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Blue Angels Coming Back to Knoxville in 2022

Blue Angels Coming Back to Knoxville in 2022

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to Knoxville. The Blue Angels announced their 76th Season which includes a stop in Knoxville. The 2022 season includes 63 demonstrations in 32 cities. They’re coming to Knoxville September 10th and 11th 2022. The Blue Angels were last in Knoxville for the Smoky Mountain Air Show in…MORE

Vanessa Coleman is up for Parole in the 2007 Newsom / Christian Murders

Vanessa Coleman is up for Parole in the 2007 Newsom / Christian Murders

The only woman convicted in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom is up for parole. Vanessa Coleman is currently serving a 35 year prison sentence for facilitation of first-degree murder, facilitating aggravated kidnapping and facilitating rape in the case. She is expected to appear in court today. She was denied parole in…MORE

KPD Announces Partnership with McNabb Center Has Seen Early Success

KPD Announces Partnership with McNabb Center Has Seen Early Success

Via Knoxville Police Department:   The Knoxville Police Department and McNabb Center are pleased to announce that the co-responder pilot program is underway and already beginning to yield success in assisting individuals facing mental illness or substance use struggles. The pilot program between the KPD and the McNabb Center pairs a master’s level behavioral health…MORE

Tennessee Basketball Cancels Another Game Due To Covid-19

Tennessee Basketball Cancels Another Game Due To Covid-19

Tennessee basketball has canceled another game due to Covid-19.   The game against UT-Martin was originally scheduled for next Wednesday, but has now been called off because of positive Covid tests in the UT-Martin program. The Vols are reportedly looking for a new opponent to replace the Skyhawks.   SCORE UPDATE: 2020 5, #Vols 0…MORE

Megan Boswell Has New Court Date Set so Prosecutors Can Discuss Enhanced Punishment

Megan Boswell Has New Court Date Set so Prosecutors Can Discuss Enhanced Punishment

Megan Boswell appears in Court today (Thursday). According to our TV News Partner, WVLT, Boswell appeared in Sullivan County Court and another court date is set for January 22, 2021 so Prosecutors can discuss the possibility of enhanced punishment at the hearing. Boswell is charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, tampering…MORE

Missing Kingsport Teens

Missing Kingsport Teens

Police in Kingsport are looking for two missing teens. 17-year-olds Lee Troupe and Jenna White were both reported missing last week. Officials say the two cases are not connect. Troupe is 5′11″ and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. White is 5′4″ and 169 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown…MORE

Knoxville Representative is Among Many Tennessee Lawmakers Who Want to Limit Executive Power During a State of Emergency

Knoxville Representative is Among Many Tennessee Lawmakers Who Want to Limit Executive Power During a State of Emergency

Tennessee lawmakers who have often been critical of government restrictions to curb COVID-19′s spread are suggesting ways to give themselves the power to limit or overturn emergency orders from the governor during future health crises. Amid the worsening pandemic, a GOP-led panel of House and Senate lawmakers issued recommendations Tuesday that would treat health-related emergency…MORE

UT Linebacker Arrested Facing Drug and Weapon Charges

UT Linebacker Arrested Facing Drug and Weapon Charges

A Junior Linebacker for the Vols is off the team after he was arrested on weapons and drug charges. Kivon Bennett, number 95, was stopped for speeding along Neyland Drive Tuesday morning. The officer said there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After a search, officers found a bag of pot,…MORE

Some Knox County Schools are Learning Online Only

Some Knox County Schools are Learning Online Only

Knox County Schools are working hard to protect its approximately 60,000 students and 8,000 employees from COVID-19, but say it’s important to recognize that there will likely be positive cases at many of their schools during the semester.  As of Tuesday, December 1st, there are 111 Active Student Cases, 53 Active Staff Cases for a…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.