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KUB Road Closures for Sunday, October 20th

KUB Road Closures for Sunday, October 20th

KUB contract crews will implement a series of rolling roadblocks of northbound and southbound I-75 between Merchants Drive and Callahan Drive from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday. Traffic flow on both sides of the interstate will be stopped three times, for up to 15 minutes each time, to complete work. Also, one southbound lane of Chapman…MORE

KARM Needs Help with Coats for the Cold

KARM Needs Help with Coats for the Cold

KARM’s annual coat drive is kicking off and donations are needed. The Coats for the Cold is an annual drive to collect coats for people in need in East Tennessee. Anyone with a coat they can spare can drop them off at any KARM store or Prestige Cleaners location through Nov. 9. The coats will…MORE

Lawsuit Filed Against Cocke County Deputy for Excessive Force

Lawsuit Filed Against Cocke County Deputy for Excessive Force

Updated story:  A lawsuit filed against Cocke County accuses a jailer of using excessive force against an inmate. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office says Kelton Townsend, the man at the center of the lawsuit, is no longer a correctional officer and has been indicted. “The conduct shown on…MORE

TWRA Asking for Input on Bird Hunting

TWRA Asking for Input on Bird Hunting

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting comments for its 2020-21 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting regulations, including sandhill cranes. This is an opportunity for the public to provide ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with TWRA staff. The comment period is open Oct. 21-Dec. 2. Waterfowl and other migratory game bird hunting…MORE

Mother Arrested for Death of Infant Daughter Left in Vehicle

Mother Arrested for Death of Infant Daughter Left in Vehicle

The mother of a 6 month old found dead in a car in a parking lot is arrested. 30 year-old Chantae Cabrera was taken into custody just after midnight by members of the Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force. The infant was found in August at the Food City on Clinton Highway. Cabrera was indicted by…MORE

Asian tick moves deeper into Tennessee

Asian tick moves deeper into Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the invasive Asian long-horned tick has now spread further in Tennessee into six more counties. Officials said the tick has been found in: Knox, Jefferson, Claiborne, Cocke, Putnam and Sevier counties. In May, two Asian long-horned ticks were found on a dog in Union County, and five were found…MORE

Tennessee man is charged with murder after killing an unarmed burglar

Tennessee man is charged with murder after killing an unarmed burglar

A Tennessee man is behind bars and charged with murder after killing an unarmed burglar. The shooting happened on Wednesday on Mt Moriah Road in West Tennessee. According to a police affidavit, a man was spotted stealing a chainsaw from Mid-South Small Engines. Witnesses told police Charles Kalb witnessed the theft and shot the unarmed…MORE

Newport Business Owners Arrested for Attempted Arson

Newport Business Owners Arrested for Attempted Arson

The owners of Brandywine Creek Restaurant in Newport are arrested and charged with Attempted Arson and Reckless Endangerment. A joint investigation with the TBI, Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies, which began in January 2017, led investigators to 62 year-old Gary Ridens and 60 year-old Geraldine Ridens. Thursday, the Cocke County Grand Jury…MORE

First Death is Reported in Tennessee from Vaping-Related Illness

First Death is Reported in Tennessee from Vaping-Related Illness

The first death in Tennessee from vaping-related respiratory illness is reported in Nashville. The Department of Health’s announcement today comes amid a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses, including 53 cases reported in Tennessee. Tennessee’s Health Commissioner recommends that people consider stopping e-cigarette use and vaping while vaping-related illnesses are investigated. https://www.tn.gov/health/news/2019/10/17/tdh-reports-first-death-from-vaping-associated-respiratory-disease.htmlMORE

Suspects in Mummified Body Case in Court

Suspects in Mummified Body Case in Court

Two suspects in a Knoxville homicide case surrouding a mummified body will face a grand jury. 41 year-old Deborah Gister and 48 year-old Christina McCormack appeared in Knox County Court today to face charges of tampering with evidence and desecration of a corpse. The judge made the decision to move their case to the grand…MORE

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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!

KARM Coats for the Cold

KARM Coats for the Cold

Coats for the Cold is an annual coat drive to collect thousands of coats for those in need in our area. Head to your local KARM Store location to donate.

Bucket List Getaway

Bucket List Getaway

NewsTalk 98.7 is giving you the chance to cross off your bucket list with our Bucket List Getaway presented by Knoxville Land Design! We’re kicking things off with a getaway right here in the Great Smoky Mountains! Listen for your chance to win!

Bash Bama Week

Bash Bama Week

The Scarecrow Foundation’s Bash Bama Week takes place October 14th – 19th around Knoxville. Proceeds benefit Mobile Meals.