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TN Senate Passes Legislation to Allow Parents to Opt Students Out of Instruction on Sexual Orientation

TN Senate Passes Legislation to Allow Parents to Opt Students Out of Instruction on Sexual Orientation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican-dominant Senate have advanced legislation that would require school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also allows parents or guardians to opt their students out of such instruction.   Backers of the bill argued Monday that the measure strengthens parental rights,…MORE

THP Working Multi-Vehicle Crash and Garbage Spill in Loudon County

THP Working Multi-Vehicle Crash and Garbage Spill in Loudon County

Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash and garbage spill in Loudon County. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the crash happened just before 10 a.m. this (Tueaday) morning on State Route 73 westbound at State Route 444 Tellico Parkway. Officials say multiple vehicles are involved in the crash.…MORE

KPD Arrest a Man Accused of Assaulting Police, Kicking K9 Officer at UT Medical Center

KPD Arrest a Man Accused of Assaulting Police, Kicking K9 Officer at UT Medical Center

The Knoxville Police Department has a man is in custody after assaulting and threatening multiple officers including a K9 officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Officers were dispatched to the UT Medical Center Tuesday morning for a domestic disturbance involving 36 year-old Weldon Bridges. Officials say When officers attempted to speak with Bridges,…MORE

TVA Working to Help Control Flooding on Norris Lake

TVA Working to Help Control Flooding on Norris Lake

Several inches of rain falling around Norris Lake has the Tennessee Valley Authority working to ensure there’s no significant flooding. TVA is using it’s system of Dams to balance lake and Reservoirs water levels. Darrell Guinn with TVA who says the reservoir is filling up. In a few days, TVA will open the flood gates…MORE

Alcoa Police Asking For Public’s Help Finding Man

Alcoa Police Asking For Public’s Help Finding Man

Alcoa Police are asking the public for help in finding man pictured in a bandana entering a black sedan.   In a Facebook post, Alcoa Police Department said, “The man is seen entering a black sedan with slight damage to the passenger-side, rear bumper. The man appears to be of average build, with short brown…MORE

Permitless Gun Carry Bill Passes Tennessee General Assembly

Permitless Gun Carry Bill Passes Tennessee General Assembly

The bill which will allow Tennesseans to carry a handgun without a carry permit passes the Tennessee House, 64-29. House Bill 786 also known as the Constitutional Carry bill is supported by Governor Bill Lee, who listed it as one of his 2021 priorities. The bill now heads to Governor Lee’s desk.MORE

TDOT Suspending Interstate Construction Work This Weekend

TDOT Suspending Interstate Construction Work This Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday at 6:00 p.m. through Monday at 6:00 a.m. Motorists will still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects that will…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Investigating North Knoxville Home Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Investigating North Knoxville Home Fire

Knoxville Fire Department crews investigating an early morning (Friday) fire in North Knoxville. Firefighters were called to 306 Churchwell Avenue just after midnight, they found the home engulfed in flames. KFD says that fire crews were able to enter the home briefly until the incident commander ordered everyone out for safety reasons. Crews were able…MORE

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Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

The Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic takes place Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Avalon Golf & Country Club to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.

Dogwood Arts Festival

Dogwood Arts Festival

Join us April 23-25 for the Dogwood Arts Festival at World’s Fair Park! Featuring 75 art vendors, live music, food vendors, and take-home art activities for kids. Reserve your ticket today!

Game On Against Cancer

Game On Against Cancer

Game On Against Cancer takes place June 25th, 2021 at The Wakefield Corporation. This benefit event features celebrity matches on a variety of home gaming equipment, a silent auction & more!