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Black bear hunting opens in parts of East TN

ID=9615859After a push from TWRA, the Tennessee Fishing and Wildlife Commission approved a wider hunting season of black bears. They hope to lower the population of bears in parts of East Tennessee.

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Oneida special needs playground almost finished


(WBIR-Oneida) After three years of fundraising, a Scott County woman is seeing her dream come to life.

Crews are almost done assembling a special needs playground at Oneida City Park.

65-year-old indicted for stealing money from a police drug fund

(WBIR) A former Jellico City worker accused of stealing from a police department drug fund has been charged.

The Tennessean Bureau of Investigation announced Monday it obtained indictments for Linda Darrell Douglas after an investigation which began in late 2012.

TBI said it began investigating Douglas in December 2012 after a state audit.

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.

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Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Oneida PD mourns K9 officer's passing

ID=9062389(WBIR-Oneida) The Oneida Police Department has gone from 14 officers to 13 after the sudden passing of their K9, Jinx, last Tuesday.

Campbell H.S. band teacher's 'swan song' after 39 years

(WBIR-Lafollette) After nearly 40 years of working at one school, the band director at Campbell County High School is taking a well-deserved retirement.