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Woman celebrates 105th birthday with surprise motorcycle ride

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/Gray News) – Tennessee resident Helen Akard said she spent 70 years as a loan officer before ultimately retiring from the banking industry at 93 years old. WVLT reports Akard is currently spending her days looking for adventure as she celebrated her 105th birthday with friends and family Friday afternoon.     Continue reading… Keep Reading

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Eight weather-related fatalities in Tennessee confirmed by state officials

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Eight weather-related fatalities in Tennessee have been confirmed by state officials and many areas of the state are now experiencing issues with their water systems as temperatures rise. The Tennessee Emergency Management released another report on Thursday detailing the statewide impacts of frigid weather conditions that struck much of the country just ahead of Christmas,… Keep Reading

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Party animals play in the snow at Zoo Knoxville and Little Ponderosa

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Monday night, snow fell across East Tennessee and blanketed the area in white. The weather led to hazardous road conditions reported in the area, and several organizations said they would close or delay opening on Tuesday. Among them was Zoo Knoxville. Without visitors around and with snow falling into their enclosures — the… Keep Reading

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Snow brings hazardous road conditions across East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Monday, an unexpected flurry of snow moved into East Tennessee and dumped some snow on roads across the area. For the most part, it stuck on the roads and created hazardous conditions in East Tennessee. The snow caused some cars to slide down hills and led to some driving off the… Keep Reading

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Pediatric flu death reported in East Tennessee, second statewide

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two pediatric deaths due to influenza have been reported in Tennessee, the state health department said Wednesday. A Tennessee Department of Health spokesperson said that one death was reported in the East Grand Division and another was reported in the Middle Grand Division of Tennessee. Continue reading on WATE Keep Reading

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Dangerous wind chills move into East Tennessee Friday morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to move into East Tennessee late tonight and continue through the weekend. This weekend, the WATE Storm Team is anticipating frigid temperatures and below zero wind chill values. Meteorologist Victoria Cavaliere shared that all of East Tennessee is under a Wind Chill Warning which will go into… Keep Reading

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