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Woman Found Dead Outside West Knox County Apartment

Woman Found Dead Outside West Knox County Apartment

A woman is dead. Police are investigating after a shooting in Western Heights area. Officers were called to the 1200 block of Better Tomorrow Drive around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday for an unresponsive woman. They found her outside of an apartment complex suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The woman was pronounced dead on the…MORE

Water Rescue on Papermill Dr During Heavy Rains Tuesday

Water Rescue on Papermill Dr During Heavy Rains Tuesday

Two teen girls are okay after they were rescued from swift water Monday night. Heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of Knoxville. Two men were waiting out the rain at McKay’s Bookstore on Papermill Drive, when they watched the girls’ car stall out and get pushed down the road. They made it out of…MORE

AMC & Regal Delay Reopening Theaters

AMC & Regal Delay Reopening Theaters

The two largest movie theater chains in the U.S. are pushing back their opening dates. There has been an up-tick of COVID-19 cases in many states, but also a severe lack of movies to play. The big releases for July were supposed to be “Mulan” and “Tenet.” However, both were pushed back to August. AMC…MORE

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon Signs Executive Order Requiring Masks in City-Owned Buildings

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon Signs Executive Order Requiring Masks in City-Owned Buildings

Knoxville mayor Indya Kincannon signed an executive order requiring masks to be worn inside all city-owned buildings.   Today, I signed an executive order mandating masks be worn inside all City-owned buildings. This follows a week of significant increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Knox County. https://t.co/KSh6B8f7QH pic.twitter.com/znhMMcZss3 — Mayor Kincannon (@MayorKincannon)…MORE

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs Statement on Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs Statement on Increase in COVID-19 Cases

In his weekly press briefing, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs addressed the increase of COVID-19 cases locally. “It is unrealistic, at this time, to believe COVID-19 could be stamped out completely so the goal must be to mitigate the damage the virus causes as it spreads. We have seen a spike in the number of…MORE

UT to Require Flu Shots and COVID-19 Vaccines this Fall

UT to Require Flu Shots and COVID-19 Vaccines this Fall

Tennessee students will have to get their flu shot this fall and also be immunized for COVID-19 if a vaccine becomes available under an emergency rule unanimously approved Friday by the university’s Board of Trustees. The university went to online classes because of the Coronavirus pandemic on March 16, which was extended April 1 through…MORE

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

Tennessee health officials have again reported the biggest one-day jump in people testing positive for COVID-19, the second time that’s happened within a week. The state Health Department said in its daily report Friday that more than 1,400 people have newly tested positive. That tops the one-day high total of nearly 1,200 new confirmed cases…MORE

CDC Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms to List

CDC Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms to List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added three new COVID-19 symptoms to its ongoing list. According to the CDC, congestion or runny nose, nausea and diarrhea are now considered COVID-19 symptoms. The three new symptoms join the list of others that include: Fever Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Chills Repeated shaking…MORE

Amber Alert Canceled for 9-Month-Old Girl

Amber Alert Canceled for 9-Month-Old Girl

UPDATE: The child has been found safe and the Amber Alert has been canceled.       PREVIOUS STORY:   The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert early this morning after a nine-month-old Lawrenceburg girl went missing. Authorities say Braelee Rayne Trapp was forcibly taken by Tony Lynn Lanier, Sr. in Lawrenceburg…MORE

Knox County School Survey Results

Knox County School Survey Results

Knox County Schools ran a survey asking parents and members of the community to weigh in on the KCS reopening plan for this fall. Though the full results of the survey are not known, there are a couple of figures that have been released.   More than 30,000 people took the survey and 82% of…MORE

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The Drive-In Concert Series

Get ready for a unique live music experience you’ll never forget, the Drive-In Concert Series at Smokies Stadium! Bring a lawn chair, listen to the sound system or tune in through your car radio and enjoy the music at a safe, responsible distance.

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NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

Congratulations to Heather Riordan of Oak Ridge, TN, the winner of NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover! Heather is the winner of a $4,500 home makeover from our local sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors and all our listeners who registered!

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Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Listen to Hallerin Hilton Hill discuss with official resources as he provides you with important information regarding the COVID-19 crisis, and how you can get relief through local & federal resources. Find all the information you need to know about COVID-19 testing, relief, & resources, with web links and more here.

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