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Oak Ridge Fire Department is Asking for Help to Find an Arsonist

Oak Ridge Fire Department is Asking for Help to Find an Arsonist

The Oak Ridge Fire Department is asking for your help to identify a possible arsonist. Firefighters responded to a call at 102 Artesia Drive on Valentine’s Day. The home was vacant and in foreclosure but had a sale pending. A firefighter was injured in the blaze because holes had been cut out of the floor…MORE

Jellico Hospital is Diverting Ambulances

Jellico Hospital is Diverting Ambulances

Another hospital is turning away ambulances. Jellico Hospital is the second in our area to start diverting emergency vehicles in the last several weeks. State officials have received 10 complaints against the hospital and its owner Rennova Health because of late pay. If an employee isn’t paid for 21 days the state will start an…MORE

Multiple Arrests in Blount County for Drug Possession Including Crystal Meth and Herion

Multiple Arrests in Blount County for Drug Possession Including Crystal Meth and Herion

Multiple arrests in Blount County for drug possession including heroin and crystal meth. A search conducted by the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon led to the arrests of Maryville residents 36 year-old Travis Hodges, who is charged with heroin possession. He is being held on a $80,000 bond; 37 year-old Brandi Ellison,…MORE

Fort Kid to be Demolished in mid-April

Fort Kid to be Demolished in mid-April

Fort Kid is scheduled to be demolished in April. The Fort Kid Committee received the sad news from the City of Knoxville who says the Fort will be leveled in mid-April. The Committee hopes to speak to the Mayor to try to save the Fort. Fort Kid was built in 1991 by 2,500 volunteers in…MORE

A Fort Campbell Soldier Injured in Knoxville

A Fort Campbell Soldier Injured in Knoxville

A Fort Campbell soldier is admitted to the hospital with head injuries. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Police say 26-year-old Matt Viesca was found lying near an 11-foot-wall and was taken to the emergency room with injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening. His family says they believe he may have been attacked…MORE

JazzFest on Jackson Coming to Knoxville

JazzFest on Jackson Coming to Knoxville

Coming later this spring, the restaurants and businesses on West Jackson Avenue will be teaming up to host the ‘JazzFest on Jackson.’   The JazzFest will be a short, free, and family friendly┬ámusical festival hosted in an area of town that has seen a downturn in business due, in large part, to construction in the…MORE

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Two Suspects

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Two Suspects

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two people wanted for theft and writing bad checks. Police say Teresa Papineau is accused of writing worthless checks between $1,000 and $10,000 and Daniel Clark is accused of theft over $1,000. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.MORE

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

Outraged Tennessee lawmakers have been grilling state education officials over the handling of a much-debated school voucher program. Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough demanded answers Wednesday from the education agency, comptroller’s office and finance officials on who approved the contract and why and why legislators didn’t get a chance to review it. The program…MORE

Knox County Schools Opening One Hour Late

Knox County Schools Opening One Hour Late

Knox County Schools will be opening one hour late today (Thursday 2/13) due to forecasted flash flooding and high winds. Buses will also run one-hour late. School administrators, security, maintenance, custodial staff, and central office will report on time.MORE

Man Arrested and Charged in Cumberland County Shooting

Man Arrested and Charged in Cumberland County Shooting

The man suspected in a shooting is arrested and charged. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT 24 year-old Jonathan Pichard of Crossville was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault in connection with a shooting last (Tuesday) night that injured two people on Wilbanks Road. They were taken to the hospital and…MORE

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