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Union County Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Union County Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

A Union County man is sentenced to prison on sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography-related charges. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT, the Union County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Dustin Lee Kabel was sentenced to 12 years total with a minimum of six years in custody and he will be placed on…MORE

Knoxville Man Found Guilty of Raping a 7 year-old

Knoxville Man Found Guilty of Raping a 7 year-old

A Knoxville man is found guilty as charged of raping a 7-year-old child. 38 year-old James Menard was convicted of Rape of a Child, two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Distribution of Unlawful Material to Minors. Menard is being held without bond awaiting sentencing on January 9. Investigators say Menard sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s…MORE

Orange and Blue Blood Drive is Underway

Orange and Blue Blood Drive is Underway

It’s the Orange & Blue blood drive and as of now (Tuesday, November 19) we’re losing. Medic Regional Blood Center squares off every year against the Kentucky Blood Center trying to raise the most blood. Kentucky is leading 575 to Medic’s 365. The blood drive runs through Friday and each donation gets a $10 gift…MORE

2019-2020 Deer Gun Season Opens This Weekend

2019-2020 Deer Gun Season Opens This Weekend

Tennessee’s 2019-20 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens this Saturday. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through Jan. 5, 2020. The second Young Sportsman Hunt is Jan. 11-12, 2020. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion…MORE

450 Tennessee Schools Lack Resource Officers

450 Tennessee Schools Lack Resource Officers

Tennessee’s education commissioner says the law enforcement presence in schools is increasing, but 450 schools still lack a school resource officer. Commissioner Penny Schwinn told lawmakers that grants totaling over 7 million dollars this year have added 206 new school resource officers statewide, totaling 1,378 officers. Schwinn says requiring officers at schools would be a…MORE

Protesters Show up at Sevier County Commission Meeting

Protesters Show up at Sevier County Commission Meeting

A Sevier County Commission meeting is set for Monday night but there’s no mention of addressing offensive comments made by Commissioner Warren Hurst last month on the agenda. According to our TV News Partner WVLT Hurst’s comments have spurred protestors, dressed in red, to show up at the meeting.MORE

Former Vol Football and SEC Official Has Died

Former Vol Football and SEC Official Has Died

A former Vol football player and SEC official has died. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT 66 year-old Rocky Goode, played running back for UT from 1972-1976, a Bearden High School graduate and he was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame for his officiating career, honoring his two-decades-long career in the…MORE

Tennessee Man Executed for Murder Has DNA Request Denied

Tennessee Man Executed for Murder Has DNA Request Denied

An attorney for the estate of a Tennessee man executed for murder 13 years ago says he intends to appeal the denial of an order for DNA testing. A Memphis judge ruled Monday that the estate, represented by April Alley, doesn’t have standing to request the testing. Alley is the daughter of Sedley Alley, executed…MORE

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Alcoa Police are investigating after a fatal roll over crash this weekend along Alcoa Highway. It happened just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning in front of the airport. All four occupants were ejected from the vehicle. 25-year-old Leah Scroggins was killed. 31-year-old Lorenzo Bingham, 25-year-old Tania Bennett are in critical condition and 18-year-old Gregory Kontour…MORE

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Elton John at Thompson-Boling Arena

Elton John at Thompson-Boling Arena

Elton John brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena on June 6th, 2020! Listen to The Phil Show next week to win tickets to Elton’s final tour!

Pinnacle Business Awards

Pinnacle Business Awards

Knoxville Chamber’s 2020 Pinnacle Business Awards take place February 7, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees takes place November 27th – December 1st at Knoxville Convention Center!

Knoxville Ice Bears

Knoxville Ice Bears

Join us at the rink this year to cheer on the Knoxville Ice Bears as they compete in the 2019 – 2020 season! Listen to win Ice Bears tickets!