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$60 for a 2-night stay at Kingwood Inn in Gatlinburg

$60 for a 2-night stay at Kingwood Inn in Gatlinburg

Here's today's DealChicken:  It's a $120 value for $60!

50% off cookies from Great American Cookies

50% off cookies from Great American Cookies


Whether you'd like to entertain, spread some holiday cheer at the office, or indulge your sweet tooth today's DealChicken from Great American Cookies hits the spot.

Your $15 gets you $30 worth of any variety of cookies available. No matter what you choose, all are freshly baked with the finest fresh ingredients. You even get to pick from four locations: Foothills Mall, Westown Mall, Knoxville Center Mall or Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville.

Leon Houston pleads not guilty to gun charges

One of two Roane County brothers with a long history of fighting law enforcement has pleaded not guilty to gun charges.

Leon Houston was in federal court Monday. He's charged with possession of a gun while using illegal drugs. His brother, Rocky Houston, is charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Federal agents installed a camera on a utility pole beside the Houstons' property. Prosecutors say the camera caught Rocky Houston with guns. He is a convicted felon and cannot have a gun.

TDOT releases county by county roads report

Johnson County: All roads covered by snow.

Unicoi County: All roads covered by snow.

Carter County: All roads covered by snow.

Washington County: I-26 blocked.

Sullivan County: I-81 south blocked at mile 66.8 due to tractor trailer wreck. All other roads covered by snow.

Grainger County: Heavy snow, roads passable but use caution.

Hamblen County: Heavy snow, all roads covered.

Hancock County: SR 63 closed due to flooding. All roads covered by snow.

Snowy weather: A list of resources

After days of rain, the temperature has dropped below freezing in East Tennessee, dumping thick, heavy, wet snow on much of the area. Many roads are turning slushy, and as the temperature continues to drop late into the evening, conditions are expected to get icy.

This system is passing through the area right at the height of rush hour traffic, and hour goal is to make sure everyone has the information they need to make it home safely.

Here are resources you and your family might be looking for during these rough conditions.

Truck fire shuts down 1 lane of I-40E in Roane County

Update: 1 lane eastbound has been reopened.

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A truck caught fire on I-40E in Roane County Thursday morning, shutting down traffic for several hours.

According to TDOT, the wreck was reported just after 10:00 am at milemarker 354, 1.7 miles east of the Kingston exit.  The eastbound lanes were completely shut down.  Eastbound traffic was being diverted to alternate routes: exit 352 to SR 58 south to SR 326 north back to I-40
at exit 356 (Gallaher Rd.)

Guns, drugs, hidden camera fuel Feds' case against Houston bros

Brothers Rocky Houston and Leon Houston of Roane County made separate appearances in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on federal gun charges Monday. The two were taken into custody by U.S. Marshalls this weekend, but the reasons for their arrests were sealed until Monday's initial court appearance.