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Tennessee Students Will Count In the Knox County Covid-19 Data

Tennessee Students Will Count In the Knox County Covid-19 Data

At Monday’s Knox County Health Department Covid-19 briefing, KCHD Director Martha Buchanan said that UT students who test positive for Covid will count in the reported data as a Knox County case rather the student’s hometown or home state.   Buchanan simply explained saying, “they are living here. They get counted in Knox County.”  …MORE

2 Injured in Explosions at Watts Bar Marina

2 Injured in Explosions at Watts Bar Marina

Officials are investigating and two are recovering after explosions at a marina in Roane County. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says crews responded to Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday night after small explosions were reported on moored vessels. There was significant damage to the dock and six vessels, two of which sank.…MORE

Two Suspects Arrested for Horrific Crimes Against Female Victim

Two Suspects Arrested for Horrific Crimes Against Female Victim

Two suspects are arrested and face first-degree murder charges in connection to a dead woman’s body found in an Oak Ridge home. Our TV News Partner WVLT says officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department arrested 52-year-old Sean Finnegan and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Rebecca Dishman as suspects in the case. Officials say the 36-year-old victim…MORE

Knox County Local Election Results

Knox County Local Election Results

Local Election Results   Eric Lutton, a republican, won the race for Knox County Public Defender.   David Buuck, a republican, won the race for Knox County Law Director.   Dasha Lundy, a Democrat, won County Commission district 1.   Courtney Durrett, a Democrat, won county Commission district 2.   John Schoonmaker, the Republican incumbent,…MORE

Election Day in Tennessee and a Big Race for GOP Senate Nominee

Election Day in Tennessee and a Big Race for GOP Senate Nominee

Election Day has arrived in Tennessee, where primary voters will decide a heated Republican race for U.S. Senate and other federal and state contests. Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty and trauma surgeon Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. Polls close…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Eases Bar Closure Order

Knox County Board of Health Eases Bar Closure Order

The Knox County Board of Health is easing a mandate that forced bars to close due to COVID-19 concerns. Bars can now reopen but must close each night by 10 o’clock. The change came at last night’s Board of Health meeting and just one week after the mandate for bars to close was passed.  …MORE

Knoxville Police Looking for a Suspect in an Assault

Knoxville Police Looking for a Suspect in an Assault

Knoxville Police Department investigators are working to identify a suspect who assaulted a woman on University Avenue. The attack happened June 15th at Al’s Market. Officers found a 42-year-old woman who was suffering from severe pain in her hips, ribs and head with visible abrasions on her shoulder and knee. A male suspect was observed…MORE

KPD Looking for a Missing 17 Year-Old Girl

KPD Looking for a Missing 17 Year-Old Girl

The Knoxville Police Department is asking for your help to find a missing 17-year-old. Eulalia Francisco Manuel went missing around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Eulalia left her father’s vehicle at the Dollar General in the 4800 block of Clinton Highway and ran to an unknown vehicle that left the area. She was last seen wearing a…MORE

Knox County Schools Delaying Classes One Week

Knox County Schools Delaying Classes One Week

Knox County Schools announcing it will delay classes until Monday, August 24. The announcement came in an email sent to school staff from Superintendent Bob Thomas yesterday (Tuesday) evening. Thomas said the additional time would allow schools to complete scheduling, add needed staff to cover virtual classes, give staff time to adjust, release devices to…MORE

KPD Asking for Help to Find Missing Teen

KPD Asking for Help to Find Missing Teen

The Knoxville Police Department is asking for your help to find a missing 13-year-old girl. Patiecents Ray Harrell, who goes by Ray, left her home in the 700 block of Glenoaks Drive sometime between 10 p.m. last night (Monday) and 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday). Harrell is approximately 5’1” and 130 pounds with pink hair and…MORE

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