Amelia Young, WBIR Channel 10

Amelia Young

WBIR Channel 10

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Amelia:

New Knox Co. program seeks to help students succeed while overcoming addiction

The program is designed to support students struggling with substance misuse and provide a supported learning environment that provides recovery and relationships → Read More

Family unharmed after hitting bear on I-81 caused RV to roll over

A black bear on the road was clipped by a car, causing it to fly and land in front of the family's car. → Read More

10-month-old arrives in Knoxville from Africa for free life-changing surgery

10-month-old Amira is from one of the poorest areas in Africa and needs critical surgery that's unavailable in her country. → Read More

KPD sees increase in simple assaults, advocates urge victims to seek help

Preliminary data shows a 16 percent year-to-date increase in simple assaults this year compared to last. Around 50 percent of those assaults are domestic. → Read More

YMCA helps pay for family's swimming lessons, teaching 8 children about water safety

In the last 5 years, the East Tennessee Children's Hospital reported four drownings and saw 116 near-drownings. → Read More

Custom sandals in memory of teacher killed by falling tree raise more than $20,000 for nonprofit

Brooke Sampson was killed in February 2020 when a tree fell onto a van she was riding on in Townsend. → Read More

Father fighting to survive after he was hit by car after firework went off inside it over Fourth of July night

A Knoxville father of five children was sitting on his neighbor's porch when a car crashed into him after having a firework shot inside it. → Read More

Stress from search for 5-year-old Summer Wells may follow crews home, expert warns

Wells' disappearance from Hawkins County comes with several difficulties for crews, including rough terrain and weather. → Read More

Family prays for Desheena Kyle's safe return, offers $10,000 reward for information

Knoxville Police said Kyle went missing from Wilson Road and that her last verified sighting was June 18. Investigators have reason to believe she's in danger. → Read More

Responder says KPD and McNabb Center co-responder program helps community

A co-response team was formed between the Knoxville Police Department and McNabb Center looking to connect people in need with community resources. → Read More

"He passed doing what he loved" | Family shares risks after Maryville teen loses life on The Dragon road

The 11-mile stretch of road spans through Blount County into North Carolina and is known worldwide for its dangerous curves. → Read More

Non-profits working to save bears from poaching in East Tennessee and surrounding areas

The non-profit, Help Asheville Bears, said poaching can happen anywhere and with a copious amount of bears in Tennessee, they want people to stay aware. → Read More

New team would pair medics and social workers to respond to mental health calls, instead of police

Currently, a partnership between KPD and McNabb Center pairs a behavioral health specialist with a police officer for calls with a mental or behavioral health need. → Read More

Knox Pride to open permanent community center offering LGBTQ+ resources and support

A Knoxville Pride Center is set to open later this summer, offering a central location where people can find support and resources. → Read More

Father who lost son in wreck asks drivers to 'pay attention' as fatal crashes rise in East Tennessee

In the East Tennessee region, there have been 73 fatalities this year. Last year at this time there were 51. → Read More

Family continues searching for answers 1 year after fatal Knoxville stabbing

In June, Aseal Iysheh was found dead after a shooting in BJ's Food Mart parking lot on East Magnolia Avenue. There is now a $50,000 reward for information. → Read More

Children's Hospital reports spike in behavioral health emergency room visits

Emergency room visits for behavioral health issues are reaching an all-time high including suicidal attempts, depression and panic attacks. → Read More

Small teacher to student ratio keeps kids engaged during summer learning programs

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has been touring the region getting a first-hand look at what's happening inside classrooms. → Read More

Knoxville city leaders look toward new plan to lessen nuisances caused by scooters, include community input

You either love them or hate them. Scooters are an easy mode of transportation, but a headache on the sidewalks. → Read More

New state law offers more protection for domestic abuse and sexual assault victims

Starting July 1, they're are able to terminate their rental lease with certain requirements. → Read More