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Gov. Lee Announces Proposal to Look Into Foreign Investment on College Campuses

Gov. Lee Announces Proposal to Look Into Foreign Investment on College Campuses

Governor Bill Lee announced today that his administration is proposing the transparency in foreign investment act to look into foreign influences on Tennessee college campuses.   Lee’s proposal takes direct aim at Confucius Institutes which is a Chinese- based program used in many US Universities. In his announcement, Lee called Confucius and other programs like…MORE

TBI says Death of Claiborne County Man is Suspicious and Being Investigating as a Homicide

TBI says Death of Claiborne County Man is Suspicious and Being Investigating as a Homicide

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Aaron Massengill as a homicide. Massengill went missing February 16 and his body was found late Monday afternoon along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell. An autopsy was ordered. The TBI investigation is ongoing. The agency is not saying how Massengill was killed. TBI tweeted out…MORE

Mayor Indya Kincannon Says Knoxville Has a Gang Problem

Mayor Indya Kincannon Says Knoxville Has a Gang Problem

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon joined Newstalk 98.7’s Hallerin Hilton Hill to discuss the rise in violent crime in Knoxville.   Kincannon said that the city council approved a $1 million budget amendment towards violence prevention programs in East Knoxville. Some of that money will be allocated to what Kincannon calls “group violence reduction strategies” and…MORE

KCSO Charge Two People Accused of Firing Shots at Deputies During Attempted Traffic Stop

KCSO Charge Two People Accused of Firing Shots at Deputies During Attempted Traffic Stop

The two people accused of shooting at Knox County Sherriff’s deputies now have charges filed against them. KCSO says deputies attempted a traffic stop early this (Wednesday) morning and the occupants of the vehicle allegedly fired shots at the officers. 55 year-old Danny Kevin Chavis and 38 year-old Paige Nicole Nicholson were taken into custody…MORE

Sign Up for Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic this Friday

Sign Up for Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic this Friday

From the University of Tennessee:   The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, February 26, for eligible recipients to receive their first vaccine dose.   The clinic will be by appointment only. To receive a vaccine through the university, recipients must be in the risk-based phase or age-based phase…MORE

KPD Investigating Pedestrian Involved Hit and Run in North Knoxville

KPD Investigating Pedestrian Involved Hit and Run in North Knoxville

The Knoxville Police Department investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian. KPD officers responded to Washington Pike near Broadway last (Monday) night, a man had been hit by a vehicle that had fled the scene. Investigators say the pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk on Washington Pike towards the Pilot gas station when…MORE

Students at Two Knox County Schools are Back in-person Learning Following Shooting Deaths of Austin East Students

Students at Two Knox County Schools are Back in-person Learning Following Shooting Deaths of Austin East Students

Austin-East High School and Vine Middle School students back to in-person learning today (Monday) following the fatal shootings of three students. School officials say students’ safety and support are their top priority. The Knoxville Police Department is increasing patrols at both schools especially before and after school. Knox County Mayor Indya Kincannon says Project GRAD…MORE

AAA Says No Need to Warm Car Before Driving in Cold Temperatures

AAA Says No Need to Warm Car Before Driving in Cold Temperatures

Want to know if you really need to warm up the car engine before driving, even during the cold winter months? AAA provides auto care tips that help you keep your vehicle running smoothly every season of the year. Here is one common myth, to improve performance, particularly in cold weather, allow the engine to run…MORE

No Witnesses Providing Info in Recent Shootings Involving Austin East Students

No Witnesses Providing Info in Recent Shootings Involving Austin East Students

In a video conference with media members Thursday afternoon, Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas says no witnesses have come forward with information in the two most recent shootings that resulted in deaths of two Austin East High School students.   “We really need the community’s help in this area,” said Thomas.   Thomas added that…MORE

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