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KCDC begins next step in multi-million dollar mixed-income housing project

KCDC begins next step in multi-million dollar mixed-income housing project

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will begin work on the second phase of a multi-million dollar project aimed at transforming a historic neighborhood and bringing more affordable housing into the area. Knoxville City Council approved $4.2 million to go towards Phase 2 of the Western Heights Transformation project. It’s the second…MORE

ZERO OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE INJURIES OR FATALITIES ON NORTH CUMBERLAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

ZERO OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE INJURIES OR FATALITIES ON NORTH CUMBERLAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MORRISTOWN, Tenn.—The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces that there were no serious injury or fatal off-highway vehicle (OHV) accidents on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area over Memorial Day Weekend. Wildlife Officers and Managers steadily patrolled the 205,000-acre management area checking 242 OHVs during the four-day holiday weekend.  Several citations were issued for violations including not…MORE

TDOT Receives 3 National Awards for Beautification Efforts

TDOT Receives 3 National Awards for Beautification Efforts

Nashville, TN (WOKI) The Tennessee Department of Transportation has received three prestigious national awards for its statewide beautification efforts. These efforts include programs for preventing litter, clearing illegally dumped waste tires, and promoting scenic roadways. TDOT has received the 2024 Anvil Award for the “Nobody Trashes Tennessee” litter prevention campaign, the 2024 Environmental Excellence Award…MORE

Blount County Agency Rescues 3 People from Water Near Peery’s Mill Dam

Blount County Agency Rescues 3 People from Water Near Peery’s Mill Dam

Walland, TN (WOKI) Fire officials in Blount County are reminding you tochoose where you swim wisely after three women are rescued Tuesday from water near Peery’s Mill Dam. Officials with the Blount County Fire Protection District (BCFPD) say crews responded to the dam in Walland around 7:30 p.m. to discover one woman holding onto the…MORE

‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

‘Abortion Trafficking’ Soon to be a Criminal Offense in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Governor Bill Lee has signed a bill that would make “abortion trafficking” a criminal offense in Tennessee. The bill, HB 1895, creates a criminal offense of abortion trafficking of a minor and provides a civil action against a person taking a pregnant minor out of state to get an abortion.…MORE

Water Rescue Search in Morgan County Put on Hold for Water Conditions

Water Rescue Search in Morgan County Put on Hold for Water Conditions

Wartburg, TN (WOKI) UPDATE: A water rescue search for a missing Cumberland County man has been placed on hold due to dangerous water conditions near the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Morgan County. National Park Service officials say the 55 year-old man went missing on Monday and was last seen wading in Daddy’s Creek…MORE

Blount County Sheriff Recognizes Two People who Helped in February Deputy Shootings
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Blount County Sheriff Recognizes Two People who Helped in February Deputy Shootings

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong recognizes two people who were caught in the middle of a dangerous officer-involved shooting but didn’t hesitate to help. In February, Blount County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg McCowan was killed and Deputy Shelby Eggers was injured during a traffic stop. During the shooting, Sandra Solomon and Ricky Williams stopped…MORE

Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Days

Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Days

What you need to know … Valid Parking Tags Required: Parking tags required for Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Days. If you park your vehicle anywhere within park boundaries, a valid parking tag is required. What is Vehicle-Free Day? Cades Cove access is motor vehicle-free all day on Wednesdays from May 1 through September 25, 2024 to provide opportunities for pedestrians…MORE

TWRA ISSUES 2024 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BOATING REPORT

TWRA ISSUES 2024 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BOATING REPORT

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports one boating related fatality during the 2024 Memorial Day holiday weekend. The holiday period extended from 5 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. The fatality occurred on Watts Barr Reservoir when a 19-year old male jumped from a boat and did not resurface. The call to officials came…MORE

TBI Endangered Child Alert is Still Active for Missing Middle Tennessee Autistic Teen

TBI Endangered Child Alert is Still Active for Missing Middle Tennessee Autistic Teen

It’s been just over three months since 15-year-old Sebastian Rogers went missing from his mother’s Hendersonville home in middle Tennessee. A TBI Endangered Child Alert remains active for the teen with autism who went missing February 26th and hasn’t been seen since. Authorities that have searched around his home and beyond have found no signs…MORE

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