The Maryville train derailment sparked an investigation by Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) that uncovered problems within the Alcoa Police Department and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. The July 2015 train derailment in Maryville hospitalized at least three Alcoa Police Officers and five Blount County Sheriff’s Deputies according to a report by TOSHA. Now, one year after the crash, businesses and residents remember what it was like to evacuate their homes… Read More

Sara Mitchell shot the wedding scene in the movie “Dog Years” staring actor Burt Reynolds and actress Ariel Winter. Sara plays the bride with former NFL coach and actor Jerry Glanville playing the role of the groom’s father. In the movie, Burt Reynolds crashes the wedding reception with his co-star Ariel Winter alongside him. The movie wraps up shooting in Knoxville July 1, 2016.

When a gym is not an option, or you just want to change up your workout routine, a park or track is a great place to go. There are total body workouts that you can complete with no equipment. Just use your body weight to create a workout that will increase your heart rate and burn calories. As with each workout, it is important to warm up with cardio before participating in… Read More

In July 2016, the top 40 men and top 40 women will compete for the title of “Fittest on Earth” at the CrossFit Games. Alex Anderson is a 26-year-old CrossFit athlete who began competing in the spring of his senior year of college after playing football at Maryville College for four years. His love for competition and CrossFit began when his dad qualified for the Games in 2011 and won the 55-59… Read More After two exciting, busy years as a student at the University of Tennessee, it was the spring semester of junior year when Alexandra Higgins had a routine pap smear, but the results she faced were anything but routine. Alex Higgins had uterine cancer. The summer of her junior year, Higgins faced two rounds of chemotherapy. An attempted tracheotomy was unsuccessful, therefore; she would undergo radiation every day for two months plus… Read More Throughout the year, the Tennessee football team volunteers in various ways with different projects and events to give back to the community. The Vol For Life program allows the student-athletes to make children’s hospital visits, serve meals, participate in Special Olympics events, and work closely with the Habitat for Humanity organization. This June, the team will help construct a home for a family of seven in the Knoxville area. Antone Davis,… Read More

The Veterans Affairs office in Maryville hosts the 52nd United Veterans of Blount County Memorial Day program Saturday. Many veterans, families and community leaders gathered on the lawn of the Blount Co. Courthouse to salute those who lost their lives in combat. Vietnam Veteran Pat Henry says it is emotional to hear the names of fallen soldiers being read aloud because he remembers the trying days of his own service. “I can’t… Read More

Each spring, the University of Tennessee’s Partners in Sports organization hosts a reception where scholarships are awarded to student members and a guest speaker shares advice for aspiring sport managers. This year, there were two guest speakers, 2016 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Missy Kane and 2004 Olympic Pole Vault Gold Medalist Tim Mack. Both shared a bit of their journey to become a collegiate athlete including the journey of hardships, determination and mentors who… Read More

The No. 7 seed Tennessee Lady Vols began their run for an SEC championship title Thursday, March 3 in the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In the second round, the Lady Vols faced No. 10 seed Arkansas and beat the Razorbacks 68-51. Tennessee advanced to the quarterfinals where they met No. 2 seed Texas A&M. Diamond DeSheilds’ 21 points and Bashaara Graves’ 19 points helped the Lady Vols defeat the… Read More

Here is a collection of “Saturday Selfies” during the Tennessee football season. The Local 8 sports team snapped selfies on gamedays at the stadiums, fields, and the station. Enjoy this glance back at our team snapshots!