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Missing UTK Student Found Dead In GSMNP

Missing UTK Student Found Dead In GSMNP

The missing University of Tennessee Student has been found dead in a remote area of Great Smokey Mountains National Park.  Bryce Evans, 24, was reported missing on Monday to the Knoxville Police Department. According to officials, nobody has heard from Evans since July 31.  Evans reportedly told his sister that he was going to work…MORE

Blount Co. Authorities Searching For Hit-And-Run Suspect

Blount Co. Authorities Searching For Hit-And-Run Suspect

Blount County Authorities are asking for help to identify a suspect after a man died in a hit and run,  Officials say it happened on Peach Orchard Road on Thursday afternoon.  The victim was identified as Gary C. Burchfield, 82.  Officials are asking those who live in the area and have security cameras to check…MORE

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton announcing Dollywood’s largest single-attraction investment in the history of the theme park, a new roller coaster – Big Bear Mountain. The new Wildwood Grove coaster, which is set to debut in the spring of next year, is the largest and longest coaster in the park. The coaster will circle Wildwood Grove for nearly…MORE

Knox County Schools Announcing New Security Measure for this Upcoming School Year

Knox County Schools Announcing New Security Measure for this Upcoming School Year

Knox County Schools on Friday announced new security measures that are being implemented to enhance student safety in the 2022-23 academic year. At a news conference, Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk and Security Division Chief Jason Periard said KCS has launched the “Safe Schools, Safe Students” initiative, a series of actions designed to provide a safe…MORE

TWRA Searching for a Missing Fisherman on Watts Bar Lake

TWRA Searching for a Missing Fisherman on Watts Bar Lake

The Tennessee Wildlife and Resources Agency is searching for a fisherman who is missing in Watts Bar Lake after an overturned boat was reported near the City of Loudon. Search and rescue crews from Loudon County began searching for the person last night after receiving reports of the overturned boat. The aluminum boat was found…MORE

Election Day is Today for Various Primaries and the Knox County General Election

Election Day is Today for Various Primaries and the Knox County General Election

Election day is today for the Federal / State Primary, Knox County General Election and the town of Farragut Municipal Election. You must vote at your designated location and present a valid photo ID. Polls close at 8 p.m. You can go to https://www.knoxcounty.org/election/ to view sample ballots and a list of voting precincts.MORE

KFD Responds To West Knoxville Fatal Crash

KFD Responds To West Knoxville Fatal Crash

Knoxville Fire Department crews responding to a fatal crash in West Knoxville this morning.  According to a release, The crash happened on the ramp connecting I-40 East and Pellisippi Parkway, when a women went off the road and hit a tree. Bystanders pulled the women from the car before it caught fire.  According to a…MORE

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Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief with Mission of Hope

Over the last few weeks Eastern Kentucky has experienced record flooding causing destruction and tragedy. Mission of Hope has connected with Alice Lloyd College to help support flood victims and those in need. From us here at WIVK 107.7, 99.1 The Sports Animal, and Newstalk 98.7 we kindly ask that you consider donating to Mission…

Smoky Mountain Air Show

Smoky Mountain Air Show

The Blue Angels are back as the Smoky Mountain Air Show returns to McGhee Tyson Airport September 10-11th!