Category Archives: Local News

KPD Asking For Help Finding Suspect Who Burglarized a Church

KPD Asking For Help Finding Suspect Who Burglarized a Church

KPD is asking for help finding the pictured suspect.   On June 15 at around 2:10 a.m., the unknown male burglarized Laurel Church of Christ on Kingston Pike.    If you have any information, you’re asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.    MORE

Crews Searching for Summer Wells Accepting Donations to Help With Search

Crews Searching for Summer Wells Accepting Donations to Help With Search

Over 100 people are participating in the search for five-year-old Summer Wells after she went missing Tuesday.   The TBI says recent information has led to growing concerns for the child’s wellbeing and triggered an AMBER Alert. Summer’s father says he believes she was kidnapped.   With the large amount of people searching in the…MORE

KPD Asking for Help to Find a Missing 15 Year-Old in State Custody

KPD Asking for Help to Find a Missing 15 Year-Old in State Custody

The Knoxville Police Department is asking for your help to find a missing 15 year-old. April Cates-Franklin is in state custody and was last heard from on June 1 at around 6 p.m. April, is about 5’4” and 125 pounds and is known to frequent Walter P. Taylor Homes and lived on Magnolia Avenue. If…MORE

Father of Missing Girl Believes She’s Been Kidnapped

Father of Missing Girl Believes She’s Been Kidnapped

The father of missing 5-year-old Summer Wells, who is at the center of an AMBER Alert, says he believes his little girl may have been kidnapped. Wells says in a written statement for CBS Affiliate WJHL. “She would never leave our hill. I think that someone snuck up on her and grabbed her. I don’t…MORE

The Search Continues for Missing Hawkins County Girl Summer Wells

The Search Continues for Missing Hawkins County Girl Summer Wells

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office held a briefing Thursday to update the community on the missing 5-year-old Summer Wells. The TBI says new information has led to growing concerns about the child’s wellbeing.   Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says authorities are leaving no stone unturned.   “Everybody is…MORE

Judge Rules Mistrial in Case Against Former UTK Researcher With Alleged Chinese Ties

Judge Rules Mistrial in Case Against Former UTK Researcher With Alleged Chinese Ties

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government.   U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan’s ruling in Knoxville came after jurors notified the judge they were…MORE

Crimestoppers Asking for Help to Identify Suspected Thief

Crimestoppers Asking for Help to Identify Suspected Thief

Crimestoppers asking for your help to find a suspected thief. Police say a woman entered the Old Navy on Morrell Road on June 10th and allegedly stole several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise. If you have any information you asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest you can be…MORE

There is no custom code to display.

What's happening

Weigel’s marks 90 years by making donation to Second Harvest

Weigel’s marks 90 years by making donation to Second Harvest

Weigels 90th Anniversary Second Harvest Food Bank Weigel’s, in partnership with Tyson, will donate a semi-truck load of food to Second Harvest Food Bank at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18. Weigel’s is making the donation in honor of its 90th birthday. A celebration will follow the donation. The event will be held at Second…

Chillin’ and Grillin’ with Dad

Chillin’ and Grillin’ with Dad

Tune into NewsTalk 98.7 from June 7th through June 18th to win a pair of tickets to the Tennessee Smokies and get qualified to win a Big Green Egg from Hearth and Patio!

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth…An obscure holiday to many in America. But for African Americans, the word Juneteenth sparks happiness, joy, and celebration.