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New Covid Cases Down Over 80% In Tennessee

New Covid Cases Down Over 80% In Tennessee

Federal health agencies say Tennessee could be passing a critical point in regards to the decreasing COVID-19 virus, as the holiday season approaches. Since mid September, the average new cases in Tennessee is down roughly 80 percent. Since late September, average new deaths are down more than half.MORE

Two Firefighter’s Hurt After East Knox Co. Fire

Two Firefighter’s Hurt After East Knox Co. Fire

Firefighter responding to a house fire on McCarty Road in East Knox County overnight. Departments were reportedly called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. One firefighter was injured and one was treated for smoke and heat related illness. No other injuries were reported.MORE

Silver Alert Issued Out of Blount County

Silver Alert Issued Out of Blount County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a silver alert for Gary Long. The 80-year-old is missing from Blount County. He’s 5’11”, 210 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes and may be traveling in a blue Ford Escape with TN tag 8V8-0D8. Spot Gary? Call 1-800-TBI-FINDMORE

Early Voting For Knoxville Elections Begins

Early Voting For Knoxville Elections Begins

Early voting for the Knoxville city council elections began Wednesday. Elections for city council seats in districts 1,2,3,4 and 6 are being held. Early voting runs through October 28th with election day on November 2nd. There are six early voting locations: The City-County Building Downtown West Knoxville Expo Center New Harvest Park Meridian Baptist Church…MORE

Former Police Officer Indicted on 14 Separate Charges Including Rape

Former Police Officer Indicted on 14 Separate Charges Including Rape

A former police officer is indicted on 14 separate charges including rape. KPD Special Crimes Unit investigators were made aware of an incident involving 36 year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison and a juvenile victim last month. Investigators were able to link Jackson-Garrison to at least two separate juvenile victims. A Knox County Grand Jury indicted Jackson-Garrison on…MORE

Knoxville Police Asking for Help to Find a Fraud Suspect

Knoxville Police Asking for Help to Find a Fraud Suspect

Knoxville Police are looking for a fraud suspect who used a victim’s identity to cash a counterfeit check valued at over $5,000 at the Fifth Third Bank on Kingston Pike. If you have any information, you are asked to call East Tennessee Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.MORE

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss Game is Sold Out, First Time Since 2017

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss Game is Sold Out, First Time Since 2017

There is sellout crowd and the return of Checker Neyland as Tennessee takes on number 13 Ole Miss Saturday in Neyland Stadium. Tennessee Athletics says they sold out of tickets yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, marking the program’s first sellout since the Georgia game in 2017. Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. You can watch on the SEC…MORE

Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting on Sevier Avenue

Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting on Sevier Avenue

From KPD: At around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, members of the Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad were serving a search warrant at a house at 2962 Sevier Avenue. Upon their arrival at the house, officers encountered an armed male subject. The subject reportedly pointed the gun at officers and an exchange of…MORE

Judge Allows KCS To Return to Last Year’s Mask Policy

Judge Allows KCS To Return to Last Year’s Mask Policy

After a court ordered mask mandate was instituted in Knox County Schools, the federal judge in the case will now allow for some exemptions to mandate. The court is now allowing KCS to essentially return to last year’s mask policy which allows for few medical exemptions. The school district must report every exemption grated to…MORE

Neyland Stadium Will be Checkered During Ole Miss Game

Neyland Stadium Will be Checkered During Ole Miss Game

University of Tennessee Athletics Director Danny White announcing that the UT game against Ole Miss will be checkered. Checkered refers to each section being broken up by color. One section will wear orange and the next will wear white and so on. To find your color got to checkerneyland.com.MORE

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COATS FOR THE COLD

COATS FOR THE COLD

It’s time to gather your gently used or new coats and donate them during the Coats for the Cold campaign for Knox Area Rescue Ministries! Drop off the coats at any KARM location or Prestige Cleaners location! Please help our friends in need by donating a gently used or new coat during the Coats for…

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.