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Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville city council members will discuss a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised Tuesday night. The current city ordinance allows it, but the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance wants to change that, and brought the issue up to city leaders. The co-founder of the group, Julia Roy, said they followed the guidelines of…MORE

Knox County authorities are investigating threats made at two schools today.

Knox County authorities are investigating threats made at two schools today.

Knox County authorities are investigating threats made at two schools today.

Knox County Schools officials were not able to give much information, but did confirm that the two schools involved are Carter High School and Powell High School.

Carter High School was placed on lockdown, but after law enforcement gave an all-clear that lockdown was lifted.

Powell High School was evacuated and law enforcement was interviewing students as of 12:15 pm.

Both threats are under investigation.
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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing teen.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing teen.

CCSO said Jason Vonhagel was last seen on Saturday in the Wyndridge subdivision and has not been heard from since .

CCSO said Vonhagel is 5’5 with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing white sweatpants and a grey hoodie with red sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. We have his photo on our website Newstalk987.com

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Stevie Nicks Coming to Thompson Boling Arena

Stevie Nicks Coming to Thompson Boling Arena

Legendary singer, songwriter and storytelling Stevie Nicks is coming to Knoxville. She’ll be performing at Thompson Boling Arena on Tuesday, May 16th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. on https://www.livenation.com/.MORE

Rural Metro Officials are Investigating a North Knoxville House Fire

Rural Metro Officials are Investigating a North Knoxville House Fire

Rural Metro Fire officials are investigating an early (Monday) morning house fire in North Knoxville. Crews were called to a brush fire in the 8300 block of Jenkins Lane but they found a structure fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home and no injuries were reported.MORE

Knoxville Police are Asking for Help to Identify a Fraud Suspect

Knoxville Police are Asking for Help to Identify a Fraud Suspect

KPD investigators are asking for help to find a man suspected of fraud. Police say the man is part of an ongoing fraud investigation. On Decemer 14 of last year, he made an over $2,500 purchase at the West Town Mall using someone else’s credit card information. Anyone with information, is asked to call East…MORE

A Domestic Incident Leads to the Shooting Death of a Talbott Woman

A Domestic Incident Leads to the Shooting Death of a Talbott Woman

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Talbott. Deputies were called to Ingram Road after a man called 911 saying he had shot his wife Wednesday night. 52 year-old Kenneth Belcher was found inside pickup in the rear parking lot of a school on E. Dumplin Valley Road. A weapon was…MORE

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel Recaps His First Seven Months on the Job

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel Recaps His First Seven Months on the Job

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel recapped his first seven months on the job Thursday. Paul Noel was announced as the new chief at the end of April 2022. He is a 25-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department and replaced former-Chief Eve Thomas. In a press briefing, Noel recapped the changes he made and the initiatives…MORE

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The victim from the fatal drag racing crash on Magnolia Avenue is identified. 65 year-old Michael Williams of New Market died as a result of his injuries in Tuesday’s crash. His two grandchildren, aged 5 and 11, remain in critical but stable condition according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department. The two suspects are…MORE

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