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It’s Been One Year Since Megan Boswell Arrested in Connection with Her Daughter’s Death

It’s Been One Year Since Megan Boswell Arrested in Connection with Her Daughter’s Death

Today marks one year since Megan Boswell was arrested in connection to the disappearance of her young daughter, Evelyn Boswell. She was initially taken into custody on charges of falsifying information to authorities but was later charged with murder after investigators discovered Evelyn’s body Megan Boswell remains behind bars in the Sullivan County Jail. She…MORE

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is Asking for Help to Find a Missing Man

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is Asking for Help to Find a Missing Man

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help to find a missing man. 38-year-old Anthony Bright was last seen on January 28 leaving a home off Old Newport Highway. Officials say he was seen driving a blue/green 2006 Chevy Uplander van with Tennessee tag #4X3-6T6. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sevier…MORE

Representative Eddie Mannis Opposing His Parties Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Participating in Girls’ Sports

Representative Eddie Mannis Opposing His Parties Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Participating in Girls’ Sports

Tennessee’s only openly gay Republican lawmaker is warning that legislation to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports would likely result in vulnerable students being marginalized. Representative Eddie Mannis says the bill would also harm Tennessee’s ability to recruit athletes and businesses. Mannis’ remarks stand out inside the GOP-dominant Tennessee Statehouse, where legislative leaders…MORE

Two of Zoo Knoxville’s Newest Babies are Now on Display

Two of Zoo Knoxville’s Newest Babies are Now on Display

Two of Zoo Knoxville’s newest babies are getting acquainted with their new family. A giraffe calf and baby zebra (foal) are getting to know members of their species at the zoo. The giraffes and zebras share an enclosure so the two babies are getting to know one another as well. Zoo official say the two…MORE

Gov. Lee Announces Proposal to Look Into Foreign Investment on College Campuses

Gov. Lee Announces Proposal to Look Into Foreign Investment on College Campuses

Governor Bill Lee announced today that his administration is proposing the transparency in foreign investment act to look into foreign influences on Tennessee college campuses.   Lee’s proposal takes direct aim at Confucius Institutes which is a Chinese- based program used in many US Universities. In his announcement, Lee called Confucius and other programs like…MORE

TBI says Death of Claiborne County Man is Suspicious and Being Investigating as a Homicide

TBI says Death of Claiborne County Man is Suspicious and Being Investigating as a Homicide

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Aaron Massengill as a homicide. Massengill went missing February 16 and his body was found late Monday afternoon along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell. An autopsy was ordered. The TBI investigation is ongoing. The agency is not saying how Massengill was killed. TBI tweeted out…MORE

KPD Investigating Montgomery Village Shooting that Critically Injures a Man

KPD Investigating Montgomery Village Shooting that Critically Injures a Man

The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a shooting outside of an apartment complex in Montgomery Village. A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside of an apartment on Daylily Drive yesterday (Wednesday). He was transported to the UT Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Investigators say the motive for the shooting is…MORE

Mayor Indya Kincannon Says Knoxville Has a Gang Problem

Mayor Indya Kincannon Says Knoxville Has a Gang Problem

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon joined Newstalk 98.7’s Hallerin Hilton Hill to discuss the rise in violent crime in Knoxville.   Kincannon said that the city council approved a $1 million budget amendment towards violence prevention programs in East Knoxville. Some of that money will be allocated to what Kincannon calls “group violence reduction strategies” and…MORE

Cades Cove Scheduled Prescribed Burn for Thursday

Cades Cove Scheduled Prescribed Burn for Thursday

From the Great Smokey Mountains National Park:   Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian-Piedmont-Coastal Zone fire management staff plan to burn 428 acres of fields in Cades Cove on Thursday, February 25. Weather permitting, this acreage includes the 90-acre Rowans Branch unit along Sparks Lane and the 338-acre Primitive Baptist Church unit along…MORE

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