Brandon Bates, WBIR Channel 10

Brandon Bates

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Brandon:

Gibbs students remember the life of their classmate and best friend, Zach Munday

The Knox County Sheriff's Office confirmed it was investigating the death of 15-year-old Zach Munday on Wednesday. → Read More

World Health Organization says video game addiction is now a mental health disorder

The new gaming disorder classification means doctors can diagnose and offer treatment to someone affected. → Read More

One year after a near-death motorcycle crash, Travis Walker is still asking drivers to pay attention

Motorcycle season is ramping up and bikers are asking you to keep an eye out for them. → Read More

Looking deeper with meteorologists into the abrupt rise in temperatures

If the recent blazing heat caught you off guard, there's a good explanation! → Read More

This is what lifeguards want parents to know before they take their kids to the pool

Knoxville pools open this weekend, and crews are getting everything ready for opening day. → Read More

Parents, be cautious: The coming summer heat will make playground equipment dangerously hot

With potentially record-breaking heat arriving this week, first responders suggest keeping your children off slides and swings that have been baking in the direct sunlight. → Read More

Former Brushy Mountain inmate now guides people through the prison he once was locked up in

In 1984, George White Jr. blew up a country club with 16 sticks of dynamite while trying to open a safe. He was caught and locked up with some of Tennessee's most ruthless criminals. → Read More

How to find a top rated daycare for your children in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Human Services keeps track of all violations and rates each daycare. → Read More

Marinas expecting big crowds on East Tennessee's lakes as summer settles in

TVA officials said record rainfall has most lakes at or above summer pool already, creating ideal conditions for some fun in the water. → Read More

Family reunited as soldiers with the the 278th arrive in Knoxville from long overseas deployment

13 soldiers arrived in Knoxville out of the more than 800 that will return home throughout this month following a long deployment away from their families. → Read More

Retired doctor is running 5Ks in every state in 50 days to shed light on mental illness

"I had panic disorder and the way I dealt with it was running." → Read More

A Knoxville woman says medical marijuana kicked her opioid addiction. Now she wants it legalized

“The doctor put me on it and I was able to stop all the opioids, anti-depressants and anxiety meds I was on. It basically saved my life, and if that’s not enough, I don’t know what is." → Read More

Patients from ETCH have a wonderful time at Zoo Knoxville for Dream Night

Dozens of families explored the zoo to forget the cancer or disease that consumes their lives, and to let their children enjoy a night out just being a kid. → Read More

Jailers are in the spotlight for National Correctional Officer Week

"Most of the time you get yelled and cursed at. It's really hard to go home and feel like you did a good job." → Read More

A 50-acre piece of land in Oak Ridge could soon be turned into a multi-use trail system

The Clinch Valley Trail Alliance is working to transform unused greenbelt space in Oak Ridge. → Read More

Woman records a man showing a handgun during a Sevierville road rage incident

"After we pulled out of the Taco Bell, my daughter said he was behind us. I've never seen anyone get out of line at a fast food joint because they were in a hurry. I thought this guy was in a rage." → Read More

22 years after her first cochlear implant, a UT student is on her way to becoming an audiologist

"I want to walk them through life with cochlear implants and show them they can do anything they want to, and that nothing limits them," Lauren Armstrong said. → Read More

Air Quality Awareness Week: Knoxville metro region ranks as 25th most polluted city in nation

"I guess I've just become so used to it that I'm numb to it," Knoxville resident Dan Howett said. → Read More

Opioid epidemic forcing grandparents to raise children when their parents turn to drugs

"He calls me 'Nanna' and he knows mom and dad aren't in the picture. It's very frustrating. No matter what you do to help them, they will fall back." → Read More

Hamblen County Sheriff strongly disagrees with the proposed location for the new county jail

"You're going to be overcrowded from day one in this new jail," Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnigan said. He's worried the proposed site lacks space for future expansions and is trying to convince the county to hold off on the location before they go any further. → Read More