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Medic Needs O Negative Blood

Medic Needs O Negative Blood

There’s always need for blood donations, but Medic Regional Blood Center says their current need is at crisis levels. Ben Prijatel with medic says they are in desperate need for O negative blood. O negative is the universal donor and is compatible with all blood types. The process takes about an hour and can help…MORE

Charges Following Clinton Highway Crash

Charges Following Clinton Highway Crash

Three people taken to the hospital and two are facing charges after a wreck on Clinton Highway Thursday night. It happened around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection with Wallwood. Officials say 51-year-old Sandra Thompson turned into the path of a motorcycle. The biker, 31-year-old Travis Walker, was rushed to UT Medical Center for serious injuries,…MORE

Escaped Inmate in Anderson County

Escaped Inmate in Anderson County

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an escaped inmate. Officials say 39-year-old Damian Vincent Reynolds escaped custody Wednesday night. He reportedly escaped by mixing in with some inmates that were being released. He didn’t have a uniform yet and was getting booked into the jail while the other inmates were being booked out.…MORE

Toddler Rushed to the Hospital After Found in Pool

Toddler Rushed to the Hospital After Found in Pool

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 2-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool last night. Officers responded to Coppock Road in Corryton around 8:30 p.m. after the boy’s aunt found him in the pool. The toddler had a pulse, but wasn’t breathing. There’s no word on his condition.MORE

16,000 LCUB Customers Out of Power in West Knoxville

16,000 LCUB Customers Out of Power in West Knoxville

Over 16,000 LCUB customers lost power Monday in West Knoxville. Karns, Ebenezer, Westland, Cedar Bluff and the Town Center substations were impacted. Officials say the power outage was due to a “uncontrollable and unexpected equipment failure” within the Karns substation that affected the transmission from the TVA. The Children’s Hospital Rehab Center at Westland and…MORE

Woman in Custody After Allegedly Running Over Officer

Woman in Custody After Allegedly Running Over Officer

A Morristown Police Officer is in stable condition, a woman is facing Aggravated Assault charges after officials say she ran the officer over. Police say Corporal David Kline was responding to a domestic dispute on Hillcrest Drive Sunday afternoon. When officers tried to arrest Connie Davis they say she put her car in reverse knocking…MORE

Do You Know This Man? Alcoa PD Asking for Help

Do You Know This Man? Alcoa PD Asking for Help

Police in Alcoa are searching for a man they say is related to a criminal investigation. Few details have been released only the surveillance photo of the man. There’s no word what the man is being sought for. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Blount County Dispatch at 865-981-4111 or contact Officer…MORE

Search for Drowning Victim on Douglas Lake

Search for Drowning Victim on Douglas Lake

Search crews were back on Douglas Lake Thursday morning looking for a 24-year-old man who may have drowned. It happened in the Indian Creek area around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses on board the pontoon boat say the man swam out several feet and began to struggle prompting a passenger on the boat jump in and…MORE

POI Arrested Unrelated Charges in Western Heights Shooting

POI Arrested Unrelated Charges in Western Heights Shooting

The suspect has been arrested on unrelated charges and the victim identified from a shooting in Western Heights early Monday. Officers found the body of 27-year-old Brendon Layne. They say Layne had drugs and a gun in his possession. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Witnesses described a suspect and officers picked up 36-year-old…MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting in Western Heights

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting in Western Heights

Knoxville Police are investigating after a man was found dead overnight in the Western Heights area. The victim is said to be 27-years-old but officials have not given a name. The man’s body was found around midnight Monday in the street near the his vehicle on the 1500 block of Fort Promise Drive. Officials say…MORE

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KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM’s 16th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is a fun, family-friendly event in which dedicated participants, volunteers, and sponsors raise money to support homeless men, women, and children in our community.