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Board of Health Limits Social Gatherings

Board of Health Limits Social Gatherings

Beginning Friday, in Knox County, social gatherings will be limited to ten people for every 360 square feet of business space. The Knox County Board of Health voted to add the restrictions at Thursday night’s meeting in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Knox County Mayor, Glenn Jacobs, opposed the regulation saying enforcement…MORE

Suspect in Custody After Stolen Vehicle Spotted in Knoxville

Suspect in Custody After Stolen Vehicle Spotted in Knoxville

Two are in custody after a stolen vehicle was spotted on I-40 Tuesday. A victim called police around 9:00 p.m. saying he was following his stolen car on I-40 west near Gallaher View Road. Officers responded and confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen. They followed the suspects to the Meridian Apartments on Broome Road. When…MORE

Interstates Wet but Clear this Morning

Interstates Wet but Clear this Morning

TDOT crews have been out overnight laying down salt keeping the roads clear for Tuesday morning’s commute. Our TV Partner WVLT reports, officials with TDOT say interstates across Knox, Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke and Grainger Counties are a bit wet, but clear. Crews started treating the roads before 7:00 Monday night. Some higher elevations and back…MORE

Boater Missing Near Fort Loudoun Dam

Boater Missing Near Fort Loudoun Dam

Crews are searching for a man who went missing after his boat overturned below the Fort Loudoun Dam. The incident happened around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Two fisherman were aboard when their boat was pulled into the spillway. Bystanders were able to pull one man from the water. He was rushed to UT Medical Center. There’s…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Knoxville Police say a missing teen is back with his family. 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. was reported missing Tuesday night. Authorities say he returned home Thursday morning and is safe. Previous Story A Knoxville teen went missing from his home Tuesday night. Officials say 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. left his home on Trousdale Road sometime…MORE

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Knoxville bars and restaurants that break the 11:00 p.m. curfew could have their beer permit revoked, after an Emergency Ordinance was passed Tuesday night. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon says some bars stop serving alcohol at the curfew, but stay open as late as 3:00 a.m. Police can now issue a citation for violators. Kincannon says…MORE

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

A man is in custody after police say he tied up and robbed a homeowner in West Knoxville. Police were called to the the 5600 block of Aloha Avenue around 5:00 Monday afternoon. A neighbor came home and says he saw the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Dustin Breeden, leaving in the victim’s car. Breeden reportedly…MORE

Endangered Child Alert for 9-Year-Old Cheatham County Boy

Endangered Child Alert for 9-Year-Old Cheatham County Boy

The TBI is asking for help finding a missing child. An endangered child alert was issued for a 9-year-old boy out of Middle Tennessee. The TBI says Jordan Allen Gorman was last seen at his home in Ashland City wearing blue jeans and a grey short-sleeve shirt with red stripes on the arm. If you…MORE

Knoxville Radio Legend Billy Kidd Passes Away

Knoxville Radio Legend Billy Kidd Passes Away

A legend of Knoxville radio has died. WIMZ announced their host Billy Kidd passed away. Billy has been a staple of Knoxville radio for over three decades. His real name was William Winningham. He was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. WIMZ made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday night. Their asking…MORE

Knox Co Board of Health Adopts New Metrics to Guide Decisions

Knox Co Board of Health Adopts New Metrics to Guide Decisions

The Knox County Board of Health adopted new metrics to guide decisions regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Among the guidance, a consideration to loosen restrictions when the daily average positive test rate drops below five percent, and there are fewer than five new cases per day, averaged over a four week period. Both of those numbers are…MORE

KPD Investigating After Teen Shot on MLK

KPD Investigating After Teen Shot on MLK

KPD is investigating after a teen was shot on MLK Monday night. Officers were called to the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 6:00 p.m. The victim, described as a juvenile male, was shot in the abdomen. The teen was rushed to UT Medical Center with serious injuries, but is expected to…MORE

Suspect Sought in Fatal Hillside Ave Shooting Last Month

Suspect Sought in Fatal Hillside Ave Shooting Last Month

A Knoxville man is facing charges in a fatal shooting last month. Investigators say 46-year-old Eric Bolden pulled a gun during an argument on Hillside Avenue October 28th. 41-year-old Lemuel Appling was shot in the chest and died. So far, officials say Bolden is not in custody and their asking anyone with information on his…MORE

One Killed in Linden Ave Shooting Saturday Night

One Killed in Linden Ave Shooting Saturday Night

Police are asking for help as they investigate a fatal shooting on Linden Avenue Saturday night. 47-year-old Newell Lee was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 2300 block of Linden Avenue around 6:30 Saturday. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.MORE

Knoxville Fire Victim Sent to Vanderbilt Burn Center

Knoxville Fire Victim Sent to Vanderbilt Burn Center

One person is at a burn center in Nashville after a fire Thursday. The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. on the 2400 block of McCroskey Avenue in Knoxville. Heavy flames were coming from the back of the home when firefighters arrived. Officials say a resident was trapped inside and the roommate was outside battling…MORE

KPD Investigating Blount Ave Home Invasion and Shooting

KPD Investigating Blount Ave Home Invasion and Shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating after a violent shooting and home invasion Wednesday afternoon. Officers were called to the 3600 block of Blount Avenue around 4:00 p.m. for a shooting. A woman says three men shot through her window then came into her home. She says two children were in the home. The woman was able…MORE

Bill Hagerty Wins TN Open US Senate Race

Bill Hagerty Wins TN Open US Senate Race

Republican Bill Hagerty has won the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee being vacated by retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander. The former U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Donald Trump rode the president’s endorsement to a win against Democrat Marquita Bradshaw. In his acceptance speech Tuesday night Hagerty said, “to all the families struggling to make ends…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Fatal Involved Shooting in Maryville

TBI Investigating Officer Fatal Involved Shooting in Maryville

The TBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Maryville. The shooting happened on Old Niles Ferry Road near Cooper Road around 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Maryville Police received reports of a man in the road with guns. Officials say the situation escalated and shots were fired. The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Matthew Daniel Johnston.…MORE

Study Shows Over 75% of Tennesseans Support Mask Mandates

Study Shows Over 75% of Tennesseans Support Mask Mandates

A new study shows a vast majority of Tennesseans support masks requirements in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The study, conducted last month by the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, was presented to the Knox County Board of Health Wednesday night by Dr. Katie Cahill. Click Here for the Study…MORE

Human Skull Mounted Above Morgan County Fireplace Identified as Missing Man

Human Skull Mounted Above Morgan County Fireplace Identified as Missing Man

Investigators say a human skull wearing sunglass hanging from a fireplace mantle in Morgan County has been identified as a man missing since 2012. The skull was found in 2019 and was on the mantle for a year before authorities were informed. The skull was sent to the Knox County Regional Forensics Center, which identified…MORE

Murder Suspect in Custody Accused of Shooting Girlfriend Overnight

Murder Suspect in Custody Accused of Shooting Girlfriend Overnight

A Knoxville man is in custody accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend. Officials say 22-year-old Caelan Greenfield called 9-1-1 to report he shot his girlfriend Friday morning. Officers responded to the 7900 block of Gleason Drive around 12:30 a.m. Greenfield had left the scene and the 21-year-old woman was found dead in her vehicle.…MORE

Family Says Roane County Man Has Been Missing 2 Weeks

Family Says Roane County Man Has Been Missing 2 Weeks

Roane County authorities are searching for a man missing two weeks. 31-year-old Robert “Quenton” McCullough was last seen October 7th near Winton Chapel Road around 1:00 in the morning. If you’ve seen McCullough you’re asked to call the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at (865) 717-4709 and ask to speak with a detective. If after hours you…MORE

Gov Lee Expected to Extend Measure Allowing Local Mask Mandates

Gov Lee Expected to Extend Measure Allowing Local Mask Mandates

Governor Bill Lee intends to extend an executive order that allows the majority of Tennessee’s counties the option to require face coverings. The measure is set to expire at the end of the October. Gillum Ferguson, Lee’s spokesman, confirmed Monday the executive order will be extended until the end of the year. Regardless of the…MORE

1 Resigned Another Dismissed Over Allegations of Wrongdoing in Knox Co Govt

1 Resigned Another Dismissed Over Allegations of Wrongdoing in Knox Co Govt

Two officials are no longer with the Knox County Government after allegations of wrongdoing. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff Bryan Hair and dismissed Senior Director of Parks and Recreation Paul White. A release says White declined the opportunity to resign. The Comptroller’s Office is investigating allegations of…MORE

Body Recovered After Fatal Boating Accident on Norris Lake

Body Recovered After Fatal Boating Accident on Norris Lake

Officials are investigating after a fatal boating accident on Norris Lake. The TWRA was called to the Big Creek area for an explosion and fire around 11:00 p.m. Saturday. The victim has not been identified, but is said to be a 51-year-old man from Norris Tennessee. A boat crashed into the shoreline and became fully engulfed…MORE

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackstock Avenue

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackstock Avenue

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Blackstock Avenue overnight. The call came in just after midnight. The crash happened on Blackstock near Hannah Avenue. It was a single vehicle crash. Investigators say the rider appeared to speeding on the road and lost control of the bike. The man was pronounced dead on the…MORE

Early Voting Begins in Tennessee

Early Voting Begins in Tennessee

Early voting is starting in Tennessee for the November 3rd election. Wednesday marks the first day of Tennessee’s in-person early voting period, which runs Monday through Saturday until Thursday, Oct. 29. Voters can find information about early voting and Election Day voting locations by using the GoVoteTN app or by going on GoVoteTN.com. You’ll need…MORE

Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle on Texas Ave

Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle on Texas Ave

Few details have been released after a shooting on Texas Avenue early Monday morning. Officers were called to Lonsdale Homes on the 1900 block of Texas Avenue a little before 1:00 a.m. A man was found shot to death inside a wrecked vehicle. A witness saw a man run from the scene. Police are asking…MORE

Racist Comments and Pornographic Images Disrupt UT Panel Discussion

Racist Comments and Pornographic Images Disrupt UT Panel Discussion

Officials say racist comments and pornographic images disrupted a virtual panel discussion being held by the University of Tennessee. The interruption came near the end of a panel called “Women as Change Agents.” One of the featured speakers was Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Little Rock Central High School…MORE

Endangered Child Alert for Middle TN Teen

Endangered Child Alert for Middle TN Teen

Police in Middle Tennessee are asking you to be looking for a missing teen. An Endangered Child Alert was issued Thursday morning for 14-year-old Destiny Hale out of Smith County. They believe she’s headed to the Memphis area, but authorities are asking everyone to be on alert. Hale is described as five feet two inches…MORE

Guy Found Guilty of Murdering and Dismembering Parents

Guy Found Guilty of Murdering and Dismembering Parents

The jury says guilty on all counts in the murder trial of Joel Michael Guy Jr. Guy was found guilty of murdering and dismembering his parents at their Knox County home in 2016. The verdict came back this morning less than a day after deliberation began. The jury was unanimous and found Guy guilty on…MORE

County Commission Passes Resolution and Appoints Citizen to Board of Health

County Commission Passes Resolution and Appoints Citizen to Board of Health

Knox County Commissioners moved to take back some of the powers of the Board of Health Monday night, but it’s unclear if their actions have any teeth. Commissioners passed a resolution that says they intend to put a cap on how stringent the orders from the Board of Health can be. Commissioner Terry Hill doesn’t believe…MORE

Drug Charges Filed in Monday Morning Police Chase

Drug Charges Filed in Monday Morning Police Chase

A man is in custody following a police chase through Knoxville Monday morning. It started around 5:00 a.m. as a shooting call to the Morningside Gardens Apartments on McCalla Avenue. The caller said he heard gunshots outside his window and saw a white vehicle speed out of the parking lot. Police caught up to the…MORE

Jury Selected in Joel Guy Jr. Murder Trial

Jury Selected in Joel Guy Jr. Murder Trial

The jury has been selected and the murder trial starts next week. Joel Guy Jr. is accused of killing and dismembering his parents bodies in Knox County. Guy is accused of killing his parents 61-year-old Joel Guy Sr and 55-year-old Lisa Guy in 2016. It happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The trial will start…MORE

Mayor Jacobs Apologizing After Video Leaked Criticizing Board of Health

Mayor Jacobs Apologizing After Video Leaked Criticizing Board of Health

A video featuring Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs criticizing the Knox County Board of Health has stirred fear among members of the board.   The video, briefly released last week by a group called “Freedom Forward,” features Mayor Glenn Jacobs talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and regulations to contain it, mixed with images of fire,…MORE

One Person Killed in Corryton House Fire

One Person Killed in Corryton House Fire

Rural Metro is investigating after a fatal fire in Corryton Sunday night. Firefighters were Calgary Drive around 11:00 p.m. Flames were coming from the roof when they got there. One person was already outside the home. Crews searched the home, but were unable to find the second resident. Officials later confirmed the death. The Knox…MORE

NC Man Pleads Not Guilty Charged in BLM Protest Hit and Run

NC Man Pleads Not Guilty Charged in BLM Protest Hit and Run

A North Carolina man accused of a hit and run during a Black Lives Matter protest in East Tennessee is pleading not guilty. 37-year-old Jared Lafer was in court Wednesday. Cellphone video caught part of what happened in Johnson City on Saturday. Lafer is charged with Aggravated Assault. Investigators say Lafer hit a man with…MORE

KPD Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

KPD Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

One person is dead three were injured in multiple shootings in Knoxville over the weekend. Officials say three shootings happened from Friday night to early Sunday morning. The first started as a reported carjacking Friday night. The victim says she was sitting in her vehicle on North Central Street when she was approached by a…MORE

Tiger Spotted in East Knoxville Near Forks of the River

Tiger Spotted in East Knoxville Near Forks of the River

The hunt is on for a tiger in South and East Knoxville. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler says an off-duty officer spotted the animal near the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area Wednesday night. The deputy said the animal appeared to be full-grown. There’s been sightings Thursday morning around Governor John Sevier Highway and Thorngrove…MORE

Man Killed Boating on Watts Bar Lake

Man Killed Boating on Watts Bar Lake

The TWRA is investigating a boating accident in Roane County that killed one and injured two others. The crash happened near the Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday night. 55-year-old Don Campbell of Ooltewah was pronounced dead on the scene. His wife was airlifted to UT Medical Center and is in the ICU…MORE

Victim Identified Suspect Still Sought in Sevier County Murder

Victim Identified Suspect Still Sought in Sevier County Murder

Police are asking you to stay on the lookout for a Sevier County murder suspect. Officers are looking for 30-year-old Josh Carr. Carr is accused of stabbing and killing his mother, 56-year-old Pam Carr, and wounding his grandmother Wednesday morning on Bluff Mountain Road. Investigators say Pam worked for the City of Sevierville for 20…MORE

Board of Health Considering Extending Bar Curfew Tonight

Board of Health Considering Extending Bar Curfew Tonight

The Knox County Board of Health is meeting Wednesday and on the agenda is a measure to extend the bar curfew. The current measure expires Thursday and requires all establishments that make 50% or more of their revenue from the sale of alcohol to close at 10:00 p.m. They’re considering extending the measure another week.MORE

LCSO Unable to Locate Two Men who Fled Traffic Stop

LCSO Unable to Locate Two Men who Fled Traffic Stop

Police in Loudon County are searching for two people on the run after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. Around 1:00 a.m., a white Infinity with a license plate reported stolen out of Blount County was found in the Glendale Community. As the deputy attempted to make the traffic stop two men got out of…MORE

Man Charged With Rape on Closed Knoxville College Campus

Man Charged With Rape on Closed Knoxville College Campus

A man is in custody accused of raping a woman on the closed Knoxville College campus. The assault was reported around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night on the 900 block of Knoxville College Drive. The victim says she was approached by the suspect who threatened to assault her and then did. A bystander tried to stop the…MORE

$10,000 Reward in Knoxville Woman’s Shooting Death

$10,000 Reward in Knoxville Woman’s Shooting Death

The reward is now $10,000 in the shooting death of a Knoxville woman. 24-year-old Aseal Iysheh was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of BJ’s Food Mart June 11th. Investigators say there were multiple witnesses to the shooting who have not come forward. So far no arrests have been made in…MORE

Megan Boswell Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Daughter’s Death

Megan Boswell Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Daughter’s Death

 A Sullivan County mother accused of killing her 15-month old daughter says she’s not guilty in the case. She made the plea Friday morning in a virtual arraignment. Friday was 19-year-old Megan Boswell’s first appearance in court since she was indicted on First-Degree Murder earlier this month. Evelyn Boswell’s remains were found on a…MORE

Crews Recover Body After Drowning at Fort Dickerson Quarry

Crews Recover Body After Drowning at Fort Dickerson Quarry

Knoxville Police are working to notify next of kin after a drowning at the Fort Dickerson Quarry Sunday night. Officials say the man was swimming with friends when he jumped into the water from the West side of the quarry and never resurfaced. Teams recovered the man’s body around 9:45 Tuesday morning. The body is…MORE

Knox County Schools Return to Class

Knox County Schools Return to Class

Knox County Schools are back in session Monday. Students will start the year with a half-day. Superintendent Bob Thomas will be visiting Ritta Elementary to greet students, teachers and families. The Knox County Schools released their reopening plan. The plan includes all students and staff wearing face masks in buses and on school property. They’re…MORE

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