Latest Knoxville News

Sex abuse allegations spread against cheerleading industry

Sep. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

Sprawling allegations of abuse against cheerleaders reached Tennessee on Monday in a case that escalates the accusations facing some of the sport's top institutions. An adult coach sexually assaulted teenage boys at Premier Athletics, according to allegations in a federal lawsuit...

No. 11 Vols can start ending No. 20 Gators' hold on rivalry

Sep. 22, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Josh Heupel learned quickly just what playing Florida really means to Tennessee. “Probably 30 seconds after I arrived on campus,” the second-year Tennessee coach said. “This is one of the ballgames that this fan base and our players point to.”...

Man, 3-year-old grandson die in house fire

Sep. 20, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man and his 3-year-old grandson have died in a house fire, officials said. The Knoxville Fire Department responded early Monday to a blaze with two people trapped inside, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Assistant Chief Mark...

Hyatt's big plays lead No. 15 Tennessee over Akron, 63-6

Sep. 18, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What Jalin Hyatt did Saturday night was a long time coming. Hyatt caught five passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 15 Tennessee to a 63-6 victory over Akron. “It was a great team game,” said Hyatt, who had scoring passes of...

Sustainable transportation forum set for November at UT

Sep. 12, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is hosting a sustainable transportation forum and an electric vehicle summit in November, and registration is now open, officials said. The Drive Electric Tennessee initiative will host the first DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit,...

No. 24 Tennessee eyes respect, revenge at No. 17 Pittsburgh

Sep. 08, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC) Line: Tennessee by 6½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Pitt leads 3-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? A road win over a ranked opponent would give Tennessee some...

No. 17 Pitt embraces underdog status versus No. 24 Tennessee

Sep. 08, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi does his best to block out the noise. Still, some of it filters through to the longtime Pittsburgh head coach. So yes, he's aware the 17th-ranked Panthers (1-0) are underdogs on Saturday when 24th-ranked Tennessee (1-0) becomes the first Southeastern...

Helicopter pilot reported missing found dead in wreckage

Sep. 06, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — The body of a helicopter pilot who was reported missing has been found among the wreckage of the aircraft in southcentral Kentucky, officials said. The crash site was found by search planes on Monday near Mammoth Cave National Park, Glasgow/Barren County...

Lawyer's mission: Translate Tenn.'s bewildering abortion ban

Sep. 05, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chloe Akers considers herself a grizzled criminal defense attorney. Until a few months ago, she didn’t spend much time thinking about abortion — for all her 39 years, abortion was not a crime, so she’d never imagined having to defend someone accused of performing...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 hurt in small plane crash near Houston

Sep. 02, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and two others were injured when the small plane in which they were flying lost power and crashed near Houston, officials said. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday in a mobile home park near Tomball, about 25 miles northwest of...