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Governor Bill Lee and Other Lawmakers to Accelerate the Hiring Process to Add Twenty-Five Forensic Lab Positions at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Governor Bill Lee and Other Lawmakers to Accelerate the Hiring Process to Add Twenty-Five Forensic Lab Positions at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton announced a decisive step to accelerate the hiring process for 25 additional forensic lab positions at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Taking this action ahead of the regular budget process will expedite the TBI’s efforts to expand testing capacity and reduce the turnaround…MORE

Knoxville Police Continuing Their Investigation into the Shooting Death of a 16 Year-Old Boy at a West Knoxville Apartment

Knoxville Police Continuing Their Investigation into the Shooting Death of a 16 Year-Old Boy at a West Knoxville Apartment

Knoxville Police are continuing their investigation after finding a 16 year-old boy shot to death at Big Oaks Apartments. WVLT reporting charges are on the way for a 16-year-old boy they believe shot and killed the boy found at the Middlebrook Pike apartment yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. They say private armed guards are hired to patrol…MORE

AABB and Medic Accessing Hurricane Ian Needs, Asking for Blood and Platelet Donations

AABB and Medic Accessing Hurricane Ian Needs, Asking for Blood and Platelet Donations

Hurricane Ian, now a Tropical Storm, is prompting the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism to ask eligible individuals in unaffected areas throughout the United States to schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. If you are interested in donating you can go to, where to…MORE

Airmen Heading to Florida in a Joint Effort from the Army and Air National Guard

Airmen Heading to Florida in a Joint Effort from the Army and Air National Guard

Airmen from the 14th Air Refueling Wing based in Louisville are heading to Florida today to help clear roadways and help pick up debris. Governor Bill Lee authorized the deployment of 1,200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard to support the response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian. This is a joint effort…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Releases Video to Bring New Troopers to the State

Governor Bill Lee Releases Video to Bring New Troopers to the State

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee releasing a nationwide Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) recruitment video and renewed efforts to welcome out of state law enforcement officers to Tennessee. In the video, titled “Join THP 2.0,” Troopers Da’Juan Clark of New Mexico and Louis Celaya of California share their experience moving to Tennessee to join the THP in 2022. Clark…MORE

The University of Tennessee Dismisses a Cheerleader Involved in an Abuse Scandal

The University of Tennessee Dismisses a Cheerleader Involved in an Abuse Scandal

A University of Tennessee Cheerleader is off the team after being named in a Tennessee lawsuit in the ongoing national athlete abuse scandal surrounding Memphis-based Varsity Spirit. Tennessee-based Premier Athletics and athlete and coach Dominick Frizzell, the UT cheerleader, named in the suit which alleges that inappropriate behavior, such as the sending of messages and…MORE

Elderly Woman is Rescued after Being Trapped in an Apartment Fire

Elderly Woman is Rescued after Being Trapped in an Apartment Fire

An elderly woman trapped by fire in an upstairs apartment is rescued by two officers with the Tazewell Police Department. The fire at Colonial Manor Apartments on Coffey Street yesterday (Monday) afternoon left the woman trapped in a second floor apartment. Officers Jacob Melton and Dylan Browning started evacuating were able to find and rescue…MORE

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Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

October 1st and 2nd, 2022 Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first-annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

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!

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…