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Blount County Deputies Respond to Shots Fired in Rockford

Blount County Deputies Respond to Shots Fired in Rockford

Rockford, TN (WOKI) The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has responded to shots being fired on Old Knoxville Highway near Jacob Springs Road Tuesday afternoon. They are asking motorists to please find an alternate route around the area as the roadway is shut down to traffic indefinitely. Additionally, if you live in the area of Jacob…MORE

Driver Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge after Fatal Hit-and-Run on Loves Creek Road

Driver Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge after Fatal Hit-and-Run on Loves Creek Road

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A man is facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide following a fatal hit and run late Monday night on Loves Creek Road. Knoxville Police Department officials say the crash happened around 11:40 p.m. The suspect, Eliser Correra Romero, reportedly hit a pedestrian before leaving the scene. KPD says responding officers found the…MORE

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Victims in Claiborne County Double Homicide

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Victims in Claiborne County Double Homicide

Claiborne County, TN (WOKI) Two men at the center of a double homicide investigation in Claiborne County are identified. Officials with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office say 46-year-old Nathan Hamblin and 51-year-old Robert Hatfield were found dead around 2:00 a.m. Friday at the old Kopper Glo Mine in the Clairfield community. CCSO says the men…MORE

Knoxville Police Identify People Killed in Western Avenue Crash

Knoxville Police Identify People Killed in Western Avenue Crash

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) UPDATE: Knoxville police identify the victims of Thursday’s fatal crash on Western Avenue. KPD says the crash happened around 4:00 near John May Drive when a Chevy Suburban swerved and hit a Nissan Rogue head-on. Then another truck crashed into both cars. The driver of the Suburban, 74-year-old Clayton Chandler, was pronounced…MORE

Today Marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Tennessee is One of a Few States which Officially Recognizes this Day and a Blount County Remembrance Planned

Today Marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Tennessee is One of a Few States which Officially Recognizes this Day and a Blount County Remembrance Planned

Today marks 80 years since the D-Day invasion which was pivotal in helping allied forces secure victory in World War Two on June 6th 1944. More than 150,000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France as part of operation overlord. It’s the largest Seaborne invasion in history. A total of 4,414 Allied troops were…MORE