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Family of Anthony Thompson, Jr. Hire Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

Family of Anthony Thompson, Jr. Hire Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

The family of 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. who was killed during an officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnate High School hires Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump. Crump announcing he will represent the 17-year-olds family and “advocate for justice.” Crump has previously focused on cases including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and George Floyd. TBI officials say during…MORE

Rural Metro Fire Fighter Injured Battling House Fire

Rural Metro Fire Fighter Injured Battling House Fire

A firefighter with Knox County Rural Metro is injured battling a house fire. Fire crews and deputies responding to a house fire in the 7300 block of Asheville Highway yesterday afternoon (Thursday). According to Rural Metro, one of its firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Wind complicated…MORE

KPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Monday’s Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East

KPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Monday’s Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East

The Knoxville Police Department has identified the officers involved in the officer-involved shooting incident at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday. KPD says Officer Adam Willson, Lieutenant Stanley Cash, Officer Jonathon Clabough and Officer Brian Baldwin were on the scene. Willson is continuing to recover from his injuries at the UT Medical Center. Per departmental…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Proposing $100 Million, Two Week Sales Tax Holiday on Restaurants, Bars and Groceries

Governor Bill Lee Proposing $100 Million, Two Week Sales Tax Holiday on Restaurants, Bars and Groceries

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries. Lawmakers have been presented a budget amendment to the Governor’s $42 billion spending plan. The proposal was fueled by better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. When those sales tax holidays would occur has not yet been determined.…MORE

Tennessee Receives $4.5 Billion Dollars for Education

Tennessee Receives $4.5 Billion Dollars for Education

The state of Tennessee has received $4.5 billion in federal funding to go towards K-12 schools.   Individual school districts will be allotted money and they can decide how to use it. Governor Bill Lee has stated that he hopes much of the money goes towards infrastructure in schools, professional support for teachers, and developing…MORE

THP Investigating a Fatal North Knoxville Accident

THP Investigating a Fatal North Knoxville Accident

A fatal accident involving a motorcycle in North Knoxville. WVLT reporting, the Tennessee Highway Patrol says the victim identified as 45-year-old Jessica Dostie was driving a Harley Davidson down West Emory Road on Clinton Highway Sunday around noon when a 2016 Toyota Prius hit Dostie who did not survive the crash. The driver of the…MORE

Summit Medical Group Vaccination Clinic This Saturday

Summit Medical Group Vaccination Clinic This Saturday

Summit Medical is having another COVID vaccination clinic this Saturday, April 10th at the Summit Landing location on Dick Lonas Road in west Knoxville.   This is open to all patients 16 and older.   If you would like to sign up for the clinic, go to this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4dacab2aa5ffc07-april10th  MORE

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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!