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Knoxville Police Continuing Their Investigation into the Shooting Death of a 16 Year-Old Boy at a West Knoxville Apartment

Knoxville Police Continuing Their Investigation into the Shooting Death of a 16 Year-Old Boy at a West Knoxville Apartment

Knoxville Police are continuing their investigation after finding a 16 year-old boy shot to death at Big Oaks Apartments. WVLT reporting charges are on the way for a 16-year-old boy they believe shot and killed the boy found at the Middlebrook Pike apartment yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. They say private armed guards are hired to patrol…MORE

Airmen Heading to Florida in a Joint Effort from the Army and Air National Guard

Airmen Heading to Florida in a Joint Effort from the Army and Air National Guard

Airmen from the 14th Air Refueling Wing based in Louisville are heading to Florida today to help clear roadways and help pick up debris. Governor Bill Lee authorized the deployment of 1,200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard to support the response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian. This is a joint effort…MORE

A Threat Made to a School in Powell Placed on Hard Lockdown

A Threat Made to a School in Powell Placed on Hard Lockdown

A threat causes First Baptist Academy in Powell on hard lockdown. It happened yesterday afternoon (Monday). The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says the staff quickly followed the protocol for these types of situations. KCSO patrol units, detectives and chiefs all responded to the incident. One person was arrested but their identity and charges have not…MORE

Two Arrests After Knoxville Swat & FBI Raid Home Near School

Two Arrests After Knoxville Swat & FBI Raid Home Near School

A Wednesday raid by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and the FBI at a home near a school led to two arrests. That’s according to a report obtained by WVLT News.The raid happened around 6 a.m. at a home on Alki Lane. Inside, officers reportedly found two people, identified as John Johnson and…MORE

Husband and Wife Arrested in Car Theft Ring

Husband and Wife Arrested in Car Theft Ring

A husband and wife is arrested in car theft ring after manhunt. Roane County Sheriff’s Office officials said a four day manhunt ended with the arrests of Christopher and Jacklyn Walker. Christopher was charged with violation of probation and motor vehicle theft over $10,000 and Jacklyn was arrested and charged with theft of property over…MORE

The Man Charged in a Fatal Road Rage Crash on Aloca Highway has Faced Prior Charges

The Man Charged in a Fatal Road Rage Crash on Aloca Highway has Faced Prior Charges

The suspect in the deadly Alcoa road rage crash has faced charges before, according to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report obtained by WVLT News. Derek Geary, 58 of Maryville, was charged with vandalism of property greater than $1,000 on March, 16. BCSO deputies were sent to ABJ Custom Powder Coating in Louisville for an alleged hit…MORE

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Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

October 1st and 2nd, 2022 Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first-annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

XHunger Tour 2022

XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Over the last few weeks Eastern Kentucky has experienced record flooding causing destruction and tragedy. Mission of Hope has connected with Alice Lloyd College to help support flood victims and those in need. From us here at WIVK 107.7, 99.1 The Sports Animal, and Newstalk 98.7 we kindly ask that you consider donating to Mission…