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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

East TN Man facing Jail Time After Killing Elk

East TN Man facing Jail Time After Killing Elk

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Wildlife officials say an east Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to illegally killing an elk that was part of a university study. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says 33-year-old Sean Doney pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking hunting-related state laws in the December killing of a cow elk in the North Cumberland Wildlife…MORE

Man Placed on TBI  Most Wanted List After Knoxville Shooting

Man Placed on TBI Most Wanted List After Knoxville Shooting

Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Knoxville Police Department are searching for a suspect wanted on several charges including first-degree murder. WVLT reports 20-year-old Tomier Jashaud Lundy, was identified as the suspect in the shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Sanford after an incident on Adock Avenue on April 30. Officials say Lundy is…MORE

300 Tested at Hamblin Co. Jail for COVID-19

300 Tested at Hamblin Co. Jail for COVID-19

More than 300 employees and inmates at the Hamblen County Jail have been tested for COVID-19 after thirteen people tested positive on June 17. Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin told WVLT News Tuesday, June 23  that he was still waiting on additional test results a week later. Jarnagin referred to the situation as “frustrating” and…MORE

ISS Scheduled to Make Passes Over Knoxville in Coming Weeks

ISS Scheduled to Make Passes Over Knoxville in Coming Weeks

If you have an interest in space and star-gazing you may also be interested to know that you’ll be able to easily view the International Space Station over the next couple of weeks. It is possible to spot the station with the naked eye.The ISS has a schedule for sightings in Knoxville from June 22…MORE

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The Drive-In Concert Series

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.

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

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!

Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

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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