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Win a chance to meet Dolly

Have you ever wanted to meet Dolly Parton? Now’s your chance! Charitable organization Omaze is hosting a contest to meet Dolly and be her VIP guest at Dollywood’s season opening. The winner will meet Dolly and have their picture taken with her. They will get to stay in Dolly’s Suite, a luxurious penthouse. Complimentary meals,…MORE

Baby suffers burns, mother charged with child abuse

A Tennessee woman charged with child abuse says her 4-month-old son suffered third-degree burns while taking a bath. News outlets report Memphis police were called to a children’s hospital Tuesday morning for a report of an infant suffering third-degree burns from his torso down. Police say the baby also has other external and internal injuries.…MORE

Car thief caught after shooting at deputies

Car thief caught after shooting at deputies

┬áThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office have concluded an investigation with the arrest of a Virginia man who shot at Hamblen County deputies during a pursuit. Authorities received a report of a stolen vehicle and spotted it near White Oak grove Road in Morristown. They tried to initiate a traffic stop,…MORE

Sevierville mayor hospitalized

Sevierville mayor hospitalized

The Sevierville Police Department is asking for prayers as Mayor Bryan Atchley was admitted to the hospital Monday. Mayor Atchley has been receiving chemotherapy treatment, but at his last appointment his white blood cell count was extremely low. The mayor was admitted to UT Medical Center and officials say doctors are working to improve his…MORE

Man facing prison for urinating on cereal

Man facing prison for urinating on cereal

A Tennessee man is facing up to 3 years in prison for urinating on a Kellogg’s cereal conveyor belt at a Memphis facility. News outlets report 49-year-old Gregory Stanton pleaded guilty last month to tampering with consumer products. He was indicted by a grand jury in September. Stanton worked for the plant in 2014 and…MORE

Teacher arrested at school for public intoxication

Teacher arrested at school for public intoxication

An elementary school teacher has been arrested for public intoxication. Jennifer Choate works at York Elementary in Fentress County. The sheriff’s office says Choate was arrested on Nov. 29th while at school, where she took a breathalyzer test and blew a 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.MORE

Naked, knife-wielding woman hospitalized after officer-involved shooting

Naked, knife-wielding woman hospitalized after officer-involved shooting

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting occurring Monday afternoon at a home in South Knoxville. Dispatch received a call about a woman cutting herself. A few minutes later another call was received from neighbors about a naked woman in the street who was cutting herself and had also cut someone else.…MORE

Knox County School Bus Involved in Accident

Knox County School Bus Involved in Accident

A Knox County school bus was involved in an accident Monday morning. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Millertown Pike at South Mall Road. It was bus number 244. Although initially injuries were reported, officials say no one was injured in the accident. There were two people on the bus, the driver and one…MORE

CDC advising against consuming romaine lettuce

CDC advising against consuming romaine lettuce

Avoid romaine lettuce, no matter where you see it! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert advising people not to eat any romaine lettuce, no matter where it is from, after another recent outbreak of E.coli. The CDC says consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce and stores and restaurants should…MORE

THP to increase interstate patrols through the weekend

THP to increase interstate patrols through the weekend

Watch your speed, because Tennessee Highway Patrol will be watching drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday. The agency has instituted the “I-40 Challenge Enforcement Initiative” in an effort to make the roads safer by increasing patrols. Troopers will be stationed every 20 miles along the interstate. The I-40 Challenge runs through Sunday. If you run into…MORE

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12 Days of Textmas

12 Days of Textmas

WOKI is spreading some Christmas cheer by giving listeners the chance to win prizes courtesy of our wonderful sponsors!

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!

Children’s Hospital Radiothon

Children’s Hospital Radiothon

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