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Driver Dead after Crashing into Bridge on I-40, Knoxville Police Say

Driver Dead after Crashing into Bridge on I-40, Knoxville Police Say

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville police are investigating a fatal crash on I-40 East at the Western Avenue underpass. KPD officials say the crash happened around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. Officers found a black Chevy Tahoe had crashed into the bridge, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Based on investigation conducted at the…MORE

Gray, Jr. Pleads Guilty in Child Abuse Case

Gray, Jr. Pleads Guilty in Child Abuse Case

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Michael Gray Jr., the son involved in a multi-county child abuse and murder case that involved his parents, will not see jail time despite pleading guilty Friday in a Knox County courtroom. Gray Jr. plead guilty to two felonies and two misdemeanors, including criminally negligent homicide, and was sentenced to just under…MORE

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Matches All-Time Low Rate

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Matches All-Time Low Rate

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate made its way into record territory in April, matching the all-time low rate of 3.1%, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The state first set the record in April 2023, and for three consecutive months that year, the jobless number held steady at…MORE

Couple Pleads Guilty in Knox, Roane County Child Abuse Cases

Couple Pleads Guilty in Knox, Roane County Child Abuse Cases

Roane County, TN (WOKI) A Roane County couple will spend the rest of their lives in prison without the possibility of parole. Michael Gray, Sr. and Shirley Gray both waived their right to a trial and pleaded guilty to child abuse and felony murder charges in a Roane County courtroom Tuesday, May 14. The two…MORE

AMR Presents First Progress Report to Knox County Commission

AMR Presents First Progress Report to Knox County Commission

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) American Medical Response presented its first progress report to the Knox County Commission Monday night. The report comes after a new contract promised to fix serious problems with the ambulance service. The company’s regional manager said since the new contract was awarded in November, the company has added 62 new…MORE

Years-Long Child Abuse, Murder Case Could Come to a Close, Roane DA Says

Years-Long Child Abuse, Murder Case Could Come to a Close, Roane DA Says

TN (WOKI) An East Tennessee couple at the center of a child abuse and murder investigation is due in court this week, possibly putting an end to their case according to District Attorney Russell Johnson. Michael Anthony Gray and Shirley Ann Gray’s case has been moving through the Roane and Knox County court systems for…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Hit and Run in South Knoxville

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Hit and Run in South Knoxville

Knoxville Police are investigating a hit and run along Maryville Pike in South Knoxville.  Police say it happened in the overnight hours of Friday or Saturday morning.   There were no occupants in the vehicle but sadly signs of alcohol consumption. KPD reminding motorist there is absolutely no reason for driving under the influence.   KPD says they…MORE

Body Found at Norris Lake, TBI Working to Identify, Agency Says

Body Found at Norris Lake, TBI Working to Identify, Agency Says

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for help to identify a body found earlier this month at Norris Lake. TBI officials say the body of a man was found in the Grainger County section of Norris Lake on Saturday, May 4. The man is believed to be between 40 and 50…MORE