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Champion Hot Dog Eater Wins 2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville

Champion Hot Dog Eater Wins 2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville

Joey Chestnut takes home the 2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown top honors in the newest addition to Major League Eating’s slate of sanctioned competitions by eating 14 pounds of bologna. He shattered the previous record of three pounds of bologna. Chestnutt competed against four other competitive eaters and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs who ate ate…MORE

Allegiant Airlines Offering Summer Non-Stop Flights to Several Destinations

Allegiant Airlines Offering Summer Non-Stop Flights to Several Destinations

Summer travel season is right around the corner and Allegiant airlines is preparing to launch several seasonal nonstop flights from McGee Tyson Airport. Starting today, you can fly Allegiant to Destin / Fort Walton Beach Airport. Several more routes start next Friday, one of them heads to Houston, Texas and another starts next week headed…MORE

Tennessee Promise Application Deadline Extended Due to Ongoing FAFSA Issues

Tennessee Promise Application Deadline Extended Due to Ongoing FAFSA Issues

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission says the deadline for the Tennessee Promise scholarship program has been extended due to ongoing issues with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The new deadline is now May 31st which provides high school seniors and their families additional time to complete their FAFSA and remain eligible…MORE

Tennessee State Parks and TWRA and ACA Teaming Up to Offer Low Cost Kayaking Instruction

Tennessee State Parks and TWRA and ACA Teaming Up to Offer Low Cost Kayaking Instruction

For the third year, Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are joining the Tennessee chapter of the American Canoe Association (ACA) to offer low-cost kayaking instruction Saturday, May 18. The event is part of National Safe Boating Week. Last year, the event trained 279 students across North Carolina and Tennessee in 24 simultaneous…MORE

Tennessee AG Sues Federal Agency Over New Sexual Harassment Guidance

Tennessee AG Sues Federal Agency Over New Sexual Harassment Guidance

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Tennessee’s Attorney General is leading 18 states in a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over new sexual harassment guidance. Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti filed the suit on Monday against the EEOC’s new guidance that he says “unlawfully extends Title VII’s protections against sex-based discrimination to cover gender…MORE

KPD Releases Autopsy Report for Officer Who Died Following Training

KPD Releases Autopsy Report for Officer Who Died Following Training

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) The Knoxville Police Department Monday releases the Knox County Regional Forensic Center autopsy report on an officer who died in training earlier this year. According to the report, 32-year-old Officer Wisbens Antoine passed away due to natural causes stemming from “exertional compartment syndrome.” Though it is rare, the report indicates the disease…MORE

2024 Blooming’ BBQ Festival is this Weekend in Sevierville

2024 Blooming’ BBQ Festival is this Weekend in Sevierville

The annual City of Sevierville Bloomin’ BBQ Music & Food Festival will take place in the downtown area on May 17 and 18. To facilitate the event, several streets must be temporarily closed, and the Sevier County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, May 17. The following streets and parking areas will close at approximately…MORE

The Aurora Borealis May be Seen in East Tennessee this Weekend

The Aurora Borealis May be Seen in East Tennessee this Weekend

For the first time since, 2005, NOAA has issued a G4 (severe) geomagnetic storm watch over the northern half of the U.S. The storm could even bring aurora borealis, or northern lights, to East Tennessee skies. G4 storms are the second-strongest type of geomagnetic storm. According to NOAA they can ““trip out key assets from…MORE