Our network


Monday Forecast: More rain moving in

(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) After a soggy Sunday, East Tennessee is set to see more rain Monday.

Here's Meteorologist Mike Witcher with your complete forecast.

Several East TN school districts to get $8M in funding

Several East Tennessee school districts will get millions of dollars from federal education dollars.

The Tennessee Department of Education will give $8 million to 83 districts. It's part of the $500 million the state won three years ago in the national Race to the Top education grant competition.

Officials say the 83 districts implemented one innovative program in three categories: teacher evaluation, student assignments, or implementation of the Common Core standards.

Roane Co. attorney facing statutory rape charges in Loudon Co.

(WBIR-Loudon) A Roane County attorney is charged with statutory rape.

According to the Loudon County Sheriff's Department, Kent Booher, 58, of Harriman was arrested on Wednesday.  he was indicted by a Loudon County grand jury on three counts of Statutory Rape, and one charge each of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

He is being held in the Loudon County Jail on a $29,000 bond.

Local park gives guests glimpse into 18th century life

(WBIR - Vonore) Fort Loudoun State Historic Park over the weekend transported guests back in time to see what it was like to live 250 years ago.

The 1760: Cherokee Victor at Fort Loudoun event featured demonstrations of 18th century medicine, military drills, blacksmiths and more.

Park Manager Eric Hughey said most people don't realize the British even came into East Tennessee.

He said the weekend reenactment was a great way for people to see what being a soldier was actually like.

Students see new Ft. Loudoun Middle School for the first time

(WBIR, Knoxville) - Some students in Loudon County went back to school Wednesday in a brand new building.

Fort Loudoun Middle School's new location adds new technology and more room for the school to grow.

It features several science labs and smart boards in every classroom.

New Ft. Loudoun Middle School opens to students Wednesday

Loudon County Schools is one of the dozens of school districts starting back in the next few days.

When students at Ft. Loudoun Middle School head back to school on Wednesday, they will walk into a brand new, state of the art facility.

Faculty and staff at Ft. Loudoun Middle School have been working furiously the past few days to get everything set up for the first day of school. Friday was the first day they were allowed to move in.

Top 5 things to know in East Tennessee Tuesday

1) Loudon Police are investigating the death of a man after he was hit by a train. Just before 11:30 Monday night, police say 34-year-old Kenneth Shea was walking along the railroad tracks at Highland Avenue when he was stuck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train. At the time of this posting, police say they do not know why Shea was walking along the tracks.