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How Knoxville firefighters stay safe fighting flames

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Day in and day out, firefighters put their lives on the line in order to keep communities safe. This was no different early Thursday when a house caught on fire off of Country Hill Lane, sending one firefighter to the hospital. “They’re going to risk a whole lot more for someone’s… Keep Reading

Professor Tapped to Help Amazon Problem Solve

Michel Ballings, the James and Joanne Ford Faculty Research Fellow and an assistant professor of business analytics and statistics in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, was recently appointed an Amazon Visiting Academic. He is the university’s first faculty member to participate in the program, in which faculty work with Amazon to… Keep Reading

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Knoxville this week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C which travels across America will arrive in East Tennessee this week. The Wall That Heals exhibit will be on display at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville from Thursday, April 21 to Sunday, April 24. The opening ceremony will take place… Keep Reading

Knoxville Dream Center giving hope to the hopeless

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A local nonprofit is helping out the people of East Tennessee one initiative at a time. Since 2014, the Knoxville Dream Center has aimed to lighten the load and create a brighter future for people in the community. While their initial purpose was to provide food to people experiencing homelessness, they… Keep Reading

Farmer thanks those fighting Sevier County wildfires

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One farmer said thank you to those fighting the wildfires in Sevier County in a big way. The Tennessee National Guard shared a photo showing a thank you message a farmer cut into his field. The guard saw the message while airlifting water from a local lake near Seymour to fight… Keep Reading

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