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Nashville Murder Suspect Worked for UT Knoxville

Nashville Murder Suspect Worked for UT Knoxville

The man arrested on the UT campus for a Nashville murder, was employed by the university. UT officials say 25 year old Jyshon Forbes worked as a custodial employee, was hired in May, and was vetted through a background check and calls to references. Authorities arrested Forbes on the UT campus Wednesday for public intoxication.…MORE

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

Felon in Custody Accused of Trying to Kill Knoxville Woman

A convicted felon is in custody accused of trying to kill a Knoxville woman. Investigators say 29-year-old Nicholas Boggs was crouched hiding in some bushes outside the Northshore Heights Senior Living Center when he ambushed the woman Tuesday. The victim says she got a photo of her car from Boggs through Facebook. When she came…MORE

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested on UTK Campus

A Nashville murder suspect is in custody after authorities found him on UT Knoxville’s campus. 25-year-old Jyshon Forbes was arrested Wednesday. Records show he was picked up for Public Intoxication. Forbes was wanted in connection to a robbery and homicide from last year. Shamar Lewis was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Nashville.…MORE

Victim identified in Loudon County Shooting

Victim identified in Loudon County Shooting

A Loudon County man is facing murder charges after his arrest Tuesday. Officers found 34-year-old Christopher Watson dead from a gunshot wound on Tinnel Lane. 31-year-old John Dixon Junior and a woman were arrested on Martel Road. Officials say Dixon shot and killed Watson. He’s charged with First-Degree Murder and booked on an $850,000 bond.…MORE

UTPD Introduces New K-9 Kale

UTPD Introduces New K-9 Kale

(UTPD)  What is Kale? A) A leafy green vegetable B) A floppy-eared bomb-sniffing black Lab. If your answer is A, you would be correct. If your answer is B, you would also be correct. This month, K-9 Kale became the newest four-legged officer of the University of Tennessee Police Department. He is a two-and-a-half-year-old pup who…MORE

Skeletal Remains Believed to be Hitchhiker

Skeletal Remains Believed to be Hitchhiker

Officials say the human remains found in Loudon County may belong to a hitchhiker. So far foul play is not suspected. Investigators believe the man may have froze to death along the side of the road within the last five years. Mowing crews discovered a human skull Tuesday in a wooded area off I-75 near…MORE

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

Teen Impersonating Cop Arrested

A Knoxville teen is in custody accused of impersonating an officer and investigators are asking anyone who may have been pulled over by him to come forward. 19-year-old Daniel Bell was arrested Friday after several complaints of a man pulling people over in North and West Knoxville. The incidents started early this month. Bell was…MORE

Over 800 lbs of Meth Seized in Operation Crystal Mountain

Over 800 lbs of Meth Seized in Operation Crystal Mountain

Hundreds of pounds of meth seized and over 200 people were arrested during a DEA operation spanning three states. The Drug Enforcement Administration says operation Crystal Mountain netted over 800 pounds of meth and 235 people arrested across Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. In Tennessee 155 arrests were made and over 300 pounds of meth…MORE

1 Week Till Primary Day in Knoxville

1 Week Till Primary Day in Knoxville

There’s a couple days left of early voting and one week till primary day in Knoxville. More than 5,000 people have already voted in the city primary, that’s of over 90,000 active voters. On the ballot this time is Mayor and several City Council seats. While this is a primary, if a candidate gets over 50%…MORE

Veteran Job Fair Today in Knoxville

Veteran Job Fair Today in Knoxville

The American Job Center in Knoxville is putting on a veteran focused resource and job fair Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s happening form 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tennessee National Guard Armory on Sutherland Avenue. More than 55 community organizations and service providers will be on hand to help veterans looking for work.MORE

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Spec Mix Bricklayer 500

Spec Mix Bricklayer 500

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® East Tennessee Regional Series event is set to kick off on August 24th, 2019 at A.G. Heins Company Inc. in Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee Valley Fair

Tennessee Valley Fair

The Tennessee Valley Fair takes place September 6th – 15th at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. Nominate local first responders for their chance to win tickets to the Tennessee Valley Fair!

Home & Garden Show

Home & Garden Show

The Home & Garden Show takes place August 24th & 25th at Knoxville Expo Center!

Endeavor Summit

Endeavor Summit

Knoxville Chamber’s Endeavor Summit takes place Thursday, September 5th at The Mill & Mine. Register now!