Kristen Gallant, WJHL

Kristen Gallant


Tennessee, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

Knoxville woman battles realty company in eviction dispute

One particular rental company is in hot water after several Knoxville residents say the company has failed to comply with federal regulations. → Read More

Oak Ridge ‘Baby Wyatt’ case bringing light to TN’s Safe Haven Law

A 2020 Oak Ridge case surrounding an unidentified baby is bringing attention to Tennessee’s Safe Haven Laws. The law was created to help mothers have a safe option to surrender their child. → Read More

2 bystanders rescue teen who fell through icy pond in Claiborne County

A male teen was rescued after he fell through the ice in a pond at Woodlake Golf Course, according to Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Twins born from embryos frozen nearly 30 years ago break record

A fertility clinic in Knoxville has broken yet another record through its embryo adoption program, and this time, twins were born. → Read More

Several businesses a total loss after major fire in downtown Gatlinburg

Several restaurants and gift shops were reported a total loss after a fire broke out in downtown Gatlinburg early Sunday morning. → Read More

Claiborne County sheriff taking safety measures ahead of planned KKK rally

TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WATE) — Claiborne County community members have voiced concerns about a flyer that has been circulating around that area and on social media. The flyer states that a rally hosted by a Ku Klux Klan group will take place on private property in Claiborne County. Local law enforcement had a meeting Wednesday to talk about […] → Read More

Neyland Stadium enters new era after first phase of renovations

As fans are gearing up for the Vols’ first football game of the season, those with the University of Tennessee are getting the stadium ready. → Read More

What is Tianeptine and why is it banned from Tennessee stores?

Tianeptine, which is marketed as an antidepressant, became illegal to sell over the counter in Tennessee as of July 1st. → Read More

Pigeon Forge restaurant closing due to inflation & lack of employees

Two Sevier County businesses are having to make changes because of rising inflation and trouble finding employees. → Read More

‘I’m lucky to be alive’: East Knoxville family wakes to find bullet holes in their home

Many people were shooting off fireworks the weekend because of the fourth of July but that wasn’t the case in one neighborhood. Lisa Salazar woke up on July 5 to find bullet holes in her son’s room. Now she’s grateful he was away for the night. → Read More

Tennessee man recovering after run-in with venomous snake

A Monroe County man had an unexpected and unwanted encounter with wildlife in his own yard. → Read More

‘My whole world’ Knoxville bull rider mourns young daughter struck by pickup

Knoxville bull rider Joshua Spears is left with questions following the death of his daughter, 9, in Florida. Brooklyn Spears was hit and killed this week by a pickup in a driveway after stepping out from between two parked vehicles. → Read More

Tennessee officer loses everything in Thanksgiving fire

The Fairfield Glade Police department is rallying around one of their detectives after he lost his home in a fire on Thanksgiving day. → Read More

‘Honor Ride’ hosted in Maynardville to honor Army Staff Sgt Ryan Knauss

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Months after the bombing at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan, many in East Tennessee are still making sure the 13 U.S. Military members killed are not forgotten. Saturday, an “Honor Ride” took place in Maynardville to pay respects to one of those soldiers and an East Tennessee hero, Army Staff Sargeant, […] → Read More

Monoclonal antibody treatments harder to find in Tennessee, here’s why

Local healthcare systems and pharmacies are saying monoclonal antibody treatments are harder to find statewide due to tighter restrictions. At first, states were able to freely order the treatments from distributors — now, the Department of Health and Human Services is in control of who receives the treatments and how many. → Read More

Family and friends speak at public memorial for Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The father of Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss began Saturday’s memorial service by thanking community members for their overwhelming support. “Thank you all for coming out and honor Ryan,” said Greg Knauss, Sergeant Knauss’s father. “It is humbling for us to feel that kind of support.” So many at the memorial […] → Read More

East Tennessee mother of five in critical condition after fall

TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tazwell, Tennessee family is now having to say goodbye after an accident left a mother of five in the Intensive Care Unit. Brittany Procy was home with a couple of her close friends when she fell down her basement stairs and had to be airlifted to the University of Tennessee […] → Read More

‘He would do it again’: Family remembers Tenn. man who died in boating accident while trying to save other victim

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The family of Terrance ‘Terry’ Dea is remembering him after he dies trying to help a boating accident victim on Fort Loudoun Lake. He was trying to save the life of 18-year-old, Emma Renee Fila, who also died Saturday. His family said Terry died a hero. His brother, Howard Dea, said […] → Read More

State disc golf championship brings large economic impact to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) — Over the weekend, people from across the country made their way to Morristown for the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championship. The tournament brings in hundreds of people and thousands of dollars to the Morristown community. The state championship has been in Morristown for eight years. “The first tournament interestingly enough had […] → Read More

Knoxville veteran encourages others to enroll in Purple Heart Patriot Project ahead of honorary trip

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville Army veteran has been chosen to represent Tennessee’s Purple Heart recipients as part of the 2021 Purple Heart Patriot Project. Robert “Buzz” Buswell will take a trip to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at West Point later this year. Buswell has faced and overcome many challenges in […] → Read More