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North Central Street Cleanup Means People in Knoxville Will Need to Move Their Cars

North Central Street Cleanup Means People in Knoxville Will Need to Move Their Cars

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville city engineers will be organizing a cleanup on North Central Street starting this week, meaning people will need to move their cars or risk being towed. Crews will be freshening up street markings, replacing signs and sweeping the streets Saturday, June 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; it’s part of…MORE

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting in Greene County, Police Say

Greene County, TN (WOKI) A Greene County man is charged with attempted first degree murder. The Sheriff says 42 year-old Nathan Poe was found shot multiple times off Bear Hollow Road Monday night. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says Poe was reportedly flown to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.…MORE

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Tennessee Department of Homeland Security Employee and Her Husband Plead Guilty to Producing over 100 Fake Driver’s Licenses

A Knoxville couple is sentenced after pleading guilty to producing over 100 fake driver’s licenses and identification cards for people not qualified to receive them. The Department of Justice says 49-year-old Cheryl Huff was a district manager for the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security, which issues driver’s licenses and identification cards and had the authority…MORE

TBI Identifies Victims in Double Homicide in Grainger County as Investigation Continues

TBI Identifies Victims in Double Homicide in Grainger County as Investigation Continues

UPDATE: The victims of a double homicide in Grainger County are identified and the investigation is on-going. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 49 year-old Jon Atkins and 32 year-old Devin McDaniel were found along Rocky Springs Road in Bean Station Sunday. TBI agents are assisting the Grainger County Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL STORY: The Tennessee…MORE

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

TWRA Recovers Body from Watts Bar Reservoir

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has recovered the body of a Roane County resident from the Watts Bar Reservoir. The body found Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Braeden Hartup. Officials responded to a 911 call concerning a male who had jumped from a boat and failed to resurface Saturday night. It is being reported…MORE

An Investigation is Underway Following a Train Derailment in LaFollette

An Investigation is Underway Following a Train Derailment in LaFollette

CSX is investigating after a train and 15 cars derails in LaFollette. LaFollette Police Chief Steve Wallen says the derailment happened at the West Central Avenue crossing Saturday morning. The train’s conductor says he “felt it give” at the Ivy Bridge, which caused the train to derail and come to rest about a mile down…MORE

NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports
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NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports

(AP) – The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025…MORE

Most Wanted East Tennessee Murder Suspect Arrested in Louisiana

Most Wanted East Tennessee Murder Suspect Arrested in Louisiana

Carter County, TN (WOKI) An East Tennessee murder suspect wanted out of Carter County is arrested Friday in Louisiana. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had previously added 37 year-old Jim Chambers to its Most Wanted list for first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. TBI says Chambers was arrested in Louisiana with…MORE

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