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TBI Issues Blue Alert for 34 Y/O Samuel Edwards

TBI Issues Blue Alert for 34 Y/O Samuel Edwards

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Blue alert for 34-year-old Samuel Q. Edwards, wanted by Metro Nashville PD and TBI for Attempted Criminal Homicide and Evading Arrest. Samuel Edwards has brown hair, brown eyes. He is 5’11” and weighs 160 lbs.Edwards may be traveling in a white 2009 Chevy Silverado with TN tags…MORE

Young-Williams Animal Center at Critical Capacity

Young-Williams Animal Center at Critical Capacity

Young-Williams Animal Center reached critical capacity, spokespersons announced Thursday. Now they’re asking Knoxville families to provide temporary housing for pets in need. Specifically, the shelter is in need of kitten and adult dog fosters. Those interested can sign up or contact employees on the Young-Williams website. Additionally, Young-Williams will be hosting a foster open house…MORE

Founder of Museum of Appalachia Dies at 91

Founder of Museum of Appalachia Dies at 91

The Museum of Appalachia founder, John Rice Irwin, died Sunday at the age of 91. The announcement was made on the museum’s Facebook page. Irwin who founded the museum in 1969, collected over 250,000 authentic Appalachian artifacts that were gathered over half a century.Donations made in memory of John Rice Irwin may be made to…MORE

US Launches Online Portal for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

US Launches Online Portal for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

As the omicron variant surges across the country, the Biden administration plans to make free at-home tests available. Folks can order at-home COVID-19 tests through an online portal and get those tests in the mail. While the website has already launched, people cannot begin ordering tests until tomorrow. Once an individual orders a test, it…MORE

KFD Responds to Cedar Ridge Apartment Fire

KFD Responds to Cedar Ridge Apartment Fire

Firefighters with the Knoxville Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 610 Sunbeam Lane before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The first engine on scene quickly put the fire out and surrounding apartments had minor smoke damage. The fire was started due to an unattended candle near a couch, and the apartment sustained significant damage.…MORE

Silver Alert issued by TBI for Cocke County Woman

Silver Alert issued by TBI for Cocke County Woman

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for a missing Cocke County woman Saturday afternoon. Kathryn Bruce, 64, was last seen at her home in Hartford on Jan. 6 and has a medical condition, TBI officials said. Bruce is 5-foot-5-inches, weighs 230 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes, according…MORE

SPARTA WOMAN FOUND DECEASED, DAUGHTER IN CUSTODY

SPARTA WOMAN FOUND DECEASED, DAUGHTER IN CUSTODY

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest of a Murfreesboro woman, charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of her own mother. Last night, TBI special agents joined officers with the Sparta Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol in a death investigation at a residence on N.…MORE

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

(AP) A Tennessee panel on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first three sportsbook operators under Tennessee’s online-only sports betting program, which is expected to begin allowing wagers on Nov. 1. FanDuel, BetMGM and DraftKings drew the approval Wednesday from the Tennessee Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee. The panel has also approved companies to play various…MORE

Sevier County Husband Charged in Wife’s Murder

Sevier County Husband Charged in Wife’s Murder

A Sevier County man is facing murder charges in the death of his wife. 73-year-old Sue Ella Gibson was found shot at their home on River Divide Road two weeks ago. Gibson was rushed her to the Leconte Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead. Authorities have been investigating the case, but arrested the husband…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot and killed by police Saturday night. Oak Ridge Police got a call of a man in need of assistance around 9:30 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Briar Road. Officers say they found 41-year-old Fred John Henry Arcera armed with two knifes. Officials…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!