Most talked about WBIR Channel 10 Knoxville stories

Crews reopen two lanes of I-40 W. at Lovell Road — Three cars and a tractor trailer crashed on I-40 W. in west Knoxville, shutting down all westbound lanes on the interstate. The crash happened just before 4 a.m. at the Lovell Road exit. Police have closed all westbound lanes of I-40 at Pellissippi Parkway so emergency crews can clear the accident and reopen the interstate.

Sleet delays school in several counties for couple hours — Schools in Campbell, Grainger, Hamblen, and Morgan counties are delayed two hours Thursday morning due to weather. Morgan County Head Start is also delayed two hours. All Saints Episcopal in Morristown is delayed one hour. Dispatchers in those counties said sleet has made the roads slick in some areas.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @wbir: Schools in Campbell, Grainger, Hamblen, Morgan delayed 2 hours

Vols' Jalen Hurd cited for underage drinking — Starting University of Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd of Hendersonville was arrested this month for underage drinking, according to university police. Hurd, 18, and Hunter Rivait, who is listed as a student in a university student directory, were arrested by citation on Dec.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @wbir: Clarification: UTPD report lists Hurd as an "arrestee" and UTPD says he was "arrested by citation"

School Playground Problems (Part 2): Injuries & Costs — Part 2 of three-part investigative series on school playground safety standards in East TN. (WBIR) Emergency crews and rescue personnel needed hours to free two of young Ashlyn's fingers when they got trapped in a piece of playground equipment last March at Mount Olive Elementary School in March.

Pharmacy owners arrested in 2012 meningitis outbreak — BOSTON (AP) - Two co-founders and 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people were arrested early Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said.

Knoxville lawmakers consider requiring seat belts on school buses — (WBIR- Downtown Knoxville) Two weeks after a deadly school bus crash on Asheville Highway, some Knoxville lawmakers are questioning whether seat belts should be mandated on school buses. Republican Knoxville state Rep. Harry Brooks says Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong drafted and is set to propose legislation that would require new buses be equipped with seat belts.
Dec 17, 2014

Knoxville lawmakers consider requiring seat belts on school buses

Y-12: Small chemical leak contained, no employees hurt — Emergency personnel are responding to what a press release calls an "event" at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge on Tuesday. Officials have not released any details about what happened, other than it occurred at 10:24 am and there are response personnel at the scene.

New regional forensic center opens in Knox Co. — Officials welcomed a new regional forensic center to Knoxville on Tuesday. The center will perform autopsies and other investigative operations for Knox and several surrounding counties. The center used to be based at UT Medical Center, but thanks to $4.25 million dollars from the state, the county was able to renovate a former surgery center on Sullins Street near downtown to make the move to the larger, state-of-the-art facility.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @knoxtalkradio: WBIR News Update: New regional forensic center opens in Knox Co.

Opinion: Manning buying Titans? I'm not buying it — Regarding the report that Peyton Manning is interested in buying the Titans: Hey, it works for me. What this franchise needs is an owner/quarterback, somebody that can write the checks and throw check-down passes. There's just one little problem: It's all wishful thinking. It's just not happening.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @knoxtalkradio: WBIR Sports Update Opinion: Manning buying Titans? I'm not buying it

Priority picked to provide ambulance service in Loudon Co. — Loudon County Commissioners have recommended Priority Ambulance to be the county's exclusive provider of emergency and non-emergency service. The county terminated its contract with Rural/Metro, effective at the end of the year, at an earlier meeting.

Before the story airs: School playground safety problems — (WBIR) On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night of this week at 11 p.m., WBIR 10News examines school playground safety standards. These stories are the result of a four-month investigation of 29 school systems in East Tennessee. We know there is always an inherent risk of injury when groups of children run, jump, and climb at any playground.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @HeidiWBIR: Also, @JimMatheny & @MikeDonila give us Part 1 in a three-part special on school playground safety. @wbir at 11:…