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Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law Struck Down by Federal Judge

Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law Struck Down by Federal Judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge has struck down Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger on Tuesday makes permanent her previous decision from July 2021 that blocked enforcement of the law…MORE

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

The Knoxville Police Department places an officer on administrative leave following a misdemeanor charge. KPD spokesperson Scott Erland says Officer Charles Roach was arrested this (Wednesday) morning after Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a “domestic matter” at his home. At this time, Officer Roach remains on administrative leave with his police powers suspended.…MORE

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is Asking for Help to Identify a Theft Suspect

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is Asking for Help to Identify a Theft Suspect

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identifying a theft suspect. Officials say the person stole a 16-foot trailer on Piney Road in the Strawberry Plains area of Jefferson County. Pictured is the SUV the suspect reportedly used to steal the trailer. Those with information are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Richard…MORE

Investigators in Roane County Believe a Double Homicide Occurred on Buck Creek Road

Investigators in Roane County Believe a Double Homicide Occurred on Buck Creek Road

Investigators in Roane County still looking for answers after two people are found dead in a home. Officials say they are treating this as a double homicide. The incident happened at 662 Buck Creek Road in East Roane County Monday. Police say the victims are 67 year-old Steve Groover and 62 year-old Cindy Scruggs. Investigators…MORE

Kingsport Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing 12 Year-Old Boy

Kingsport Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing 12 Year-Old Boy

Kingsport Police asking for your help to find a missing 12 year old boy. Brandon Robert Schools was last seen on May 16th in the 1000 block of Yadkin Street in Kingsport. Officials don’t suspect foul play at this time, they are concerned for his safety. School may be wearing a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants.…MORE

An Investigation is Underway in Roane County after Two Dead Bodies Found in Home

An Investigation is Underway in Roane County after Two Dead Bodies Found in Home

Police in Roane County are investigating after deputies find two people dead. Officials have identified the two victims as Steve Groover and Cindy Scruggs. Officers were dispatched to a home at 662 Buck Creek Road yesterday (Monday) morning. Investigators say they are treating this as a double homicide. Both bodies have been sent for an…MORE

The City of Knoxville Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday

The City of Knoxville Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday

More than 11 million people came to Knoxville to experience the hospitality of East Tennessee and cultures from around the world at the 1982 World’s Fair. Today, Knoxville still draws visitors with history, music, food, culture and festivals that reflect many of the countries represented here years ago.  The 40th year celebration kicks off with international…MORE

Anderson County Commissioners Approve Changes at the Anderson County Animal Shelter After Allegations of Abuse by the Shelter’s Director

Anderson County Commissioners Approve Changes at the Anderson County Animal Shelter After Allegations of Abuse by the Shelter’s Director

Cameras and more oversight will be added to the Anderson County Animal Shelter following allegations of abuse by the shelter’s director, Brian Porter. County commission approved the changes which include a veterinarian to oversee euthanasia’s at the shelter. Porter is accused of inhumane euthanasia’s and performing them unnecessarily. Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank says she…MORE

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KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM Dragon Boat Festival

It’s the 18th Year of Racing to Help End Homelessness! TAKE THE PLUNGE TODAY – help raise funds to feed, shelter and provide life changing programs! Join us for a fun experience! The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is the ultimate unifying team sport for 21 of your co-workers or closest friends. Each team sits two-by-two in a 40-foot long boat…

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for the 10th annual Game On Against Cancer Friday, June 17th at the Wakefield Corporation! Challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games such as billiards, blackjack, and shuffleboard. Plus, enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Event proceeds benefit the patients of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, a member of Covenant Health.…