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KCHD Offering New Vaccination Opportunity

KCHD Offering New Vaccination Opportunity

The Knox County Health Department is offering another opportunity to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.   Charity Menefee of the KCHD announced Thursday, “We have received another shipment of vaccine today. Those doses will be used for another vaccination opportunity on Saturday. Qualifying individuals will be able to sign up for appointments on our website beginning…MORE

KPD Investigating Shooting of Two Victims and a Dog

KPD Investigating Shooting of Two Victims and a Dog

Knoxville Police investigating a shooting with two victims and a dog. KPD responding to a shots fired call in the 300 block of Avenue B yesterday (Tuesday) night. Officers found two gunshot victims, the male and female victims were transported to UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. One person inside of the residence, identified as…MORE

KCSO Mourning the Loss of One of Their Own Dies from COVID-19

KCSO Mourning the Loss of One of Their Own Dies from COVID-19

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its own. According to KCSO, Warrants Officer Toby Keiser died after a battle with COVID-19 on Monday. Keiser had recently rejoined Knox County Sheriff’s Office in the Warrants Unit after previously retiring. During his career, Keiser became one of the first mounted patrolmen…MORE

Reports: Both Fulmer and Pruitt out at UT

Reports: Both Fulmer and Pruitt out at UT

Multiple reports Monday afternoon are saying that Jeremy Pruitt has been let go as the head football coach of Tennessee.   BREAKING NEWS: Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has been fired following the completion of a UT internal investigation into alleged recruiting violations and extra benefits. He was interviewed Thursday for 6-8 hours. He was 16-19…MORE

Knoxville Police Investigating Two Shooting Fatalities at Mag Lounge

Knoxville Police Investigating Two Shooting Fatalities at Mag Lounge

Knoxville Police are investigating two fatal shootings. KPD officers responding to a shooting at the Mag Lounge located on Magnolia Avenue found a male gunshot victim in the parking lot. The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center, and was later pronounced dead. While on scene, officers were alerted that a second gunshot victim…MORE

KPD Officer Injured in Accident While Responding to a Call

KPD Officer Injured in Accident While Responding to a Call

A Knoxville Police Department officer is injured in a crash while responding to a call. The single-vehicle crash happened last (Thursday) night. The officer was traveling on I-275 South near Woodland while when the crash occurred. The officer was transported to the UT Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries and remained hospitalized overnight.MORE

KCHD Fills All COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for January 22

KCHD Fills All COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for January 22

All appointments for the Knox County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine next week have been filled. KCHD had 975 appointments available for January 22 for health care workers, first responders, those 75 and older and others that fall within the first priority groups. Additional first-dose vaccine opportunities are expected to be announced in the coming days…MORE

KCHD Announces Online Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Next Week

KCHD Announces Online Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Next Week

The Knox County Health Department is announcing a new online registration system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for health care workers, first responders, those 75 and older and others that fall within the first priority groups. The system, which is currently operational, will be used to schedule 975 appointments for next Friday, January 22. Appointments are…MORE

Knoxville Police Make an Arrest in a Fatal Shooting

Knoxville Police Make an Arrest in a Fatal Shooting

Knoxville Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting. Police responding to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center yesterday when 64-year-old Ronnie Turner drove himself to the hospital after being shot. He later died. During the investigation police found the shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Brookside Avenue. Police identified 48-year-old Rodney Harris as…MORE

How Tennessee Reps Voted on 25th Amendment Resolution

How Tennessee Reps Voted on 25th Amendment Resolution

The House of Representatives voted and passed a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment.   Here is how Tennessee representatives voted on the resolution via.   Nay TN 1st   R Harshbarger,…MORE

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Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.