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Accused Waffle House Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Waffle House Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(AP) – A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House has finally pleaded not guilty, nearly 10 months after his arrest. Travis Reinking has been held without bond since the attack last April 22. He was ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia in a mental facility, and in October he was…MORE

Concealed Carry Citizen Stops Tri-Cities Shooter

Concealed Carry Citizen Stops Tri-Cities Shooter

Officials say a concealed carry citizen stopped a shooter in the Tri-Cities. The Sullivan County Sheriff says a husband went into a dental office in Kingsport where he shot and killed his wife. A bystander with a gun shot the husband and held him until police got there. The shooting happened 9:30 Wednesday morning. The…MORE

2 Dead 1 Critical After Anderson County Fire

2 Dead 1 Critical After Anderson County Fire

The TBI is investigating a fatal house fire in Anderson County. Two people killed a third person was sent to the hospital. Fire crews got the call around 5:30 yesterday to Scott Brogan Lane. A woman who came out of the home is in critical condition. Once flames were extinguished two bodies were discovered inside.…MORE

Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

A bank robbery suspect is in custody. Officials say no customers were at the TN-Connect Credit Union in Seymour Monday morning when the robbery happened. Authorities say the man approached tellers and demanded money. A deputy spotted the suspect as he left and a chase ensued. The FBI announced the suspect was picked up Monday…MORE

Victim Identified, Lenoir City Murder Suspect Charged

Victim Identified, Lenoir City Murder Suspect Charged

authorities identified the victim in a Monday morning fatal shooting in Lenoir City. Investigators say 23 year old Dakota Willard died in the incident, which happened at a home on Lee Hi Street in Lenoir City. Following a manhunt in Loudon and Knox counties, authorities arrested 26 year old David Miles, he’s charged with first…MORE

FBI Looking for Suspect in Credit Card Theft

FBI Looking for Suspect in Credit Card Theft

The FBI is asking for your help trying to locate a woman accused of using a stolen check card. Officials say thieves smashed the window of a car outside a Knox County daycare last week and took credit cards, checks and more. Officials say the suspects cashed thousands of dollars using the stolen checks. They…MORE

Another Big Catfish Caught in TN

Another Big Catfish Caught in TN

A young angler reeled in an 80-pound blue catfish last month. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Alex Woody caught the fish at Ft. Loudoun Lake near Lenoir City Park. Officials say while, “it may not be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle, but it took Alex for a fun ride!”MORE

Middle TN Teacher Accused of Relationship with Student

Middle TN Teacher Accused of Relationship with Student

A Middle Tennessee high school teacher is charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of a Minor. 35-year-old Douglas Richmond was arrested Tuesday. Officials were called to Gallatin High School when the principal learned about an alleged relationship between a student and Richmond. The teenager told police she and Richmond were texting for…MORE

Middle Tennessee Girl’s Monster Fish

Middle Tennessee Girl’s Monster Fish

A 6-year-old Middle Tennessee girl hauled in a catfish more than twice her size. Farrah Price decided she wanted to go fishing Monday despite the frigid temperatures. So, her dad Chris took her out on Old Hickory Lake. Chris says they weren’t on the water more than 30 minutes when Farrah hooked the lunker. It…MORE

Murder Suspect Arrested After Seymour Standoff

Murder Suspect Arrested After Seymour Standoff

Police say a man wanted for murder barricaded himself inside of a strangers home in Seymour. 33-year-old Brandon Miller was eventually arrested after a standoff that lasted for hours Tuesday. Neighbors living near Curley Lane and Garners Landing in Seymour were told to stay inside. However, hours before the standoff, one neighbor off Maples Road said…MORE

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Sporting Clay Tournament

Sporting Clay Tournament

NewsTalk 98.7 is proud to sponsor Dayton Pest Control’s Sporting Clay Tournament benefitting Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, taking place March 8th, 2019!

Henry Cho at Knoxville Christian School

Henry Cho at Knoxville Christian School

WOKI is excited to partner with Knoxville Christian School to present Comedian Henry Cho, performing live on Friday, March 1st, 2019! Listen to The Phil Show this week to win tickets!

Game On Against Cancer

Game On Against Cancer

Cumulus Media is proud to sponsor Game On Against Cancer, taking place Friday, March 1st, 2019 at Wakefield Corporation!

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

WOKI is excited to partner with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra to give away tickets to shows throughout this year’s season of concerts!