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UT Vol Trey Smith Wins 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year

UT Vol Trey Smith Wins 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year

Tennessee junior offensive lineman Trey Smith is named the 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year. The Award is presented annually to the Division I college football player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field. Smith was selected from a group…MORE

Fort Kid to be Demolished in mid-April

Fort Kid to be Demolished in mid-April

Fort Kid is scheduled to be demolished in April. The Fort Kid Committee received the sad news from the City of Knoxville who says the Fort will be leveled in mid-April. The Committee hopes to speak to the Mayor to try to save the Fort. Fort Kid was built in 1991 by 2,500 volunteers in…MORE

A Fort Campbell Soldier Injured in Knoxville

A Fort Campbell Soldier Injured in Knoxville

A Fort Campbell soldier is admitted to the hospital with head injuries. According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Police say 26-year-old Matt Viesca was found lying near an 11-foot-wall and was taken to the emergency room with injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening. His family says they believe he may have been attacked…MORE

Death Row Inmate on Death Watch Ahead of Execution

Death Row Inmate on Death Watch Ahead of Execution

Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton is on death watch. The Tennessee Department of Correction says Sutton was moved to a cell next to the execution chamber early today (Tuesday) where he’ll be under 24-hour surveillance. The 58-year-old is scheduled to be executed Thursday for killing a fellow inmate. Sutton also committed three other murders…MORE

Cocke County Corrections Officer Shot and Killed by Greeneville Officers

Cocke County Corrections Officer Shot and Killed by Greeneville Officers

The TBI is investigating after an off-duty Cocke County corrections officer was fatally shot by police in Greeneville. Officials say 29-year-old Travis Mullins was involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store Monday night. Investigators says Mullins targeted a woman he had been dating. Greeneville Police responded to investigate.…MORE

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Chapman Highway Identified

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Chapman Highway Identified

Updated story: The identity of the pedestrian hit and killed on Chapman Highway is released. 44 year-old Robert Webster of Knoxville was hit near the intersection of Chapman Highway and Moody Avenue last (Monday) night. The driver of the car says Webster wasn’t in the crosswalk and just stepped in front of them. Webster was…MORE

Knoxville Autoshop a Complete Loss in Fire

Knoxville Autoshop a Complete Loss in Fire

A Knoxville auto shop is a complete loss after a fire early Sunday. KFD was called to the Cars, Trucks and More on Clinton Highway just after midnight Sunday morning. A passing motorist spotted the flames and called police. The building was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported, but…MORE

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An East Tennessee couple trapped on a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dr. Arnold and Jeannie Hopland will remain quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess after Jeannie tested positive for the virus. There were two chartered flights back to the U.S. Sunday if they tested negative. Arnold plans to stay with…MORE

Coronavirus Impacts Knoxville Woman, Now Living in China

Coronavirus Impacts Knoxville Woman, Now Living in China

A Knoxville woman, now living in Guangzhou, China, says she’s doing everything possible to ward off the Coronavirus.  Kymberle Kaser left Knoxville late last year to teach in China.  She says the province where she now lives is the second hardest hit area, behind only the Wuhan Province, where the Coronavirus is thought to have…MORE

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