Blount County Couple Found Dead in Home

Blount County authorities are still investigating after a couple in Townsend were found dead inside their home.

Officers were called to the home on Kelly Ridge Road Saturday after reports that a suspect had barricaded himself inside.

Officers attempted to make contact, but when they couldn’t the SWAT team made entry. They found Kenneth and Melinda Jacobs dead.

Kenneth worked in the music department at UT. Melinda was a lawyer who specialized in education law. Autopsies on the Jacobs were scheduled for Sunday at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center.

Weather

  • Forecast
  • Currents
  • Planner

What's happening

KARM Coats for the Cold

KARM Coats for the Cold

Cumulus Media is honored to sponsor the 2018 Karm Coats for the Cold coat drive. Coat collection dates are October 15th – November 10th.

Bash Bama Week

Bash Bama Week

Cumulus Media is excited to sponsor Bash Bama Week 2018 presented by The Scarecrow Foundation. The week of the UT vs. Alabama game, there will be various charitable events throughout Knoxville to prepare you for the game while contributing to a great cause! All proceeds benefit Mobile Meals.