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Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Officials with Knoxville Fire Department are investigating how an early morning fire in East Knoxville started. Crews called to the 1500 block of North Fourth Avenue after a 9-1-1 caller advised that a neighboring vacant house was engulfed in flames. The building sustained very heavy fire damage. No injuries have been reported.MORE

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery and false call report in Blount County. The Alcoa Police Department says a suspect is in custody after a robbery at CBBC Bank on Topside Road yesterday (Tuesday). The suspect wrecked their motorcycle fleeing and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshal’s. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and APD…MORE

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

A Knoxville man takes police from multiple counties on a chase which started in Loudon County. That chase ended when 25-year-old Jamal Huley was caught by Knox County Deputies after racking up multiple charges. It started when he was found going a 100 mph on Interstate 75 in Loudon County. Huley was transported to the…MORE

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The victim from the fatal drag racing crash on Magnolia Avenue is identified. 65 year-old Michael Williams of New Market died as a result of his injuries in Tuesday’s crash. His two grandchildren, aged 5 and 11, remain in critical but stable condition according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department. The two suspects are…MORE

Drag Racing on Magnolia Avenue Results in Death of One, Critically Injures Two Children

Drag Racing on Magnolia Avenue Results in Death of One, Critically Injures Two Children

The investigation continues by Knoxville Police after two people reportedly drag racing two Dodge Chargers down Magnolia Avenue cause a multiple-vehicle accident that results in the death of one person. It happened yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) near Milligan Street. The two chargers crashed into a Ford Explorer after reportedly running a red light, killing the driver…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating an East Knoxville fire. Crews responding to Vera Drive after a resident called yesterday (Monday) afternoon saying they tried to put out a fire in their home. When they arrived three adults and a teen were outside and no injuries were reported. The home has sustained heavy fire, smoke…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating an East Knoxville fire. Crews responding to Vera Drive after a resident called yesterday (Monday) afternoon saying they tried to put out a fire in their home. When they arrived three adults and a teen were outside and no injuries were reported. The home has sustained heavy fire, smoke…MORE

A Traffic Stop in Union County Results in the Arrest of Three on Various Charges

A Traffic Stop in Union County Results in the Arrest of Three on Various Charges

A traffic stop in Union County results in the arrest of three people on various charges including drugs, driving on a revoked license and criminal impersonation. The drug unit with the Union County Sheriff’s Office made the traffic stop on Main Street yesterday (Wednesday) in Maynardville. While searching the car, officers found substancs believed to…MORE

Flight Departures Resume in the U.S. after the FAA Grounded Flights at U.S. Airports Due to NOTAM System Outage

Flight Departures Resume in the U.S. after the FAA Grounded Flights at U.S. Airports Due to NOTAM System Outage

Updated story: The White House announced Wednesday that President Biden has been briefed on the massive FAA outage, though asserting that there’s no evidence it was caused by any cyberattack.  “The President has been briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted before 7:40 a.m. ET. “There…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an Apartment Fire in Inskip

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an Apartment Fire in Inskip

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating a Northeast Knoxville Fire. Crews called to an apartment across from the Inskip Ball fields yesterday (Monday) afternoon and found heavy fire in a downstairs apartment which had already spread to an upstairs unit. The building suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The building next to this one…MORE

The Eagles Hotel California 2023 Tour Coming to Knoxville

The Eagles Hotel California 2023 Tour Coming to Knoxville

The Eagles Hotel California Tour is coming to Knoxville. They will perform at Thompson Boling Arena on Saturday, April 1st at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m through Ticketmaster. This show features the Hotel California Album in it’s entirety with an accompanying orchestra and choir plus a full greatest…MORE

Teen Accused of Fatally Shooting a Rural King Employee Appears in Court

Teen Accused of Fatally Shooting a Rural King Employee Appears in Court

The teenager accused of fatally shooting a Rural King employee following a reported robbery attempt appears in court. The 18-year-old had his bond hearing yesterday (Wednesday). A judge set bond at $2 million for a second degree murder charge for the December 21, shooting of 23-year-old Tristan Smith but later revoked the bond based on…MORE

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was trying to shoplift ammo and other items when he was approached by employees.

KCSO said the 23-year-old male employee and the suspect got into a scuffle behind the business when the suspect shot the employee.

Sheriff Tom Spangler is asking nearby businesses and homeowners to take safety precautions and stay vigilant.

The suspect is described as a man in his late teens or early twenties, with dark hair, approximately 5’8 – 5’10, 145-165 pounds, wearing a light gray hoodie with am emblem on the front, dark gray sweatpants or light gray shorts, and may have a toboggan on. He was also carrying a blue backpack.

KCSO says if you see him, call 9 1 1 do not approach him. MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a West Knoxville Apartment Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a West Knoxville Apartment Fire

Four people are displaced following an early morning apartment fire in West Knoxville. The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating the fire at Woodview Terrace Apartments. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported. The apartment has suffered heavy fire damage. The apartment below has suffered moderate water…MORE

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

Oliver Springs Police Department said they responded to a domestic situation that had the potential to get violent at a home.

TBI said that domestic situation resulted in Nathan Newport arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of his wife, Janice Newport, who was found dead in the home.

TBI said Newport is being held in the Anderson County jail without bond.
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Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

High COVID-19 community levels have put the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under a strict mask mandate once again. This is Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.MORE

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County men are sentenced to at least 15 years each in federal prison following charges of production of child pornography. The United States Attorney’s Office says 27 year-old Alan Malott and 25 year-old Christopher Thurman were sentenced after both pled guilty as part of their plea agreements, for the 2019 rape of a…MORE

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Jefferson County officials are investigating a fire that leaves one person dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responding to the fire Saturday night on State Route 92. A woman reportedly told authorities that her husband was still inside of the home. Firefighters found a body inside the home. The…MORE

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton announcing Dollywood’s largest single-attraction investment in the history of the theme park, a new roller coaster – Big Bear Mountain. The new Wildwood Grove coaster, which is set to debut in the spring of next year, is the largest and longest coaster in the park. The coaster will circle Wildwood Grove for nearly…MORE

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

A new mayor and sheriff will be taking office in two East Tennessee counties after both incumbents are voted out. The current Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton will be replaced by Jack Lynch. The sheriff will also be changing. Eddy Wayne Barton II received more votes than incumbent Robbie Goins, who faced recent controversy on…MORE

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

The investigation into a fatal stabbing is on-going and police have identified the victim. Knoxville Police say 53 year-old William Burris lived in the apartment where yesterday’s stabbing and assault occurred on North Bertrand Street. No suspects have been arrested or charged at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Officers responding to an apartment on North Bertrand Street on an assault and stabbing call. They found the victim inside of a second-floor apartment. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165. Tipsters can…MORE

A Woman Dies after Reportedly Falling from the Chairlift at Anakeesta

A Woman Dies after Reportedly Falling from the Chairlift at Anakeesta

A woman reportedly falls of the chair lift at Anakeesta and dies. Seth Butler with the City of Gatlinburg says Gatlinburg Fire and Rescue responders found a woman dead under the lift last night (Thursday). Anakeesta’s attractions sit atop a mountain in Gatlinburg and use a chairlift ride to transport visitors. A witness told police…MORE

Knoxville Police along with Negotiators and the Special Operations Squad end Hours Long West Knoxville Standoff with a Man who Barricaded Himself in Home

Knoxville Police along with Negotiators and the Special Operations Squad end Hours Long West Knoxville Standoff with a Man who Barricaded Himself in Home

Knoxville Police and Negiotiators along with the Special Operations Squad involved in an hours long standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself in a West Knoxville home. The man, identified as 40 year-old Dusty Mink reportedly armed with knifes, barricaded himself into a home on Dance Avenue after KPD officers responded to Reagan Avenue,…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal West Knoxville Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal West Knoxville Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal crash on Kingston Pike. Officers responding to the crash involving a motorcycle on Kingston Pike at Huxley Road Saturday night. The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man, was transported to UT Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries. The preliminary investigation shows that the motorcycle pulled onto…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal South Knoxville Accident

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal South Knoxville Accident

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal accident in South Knoxville. It happened on Chapman Highway at Meridian Road involving a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 21-year-old man, was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was going north on Chapman Highway when a vehicle traveling south turned left in…MORE

Murder Suspect Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Murder Suspect Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

A man wanted for murder died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he barricaded himself in his home on Monday night, according to the Knox County Sheriff. The suspect, later identified as Christopher David Price, was walking down the street when he saw officers, according to KCSO officials. He ran into his nearby house, Smoky Mountain…MORE

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A man convicted of multiple felonies receives a 31-year sentence after he plead guilty to weapon, drug, and evading arrest. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office gets a conviction for 38 year-old Demarquise Jamar Welch who was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm during the…MORE

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A Man Convicted of Multiple Felonies Receives a 31 Year Sentence in Knox County

A man convicted of multiple felonies receives a 31-year sentence after he plead guilty to weapon, drug, and evading arrest. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office gets a conviction for 38 year-old Demarquise Jamar Welch who was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm during the…MORE

TDOT’s Road Construction Project for Interstate I-640 is Underway

TDOT’s Road Construction Project for Interstate I-640 is Underway

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has started the road construction project on interstate 640 East and West bound. Motorists need to be aware that I-640 East and West will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes and traffic shifted between Mile Marker 6 (Broadway exit) and I-40. This is the start of rubblization activities…MORE

A Blount County Family Gets a Shock When a Pick-Up Truck Runs into Their Home

A Blount County Family Gets a Shock When a Pick-Up Truck Runs into Their Home

Brittany Trentham was sitting in her bedroom when she heard the sound of tires screeching outside. ”I heard everything but I couldn’t really tell what it was,” said Trentham. Just outside her bedroom window, a white super-duty Ford F-350 blew the stop sign across from her house and plowed through the family’s garage. ”Within one…MORE

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