Raishad Hardnett, WBIR Channel 10

Raishad Hardnett

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Raishad:

How solar eclipse viewing has evolved over time

According to NASA, the only safe way to look directly at the partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters. But the methods people have used to view solar eclipses have evolved over the years. → Read More

Rep. Duncan: VA hospital to open in Knoxville

U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan said the veteran population is increasing substantially in Knoxville, because people all over the country are moving from high-tax states to places like East Tennessee. → Read More

287(g) immigration program protesters hang banner from Hall of Fame bridge

Protesters unfurled the banner this morning in opposition to the controversial 287(g) immigration program recently approved in Knox County. → Read More

Knoxville pest companies respond to spike in spider infestations

Across Knoxville, at least three pest companies report a rise in spider-related calls, including a venomous spider called the Brown Recluse. → Read More

Nurse witnesses deadly KPD-involved crash, jumps in to help

Authorities are investigating a deadly crash that killed a 91-year-old man in downtown Knoxville and injured a police officer. → Read More

Man pleads guilty in 2016 murder of Cocke County mother

McKinley Cody pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Lora Coster his rights before he entered a guilty plea to 2nd degree murder and abuse of a corpse. The first degree murder and robbery charges were dropped. → Read More

What will 287(g) really cost taxpayers?

Some counties that already adopted the controversial 287(g) program have faced serious financial dilemmas. → Read More

12-year-old Sevierville boy legally blind after firework mishap

A 12-year-old Sevierville boy is staying far away from fireworks this holiday after a July 4 mishap left him legally blind in one eye. → Read More

Near-death firework accident inspires Kodak firefighter

Riley Amoriello was a teenager when a neighbor's fireworks burned his home. → Read More

Immigration attorney: 287(g) program won't save county money

Experts say the 287 (g) ICE partnership will allow KCSO to interview detainees in the jail regarding their immigration status, make determinations about their deportability and access federal databases and computer systems. → Read More

KCSO combating retail crime 'like a drug case' as new law takes effect

On July 1, a new law will crack down on organized retail crime in Tennessee. Tramel said the department is working to turn addicts into informants, with the goal of learning more about shoplifters and their evolving tactics. → Read More

Tennessee Department of Safety to issue new rules for handgun safety training

For the first time in more than 20 years, new state rules will regulate handgun safety training in Tennessee. But one gun safety expert is condemning the changes, arguing a mandatory video shows several unsafe practices for clearing and handling guns. → Read More

Thousands file to appeal property assessments in Knox County

The Knox County Property Assessor's office says across the county the average market value has risen by about 10 percent over the last four years, but some homeowners are finding their property assessments skyrocketing by as much as 60 percent. → Read More

Public health expert: $2B not enough funding for opioid crisis

The Senate's proposed health care bill would give $2 billion to battle the ongoing opioid crisis, but some local experts say that's nowhere near enough funding. → Read More

As Senate considers health care, East Tennesseans hope for more options

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is the only insurer to officially line up and sell individual insurance in the Knoxville region for 2018. → Read More

Report: Free tuition not enough to encourage many to attend college

Tennessee is set to become the first state to offer free community college to all adults , but a new report shows free tuition alone is not enough to encourage many Tennessee students to attend college. → Read More

Family finds closure after missing Blount Co. woman's remains identified

More than a month following her disappearance, the family of missing Blount County woman Mary Ruth Walker is finally finding closure after authorities identified her remains. → Read More

Mountain Tough Recovery Team's first new Gatlinburg home a month away from completion

76-year-old Glenna Ogle has been visiting the site, which her family has owned since the 1940's, nearly every day since construction began in April. → Read More

Report: Sevier County housing at 99 percent capacity

Six months after deadly wildfires tore through Sevier County, a long-awaited new report shows the area contains almost no available housing. → Read More

'White Knuckle' organizers push for safety ahead of ATV event

Thousands of off-road drivers are preparing to touch down this weekend in Scott County for the annual White Knuckle ATV festival. → Read More