Rachel Wittel, WBIR Channel 10

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WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

UT professor studies the science behind Olympic athletes

A professor at the University of Tennessee released a study showing many Olympic athletes are born with bodies ready to compete. → Read More

Football coaches tackle summer heat on new turf

While summer break is coming to an end, there is no end in sight for the summer heat. That leaves student athletes facing triple digits on some fields as they head back to practice on turf fields. → Read More

Man fulfills dying wish to baptize his son

Given little time to live, Chris Statzer chose baptizing his youngest son as his final wish. → Read More

Study shows spike in prostate cancer cases

A new health study shows a 72 percent increase in the number of metastatic, or widespread, prostate cancer cases in the last decade. → Read More

Louisville fire calls compliance into question

A fire in June destroyed a boat repair shop, injured the owner and killed his friend. It happened off Louisville Road in Blount County. → Read More

Local delegates hope to unite Republican party at convention

Day one of the Republican National Convention, that will nominate Donald Trump for president, brought a bit of chaos and calls for unity. → Read More

All state inmates to move from Blount County Jail

All state inmates, housed in Blount County by the Tennessee Department of Correction's request, will be moved from the county jail by the end of this week. → Read More

Vigil rallies against violence, remembers shooting victims

Knoxville groups gathered downtown Friday to express support and frustration over the shootings that lead up to the Dallas attacks Thursday. → Read More

Alzheimer's prevention center to open in September

A new center specializing in preventing Alzheimer's disease will open in September in Knoxville. → Read More

Lady Vols coach remembers Summitt's work ethic

Pat Summitt's right-hand Lady Vols coach, player and friend Holly Warlick called the legendary women's basketball coach her closest mentor and friend. → Read More

Loved ones fear the worst for family missing in Florida

The search continues for members of a Sarasota family with East Tennessee ties whose sailboat disappeared off the southwest coast of Florida. → Read More

MADD risks losing state funding over license plate sales

The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving is at risk of losing state funding because of a shortage in specialized license plates sales. → Read More

Carpenters for Christ builds Strawberry Plains church in one week

When neither time nor money were readily available to build a new sanctuary for the First Baptist Church of Strawberry Plains, another ministry rallied its troops to help out. → Read More

Knoxville churches pray for Orlando at vigil

More than 100 people from several different congregations gathered at Overcoming Believers Church Thursday, to pray for the 49 people killed in the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. → Read More

Rogersville saves its July 4th celebration after organizer canceled it

The 26-year Fourth of July tradition in Rogersville almost met its demise this year. → Read More

Knox Co. Schools staff approved to train for bus safety checks

The Knox County School Board of Education approved a contract with Yellow Bus Transport Advisory, LLC, Wednesday, to begin training additional school security officers for bus ride safety checks. → Read More

Camping fees could increase at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The price to camp out at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park could soon increase by 25 percent. → Read More

Gatlinburg police, fire crews train to bust meth labs

The Gatlinburg police and fire departments are making meth busts a top priority by training with the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force . → Read More

Data Diet: Driving down your cellphone bills

(KNOXVILLE) With smartphones becoming more and more glued to the palm of our hands, 10News talked to a tech expert about how to drive down phone bills without cutting back on using your favorite apps. → Read More

Repairs for vandalized Hannah Tate memorial have new meaning

Less than six months after Alcoa teen Hannah Tate lost her battle with cancer , her memorial at the Alcoa city bridge off Faraday Street was vandalized. → Read More