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KPD Investigating a Shooting a Knoxville Business

KPD Investigating a Shooting a Knoxville Business

Knoxville Police officers are investigating an early morning shooting. Police responded to the Melrose Hookah Lounge where a male victim had been shot. The victim, who was working as security at the lounge, was transported to the UT Medical Center with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Police say a male…MORE

An Endangered Child Alert for a 3 Year-Old Girl in Greene County

An Endangered Child Alert for a 3 Year-Old Girl in Greene County

An endangered child alert is issued in the search for 3-year-old Zella Linklater. She was last seen yesterday (thursday) afternoon in the area of Bumblebee Lane in Chuckey, in Greene County. She is 3’6”, 50 lbs. with blonde hair, and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red dress and snow boots. If you…MORE

Sevier County Police Asking for Help to Find Missing Woman

Sevier County Police Asking for Help to Find Missing Woman

Sevier County Police are asking for your help to find a missing woman missing since November 24, when she texted her mother the word ‘mama.’ 33 year-old Heather Reinhart Newman was last seen Tuesday. She is 5’5″ tall and weighs around 150 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Newman was last seen walking…MORE

Fatal Accident at an Overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fatal Accident at an Overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A fatal accident at an overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 48 year-old Wesley Brandon Stedham of Alabama fell yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) after stepping down a steep slope below the Chimney Tops overlook along Newfound Gap Road for a photograph. Stedham fell approximately 50 feet below the embankment and suffered severe head trauma…MORE

TBI Asking for Help to Find Suspects in 10 Year Old Case

TBI Asking for Help to Find Suspects in 10 Year Old Case

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for your help to learn what happened to a man found dead in his own trunk ten years ago. Jim Miller’s body was found in the trunk of his own car in rural Monroe County. Investigators say the car had been set on fire. Miller’s wife, Vickie said…MORE

UT Basketball Head Coach Rick Barnes Tests Positive for COVID-19

UT Basketball Head Coach Rick Barnes Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tennessee Vols basketball activities are suspended. Head Coach Rick Barnes has tested positive for COVID-19. Other Tier 1 staffers, includes coaches, student-athletes, team managers and support staff also tested positive for the virus. Two games have been postponed. UT says the program is following protocol for the positive cases. Athletic Director Philip Fulmer has also…MORE

Tennessee Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials Until the end of January 2021

Tennessee Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials Until the end of January 2021

The Tennessee Supreme Court issues another COVID-19 order that suspends jury trials from today (Monday) through the end of January. The order says the decision was made due to the significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases around the state, particularly in rural areas. This order applies statewide to all courts and court clerks’…MORE

Senator Lamar Alexander Releases Statement on Presidential Election

Senator Lamar Alexander Releases Statement on Presidential Election

Via Senator Lamar Alexander’s Website:   NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 20, 2020 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement:   “If there is any chance whatsoever that Joe Biden will be the next president, and it looks like he has a very good chance, the Trump Administration should provide the Biden team…MORE

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

A 150 acre wildfire in Fentress County Tennessee is said to be 95 percent contained. The fire is on the west side of Hoodtown Road and South of Jamestown. Crews were able to put down bulldozer lines around the fire Thursday night and started back burning operations. Officials say no structures are threatened. There’s no…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

The Knox County Board of health has called a special session Friday night. On the agenda is a discussion on further actions the Board can take to protect public health. Director of the Knox County Health Department Dr. Martha Buchanan will update board members on the local situation. They also plan to review regulations instituted…MORE

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