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Fatal Crash on I-40 Near Pellissippi Parkway

Fatal Crash on I-40 Near Pellissippi Parkway

Knoxville Police is working to notify next of kin after a fatal crash on I-40 Sunday night. Witnesses say the vehicle was traveling in the left lane of I-40 west near the Pellissippi Parkway when a second car tried to merge into the lane. The first car swerved to miss the other vehicle and over…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Zoo Knoxville Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Via Zoo Knoxville:   Knoxville, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2020) –One of Zoo Knoxville’s Malayan tigers has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the same virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.   Arya, a 6-year-old female and Bashir and Tanvir, 11-year-old males, exhibited mild coughing, lethargy and decrease in appetite, and were tested for a range of potential…MORE

2.1 Million Have Cast Ballots in TN

2.1 Million Have Cast Ballots in TN

Final numbers are still pending, but as of Wednesday 2.1 million Tennesseans have cased their ballots, that’s a 38 percent increase compared to 2016, which was a record setting year. Nearly 1.7 million people voted early in 2016. Knox County has had 156,000 vote early or absentee. Thursday was the last day for early voting.…MORE

A Knox County Man Facing Attempted First-Degree Murder Charges

A Knox County Man Facing Attempted First-Degree Murder Charges

A Knox County man is facing charges in connection to a Roane County couple accused of murdering and abusing their child. Michael Anthony Gray Junior is the son of Michael and Shirley Gray. The Grays pleaded not guilty earlier this week to Murder and Kidnapping charges in the death of their adopted daughter. She was…MORE

Today the Last Day to Early Vote in TN

Today the Last Day to Early Vote in TN

Time is running out to vote early ahead of the November 3rd presidential election. Thursday is the last day to Early Vote in Tennessee. The 14-day early voting period ends Thursday. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says more than 1.8 million Tennesseans have voted as of the close of polls Monday, already surpassing the…MORE

Missing Knox County Hiker in the Smokies is Found

Missing Knox County Hiker in the Smokies is Found

The Knox County hiker missing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is found. 56 year-old Fred Braden, Jr. of Powell was found around 4 o’clock today by Search and Rescue team members. Braden did not sustain any major injuries during his overnight experience in the backcountry and rangers are currently assisting him to the…MORE

Missing Knox County Hiker Lost in the Smokies is Found

Missing Knox County Hiker Lost in the Smokies is Found

The Knox County hiker missing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is found. 56 year-old Fred Braden, Jr. of Powell was found around 4 o’clock today by Search and Rescue team members. Braden did not sustain any major injuries during his overnight experience in the backcountry and rangers are currently assisting him to the…MORE

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers Searching for Missing Knox County Hiker

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers Searching for Missing Knox County Hiker

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are searching for a Knox County man who was day hiking along the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont area. 56 year-old Fred Braden Jr. of Powell was reported missing just after 7 last night (Tuesday). Rangers have initiated containment efforts and a hasty ground search this morning with…MORE

Drivers Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-40 Sought by KPD

Drivers Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-40 Sought by KPD

KPD is looking for drivers that were involved in a fatal pedestrian crash Monday night. Investigators say around 9:45 p.m. a woman jumped in front of traffic on I-40 west near West Hills. She was hit by multiple vehicles. Officials say none of the vehicles that made contact with the woman remained on the scene.…MORE

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