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Absentee Ballot Tracking Tool for November Elections

Absentee Ballot Tracking Tool for November Elections

Tennessee election officials say if you’re absentee voting this November, you’ll be able to track your ballot. It is an online tool that will show when your ballot is mailed out and when your completed ballot returns to your local election commission. Secretary of State Tre Hargett says he anticipates many of the voters who…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

Suspect Sought for Burglarizing Knoxville Business

Suspect Sought for Burglarizing Knoxville Business

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying a man accused of stealing from a Knoxville business. Surveillance photos caught the man pictured below burglarizing Patricia Nash Designs on North Sixth Avenue. If you can identify the man you’re asked to call KPD’s Crime Hotline at (865) 215-7212.MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on Dutch Valley Drive

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on Dutch Valley Drive

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Dutch Valley Drive from Sunday night. Officers were called to the 1500 block of the Dutch Valley around 8:00 p.m. A man was inside the home suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Officials say the investigation is still in…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

Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan County men are facing littering charges accused of dumping garbage at a Wildlife Management Area. The dump was found in June at the Mt. Roosevelt WMA in Cumberland County. Official with the TWRA say after a month-long investigation they men admitted to dumping two trailers worth of junk. The men haven’t been identified,…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

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

A man is in custody after a shooting on Baxter Avenue Monday night. The victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds at 11:05 p.m. 58-year-old Keith Kimbrell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Kimbrell is being held on a $15,000 bond.MORE

16 Specialty Burgers During GatlinBURGER Week All for just $7

16 Specialty Burgers During GatlinBURGER Week All for just $7

If you’re craving a good burger, this is the week to head to Gatlinburg. It’s GatlinBURGER Week. The city asked restaurants to come up with something unique and different for this week…and they delivered… 16 restaurants are participating and all the burgers are just $7. The restaurateurs are contending for the title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister.…MORE

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Authorities in Loudon County want to know if you’re missing any items from your lawn. Officers recovered property believed to have been stolen from homes in the Cordova Road area last week. They’ve located some of the owners, but still have a several items unaccounted for. The items include gazing balls, gnomes, solar lights, a…MORE

Remains Found in GSMNP Identified as Illinois Man

Remains Found in GSMNP Identified as Illinois Man

Authorities are investigating after a bear was found scavenging human remains in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Campsite 82 and sections of the Hazel Creek Trail are closed after hikers found the remains of an out of state man Friday. The man has been identified 43-year-old Patrick Madura of Illinois. They’re now investigating cause…MORE

Johnson City PD Seeking Hit-and-Run Suspect from BLM Protest

Johnson City PD Seeking Hit-and-Run Suspect from BLM Protest

Police in Johnson City are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run during a Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend. Officials say a white Ford Expedition with North Carolina tags hit the pedestrian and fled the scene Saturday night. Police say multiple videos were provided by witnesses and from surrounding businesses and traffic…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

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

If you went to the Fish Hospitality Pantry on West Scott Avenue Tuesday, authorities are asking you to check your pantry for a highly concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide. It’s a white gallon jug marked with a hazardous symbol. The mixture contains 50% hydrogen peroxide which is not intended for residential use and can actually cause second-degree…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

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Police in Morristown are asking for help identifying two men in a robbery and assault over the holiday weekend. Officers were called to the Shell gas station on South Cumberland Street around 4:30 Monday morning. Employees say two men entered the business and demanded money from the register. When the clerk refused they knocked her…MORE

Two Charged with Attempted Murder in July 1st Shooting

Two Charged with Attempted Murder in July 1st Shooting

A Knoxville man and a 15-year-old teen are in custody for a shooting in July. KPD officers were called to the 3300 block of Divide Street July 1st. The three victims, all underage, say they were meeting the suspects to make a sale. Investigators say 18-year-old Damarcus Dunaway and the juvenile suspect had a gun…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

KPD Asking for Help Solving 2013 Cold Case

KPD Asking for Help Solving 2013 Cold Case

Knoxville Police are asking for help solving a cold case. 18-year-old DeShawn King was found shot to death in a car on East New Street in January 2013. The shooting is believed to have happened on Linden Avenue. Witnesses say two men in black hoodies were at the shooting and fled. There’s no video evidence…MORE

Missing 16-Year-Old Knoxville Teen

Missing 16-Year-Old Knoxville Teen

A 16-year-old Knoxville teen is missing. Miles Brock was last seen at her home Monday afternoon. Investigators say they’ve followed several leads but have been unable to locate the girl. She’s described as 5’5″, 230 pounds and was last wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts and white flip flops If you see Miles, you’re urged…MORE

Man Accused of Exposing Himself at Knoxville Park

Man Accused of Exposing Himself at Knoxville Park

The suspect is in custody accused of exposing himself to a woman at a Knoxville park. The incident happened near Waterfront Park on Neyland Drive Monday night. Officers found 38-year-old Andre Blackman Jr. hiding behind a small building. He also had outstanding warrants in Knox County for Felony Identity Theft and Indecent Exposure in Iowa.…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

KUB to Resume Shutoffs in October

KUB to Resume Shutoffs in October

KUB will resume cutting-off service for non-payment starting October 19th. The utility stopped disconnections in March because of the pandemic. KUB Pandemic Response Plan Households that are currently behind will be enrolled in a deferred payment program. if you’re struggling to pay your bills resources are available. KUB says more than $4 million in financial…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

Carjacking Suspect Quickly Apprehended

Carjacking Suspect Quickly Apprehended

A violent carjacking suspect is in custody. KPD officers were called to Mississippi Avenue and Reed Street Friday night. Witnesses said the suspect pulled the driver from his car, assaulted him and then took off in the vehicle. The suspect and stolen car were found a quarter-mile away on Stair Avenue. 24-year-old Eric Tuyisenge was…MORE

Nashville Airport Splitting in Two for Construction

Nashville Airport Splitting in Two for Construction

Nashville International Airport will split into two terminals while it enters an extended phase of construction. The airport will operate as North and South terminals starting Tuesday, when construction will begin on an expansion of the central lobby. Once past the new security checkpoints for North and South terminals, getting from Concourses A/B to C/D…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

Baker Creek Bike Park in South Knoxville Open

Baker Creek Bike Park in South Knoxville Open

The City of Knoxville has opened the new Baker Creek Bike Park in South Knoxville. The City Council approved the bike park as part of former Mayor Madeline Rogero’s $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park in 2018. The bike park is the first portion of the project to be complete. It’s a 100-acre park with…MORE

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in 2019 Knoxville Police Shooting

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in 2019 Knoxville Police Shooting

A Federal Wrongful Death Lawsuit has been filed against the City of Knoxville by the family of a man killed in a police shooting last year. Family of Channara Pheap are asking for $10 Million in compensation in his death. The shooting was ruled justified by the Knox County DA. DA Charme Allen says during a…MORE

TN Senator Marsha Blackburn to Speak at RNC

TN Senator Marsha Blackburn to Speak at RNC

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee says the focus of her address this week at the Republican National Convention will be “honoring our heroes.” In an interview Monday, Blackburn said she will speak Wednesday and will soon receive more details about whether that will be in-person or virtual. She said she has examples of people helping…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

Carjacking Suspect in Custody After Foot Chase in Knoxville

Carjacking Suspect in Custody After Foot Chase in Knoxville

A man wanted on charges out of Georgia is in custody after a carjacking in Knoxville. The victim reported the incident early Saturday morning around 1:00 a.m on Knotty Pine Way. He said the suspect stole his white Honda Accord at gunpoint. Around noon Saturday, officers found the stolen vehicle and a possible suspect. Officials…MORE

Commission Meeting Going Virtual After Commissioner Tests Positive

Commission Meeting Going Virtual After Commissioner Tests Positive

Three Knox County Commissioners are being asked to quarantine through the end of the month. Officials say Commissioner Richie Beeler tested positive for COVID-19 and that Carson Dailey and Charles Busler who work closely with him have all been asked to stay home. Beeler started feeling sick Tuesday and got tested Wednesday. Commission Chair Hugh…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

Sheriff Spangler Says Will Not Rescind Agreement with ICE

Sheriff Spangler Says Will Not Rescind Agreement with ICE

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler says protests outside his home and church will not sway him from the department’s cooperation with immigration officials. Sheriff Spangler says he’s received several requests to rescind the county’s agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which allows deputies to assist ICE agents. In a video statement Spangler says, “I, nor…MORE

New Details Expected in Evelyn Mae Boswell Case

New Details Expected in Evelyn Mae Boswell Case

New information is expected from a TBI press conference Wednesday afternoon in the death of Evelyn Mae Boswell. Boswell’s remains were found in March on property belonging to a family member. The Sullivan County toddler had been reported missing since just after Christmas. The mother, Megan Boswell, has been charged with 11 counts of False…MORE

SEC Announces Tennessee’s First Football Game of the Season

SEC Announces Tennessee’s First Football Game of the Season

Tennessee Football’s first football game of the 2020 season has been scheduled for September 26 at South Carolina. The game time between the Vols and Gamecocks has not been announced, but should be within a few weeks of kickoff.   The remainder of Tennessee’s 10 game SEC-only schedule will be announced Monday night at 7:00.…MORE

KPD: Suspect Stole Victim’s Car in Armed Robbery in Knoxville

KPD: Suspect Stole Victim’s Car in Armed Robbery in Knoxville

The suspect is in custody after an armed robbery at Family Dollar this weekend. Officers were called to the Family Dollar on Heiskell Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The suspect pulled a gun and demanded money. However, the clerk couldn’t get the register open so the suspect demanded their car keys. The man took off…MORE

Man Found Bleeding Out on Rowan Road Facing Charges

Man Found Bleeding Out on Rowan Road Facing Charges

KPD Officers found a man bleeding profusely on the 900 block of Rowan Road Thursday night. He’s now facing charges. The 9-1-1 Center received multiple calls about a man bleeding out in the roadway. Officers found him, “lying in the roadway suffering from severe lacerations to his arm and bleeding profusely with a female that…MORE

Murder Suspect Arrested in North Carolina

Murder Suspect Arrested in North Carolina

Two men wanted on charges ranging from Carjacking to Aggravated Robbery and even Murder are in custody. 20-year-old Tomier Lundy and 28-year-old Todd Lundy are both from Knoxville, but were arrested in Charlotte North Carolina. Tomier was wanted in connection to the April shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Sanford. He’s facing multiple charges including First…MORE

Mask Policy Proposed to Knox County School Board

Mask Policy Proposed to Knox County School Board

The Knox County School Board is considering a face mask policy for the schools. 1st District Representative Evetty Satterfield proposed the measure at the board meeting Wednesday night. Satterfield argued, since opening schools was a district-wide decision, a district-wide mask policy should be implemented. For the Complete Proposal CLICK HERE Under the proposal all students,…MORE

Board of Health Does Not Implement Limit on Gatherings

Board of Health Does Not Implement Limit on Gatherings

The Knox County Board of Health did not implement an order regarding the size of gatherings. The board considered limiting most public and private gatherings to 25 people per 900 square feet of building space. At Wednesday’s meeting, board member Dr Patrick O’Brien, suggested not moving forward with the order because of public input and…MORE

Joe Clayton Being Laid to Rest Today

Joe Clayton Being Laid to Rest Today

Joe Clayton, co-founder of Clayton Homes, is being laid to rest today. He was killed in a helicopter crash on the Tennessee River last week. Joe’s brother and other founder of Clayton Homes, Jim Clayton survived the crash. A grandson and friend were also on the craft. Visitations are from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m…MORE

BLM Mural Getting Repainted

BLM Mural Getting Repainted

After getting vandalized last month, a Black Lives Matter Mural in Knoxville is getting repainted. Organizers say they’ll start work on the mural outside Austin-East High School this weekend. KPD officers found black paint poured across the roadway July 29th. So far no arrests have been made. In a Facebook Post BLM organizers say they’ll…MORE

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