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Victim In Blount Co. House Fire Identified

Victim In Blount Co. House Fire Identified

The victim has been identified in the Blount County house fire early Friday morning that left one person dead and another injured. According to the Blount County Sheriff’s office, the fire department responded to the fire around 3:00 AM and found the house fully engulfed in flames with 5 people standing outside.  Officials say they…MORE

TWRA Identifies Victim In Holston River Incident

TWRA Identifies Victim In Holston River Incident

The identity of a man who died in yesterday’s boating incident on the Holston River has been released.  51-year-old Dennis Wayne Jenkins of Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian’s Bend boat ramp. Around 5 p.m., an unoccupied aluminum boat with personal belongings onboard was found…MORE

Knox County Gets A New Dog Park

Knox County Gets A New Dog Park

Knox County is getting a new dog park.    The public is invited to attend the ceremonial ribbon cutting, which will be held at Beverly Park at 5311 Beverly Park Circle at 10 a.m. on June 29th.   Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will be joined by local philanthropist Randy Boyd and other elected leaders. …MORE

TVA Asks For Help In Reducing Electricity During Hot Days

TVA Asks For Help In Reducing Electricity During Hot Days

With temperatures heating up this week in East Tennessee, TVA is asking customers to join them in reducing electricity during the hottest parts of the days. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90s with it feeling like close to 100 degrees later this week. TVA says they have readied its electric grid for…MORE

Man Charged With The Murder of Pregnant Mother and Son Appeared in Court Today

Man Charged With The Murder of Pregnant Mother and Son Appeared in Court Today

The man accused in the murder of a pregnant mother and her two-year-old son appeared in court today. William David Phillips appeared for the incident that happened in Jefferson City in June of 2019.Authorities say Phillips was driving and says he heard a voice telling him to “kill the meth addicts.” Phillips then drove into Sierra…MORE

State Will Seek Death Penalty Against 2 after Quadruple Murder in McMinn County

State Will Seek Death Penalty Against 2 after Quadruple Murder in McMinn County

The state is seeking the death penalty against two people accused of murdering four people in McMinn County in September of 2021. Police were called to a home on a report that people had been injured in a shooting. Officals found three women and one man dead from gunshot wounds. Officials identified the suspects as Curtis D.…MORE

New KCS Superintendent Lays Out Priorities for School System

New KCS Superintendent Lays Out Priorities for School System

New Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk has announced his district priorities. According to a release, Dr. Rysewyk’s is committed to putting students at the center of every decision. His four key priorities to do that are: Excellence in foundational skills, particularly early literacy and middle-school math Providing great educators in every school Career…MORE

Sevier County Woman Killed by Two Dogs

Sevier County Woman Killed by Two Dogs

A Sevier County woman was killed by two family dogs last Friday. According to officials with the Sevier County Sheriff’s office, officers resounded to Seymour where they found 70-year-old Debbie Boyd dead with numerous dog bites. Two large Rottweilers were found in the fenced-in yard and were in the home with the victim during the attack. A small…MORE

Lawsuit Alleges Racial Harassment at East Tennessee School

Lawsuit Alleges Racial Harassment at East Tennessee School

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) — A mother in eastern Tennessee has filed a $2.5 million federal lawsuit against a school district over claims that her son was the victim of harassment because of his race. Erika Qualls sought an injunction against Church Hill Middle School and the Hawkins County Board of Education to prevent continued…MORE

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KARM Restoring Lives Radiothon 3/29/22

KARM Restoring Lives Radiothon 3/29/22

Update: THANK YOU East Tennessee and beyond for helping us reach our total for the 2022 Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) Restoring Lives Radiothon! With YOUR help we raised an amazing total of $40,450 to help those in need.

SportsFest 2022 – Photo Gallery

SportsFest 2022 – Photo Gallery

On Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 99.1 The Sports Animal held the return of Sports Animal SportsFest at the Knoxville Expo Center!   This indoor festival celebrated all things sports!