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KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

Knoxville Police department officials are asking for the public’s help finding a teenage girl.  17-year-old Desaray Thurmer left her home on Middlebrook Drive in an uber but KPD says she never arrived at her destination.  Police say she may have been heading to an address on Avalon Drive. S he has not been seen since…MORE

First Lady, Jill Biden, is coming to Knoxville

First Lady, Jill Biden, is coming to Knoxville

First Lady Jill Biden, along with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is visiting Knoxville on education tour.

White House officials said the first lady’s first stop on the Road to Success Back To School Bus Tour will be in Knoxville on Sept. 12, to showcase the many ways school communities are helping students recover and thrive.

Cardona said this year will be one of the most important ever, as we not only work to catch students up, but put them in a position to do even better than where they were before March 2020.
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ETVCS: Missing Knoxville Man Found

ETVCS: Missing Knoxville Man Found

A missing Knoxville man has been found.  Police and East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers were searching for Robert Kitzmiller, 73, after he went missing on Monday.  Today authorities say he has been found.  He left his job in Maryville Monday night in his red 2017 Mustang. Police said that he was going to get dinner for…MORE

Knoxville Police Arrest Two Men And Recover Guns After Traffic Stop

Knoxville Police Arrest Two Men And Recover Guns After Traffic Stop

Knoxville Police recovered two guns and arrested two people after a traffic stop.  According to officials, after officers stopped a car in East Knoxville for a non-functioning brake light a passenger ran from the car.  Officials say officers recovered an AK-style pistol and AR-15 from the car.  After an investigation one man was charged with…MORE

Authorities Searching For Missing Knoxville Man

Authorities Searching For Missing Knoxville Man

Police and East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers are searching for a missing Knoxville man.  Robert Kitzmiller left his job in Maryville around 8:30 PM on Monday. He was last seen driving his red Mustang.  Police said that he was going to get dinner for a friend and take it to her at McGhee Tyson Airport. …MORE

Juvenile Arrested After Making Social Media Threat Towards School

Juvenile Arrested After Making Social Media Threat Towards School

A juvenile was arrested on Monday for making a social media threat toward Sevier County High School.  According to a release from the Sevierville Police Department, on Tuesday investigators were made aware of a possible threat of violence posted to social media made towards the high school.  Officials say the threat was non-specific but after…MORE

ETVCS Searching For A Missing Woman

ETVCS Searching For A Missing Woman

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is searching for a woman after she was visting a dying relative.  Officials say Denise Renee Patterson, 51, has been missing since June 30th. She has not been seen or heard from since.  Police say she was visiting a dying family member. She was staying at Karm on North Broadway. …MORE

18-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Gun On School Campus

18-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Gun On School Campus

An 18-year-old is arrested for bringing an assault rifle onto a Knoxville school campus.  An incident report obtained by TV News Partner WVLT shows the arrest address was for the Christian Academy of Knoxville. According to the report, law enforcement got a tip saying Aidan Eldridge was armed and going to the school to confront…MORE

Two Arrested For Stealing Car From Dealership

Two Arrested For Stealing Car From Dealership

Two men were arrested after stealing a car from a dealership.  Officials responded to dealership on Kingston Pike around 3:45 AM where the car was stolen and riven through a fence.  KPD found the car at Alice Bell Road and Buffat Mill Road and took an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old into custody.  Officials have not…MORE

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed 18-Month-Old

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed 18-Month-Old

The man believed to be responsible for the hit and run that killed an 18-month-old Saturday night in Morristown has been charged.  According to Morristown Police department officials, Walter Noe Mendez has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality.  On Saturday night Police were called to a home where a…MORE

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The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1st through Friday, Dec. 16th it’s NewsTalk 98.7’s 12 Days of Textmas! Just listen to The Phil Show for the “Holiday Keyword” to text to 865-686-8255 daily. One winner will be selected for each day and you could win great prizes.

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

UPDATE: The Grand Prize winner for The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes is Jeff West! Jeff won the Festive Nutcracker LED Pre-lit Wreath, The 9 Foot Giant LED Blow Up Inflatable Santa, and the Nexgrill 30Q Turkey Fryer Package! Congratulations Jeff and thanks to all of those who were qualified, and don’t forget to check out East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy of Trees “Christmas in the Pines” this year at the Knoxville Convention Center from Nov. 23rd through 27th!

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

Update: Congratulations to Arturo Cano! He is the Grand Prize winner of the Titans Suite Experience! Arturo won 4 suite tickets to the Titans VS Jaguars game on Dec. 11th plus a parking pass and a $100 Visa card.

XHunger Tour 2022

XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!