Category Archives: Local News Reel 3

AABB and Medic Accessing Hurricane Ian Needs, Asking for Blood and Platelet Donations

AABB and Medic Accessing Hurricane Ian Needs, Asking for Blood and Platelet Donations

Hurricane Ian, now a Tropical Storm, is prompting the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism to ask eligible individuals in unaffected areas throughout the United States to schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. If you are interested in donating you can go to, where to…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Releases Video to Bring New Troopers to the State

Governor Bill Lee Releases Video to Bring New Troopers to the State

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee releasing a nationwide Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) recruitment video and renewed efforts to welcome out of state law enforcement officers to Tennessee. In the video, titled “Join THP 2.0,” Troopers Da’Juan Clark of New Mexico and Louis Celaya of California share their experience moving to Tennessee to join the THP in 2022. Clark…MORE

Elderly Woman is Rescued after Being Trapped in an Apartment Fire

Elderly Woman is Rescued after Being Trapped in an Apartment Fire

An elderly woman trapped by fire in an upstairs apartment is rescued by two officers with the Tazewell Police Department. The fire at Colonial Manor Apartments on Coffey Street yesterday (Monday) afternoon left the woman trapped in a second floor apartment. Officers Jacob Melton and Dylan Browning started evacuating were able to find and rescue…MORE

Medic Also a Winner Against Florida

Medic Also a Winner Against Florida

Medic Regional Blood Center beats Florida based LifeSouth Blood Center in their annual blood competition. Tennessee collected 1,526 units of blood while Florida has 1,404. It’s still a win for both blood banks as much need blood donations were made to help save lives. If you’d like to donate blood, please go to medicblood.org. Walk…MORE

Man Convicted of 38 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

Man Convicted of 38 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

A man was convicted of 38 counts of child sex crimes yesterday. According to a release from the office of District Attorney General Charme Allen, 57-year-old Wayne Smith abused two children for years. Smith acted as a father figure for the victims, and sexually assaulted them from ages seven until 16 and ten until 13…MORE

Medic Regional Blood Center Keeps Slight Lead in UT vs FL Blood Drive

Medic Regional Blood Center Keeps Slight Lead in UT vs FL Blood Drive

Medic Regional Blood Center is in a competition with Florida based LifeSouth Blood Center and so far Tennessee is maintaining a slight lead. Yesterday, (Tuesday) was the second day of the competition between the two blood centers and Tennessee collected 280 units of blood while Florida has 259. The total amount collected for Tennessee is…MORE

Four Juveniles are Arrested Following Knoxville Armed Robbery

Four Juveniles are Arrested Following Knoxville Armed Robbery

Four boys are arrested following an armed robbery in Knoxville. Officers with the Knoxville Police Department responding to the 2200 block of Forest Avenue yesterday morning (Sunday) where two men who said they were robbed at gunpoint by multiple suspects, who fled the scene in an SUV. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office found the SUV…MORE

Some Dollywood Season Passholders will Get a Chance to Visit the Great Pumpkin LumiNights Festival before the General Public

Some Dollywood Season Passholders will Get a Chance to Visit the Great Pumpkin LumiNights Festival before the General Public

Dollywood Gold and Diamond Season Passholders get to experience the fun of Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights on Thursday evening, Sept. 22, prior to the festival opening to all guests on Friday, Sept. 23. The park’s nighttime experience allows families to wander through immersive harvest-themed displays of intricately-carved pumpkins in Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wildwood Grove, Wilderness…MORE

There is no custom code to display.

What's happening

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

October 1st and 2nd, 2022 Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first-annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

XHunger Tour 2022

XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Over the last few weeks Eastern Kentucky has experienced record flooding causing destruction and tragedy. Mission of Hope has connected with Alice Lloyd College to help support flood victims and those in need. From us here at WIVK 107.7, 99.1 The Sports Animal, and Newstalk 98.7 we kindly ask that you consider donating to Mission…