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Elizabeth Kuebel


Johnson City, TN, United States

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University of Tennessee publishes up-to-date fall reopening plans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – We’re getting a closer look at what the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Fall 2020 semester will look like. Classes are set to resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. UT put out its most up-to-date schedule, adjusting some course formats and implementing new safety protocols. “Before the pandemic, we principally had a […] → Read More

Knox County Board of Health approves mask mandate resolution

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A new mask mandate dubbed the “COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation” has been approved by the Knox County Board of Health that will go into effect for some indoor public places Friday, July 3. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs was the only dissenting vote on the motion. The resolution reads, in part, no […] → Read More

Maryville tattoo artist covering up racist tattoos

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Maryville tattoo artist is doing her part to eliminate racism. Jenni Rivera is offering to cover up racist tattoos for free. “To get that hate off of them and make them be able to breathe better and just live their life as they should, instead of having that constant reminder […] → Read More

Four officers shot in St. Louis amid night of violent protests

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) — Four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with demonstrators smashing windows and stealing items from businesses and fires burning in the downtown area. The police department tweeted early Tuesday that the officers were taken to a hospital with injuries that […] → Read More

Peaceful demonstrators march through downtown Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — People in Knoxville peacefully came together downtown on Monday night, calling for justice. The group of hundreds started their peaceful protest in Krutch Park, taking a knee and singing “Amazing Grace,” before several speakers addressed the crowd. “Justice for George Floyd. Justice for Breonna Taylor. Justice for Atatiana Jefferson, Tamir Rice, […] → Read More

Tennessee pastor returns home after being held in India since October

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tennessee pastor returned home from India after being held there since October. We’ve been following the story of Shelbyville pastor Bryan Nerren since he was arrested and accused of failing to declare money he brought on a mission trip. On Tuesday night, Nerren was reunited with his family at the […] → Read More

East Tennessee nurses traveling to New Orleans to help in COVID-19 pandemic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A group of East Tennessee nurses is taking their skills out of state to care for COVID-19 patients in one of the hardest-hit areas of the country. They will soon travel to a hospital in New Orleans for a month. “I’ve always loved going and helping out in other countries. We […] → Read More

East Tennessee family stuck in Middle East returns home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – An East Tennessee family stuck in the Middle East amid the COVID-19 pandemic came back home Saturday night. WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Elizabeth Kuebel first told you about the Wright family Wednesday night. PREVIOUS STORY: Tennessee family in Middle East desperately trying to get back home Dominic Wright plays […] → Read More

Sevier County distillery makes hand sanitizer for medical professionals, first responders

WEARS VALLEY, Tenn. (WATE) — Sevier County distillery ‘Tennessee Shine Co.’ is doing what it can to address the need for hand sanitizer in our community amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company is making and bottling hand sanitizer for the people working on the front lines of the crisis. “The TTB actually released a formula […] → Read More

Gov. Lee issues guidance for gatherings, schools, employees amid coronavirus pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Gov. Bill Lee issued a set of guidelines regarding mass gatherings, schools, state employees as well as the state capitol as additional coronavirus cases are confirmed across Tennessee. The governor called COVID-19 “an evolving situation” and said with 26 confirmed cases in the state as of Friday, his office was issuing […] → Read More

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Churches take precautions amid concerns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Church leaders are looking to take extra precautions for the health of their congregations as Thursday saw a coronavirus case confirmed in Knox County. The Knox County Health Department is advising people to take some extra precautions by limiting personal contact at big events or large gatherings. WATE 6 On Your […] → Read More

Lenoir City mother suspected in fatal stabbing of 3-year-old son

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) UPDATE (March 11, 11:35 a.m.)– Lenoir City Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was fatally stabbed at an apartment complex early Wednesday. According to LCPD Chief Don White, Melani Sue Brown, 38, is considered a suspect after police responded to a reported stabbing around 2:40 a.m. at the McGhee Square […] → Read More

‘Walking miracles’: Cookeville family shares story of tornado survival

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Cookeville family is sharing their story of survival just days after a tornado tore through their home. Eric and Faith Johnson and their two small children were inside and made it out alive. “We’re just literally walking miracles – me and my wife and our two children. There’s no other […] → Read More

Tennessee bill pushes for better PTSD resources for firefighters

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tennessee lawmaker from Knoxville is pushing for better access to treatment for firefighters and other first responders struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Senator Richard Briggs is aiming to recognize PTSD as a service-related condition, and a local firefighters association is lobbying for the bill to become law. The […] → Read More

Knoxville first responders complete Crisis Intervention Team training

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Several local law enforcement officers and other first responders have added a new tool to their belt. They’ve now completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and graduated from the program on Friday. Officers underwent 40 hours of training, learning how to identify mental health resources to help people in crisis. The […] → Read More

Family, friends of Tenn. pastor detained in India push for President’s help

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tennessee pastor has been stranded in India for more than 100 days. His family and friends are now pushing for President Trump to intervene. Back in October, Indian customs agents arrested Shelbyville pastor Bryan Nerren, claiming he violated the Foreign Exchange Management Act. He’s been overseas ever since. WATE 6 […] → Read More

Australian bushfires hit home for Lady Vols’ Brown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The catastrophic bushfires that have killed at least 22 people in Lady Vols senior Lou Brown’s home country of Australia have been devastating. Brown, transferred to UT from Washington State before the 2018-19 season. The forward from Melbourne was the first Lady Vol basketball player from Australia. Freshman Jessie Rennie, from […] → Read More

Caryville man remorseful after killing elk, says it was accidental

CARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – We’re hearing from the Caryville man charged with illegally shooting and killing an elk in Campbell County. Sean Doney was charged with five violations after he admitted to killing a cow elk on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area last month. Doney is now sharing his side of the story with […] → Read More

Knoxville employee rushes to pregnant woman’s aid, going in to labor in front of store

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Knoxville moving company employee jumped into action Thursday evening. Victor Delarosa, who works for College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving company, rushed to a pregnant woman’s aid as she was going into labor right in front of the store on North 6th Avenue in Knoxville. WATE 6 On Your Side […] → Read More

Loudon County leaders making progress in restoring fire-damaged courthouse

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – Loudon County leaders are taking a big step forward in their quest to restore an East Tennessee landmark. They’re making progress in bringing the historic courthouse back to life. The building was ravaged by fire back in April. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours as spectators watched the courthouse burn. […] → Read More