Mary Scott, WBIR Channel 10

Mary Scott

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mary:

East TN judge 'concerned' by colleague offering incentives for birth control in jail

General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield of Sparta, Tenn. is reducing inmate's jail time by 30 days for men who agree to free vasectomies and women who agree to receive free birth control implants. → Read More

Knoxville open water swimmers working to change perception of Tenn. River

The Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville doesn't have the best reputation for swimming, but the Knoxville Open Water Swimmers are trying to change that perception. → Read More

Children born drug dependent continue to struggle after detox

The piercing cries and struggles of the hundreds of babies detoxing from the opioids are often shown through news stories, ads and billboards. Those children are diagnosed with Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome or NAS. → Read More

Farragut girl's lemonade stand supports mom's cancer battle

A 7-year-old girl started a lemonade stand to raise money for lung cancer research after her mother was diagnosed with the disease. → Read More

New development coming to Alcoa; road construction underway

Leaders hope to welcome a 300 acre, pedestrian-friendly community in Alcoa where people can live, work and play. → Read More

6 dead in one day: How a Knoxville headstone spurred a quest for answers

A grave marker for nearly an entire family caught an Anderson County woman's attention, and lead her to search for the story behind the headstone. → Read More

UT professor invites student's baby to class

A University of Tennessee professor invited her student's baby to class, even offering to hold her while teaching, if the student ever had an issue finding child care. → Read More

Community comes together to find homes for pets at the Newport Animal Shelter

The City of Newport, who funded part of the shelter, said they will take any animals not adopted to their new animal control facility. They said no animals will be euthanized because they weren't adopted. → Read More

Blessing Box pops up on Sutherland Ave.

A small box on the corner of Sutherland Avenue and West Street is bringing big blessings to people in need. → Read More

Roane school board member charged with DUI in city vehicle

Darrell "Drack" Langley, a Roane Co. School Board member and city official in Harriman was charged with DUI in a city vehicle. → Read More

10Listens: 'In God We Trust' license plate question's answered

A bill that would add the phrase 'In God We Trust' to some Tennessee license plates is now law. The original version of the bill would have required all new plates to have the national motto. Lawmakers changed the bill to make it optional. → Read More

Service dogs trained in prison are changing lives

A service dog training program at a Middle Tennessee prison is not only changing the lives of the recipients with disabilities, but the inmates who train them. → Read More

Aging Baby Boomers impact on healthcare system

At UT College of Nursing, the curriculum requires all of their future nurses to focus hours of classes and clinical training with older adults. → Read More

31 candidates qualify for Knoxville City Council primary

A record-breaking 31 people have filed to run for Knoxville City Council seats. → Read More

Child killed in bus crash inspires sports non-profit

More than two years after dying in a Knox County school bus crash, a girl continues to inspire her family to help other kids in need. → Read More

Aging Baby Boomers: Affordable housing crisis

A look at senior housing -- the options available, when to start planning, and the costs that come with it. As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, we examine the struggle seniors in Knox County are already facing when it comes to finding affordable housing. → Read More

Kentucky coal-mining town saving money through solar panels

Town leaders say the community as a whole still supports the coal industry, but they had to be realistic about finding ways to pay the bills, and using solar energy could save thousands of dollars a year. → Read More

Tennessee congressmen, patients react to Obamacare replacement

Some East Tennesseans who buy insurance on the Obamacare market place are worried how the House of Representative's replacement bill, the American Healthcare Act, will impact their coverage. → Read More

Life after coal: Appalachian Wildlife Center

The people of Appalachia have been forced to imagine life after coal. Wildlife biologist David Ledford found that it isn't all bad. → Read More

Dogwood Elementary surprised with $10,000 grant

The community came together to give one South Knoxville elementary school an outdoor classroom. But a surprise from a national organization is going to help take it to the next level. → Read More