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KPD Asking For Help to Identify Suspects in Shooting Incident Near UT’s Campus

KPD Asking For Help to Identify Suspects in Shooting Incident Near UT’s Campus

The Knoxville Police Department is working to identify three suspects caught on surveillance cameras in connection to an incident at an apartment complex near the University of Tennessee. Officers responded to reports of possible gunshots at The Standard at the 700 block of 17th street just before 3 in the morning on Saturday, October 17th.…MORE

Kingsport Mother Missing and Her Three Children are Missing and Endangered

Kingsport Mother Missing and Her Three Children are Missing and Endangered

Police in Kingsport are asking for help finding a mother and her three children after she missed a court date. Investigators say 31-year-old Whitney Elliot didn’t show up for court Wednesday morning. She’s reported as missing and her children are considered missing and endangered. They could be traveling in a silver Kia Sedona minivan. The…MORE

KCHD Concerned as Cooler Temperatures are Coming and What That Could Mean for COVID-19 Cases

KCHD Concerned as Cooler Temperatures are Coming and What That Could Mean for COVID-19 Cases

The Knox County Health Department says cooler temperatures and flu season concerns them regarding COVID-19.  Charity Menefee with the Health Department says “I think this is exactly what we’re talking about that we’re concerned about, the weather is getting a little cooler, and that’s gonna move people indoors… at a time when frankly there’s just a lot…MORE

Knoxville Shooting Suspect Arrested in Cleveland, TN

Knoxville Shooting Suspect Arrested in Cleveland, TN

A Knox County fugitive is arrested in Cleveland, Tennessee. 39 year-old Courtney Ward was arrested today (Wednesday) by the U.S. Marshals Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force. The Knoxville Police Department have charges that include attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and vehicle theft stemming from a shooting incident at the 3600 block of…MORE

Bea Zoo Knoxville’s Popular Giraffe is About to Leave for a New Home

Bea Zoo Knoxville’s Popular Giraffe is About to Leave for a New Home

15-month-old Bea the giraffe is about to embark on the next phase of her life; she will be departing Zoo Knoxville soon to join a new herd where she will play an important role in the future of giraffe conservation. The move is on the recommendation of the Giraffe Species Survival Plan, a collaborative partnership…MORE

Medic In Critical Need of O+ and B- Blood

Medic In Critical Need of O+ and B- Blood

Medic Regional Blood Center is in critical need for for O-Positive and B-Negative blood. Medic says they’re seeing an increase in demand, combined with a decrease in supply nationally. They also need platelet donations. Medic’s Permanent Locations: Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 104 Crossville…MORE

TWRA Recovers Body in Norris Lake

TWRA Recovers Body in Norris Lake

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) have recovered the body of a man in the Big Creek area of Norris Lake.   The search began after a shoreline boat crash reported Saturday where a boat was seen engulfed in flames. The body of an unspecified 51-yerar-old was found roughly 60-feet from the boat leading investigators…MORE

Virginia Woman Facing Charges After Viral TikTok of Feeding Black Bear in Gatlinburg

Virginia Woman Facing Charges After Viral TikTok of Feeding Black Bear in Gatlinburg

Wildlife officers have charged a woman from Virginia with a misdemeanor violation after they say she intentionally fed a black bear while on vacation in Gatlinburg. In a September 30 video that went viral on TikTok, officials say 21-year-old Kristin Hailee Farris of Danville, VA intentionally hand-fed what appears to be watermelon, chocolate, and other…MORE

Gov. Lee Pursuing Different Teacher Assessments This Year

Gov. Lee Pursuing Different Teacher Assessments This Year

Via Governor Bill Lee’s Office:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Friday called for removing negative consequences for schools and educators associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Student assessments will be conducted as planned.   “Given the unprecedented disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic and extended time…MORE

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