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Number of UTK Covid-19 Cases Decreasing

Number of UTK Covid-19 Cases Decreasing

The University of Tennessee reports declining Covid-19 case counts again on Friday. The case count peaked on Sunday and has been declining ever since according to Chancellor Donde Plowman.   “Cases have been dropping every day since they peaked on Sunday,” said the chancellor. “We like the look of that line.”   Dr. Spencer Gregg…MORE

Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan County men are facing littering charges accused of dumping garbage at a Wildlife Management Area. The dump was found in June at the Mt. Roosevelt WMA in Cumberland County. Official with the TWRA say after a month-long investigation they men admitted to dumping two trailers worth of junk. The men haven’t been identified,…MORE

No Spring Break at UT and Spring Semester Will Begin One Week Late

No Spring Break at UT and Spring Semester Will Begin One Week Late

The University of Tennessee announces it has eliminated spring break during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School officials say the change will help reduce the potential for travel-related spread of COVID-19 and allow the university to maintain the required number of instructional days. During the Spring 2021 semester, classes will begin…MORE

Knox County Seeing Increase in COVID-19 Cases, KCHD Urges Testing

Knox County Seeing Increase in COVID-19 Cases, KCHD Urges Testing

Knox County active COVID-19 cases surpass 2,000 today (Wednesday) and it’s the first time since earlier this summer. There are 69 new cases today bringing the total active cases to 2,024. There were 219 new cases reported yesterday (Tuesday), one of the highest increases since reporting began.  No new deaths were reported so the total…MORE

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

A man is in custody after a shooting on Baxter Avenue Monday night. The victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds at 11:05 p.m. 58-year-old Keith Kimbrell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Kimbrell is being held on a $15,000 bond.MORE

UT Receives Visit from White House Coronavirus Coordinator Who Encourages In-Person Classes

UT Receives Visit from White House Coronavirus Coordinator Who Encourages In-Person Classes

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visits the University of Tennessee. Our TV News partner, WVLT was there, she urged students to stop participating in off-campus events that officials believe are responsible for the greatest case spread of the virus across the university during her visit yesterday (Tuesday). Birx applauded students who are…MORE

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Authorities in Loudon County want to know if you’re missing any items from your lawn. Officers recovered property believed to have been stolen from homes in the Cordova Road area last week. They’ve located some of the owners, but still have a several items unaccounted for. The items include gazing balls, gnomes, solar lights, a…MORE

Five Locations Announced for New Knox County Dog Parks

Five Locations Announced for New Knox County Dog Parks

Knox County Parks and Recreation has decided where the five new dog parks will be located.   It was announced earlier in 2020 that 10 new dog parks would be installed in Knox County after a donation from the Boyd Family Foundation. Half of the dog parks will be controlled by Knox County while the…MORE

Johnson City PD Seeking Hit-and-Run Suspect from BLM Protest

Johnson City PD Seeking Hit-and-Run Suspect from BLM Protest

Police in Johnson City are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run during a Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend. Officials say a white Ford Expedition with North Carolina tags hit the pedestrian and fled the scene Saturday night. Police say multiple videos were provided by witnesses and from surrounding businesses and traffic…MORE

UT Updates Covid-19 Policies

UT Updates Covid-19 Policies

In Friday’s University of Tennessee Covid-19 update, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced new policies being put in place on campus to try to limit the spread of Covid-19.   “We will be eliminating visitation in all on campus housing,” said Plowman. “If members of a dorm or house want to socialize with someone other than their…MORE

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