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National Park visitation continues to increase in 2015

National Park visitation continues to increase in 2015

News, Science & Environment July 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is up eight percent through the first six months of 2015. Between January and June over 4.3 million visitors have enjoyed the nation’s most visited national park. In May 2015 alone, over 1 million visitors entered the park, the most everRead More

Missing: Alexis Tiara Murphy

Missing: Alexis Tiara Murphy

National News, News July 23, 2015 at 6:04 am 0 comments

Alexis Murphy was last seen at approximately 7:15 p.m. on August 3, 2013 in Lovingston, Virginia. Alexis was last seen wearing a pink blouse, floral print (full-length) spandex pants and brown boots carrying a dark and light-colored grey purse. She was traveling in a white 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE SERead More

Biden’s campaign taking shape

Biden’s campaign taking shape

National News, News, Politics July 16, 2015 at 1:32 am 0 comments

WASHINGTON (press release)—With Hillary Clinton’s campaign continuing to face resistance from little-known challengers, there are new signs that she could finally get some big-name opposition. The sea change in the Democratic race may have come two weeks ago when it was revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, hadRead More

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

By Zachary Toillion Recent emails released by the State Department shed new light on the U.S. response to the June 2009 Honduran coup. Publicly, the U.S. condemned the coup of President Manuel Zelaya after a great deal of international pressure. When Hillary Clinton was asked whether or not the U.S.Read More

Missing, reward offered: Amanda Kay Jones

Missing, reward offered: Amanda Kay Jones

National News, News July 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

August 14, 2005 Hillsboro, Missouri REWARD: the FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the location of Amanda Kay Jones and her (unborn) child and/or for information leading to the identity of the person(s) involved with their disappearance. Amanda Kay Jones was 8 1/2Read More

Park reopens Hazel Creek Backcountry area

Park reopens Hazel Creek Backcountry area

News, Science & Environment July 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are reopening trails and backcountry campsites in the Hazel Creek area. The area has been closed since June 6 following the recent bear attack. Park rangers and wildlife biologists have been monitoring the area daily using traps and cameras. Biologists recently detectedRead More

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

National News, News, Science & Environment June 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

Family trying to live a “green” life SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—There is a growing movement among many Americans to live “off the grid.” These individuals tend to grow their own food, produce their own electricity and even obtain their own water and dispose of it after they use it. InRead More

Convicted felon found guilty of possessing firearm in Facebook photos

Convicted felon found guilty of possessing firearm in Facebook photos

News, Police Reports, State News June 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Following a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Malik First Born Allah Farrad, a.k.a. Marvin Maurice Buckles, 41, of Johnson City, Tenn., was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for 10:00 a.m., Oct. 29, 2015. Farrad faces aRead More

Lee Greenwood headed to New York City in time for Fourth of July

Lee Greenwood headed to New York City in time for Fourth of July

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News, News June 19, 2015 at 4:06 am 0 comments

All-American concert series on July 3 By Kirt Webster Former Pigeon Forge resident Lee Greenwood is on his way to New York City in support of his new book, “Proud To Be An American.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, his iconic hit “God Bless The U.S.A,” isRead More

Tennesseans warned of “ID Spoofing” phone scams

Tennesseans warned of “ID Spoofing” phone scams

News, State News, Technology June 19, 2015 at 1:08 am 0 comments

By Kevin Walters Your phone rings, you check the caller’s number and discover the number dialing your phone belongs to you. This unusual scenario isn’t your phone’s fault. Instead, it’s a ploy known as ID Spoofing, and it’s a trick perpetrated by criminals using Caller ID cloaking technology to maskRead More