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The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC is issuing a new warning against ticks this summer season. They say the number of cases in the last 10 years has doubled and if you don’t catch a tick bite in time, it could potentially turn deadly. Scientists say that ticks are spreading more than ever before and even migrating northward. Tick…MORE

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

The Knoxville Police Department places an officer on administrative leave following a misdemeanor charge. KPD spokesperson Scott Erland says Officer Charles Roach was arrested this (Wednesday) morning after Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a “domestic matter” at his home. At this time, Officer Roach remains on administrative leave with his police powers suspended.…MORE

Kingsport Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing 12 Year-Old Boy

Kingsport Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing 12 Year-Old Boy

Kingsport Police asking for your help to find a missing 12 year old boy. Brandon Robert Schools was last seen on May 16th in the 1000 block of Yadkin Street in Kingsport. Officials don’t suspect foul play at this time, they are concerned for his safety. School may be wearing a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants.…MORE

Anderson County Commissioners Approve Changes at the Anderson County Animal Shelter After Allegations of Abuse by the Shelter’s Director

Anderson County Commissioners Approve Changes at the Anderson County Animal Shelter After Allegations of Abuse by the Shelter’s Director

Cameras and more oversight will be added to the Anderson County Animal Shelter following allegations of abuse by the shelter’s director, Brian Porter. County commission approved the changes which include a veterinarian to oversee euthanasia’s at the shelter. Porter is accused of inhumane euthanasia’s and performing them unnecessarily. Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank says she…MORE

Knoxville Police Identify Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-40 in West Knoxville

Knoxville Police Identify Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-40 in West Knoxville

Updated story: Knoxville Police have identified the pedestrian hit and killed on interstate 40 East in West Knoxville. Police are still investigating the death of 49 year-old Edward Abrams who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. The preliminary investigation revealed that Abrams ran into the road for reasons that remain unknown at…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. It happened yesterday (Sunday) evening on Bruhin Road near Breda Drive. Officers were called to investigate the crash involving a sedan and a motorcycle. Preliminary reports show the sedan was traveling north on Bruhin when it crossed into the other lane, striking a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was…MORE

Real ID Licenses Set to Go Into Effect Next Year

Real ID Licenses Set to Go Into Effect Next Year

In less than a year, Real ID licenses will be required to access certain Federal buildings, entering nuclear facilities and boarding commercial flights within the United States, beginning May 3rd of next year it will be required. Many people may have forgotten all about the REAL ID Act of 2005. It establishes minimum security standards…MORE

There’s New Information About an “UFO” Seen in the East Tennessee Sky

There’s New Information About an “UFO” Seen in the East Tennessee Sky

We’re learning more about an UFO seen in the sky in East Tennessee. The object appeared to be a circle of lights and FlightAware, a company that tracks domestic and international flights, says the object was an Alphabet Loon balloon. Alphabet says the object was not a Loon Balloon. But FlightAware says the object was…MORE

Two Suspects who Intentionally Hit Two KCSO Cruisers During a Chase are Arrested

Two Suspects who Intentionally Hit Two KCSO Cruisers During a Chase are Arrested

Two suspects intentionally hit two Knox County Sheriff’s Office cruisers during a chase. It happened yesterday (Thursday) morning near Harbison’s Crossroads in North Knox County and both cruisers had officers in the car at the time. Officers reportedly tried to stop two people in a stolen Jeep Cherokee when they refused to stop. After hitting…MORE

Wondering if you saw an UFO in the East Tennessee Sky?

Wondering if you saw an UFO in the East Tennessee Sky?

You may have seen an object in the sky last night in East Tennessee, a possible UFO sighting. FlightAware, a company that tracks domestic and international flights, says the object was an Alphabet Loon balloon. Alphabet is the parent company of Google. The balloons ran as part of a project aimed at increasing internet access…MORE

Charges Pending in Early Morning School Bus Accident

Charges Pending in Early Morning School Bus Accident

Updated Story: Police say charges are pending in an early morning accident involving a school bus. Authorities say the driver of a Jeep ran a red light on South Gay Street at West Church Avenue and struck the school bus causing it to hit a building. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the…MORE

Man Found Dead in Little River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Man Found Dead in Little River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A body is found in the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park rangers and EMS responding to the scene about 1-mile west of Metcalf Bottoms on Monday. They found the body of 72 year-old Charles Queen partially submerged in the middle of the river. A Swiftwater rescue team recovered his body.…MORE

Knoxville Police Searching for a Missing Man Suffering from Autism

Knoxville Police Searching for a Missing Man Suffering from Autism

Knoxville Police asking for help to find a missing man who suffers from autism. 19 year-old Dawayn Jamison left his home on Hazen Street on foot yesterday (Tuesday) morning. If you see him you are asked to call 9-1-1 or if you have information on his whereabouts, please contact East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers at 865-215-7165.MORE

McMinn County Investigators Arrest a Man on Aggravated Arson Charges

McMinn County Investigators Arrest a Man on Aggravated Arson Charges

Investigators in McMinn County make an arson arrest. Fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with the Etowah Police and Fire departments result in the indictment of 36 year-old Aaron Harris of Athens, he is charged with aggravated arson. Investigators say the arrest stems from a structure fire at an apartment complex on…MORE

A Former Vice-Mayor for Knoxville Has Passed Away

A Former Vice-Mayor for Knoxville Has Passed Away

A former Vice-Mayor for Knoxville has died. Longtime city leader Jack Sharp passed away over the weekend at the age of 87. He is said to be the longest-serving vice mayor in the city’s history. He was vice mayor for more than a decade. Sharp served 28 years on city council, serving until 2003. The…MORE

A Piece of Neyland Stadium History Could be Yours

A Piece of Neyland Stadium History Could be Yours

You could own a piece of Neyland Stadium history. The Vol Shop announcing it will be selling bleacher seats that once held a place inside the stadium which is under renovation. Those interested in purchasing a seat can get them online starting tomorrow (Wednesday). The limit is four per person and will cost $150 a…MORE

A Piece of Neyland Stadium History Could be Yours

A Piece of Neyland Stadium History Could be Yours

You could own a piece of Neyland Stadium history. The Vol Shop announcing it will be selling bleacher seats that once held a place inside the stadium which is under renovation. Those interested in purchasing a seat can get them online starting tomorrow (Wednesday). The limit is four per person and will cost $150 a…MORE

Police Arrest a Man for Driving over 110 mph on I-40 in West Knoxville

Police Arrest a Man for Driving over 110 mph on I-40 in West Knoxville

A man is arrested after driving over 110 miles per hour on I-40 in West Knoxville without a license. 24 year-old Mario Diaz was seen by police driving at a “high rate of speed” on I-40 West near West Hills.Officials say when asked about his driving, he told police he “was trying to hurry back…MORE

Officials are Investigating the Cause of a House Fire in Halls

Officials are Investigating the Cause of a House Fire in Halls

Fire destroys a home in Halls and officials are investigating the cause. Rural Metro Fire responding to the fire on Maynardville Highway near Gray Road Saturday. Crews had to make their way down a long driveway with trees and debris to get to the unoccupied house which was fully engulfed in flames. The owner says…MORE

The Knoxville Flea Market Returns to the  Knoxville Expo Center

The Knoxville Flea Market Returns to the Knoxville Expo Center

The Knoxville Flea Market is back. You can shop from thousands of vendors from jewelry to gift items to clothing. The market will be at the Knoxville Expo Center on Clinton Highway May 20 through 22. The market will be open on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Signs New Law Placing Penalty for Mail-Order Abortion Pills

Governor Bill Lee Signs New Law Placing Penalty for Mail-Order Abortion Pills

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signs a new law making the penalty for delivering abortion pills by mail punishable by up to a $50,000 fine. In 2021, the FDA approved abortion pills by mail and Telehealth consultations to obtain them. Tennessee’s new law requires a doctor to hand a patient the medication. As the country awaits…MORE

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Asking for Help to Find a Missing Woman

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Asking for Help to Find a Missing Woman

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is asking for your help to find woman who’s been missing for a few weeks. Katrina Manning was last seen on April 21. Her wallet, ID and phone were found in the road at 3136 Gailbrath Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers at 865-215-7165.MORE

A House Fire in Seymour Leaves One Person Homeless

A House Fire in Seymour Leaves One Person Homeless

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department is investigating a fire that completely destroys a home leaving one person homeless. Crews called to a fire late last night (Wednesday) at a home in the 400 block of Henry Haynes Road. Rural Metro assisted SVFD but they could not save the home.MORE

A House Fire in Seymour Leaves One Person Homeless

A House Fire in Seymour Leaves One Person Homeless

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department is investigating a fire that completely destroys a home leaving one person homeless. Crews called to a fire late last night (Wednesday) at a home in the 400 block of Henry Haynes Road. Rural Metro assisted SVFD but they could not save the home.MORE

The Lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show is Released

The Lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show is Released

The lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show at McGee Tyson Airport has been released. Joining the Blue Angels, the elite flight demonstrations squadron of the U.S. Navy, are the U.S. Army Parachute team, known as the Golden Knights. Along with Younkin Airshows, Commemorative Air Force, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, Greg Koontz and…MORE

The Lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show is Released

The Lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show is Released

The lineup for the 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show at McGee Tyson Airport has been released. Joining the Blue Angels, the elite flight demonstrations squadron of the U.S. Navy, are the U.S. Army Parachute team, known as the Golden Knights. Along with Younkin Airshows, Commemorative Air Force, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, Greg Koontz and…MORE

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