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KPD Officer’s Closer to Wearing Body Cameras

KPD Officer’s Closer to Wearing Body Cameras

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas says the city is weeks out from seeing police body cameras being implemented. Our TV News Partner, WVLT spoke with Thomas who said the city’s contract with Axon Enterprise was set, and they are looking to start installations within a few weeks. She says they are holding trainings within the…MORE

New Guidelines on UT’s Campus in an Effort to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 on Campus

New Guidelines on UT’s Campus in an Effort to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 on Campus

University of Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman announces new guidelines in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Plowman says beginning immediately no visitors will be allowed in any on-campus housing. Only residents who live in the building are allowed to enter a residence hall or Greek house. All common areas in the…MORE

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

If you went to the Fish Hospitality Pantry on West Scott Avenue Tuesday, authorities are asking you to check your pantry for a highly concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide. It’s a white gallon jug marked with a hazardous symbol. The mixture contains 50% hydrogen peroxide which is not intended for residential use and can actually cause second-degree…MORE

UT’s Smokey Won’t be on the Field This Season as SEC Announces More Restrictions

UT’s Smokey Won’t be on the Field This Season as SEC Announces More Restrictions

The Southeastern Conference announces even more game day restrictions in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the latest rules including banning on-field performances by school bands and spirit squads. Bands will also not be allowed to travel to opposing stadiums that have limited fan attendance. All live…MORE

UT Moving Students Out of Massey Hall to Create Isolation Housing for Potential COVID-19 Cases

UT Moving Students Out of Massey Hall to Create Isolation Housing for Potential COVID-19 Cases

UT announcing a big change to one dormitory. Over the coming days, current Massey Hall residents will begin moving into available spaces in other residence halls in order to create additional isolation housing for campus residents as COVID-19 cases increase on campus. Massey residents received information this (Wednesday) morning with additional details about housing refunds…MORE

Attempted Boat Theft Suspect in Custody Following Police Chase

Attempted Boat Theft Suspect in Custody Following Police Chase

The Knoxville Police Department responding to an attempted boat theft at Volunteer Landing Marina this (Tuesday) morning. The male suspect fled on foot when his attempt to steal the boat was unsuccessful. When the suspect was confronted by officers near the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse on Neyland Drive, the suspect jumped into the river in…MORE

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Police in Morristown are asking for help identifying two men in a robbery and assault over the holiday weekend. Officers were called to the Shell gas station on South Cumberland Street around 4:30 Monday morning. Employees say two men entered the business and demanded money from the register. When the clerk refused they knocked her…MORE

Two Charged with Attempted Murder in July 1st Shooting

Two Charged with Attempted Murder in July 1st Shooting

A Knoxville man and a 15-year-old teen are in custody for a shooting in July. KPD officers were called to the 3300 block of Divide Street July 1st. The three victims, all underage, say they were meeting the suspects to make a sale. Investigators say 18-year-old Damarcus Dunaway and the juvenile suspect had a gun…MORE

The Governor and Tennessee Education Commissioner Unveil New COVID-19 Reporting for Schools

The Governor and Tennessee Education Commissioner Unveil New COVID-19 Reporting for Schools

Tennessee’s Education Commissioner, Penny Schwinn, unveil’s State’s response to reporting COVID-19 in schools. She says they have released plans to report additional COVID-19 information at school and district levels, including numbers of new positive COVID-19 cases in districts and schools. “Parents and community members are working to make informed decisions, and we have determined the…MORE

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