Leslie Ackerson, WBIR Channel 10

Leslie Ackerson

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Leslie:

Union County High School reschedules prom so seniors can still experience the special milestone

Coronavirus precautions have closed schools for several more weeks. While these measures are important, it means that students might miss out on special events. → Read More

"Fly high, straight to the arms of God" Dolly Parton speaks on death of Kenny Rogers

The East Tennessee singer released a video on her Facebook page Saturday after the passing of her friend → Read More

Baby water buffalo born at Little Ponderosa zoo

The animal rescue organization is welcoming a new addition after Tinkerbelle gave birth Saturday morning → Read More

Could gloomy East Tennessee weather mean a Vitamin D deficiency?

The sun isn't shining as often as we'd like and some wonder if that could play a role in our health and mood. → Read More

Food truck park opens for season with fresh paint and new events

Guests at Central Filling Station will be greeted with bright paint and an exciting calendar as the popular spot opens on Wednesday → Read More

Free pancakes at IHOP will benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital

The restaurant is encouraging customers to donate money to the hospital when they come to enjoy free breakfast → Read More

Girl Scout cookies are here in East Tennessee!

Scouts are unpacking cookies from a top-secret warehouse in West Knoxville. Here's where you can find cookie booths! → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: The trucker who liked redheads

Jerry L. Johns worked as an independent trucker in the 1970s and 80s. Authorities are checking for links between his travels and numerous unsolved killings. → Read More

Is February flooding the new normal in East Tennessee?

With two years back to back of heavy rainfall and flooding across East Tennessee, people want to know what the future will bring. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: In the small town of Cosby, someone knows who killed Roger Hooper

Hooper, 26, was ambushed one night in February 1991 when he came home from a high school basketball game. → Read More

Bear found in UT's baseball stadium

Maybe he was looking for food? Maybe he just wanted to catch a game. Wildlife agents aren't sure why a black bear wandered into Tennessee's baseball stadium → Read More

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas is in full swing

Millions of sparkling lights and a 50-foot Christmas tree welcome guests to Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas → Read More

Christmas in Knoxville: Peppermint Trail, Elf scavenger hunt, ice skating and more!

There are several holiday festivities throughout Knoxville anyone can participate in for a little holiday cheer. → Read More

WBIR launches 'Appalachian Unsolved' podcast

From mysterious disappearances in the Great Smoky Mountains to decades-old murders, Appalachian Unsolved investigates East Tennessee's infamous cold cases. → Read More

Federal trial begins for pill mill "ringleader" Sylvia Hofstetter

The trial for the woman at the center of a 2015 pill mill bust by the FBI starts Monday → Read More

Federal trial begins for pill mill 'ringleader' Sylvia Hofstetter

The trial for the woman at the center of a 2015 pill mill bust by the FBI starts Monday → Read More

'I live like I'm going to live forever' | A stage four breast cancer diagnosis isn't stopping this fighter

Because Lindsey was just 32 when she got her diagnosis, she encourages women to do self-breast exams since that is how she found her cancer. → Read More

KUB free energy and water saving workshop

We all love way to save money, and this month, the Knoxville Utilities Board is hosting a free workshop to teach you ways to do just that. → Read More

Cyclists begin 1,098-mile trek for third annual Pedal for Alzheimer's

An idea that was created to honor legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt continues with a goal to raise more money for research → Read More

40th annual Greek Fest opens doors to newly renovated sanctuary

The Knoxville Greek Orthodox community hits a huge milestone this year as well as opens the doors to guests to see inside their renovated sanctuary → Read More