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Three Hospitalized After Fentanyl Exposure at Sequoyah High School

Three Hospitalized After Fentanyl Exposure at Sequoyah High School

Sequoyah High School is closed for two days and three staff members are hospitalized after exposure to fentanyl inside the school. Officials say a student brought the drug into a school via a vape pen. After being called into a classroom, school resource officers confiscated the pen. Parents and students are now sounding the alarm…MORE

Three Wounded in East Knoxville Shooting

Three Wounded in East Knoxville Shooting

KPD is investigating an overnight shooting that left three people wounded in East Knoxville. The victims were all transported to the UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The circumstances that led to the shooting remain under active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers.MORE

East Knoxville Shooting Suspect Still and Large

East Knoxville Shooting Suspect Still and Large

Officers say a suspect at the heart of an East Knoxville fatal shooting is still at large. On Wednesday, November 24, a suspect fired shots into a house in the 2800 block of Nichols Avenue then fled the scene. One person died in the shooting. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact East…MORE

Police Catch Suspect After West Knoxville Carjacking

Police Catch Suspect After West Knoxville Carjacking

A 17-year-old male has been charged with carjacking after stealing a car at gunpoint from a West Knoxville apartment complex. The victims say that they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and threatened the victims before taking a white Jeep Cherokee and fleeing the scene. Officers tracked down the vehicle and took…MORE

Tennessee DOE Adjusting Rules Regarding Teaching Topics Such as Critical Race Theory

Tennessee DOE Adjusting Rules Regarding Teaching Topics Such as Critical Race Theory

The Tennessee Department of Education has released rules regarding what is allowed to be taught in classrooms. The rules deem 14 different topics to be barred from classrooms including the idea that people are naturally privileged solely due to race. Also banned from the classroom is the idea that the United States is an irreparably…MORE

Wreaths Across America Meets Their Christmas Goal

Wreaths Across America Meets Their Christmas Goal

The goal of 18,000 wreaths donated for our Veteran’s graves in East Tennessee is met. Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths in all three East Tennessee Veteran Cemeteries on December 18th. This is the first year they have met their goal. You can still make donations which will go toward wreaths for next year.…MORE

KUB Says Customers Should Expect Increased Heating Prices This Winter

KUB Says Customers Should Expect Increased Heating Prices This Winter

From KUB: Due to global demand for natural gas, KUB and its customers will experience higher bills this winter compared to 2020. The projected change is due to market demand for energy, not an increase by KUB. KUB expects customers who heat their home with natural gas to see approximately a 19% increase this winter,…MORE

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The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

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Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Catch Ron White live at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday, January 29th! Tickets on sale Friday, 10/29 at 10am Ron White official site https://tatersalad.com/ Get tickets Here

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.