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Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) The Knox County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon that Sheriff Tom Spangler has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In an open letter from Spangler, he said he learned late last week that he had the disease. He said he is “grateful the cancer was caught early, and the prognosis is excellent.” Spangler…MORE

40 Acres of Farmland Rezoned for Housing in Knox County

40 Acres of Farmland Rezoned for Housing in Knox County

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Despite public outcry, the Knox County Commission voted Monday night to rezone more than 40 acres of farmland off Northshore and Harvey Road for residential use. The tract of land hasn’t been in use for the last few years. A group of protestors from the area gathered at the meeting to voice…MORE

KFD Investigating after Early Morning Fire at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q

KFD Investigating after Early Morning Fire at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville Fire Department investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire early this morning at an East Knoxville Restaurant. KFD officials say crews were dispatched just before 12:30 a.m. to the scene of a fire at Buddy’s bar-b-q on Magnolia Avenue. When fire crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming…MORE

‘The NCAA is not above the law’ | Judge Grants Injunction to Allow NIL to Continue

‘The NCAA is not above the law’ | Judge Grants Injunction to Allow NIL to Continue

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) A federal judge Friday grants a preliminary injunction in favor of Tennessee and Virginia in their fight against the NCAA. “It is hereby ORDERED that, effective immediately, Defendant NCAA; its servants, agents, and employees; and all persons in active conce11 or participation with the NCAA, are restrained and enjoined from…MORE

Structure Fire in Morristown Causes Brief Shutdown of E. Morris Blvd.

Structure Fire in Morristown Causes Brief Shutdown of E. Morris Blvd.

Morristown, TN (WOKI) E. Morris Blvd. in Morristown is reopened to traffic, but firefighters remain on the scene of a fire at a decades-old sign shop in the city. Morristown firefighters were dispatched Friday afternoon to the scene of a structure fire reported at Morristown Signs in the 1700 block of E. Morris Blvd; the…MORE

Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The Knoxville lawmaker looking to unseat U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn has introduced a bill to raise our state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $20. The bill, HB 2602/SB 2646, was introduced by Representative Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville and Senator Sara Kyle, D-Memphis on January 31. It aims to increase the…MORE

Tennessee Could Implement Digital Driver’s Licenses

Tennessee Could Implement Digital Driver’s Licenses

Nashville, TN (WOKI) A new bill could see Tennessee implementing digital identification cards and driver’s licenses. The bill, HB 2792/SB 2661, aims to establish and implement a secure digital license system for Tennesseans. Digital driver licenses and photo identification licenses would be issued upon request. The measure was introduced by Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, and…MORE

Some A T & T Customers Experiencing Service Interruptions in the U.S. but Service is Being Restored
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Some A T & T Customers Experiencing Service Interruptions in the U.S. but Service is Being Restored

Early morning widespread wireless service interruptions for many AT&T customers are ending as many are now seeing their service return. Several East Tennessee E 911 agencies confirming the nationwide outage with Jefferson County and Knox County saying their E 911 centers are operational. Verizon and T-Mobile customers are also reporting service issues but in connection…MORE

Crews Battling 20-Acre Fire in Townsend, Fire Chief Says

Crews Battling 20-Acre Fire in Townsend, Fire Chief Says

Townsend, TN (WOKI) Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire in Townsend. Townsend Fire Department officials reporting that the fire, which is about 20 acres in size, is located in the 900 block of Wears Valley Road. As of 4:00 p.m., officials say the fire was about 20% contained. One structure was in…MORE

Brush Fire Burning in Halls Community 100% Contained

Brush Fire Burning in Halls Community 100% Contained

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) UPDATE: A large brush fire that broke out Tuesday night in the Halls community is fully contained by firefighters. Rural Metro Fire officials reporting the three-acre blaze on Mynatt Road near Maynardville Highway was 100% percent contained by firefighters Wednesday morning. ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews are working a brush fire in the…MORE

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Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk To Make Alzheimer’s A Memory!

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk To Make Alzheimer’s A Memory!

Find An Upcoming Walk Near You! Foothills Walk Alcoa High School Saturday, April 6 Knoxville Walk World’s Fair Park Saturday, April 13 Middle Tennessee Walk At Franklin The Park at Harlinsdale Farm Saturday, April 20 5 County Walk Historic Downtown Clinton Saturday, April 27 Tri-Cities Walk Willow Springs Park, Johnson City Saturday, April 27

Knoxville Opera 2024

Knoxville Opera 2024

Check out all the excitement that The Knoxville Opera has to offer this season, including the Rossini Festival April 20th, and Cendrillon May 3rd, 4th & 5th!