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UT / TDOT Cleanup Event Postponed

UT / TDOT Cleanup Event Postponed

The University of Tennessee is teaming up with the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee for a cleanup event. The event originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The event will now be held November 29th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cleanup participants will meet on campus at the…MORE

Young Williams Animal Center Asking for Pet Food Donations

Young Williams Animal Center Asking for Pet Food Donations

Young-Williams Animal Center is asking for pet food donations to help feed more than 350 animals in the shelter’s care. You can drop off dry cat, dog or puppy food between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Young-Williams Animal Center on Division Street or Young-Williams Animal Village on Kingston Pike. Officials say supply chain issues…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Wins Re-election and Other Election Results for East Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee Wins Re-election and Other Election Results for East Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is the winner in his re-election bid against Dr. Jason Martin. The Governor says he’s excited to lead our state for another term. In the U.S. House of Represtatives: Diana Harshbarger wins District 1, Tim Burchett wins District 2 and Chuck Fleischmann wins district 3. All serving the East Tennessee area.…MORE

Wildfire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 90% Contained

Wildfire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 90% Contained

The Wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire near Chilhowee Lake is 90% contained. The wildfire, which was estimated to be approximately 40 acres in size Sunday grew to over 80 acres Monday according to WVLT news. The fire began following a motorcycle accident along Highway 129., the motorcycle was engulfed in flames.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

KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

Knoxville Police department officials are asking for the public’s help finding a teenage girl.  17-year-old Desaray Thurmer left her home on Middlebrook Drive in an uber but KPD says she never arrived at her destination.  Police say she may have been heading to an address on Avalon Drive. S he has not been seen since…MORE

First Time in Knoxville Event Coming to Thompson Boling Arena in January 2023

First Time in Knoxville Event Coming to Thompson Boling Arena in January 2023

All-New Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ Worldwide Tour Rolls Into Thompson-Boling Arena with a Thrilling Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks. This is the first time ever this show’s been to Knoxville. Fans of all ages will experience the thrill of watching their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the dark. This one-of-a-kind show will…MORE

ETVCS Searching For A Missing Woman

ETVCS Searching For A Missing Woman

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is searching for a woman after she was visting a dying relative.  Officials say Denise Renee Patterson, 51, has been missing since June 30th. She has not been seen or heard from since.  Police say she was visiting a dying family member. She was staying at Karm on North Broadway. …MORE

18-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Gun On School Campus

18-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Gun On School Campus

An 18-year-old is arrested for bringing an assault rifle onto a Knoxville school campus.  An incident report obtained by TV News Partner WVLT shows the arrest address was for the Christian Academy of Knoxville. According to the report, law enforcement got a tip saying Aidan Eldridge was armed and going to the school to confront…MORE

Two Arrested For Stealing Car From Dealership

Two Arrested For Stealing Car From Dealership

Two men were arrested after stealing a car from a dealership.  Officials responded to dealership on Kingston Pike around 3:45 AM where the car was stolen and riven through a fence.  KPD found the car at Alice Bell Road and Buffat Mill Road and took an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old into custody.  Officials have not…MORE

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The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1st through Friday, Dec. 16th it’s NewsTalk 98.7’s 12 Days of Textmas! Just listen to The Phil Show for the “Holiday Keyword” to text to 865-686-8255 daily. One winner will be selected for each day and you could win great prizes.

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

UPDATE: The Grand Prize winner for The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes is Jeff West! Jeff won the Festive Nutcracker LED Pre-lit Wreath, The 9 Foot Giant LED Blow Up Inflatable Santa, and the Nexgrill 30Q Turkey Fryer Package! Congratulations Jeff and thanks to all of those who were qualified, and don’t forget to check out East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy of Trees “Christmas in the Pines” this year at the Knoxville Convention Center from Nov. 23rd through 27th!

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

Update: Congratulations to Arturo Cano! He is the Grand Prize winner of the Titans Suite Experience! Arturo won 4 suite tickets to the Titans VS Jaguars game on Dec. 11th plus a parking pass and a $100 Visa card.

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!