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KPD Investigating a North Knoxville Shooting

KPD Investigating a North Knoxville Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting at a North Knoxville apartment.It happened at the 1900 Block of Minnesota Avenue early Friday morning. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, who was taken to the hospital. Officials say he is in very critical condition.KPD originally reported that the victim had died.A second man was found…MORE

Toddler Dies in Hot Car at Memphis Daycare

Toddler Dies in Hot Car at Memphis Daycare

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being found in a hot vehicle outside a Tennessee daycare center, police said. The toddler was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon shortly after being found in the vehicle, Memphis police said in a tweet. The daycare, Education is the Key…MORE

Device Found on I-40 is possibly a ‘Improvised Firework’, KPD says

Device Found on I-40 is possibly a ‘Improvised Firework’, KPD says

Third Update: All lanes have re-opened on Interstate 40 Eastbound near Pellissippi which was closed a few hours ago due to police activity in the area. Knoxville Police were investigating a “possible suspicious package.” Officials have confirmed that the package was a “small improvised explosive device” and that appeared to be a “improvised firework”. All…MORE

Prosecutors Obtain Conviction for Criminally Negligent Homicide Against Man Who Convinced Woman to Kill Herself While he Watched

Prosecutors Obtain Conviction for Criminally Negligent Homicide Against Man Who Convinced Woman to Kill Herself While he Watched

Prosecutors obtain a conviction for criminally negligent homicide against a man who convinced a Knoxville woman to kill herself while he watched. District Attorney Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit says Hayden Berkebile formed a relationship with the victim where he had “sexual control” over her. In September of 2019, he was video chatting with the…MORE

Tennessee’s Supreme Court Clears Gov. Bill Lee’s School Voucher Program

Tennessee’s Supreme Court Clears Gov. Bill Lee’s School Voucher Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s highest court has ruled that Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher program does not violate the state’s constitution. The Tennessee Supreme Court’s ruled 3-2 Wednesday on the issue. Its decision overturns several lower court rulings that had previously determined the program violated the Tennessee Constitution’s “home rule.” That rule says…MORE

The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC is issuing a new warning against ticks this summer season. They say the number of cases in the last 10 years has doubled and if you don’t catch a tick bite in time, it could potentially turn deadly. Scientists say that ticks are spreading more than ever before and even migrating northward. Tick…MORE

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KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM Dragon Boat Festival

It’s the 18th Year of Racing to Help End Homelessness! TAKE THE PLUNGE TODAY – help raise funds to feed, shelter and provide life changing programs! Join us for a fun experience! The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is the ultimate unifying team sport for 21 of your co-workers or closest friends. Each team sits two-by-two in a 40-foot long boat…

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for the 10th annual Game On Against Cancer Friday, June 17th at the Wakefield Corporation! Challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games such as billiards, blackjack, and shuffleboard. Plus, enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Event proceeds benefit the patients of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, a member of Covenant Health.…