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Knox County Home Connected to Roane County Child Abuse Case

Knox County Home Connected to Roane County Child Abuse Case

Authorities are back on the scene of a North Knoxville home that’s connected to the Roane County couple charged with abusing and burying their daughter. The home is on Cedarbreeze road in the Halls community, neighbors say the Roane County couple once lived there but moved out about three years ago. Records show the home…MORE

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Family grieving after a teen’s body was pulled from Norris Lake Thursday morning. Deputies were called to Anderson County Park around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Family say the 17-year-old boy was trying to get back to his float when they heard him yell help before going under water. Crews called of the search Wednesday night, and…MORE

TN Covid-19 Numbers: Wednesday, May 27

TN Covid-19 Numbers: Wednesday, May 27

Tennessee’s new statewide COVID-19 numbers show an increase of 341 in the number of cases, that pushes the total to 21,306. There have been 13,916 recoveries and 353 deaths, and increase of 10 from Tuesday, associated with COVID-19.   County By County Breakdown  MORE

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

When state lawmakers return to Nashville in June, they’ll resume work on passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The process becomes more complicated due to the loss of about 700 million dollars in sales tax revenue and collections due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  State Senator, Richard Briggs, calls it a good news, bad…MORE

KPD Searching Victor Ashe Park for Missing Woman

KPD Searching Victor Ashe Park for Missing Woman

KPD is asking for help finding a missing Knoxville woman. 43-year-old Michelle Fields’ vehicle was found Tuesday night near the pond at Victor Ashe Park. Crews including a bloodhound were able to track her down to the pond, so divers were brought in. The search resumed Wednesday morning. Officials say at this point foul play…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Fan Favorite, Abba the Camel, Dies

Zoo Knoxville Fan Favorite, Abba the Camel, Dies

Zoo Knoxville is mourning the loss of Abba camel, a beloved zoo ambassador who touched hundreds of thousands of guests during his time at Zoo Knoxville. He passed on Sunday, May 24, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 20 years old. In late January, Abba was diagnosed with an inoperable obstruction in his…MORE

KCHD: Rise in Covid-19 Cases “Expected”

KCHD: Rise in Covid-19 Cases “Expected”

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped during the holiday weekend.  “We had a statistically significant increase of cases over the weekend,” says Katharine Killen with the Knox County Health Department.  KCHD reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 during the weekend, and an increase of ten cases from Monday to Tuesday.  The…MORE

KPD: Serial Rapist in Custody

KPD: Serial Rapist in Custody

Knoxville Police say a serial rapist with crimes dating back to last summer is in custody. 37-year-old Aaron Gray is suspected in multiple sexual assaults against several victims in the Mission District of Knoxville. Following extensive investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit, the Criminal Investigation Division and Homeless Outreach officers, Gray has been charged with nine…MORE

Skeletal Remains Found in Roane County, Two Charged

Skeletal Remains Found in Roane County, Two Charged

A mother and father are in custody after remains of a young girl were found buried near their home. Officials say she was abused and neglected for months. Michael and Shirley Gray appeared before a Roane County Judge via Skype Tuesday. Our TV Partner WVLT News says neither showed emotion as the judge read the…MORE

Knox County Entering Phase Two of Reopening

Knox County Entering Phase Two of Reopening

The Knox County Health Department has issued guidance for businesses as we move to Phase Two of the reopening plan. The city and county will move to Phase Two today (5/26). Most industries can operate assuming they are able to maintain safety and health precautions. For the Complete Plan CLICK HERE Knox County Mayor Glenn…MORE

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Get an UPDATE on what’s ahead The 2020 Breakfast Speaker Series is back ONLINE. Literally. Get an update THIS Friday, May 29, 8-9AM on the most current issues & concerns of local businesses from our panel of elected officials, while NewsTalk 98.7’s Hallerin Hilton Hill moderates Q&A and discussion of the new “Outlook on East Tennessee.” Panelists for this online event…

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Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Listen to Hallerin Hilton Hill discuss with official resources as he provides you with important information regarding the COVID-19 crisis, and how you can get relief through local & federal resources. Find all the information you need to know about COVID-19 testing, relief, & resources, with web links and more here.

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