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Marsha Blackburn Writes Letter to Joe Biden on China and the WHO

Marsha Blackburn Writes Letter to Joe Biden on China and the WHO

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn wrote a letter to president Joe Biden urging his administration to look into the origins of Covid-19 in Wuhan, China. She also wants the Biden administration to make sure that the World Health Organization is free from conflict of interest.   Part of the letter reads, “”WHO should be required to…MORE

A Traffic Stop by KPD Uncovers Stolen Guns and Drugs and Two Suspects in Custody

A Traffic Stop by KPD Uncovers Stolen Guns and Drugs and Two Suspects in Custody

Officers with the Knoxville Police Department find stolen guns after a traffic stop and now have two men in custody. On Friday night, officers performed a traffic stop at the intersection of E. Fifth and Harrison. The vehicle briefly fled from officers until it was found abandoned at Castle near Woodbine. Two men were quickly…MORE

Tennessee lawmakers consider making Dolly Parton’s Version of ‘Amazing Grace’ Official State Hymn

Tennessee lawmakers consider making Dolly Parton’s Version of ‘Amazing Grace’ Official State Hymn

A bill introduced into the Tennessee General Assembly has proposed making Dolly Parton’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” an official state song. According to the bills introduced by Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Raumesh Akbari, Dolly’s version is among the “songs of historic significance that have influenced this State.”  The bill details the history of clergyman John…MORE

Monroe County School Board Votes in Favor of Director Buyout

Monroe County School Board Votes in Favor of Director Buyout

The Monroe County School Board votes to buyout the director’s contract. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says two board members reacted to the vote to buy out Dr. Deanna McClendon’s contract.   Dewitt Upton (District 1) and Marsha Standridge (District 2) spoke up against the buyout.  The board voted 6-2 for a buyout. The board will pay over…MORE

KPD Catches Suspect in the Act of Buddy’s BBQ Robbery

KPD Catches Suspect in the Act of Buddy’s BBQ Robbery

Knoxville Police arrest and charge a robbery suspect. KPD responded to an armed robbery in-progress last (Monday) night at the Buddy’s BBQ at 8402 Kingston Pike. 9-1-1 dispatch said that a male subject was holding a restaurant employee at gunpoint. When officers arrived, the suspect was inside standing behind the counter at the cash register.…MORE

Suspects In Custody in Killing of Claiborne Co. Man

Suspects In Custody in Killing of Claiborne Co. Man

TBI NEWS RELEASE:   CLAIBORNE COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tazewell Police Department has resulted in the arrest of three people in connection to the murder of a Tazewell man.   On February 22nd, at the request of 8th District Attorney General…MORE

An Elderly Woman Saved From House Fire by Her Neighbor

An Elderly Woman Saved From House Fire by Her Neighbor

A good Samaritan saves an elderly woman from a house fire. Firefighters say a nurse rescued a neighbor trapped in a house fire along Lonas Drive. The Knoxville Fire Department says a neighbor witnessed heavy smoke coming from a home last night (Sunday) and called 911. The nurse went to the home and opened the…MORE

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