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Gatlinburg Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

Gatlinburg Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

The City of Gatlinburg announces its New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration is canceled due to rising cases of COVID-19. Officials say “they look forward to continuing our many treasured traditions, like the annual New Year’s celebration, when it is safer to do so.” The Island in Pigeon Forge plans to continue its scheduled fireworks show…MORE

Representative From Knoxville Explains Why He Voted Against Stimulus Bill

Representative From Knoxville Explains Why He Voted Against Stimulus Bill

Congress passed the newest Covid-19 stimulus relief bill Monday evening after months of stalemate on the issue. Representative from Knoxville, Tim Burchett, voted against the bill.   Burchett posted a video to Twitter explaining his vote.   Foreign countries get over a $Billion. Kennedy Center gets $40 million. American families get $600 in COVID relief.…MORE

Former Tennessee House Speaker Named to Board of TVA

Former Tennessee House Speaker Named to Board of TVA

The U.S. Senate confirms the nomination of a former Tennessee House speaker to the board of directors of the nation’s largest public utility. Beth Harwell has been appointed to the Tennessee Valley Authority board. President Trump nominated Harwell in January. Senator Lamar Alexander said Harwell worked with the TVA on several issues during her time…MORE

Tennessee is the Only State to Withhold Some COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Reserve

Tennessee is the Only State to Withhold Some COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Reserve

Tennessee will hold back some of the coronavirus vaccines. As states rush to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, Tennessee has prioritized building its own emergency reserve of the coveted vaccine. Tennessee is the only state has that will hold back a small portion in “case of spoilage of vaccine…MORE

Johnson City Couple Arrested When Police Discovered Them, Possibly Intoxicated, Asleep in Vehicle with Kids in Back Seat

Johnson City Couple Arrested When Police Discovered Them, Possibly Intoxicated, Asleep in Vehicle with Kids in Back Seat

Johnson City Police arrest a couple found asleep in a vehicle, “possibly under the influence,” with their two children in the backseat. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Officers discovered 36 year-old Eddie Effler and 35 year-old Amber Effler were found asleep inside the vehicle. Officers attempted to wake the couple and said they…MORE

KPD Arrests Two Juveniles After a Pursuit Tuesday Night

KPD Arrests Two Juveniles After a Pursuit Tuesday Night

Knoxville Police made an arrest Tuesday evening of two juveniles following a pursuit.   Release from KPD:   Around 8:15 Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department officers observed a silver Toyota Camry on Western Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle that was possibly involved in two shootings that occurred earlier in the day in…MORE

Knoxville City Council will Create A Sports Authority

Knoxville City Council will Create A Sports Authority

The Knoxville City Council passes a resolution that will create a sports authority. The resolution, which passed with an 8-1 margin, is part of a long process that has a goal of seeing the Smokies baseball team move to Knoxville. Mayor Indya Kincannon says that forming a Sports Authority is a step that we can…MORE

KPD Arrest a Man Suspected of Kidnapping, Rape and Assault

KPD Arrest a Man Suspected of Kidnapping, Rape and Assault

Police arrest a man suspected of kidnapping and rape. 47-year-old Mark Ward of Knoxville was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated attempted burglary following an incident that occurred in the 700 block of Shamrock Avenue. Ward is accused of luring a female victim from her apartment by saying that his…MORE

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TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TENNESEE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR February 1st – February 28th Are you hiring? We’re hosting a virtual job fair and can help you fill positions with qualified candidates.

Project Shine

Project Shine

NewsTalk 98.7 is proud to be a part of Project Shine! We’ve teamed up with VolunteerMatch to encourage you to donate your TIME this holiday season!

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.