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A Former Sullivan County Deputy is Indicted Following TBI Investigation

A Former Sullivan County Deputy is Indicted Following TBI Investigation

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation results in the indictment of a former Sullivan County deputy. TBI Agents began their investigation in March into allegations of theft against 36 year-old Cody Cookenour. Agents determined that between April last year and this March, while employed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the officer falsified…MORE

Additional Charges are Filed Against a McMinn County Woman Already Facing Numerous Charges Related to Sexual Encounters with Minors

Additional Charges are Filed Against a McMinn County Woman Already Facing Numerous Charges Related to Sexual Encounters with Minors

Additional charges are filed against a woman in McMinn County already facing numerous charges related to sexual encounters with minors. McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says 38 year-old Melissa Blair has now been indicted on additional charges which were added as nine new victims are identified. That brings the total to 18 victims. The McMinn…MORE

Snake Bites are Being Reported in East Tennessee and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says There are Two Types of Venomous Snakes to be Concerned with in Our Area

Snake Bites are Being Reported in East Tennessee and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says There are Two Types of Venomous Snakes to be Concerned with in Our Area

A man in Sweetwater is bitten by a copperhead at his house. It happened over the weekend and it’s not the first Copperhead bite we’ve heard about so far this year. Earlier this month, a Morgan County family said their 3-year-old daughter was in recovery after also being bitten by a copperhead snake twice on…MORE

Knox County Register of Deeds Wants Property Owners to Avoid Becoming Scam Victims

Knox County Register of Deeds Wants Property Owners to Avoid Becoming Scam Victims

Knox County Register of Deeds Nick McBride wants to make sure property owners don’t become scam victims. That’s why he’s offering folks the chance to enroll in Knox County’s Property Fraud Alert Program – a free service that uses up-to-date technology to let owners know if there is a potential threat to their property and…MORE

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating an incident involving a black bear that scratched a woman sitting on her porch in Sevierville. It happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when a bear, with her three cubs in tow, approached a 90-year-old woman who was sitting on a porch swing on Atwood Road. The woman began shaking…MORE

Drug-Related Deaths for Knox and Anderson Counties Increased According to a Report from Knox County Regional Forensic Center

Drug-Related Deaths for Knox and Anderson Counties Increased According to a Report from Knox County Regional Forensic Center

Today, the Knox County Regional Forensic Center released its 2021 Drug-Related Death Report for Knox and Anderson Counties. The report includes data on drug-related death cases the Center investigated from 2012-2021 and is shared to advance the discussion regarding addiction. “2021 was a tough year for a lot of people,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn…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!