJ
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by Ella Wales
6h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A group of Tennessee Democratic lawmakers have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the recent changes to the state's voting rights restoration process. Twenty two lawmakers, including Knoxville Rep. Sam McKenzie, sent a letter to the DOJ which claims that the state's current procedures, "may constitute violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the New Voter Registration Act of 1993 and potentially the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.” "It's a clear overreach and not how the law is intended to work," McKenzie said. The letter comes after Tennessee Attorney ..read more
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$85 million to upgrade Thompson-Boling Arena approved by Board of Trustees
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by Gregory Raucoules
6h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees on Friday voted to approve over a quarter billion dollars' worth of construction projects at the flagship campus in Knoxville, including upgrades to the home of Tennessee basketball and volleyball. The approved budget amendment allocates $85 million for upgrades to Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center. A brief description listed in the board meeting agenda mentions improvements to the building exterior, interior areas and amenities, and building system upgrades. Record number of students enrolled at University of Tenn ..read more
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18-year-old charged after threat toward Farragut High School
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by Hope McAlee
9h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An 18-year-old has been charged after an online threat was made against Farragut High School on Thursday, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. KCSO released on Friday that the Major Crimes Unit received the report of the threat toward Farragut High School Thursday morning, around 9:15 a.m. The threat was reportedly made through a social media post and included an image of a female holding a gun. Knoxville firefighters battle residential blaze in the Beaumont community Amina Fatima Albaraqi (Knox County Sheriff's Office) Court documents state that the threat ..read more
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Construction impacting roads in East TN for drivers to be aware of this weekend
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by Hannah Moore, Hope McAlee
9h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — From big to small projects, WATE’s Bo Williams has what you need to know about road work expected this weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has released its weekly construction report for March 1 through March 6. The listing includes lane closures and road construction activities for 24 East Tennessee counties. TDOT-Weekly-Construction-Report-2-29-24-to-3-6-24 KUB crews have also closed the right curbside northbound lane of vehicle traffic, street parking, and sidewalk on the east side of S. Gay Street between W. Church and Clinch avenues to access and ..read more
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Knoxville firefighters battle residential blaze in the Beaumont community
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by Hope McAlee
10h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Crews with Knoxville Fire Department battled a fire in a residential area Friday afternoon. The fire department posted that there were on the scene of a working residential fire just after 1:15 p.m. A spokesperson for the department released that they were called to the scene at 12:45 p.m. because of smoke coming from a house in the Beaumont community. Poll: Knoxville arts district ranks as one of the best in the nation When crews arrived at the scene, they found the home 900 block of West Emerald Avenue, they were unable to enter the home because of the heavy fire. P ..read more
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Poll: Knoxville arts district ranks as one of the best in the nation
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by Hope McAlee
13h ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — For a second year in a row, a poll ranked Knoxville as one of the top arts districts in the United States, beating out some of the nation's largest cities, according to a release from the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. The release from the alliance said the city's art district was voted the second "Best Arts District" in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice poll. In 2023, Knoxville's arts district made its debut on the poll, ranking number 4. Raw chicken found under sink at Chinese restaurant in Knoxville “Thank you to everyone who loves and appreciates our vibrant down ..read more
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