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Loudon County Courthouse Could Be a Total Loss

Loudon County Courthouse Could Be a Total Loss

One of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee caught fire Tuesday night. Investigators say a fire at the Loudon County Courthouse started around 6:30. It took over three hours to get the flames under control, but not before part of the roof collapsed. Mayor Buddy Bradshaw says the building could be a total loss. Preliminary reports…MORE

SCHOOL VOUCHER BILL PASSES STATE HOUSE

SCHOOL VOUCHER BILL PASSES STATE HOUSE

One of Governor Bill Lee’s most controversial platforms, school vouchers, passed the Tennessee House Tuesday after a delayed vote.  The vote was originally deadlock at 49 for and 49 against. Rep. Jason Zachary of Knoxville eventually changed his vote for a 50-48 approval. The legislation now heads to the state Senate.  The bill proposes to give…MORE

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD Thanking KFD After Burglary Call

KPD had to call in KFD for help with a burglary call Sunday. Police were responding to the report, but they needed help getting in and out of the home. All the doors had keyed deadbolts, so they had to crawl in and out of a window. They called in the Knoxville Fire Department to…MORE

RV Crash in Wears Valley

RV Crash in Wears Valley

The Wears Valley Fire Department was called out to an ugly crash on the Little Cove Road Saturday afternoon. An RV crashed into a power pole. Officials say two people and a dog had to be pulled from the vehicle. There’s no word on their condition. Sevier County Rescue Squad, Sevier County Sherriffs Department, Sevier…MORE

TN Set to Ban Child-Like Sex Dolls

TN Set to Ban Child-Like Sex Dolls

Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban possessing, selling or distributing a child-like sex doll. The bill bans an “obscene, anatomically correct doll, mannequin or robot that is intended for sexual stimulation or gratification.” The legislation outlawing child-like sex dolls won unanimous support from House lawmakers this week. The bill now goes…MORE

Rubber Roof Ripped Off Building Downtown

Rubber Roof Ripped Off Building Downtown

A rubber roof blew off an apartment complex in downtown Knoxville. Crews were called in Thursday night to the 1100 Studio Apartments on Lula Powell Drive for reports of a collapsed roof. They found the rubber membrane and some metal flashing had blown off of two buildings. About 150 different units were affected. No injuries…MORE

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Opening in GSMNP

(AP) – Most campgrounds, picnic areas and roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening just in time for Easter weekend. The partial government shutdown over the winter caused a small delay in facilities openings at America’s most visited national park. But spring opening day for a majority of facilities is scheduled for…MORE

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Kingsport

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Kingsport

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot by Kingsport Police. Officers arrived at a home on Mullins Street Wednesday morning. Authorities say 27-year-old Andrew Witt was involved in a domestic dispute and came at the officers with a knife. Authorities say he was shot by at least two officers. Witt was rushed to the…MORE

Diver Who Rescued Thai Soccer Team Rescued from TN Cave

Diver Who Rescued Thai Soccer Team Rescued from TN Cave

One of the divers who helped saved the Thailand soccer team trapped in a cave last June, had to be rescued from a cave near Jackson Tennessee. Authorities say Josh Bratchley was with a group of tourists from the UK exploring the Mill Pond Cave near Jackson. The group went for a dive around 3:00…MORE

2 Dead 1 Injured in Tanger Outlet Shooting

2 Dead 1 Injured in Tanger Outlet Shooting

Two dead another injured in a shooting at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. Investigators say 21-year-old Leon Jones from the Seiverville area shot and killed 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham and injured 75-year-old John Marr. Jones later shot and killed himself. The shooting was over by the time officers arrived. Marr is at UT Medical Center in critical but…MORE

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Goldens In The City

Goldens In The City

Come out to The Relix on May 2nd for Goldens in the City benefiting homeless Golden Retrievers! Presented by Adopt a Golden Knoxville.

NSRA Street Rod Nationals

NSRA Street Rod Nationals

The National Street Rod Association’s Street Rod Nationals come to Knoxville at Chilhowee Park & Exhibition Center May 3rd – 5th! Listen this week for your chance to win tickets!

Hal & Phil Off The Record VI

Hal & Phil Off The Record VI

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at the Bijou Theatre for the 6th Annual Hal & Phil Off The Record! Tickets on sale now!

KARM Radiothon

KARM Radiothon

Thank you for tuning in for the 2019 KARM Radiothon! With your help we raised over $43,00 to Knox Area Rescue Ministries!

Pinnacle Business Awards

Pinnacle Business Awards

Join NewsTalk 98.7 for the15th annual Pinnacle Business Awards, taking place on April 26th, 2019 at the Knoxville Convention Center.