Leslie Ackerson, WBIR Channel 10

Leslie Ackerson

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Leslie:

Gay Street's newest business: A used bookstore focusing on old and rare novels

Addison's is a 'new' used bookstore that opened this week on Gay Street, and the books filling the shelves are antique novels. → Read More

UT Knoxville holds one of the nation's largest animal skeletal collections

From alligators to ostriches, we take a look at their collection, which is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. → Read More

Abandoned Places: Vose School

Built to educate the children of Alcoa's earliest workers, this little white schoolhouse now stands as one of the oldest buildings in the city. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: Who killed the coiffure king?

Joseph Weir, who gained an international reputation in the 1950s, '60 and '70s for his hairstyles, was stabbed to death at his West Knox County home in 1983. → Read More

Abandoned Places: York Bible School

This small stone schoolhouse stands as a testament to an East Tennessee war hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York, and his life's work to bring education to his hometown. → Read More

As more people head onto the water in East TN, officials urge boating safety

The weather is warming up in East Tennessee and across the state. That means more people may spend the weekend on the water. → Read More

Abandoned Places: Restoring the Eugenia Williams House

A solitary yet stylish heiress's West Knoxville home is getting new life after sitting abandoned for decades. → Read More

What lies beneath: East TN lake offers relaxation, recreation for many. And sorrow for some

In November, private divers found the car of a woman missing since 2005. Authorities are still trying to identify a newborn left in the lake in March 2020. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: The Lady in the Lake

Fishermen spotted her nude body in March 2000 in Melton Hill Lake. Twenty-two years later she remains unidentified. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: An innocent housewife, an idyllic era, a confounding crime

While 27-year-old Mary Hankins waited for her husband to come home from a Saturday errand, someone walked in, shot her in the head and disappeared without a trace. → Read More

Widow of Oak Ridge man shot to death in 2014 now charged with the killing

Samantha Hendley was married to T.S. Thrasher at the time of his homicide. WBIR reported on the killing as part of its Appalachian Unsolved series. → Read More

Maryville craft market supports artisans around the world

The Beautifully Made Fair Trade will be open Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th from 10-4 in Maryville at the Vienna Coffee House. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: Missing mom is one of three whose disappearances may be tied to convicted killer

Jeremy "Big Country" Hardison has been convicted of killing two people. He's also a person of interest in the disappearances in late 2017 of three other people. → Read More

'Live for the future' | Gatlinburg homeowner works for change as he reflects on wildfire

Pete Jucker's house burned to the ground in the 2016 Sevier County wildfires. He's since rebuilt but not stopped strengthening his community. → Read More

Stroller sweat sesh: Workout class brings friendship and fitness to moms

Not only can mommas get their bodies moving, but it also keeps babies engaged too! → Read More

"Marc was an indirect result of COVID" | Crowded hospital brings deadly delay for man waiting on heart surgery

As COVID-19 cases rise, ICUs become overwhelmed, forcing some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries. It cost a husband and father his life. → Read More

Surf & Turf Tailgate to support foster care program Childhelp

Southern cuisine and music come together this weekend to support a good cause. → Read More

Mom create online fitness group in wake of pandemic

One Knoxville mom is helping others online get fit and live healthier lives. → Read More

Tips: How to know if your child is ready for kindergarten

It's a tough question parents debate each summer. A kindergarten teacher and pediatrician weigh in on signs of readiness and how best to prepare your child. → Read More

Billions sit unclaimed in the state of TN: The easy search to see if any of that money is yours

Billions sit unclaimed in Tennessee: How to claim it? → Read More