John Becker, WBIR Channel 10

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Recent articles by John:

Local disaster response nurse recalls serving aboard USNS Comfort

"The ability to bring hope to people." An East Tennessee nurse and veteran of more than two dozen disasters, describes a shared passion among healthcare workers. → Read More

Tennessee doctors worry about 'tsunami' of COVID-19 cases

"We're not effectively stopping the transmission"-President of the Tennessee Medical Association → Read More

Racing Home to Self-Isolate

An East Tennessee family cut short a spring break adventure to beat a border shutdown and race home from Canada. → Read More

New COVID-19 Concern: Returning Spring Breakers

Kincannon asks returning travellers to listen to their doctors: call the Knox County Health Department for advice about self quarantining at (865) 215-5555. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Fulton Alumni Honor Fallen

The Fulton 7 died in combat during the war in Vietnam and their names will flank the entrance of their alma mater, thanks to a fundraising effort by fellow alumni. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A veteran's historic service aboard Air Force One

"I'm the only one who served under six presidents. No other crew member can say that through the history of Air Force One." → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Diary chronicles life of WWII nurse and prisoner of war

A book and movie chronicles almost three years of prison camp life for American nurses, but a handwritten journal paints an intimate portrait of that experience. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: An unbreakable bond forged in battle

"The thing that reminds me of Vietnam is how hard we fought, and we were outnumbered 7 to 1" - Major Larry Moore, U.S. Army Retired. → Read More

Tennessee's Top Crimes: Simple Assault

Lawyers call it a 'catch-all' crime with a broad definition, and for that reason it's the most common of all crimes committed. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: The $100 bet before a perilous bail out in WWII

"I was going to get that hundred bucks or bounce." || James "Bud" Mynatt Jr. recalls his bet with his B-24 crewmates about who would land first after bailing out. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A man's 4,000-mile river journey will help fellow veterans impacted by PTSD

A Vietnam veteran impacted by PTSD after his combat tour is hoping to raise awareness about the benefits of Veterans Treatment Courts. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Honoring the fallen

A unique stone memorial in downtown Knoxville changes every year and includes an online companion site that is ever-evolving → Read More

Service and Sacrifice: A letter long sealed revealed a granddad's dream for his grandson had been realized

A note, sealed for two decades, revealed the dream of a World War II veteran and surprised his grandson after opening it on his 21st birthday. → Read More

Marijuana 101: Probation is the norm for people convicted of possession

While marijuana is not decriminalized, first-time offenders caught for possession in Knox County typically won't see time behind bars beyond the initial arrest unless they're caught with more than 70 pounds. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A military crash, recovery, and burial spans 60 years

East Tennessee Airman William Edmond Mize Jr. represents 52 troops killed aboard an Air Force plane that crashed in Alaska in 1952. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Students fund HonorAir flight for veteran

Students, parents, and staff from Coker Creek Elementary held a donation drive to fund a trip for a handful of military veterans on HonorAir Knoxville Flight #28 -- including their own SRO. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: WWII prisoner from Knoxville defied Nazis

A heroic story of a South Knoxville soldier remained hidden in history for decades, but his son is trying to change that. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: WWII prisoner from Knoxville defied Nazis 75 years ago

A heroic story of a South Knoxville soldier remained hidden in history for decades, but his son is trying to change that. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Elementary students fund HonorAir flights for veterans

A small mountain school saved dimes, nickels, and dollars to send military veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Missing Airman found after 60+ years locked in a glacier

A military plane crash in 1952 remained locked in an icy grave for 60 years. Now, the 52 souls aboard have been identified and will be returned to their families. → Read More