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Every Player on the UT Volunteer Football Team is About be Part of a NIL Deal

Every Player on the UT Volunteer Football Team is About be Part of a NIL Deal

Every player on the University of Tennessee football team will soon be part of a Name Image Likeness Deal. Knoxville-based Spyre Sports Group along with Knoxville-based DW Designs have teamed up to make a shirt with the word Attack on the front. UT Vol Football player Velus Jones says the team wanted something to express…MORE

KPD Officer Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting is Recovering Following Surgery

KPD Officer Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting is Recovering Following Surgery

Officials with the Knoxville Police Department say the officer, Adam Willson, injured during an officer-involved shooting at Austin-East High School Monday is recovering following surgery. WVLT reporting Willson is “in good spirits and doing well after surgery.” Officer Adam Willson is a 20-year veteran of the police department currently serving as the School Resource Officer…MORE

Update: Shooting at Austin East High School

3:52 pm: Knoxville police are reporting Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims are reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. KPD is asking people to avoid the area. 4:05 pm: If you need to pick your child up from…MORE

UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

Josh Heupel, the former Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF, has been named Tennessee’s 27th head football coach, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Wednesday. Heupel will be formally introduced during a live-streamed…MORE

UT’s Athletic Director Hires a New Head Football Coach

UT’s Athletic Director Hires a New Head Football Coach

The University of Tennessee has a new head football coach.  Tennessee has hired Josh Heupel, UCF’s coach as UT’s new head football coach. That’s according to our Jimmy Hyams. Athletic Director Danny White told the team this (Wednesday) morning. Heupel was 28-8 in three years at Central Florida and his offense was top five in…MORE

Death Investigation in Campbell County

Death Investigation in Campbell County

Deputies are investigating in Campbell County after a man’s body was found in the White Oak community. The body was found at a home on Hatmaker Hollow Lane. So far, the man has not been identified. Investigators say they’re working to determine cause of death.MORE

Blue Angels Coming Back to Knoxville in 2022

Blue Angels Coming Back to Knoxville in 2022

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to Knoxville. The Blue Angels announced their 76th Season which includes a stop in Knoxville. The 2022 season includes 63 demonstrations in 32 cities. They’re coming to Knoxville September 10th and 11th 2022. The Blue Angels were last in Knoxville for the Smoky Mountain Air Show in…MORE

Jefferson Co Authorities Warning of Cow Theives

Jefferson Co Authorities Warning of Cow Theives

Authorities in Jefferson County are on the hunt for a missing cow. Officials are asking farmers to be on the lookout for a cow stolen from a farm Tuesday. They’re asking farmers to check their herds and conduct a headcount. Jefferson County officials say neighboring counties have had entire herds stolen. Officials are asking you…MORE

Campbell County Murder Suspect in Custody

Campbell County Murder Suspect in Custody

A man on TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Listed is in custody. 48-year-old Billy Jay Randolph was wanted out of Campbell County for Criminal Homicide. Authorities last week announced the search for Randolph and warned that he was considered armed and dangerous. Randolph was located in Dayton Ohio Saturday and is awaiting extradition. 🚨MOST WANTED…MORE

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

Missing Kingsport Teens

Missing Kingsport Teens

Police in Kingsport are looking for two missing teens. 17-year-olds Lee Troupe and Jenna White were both reported missing last week. Officials say the two cases are not connect. Troupe is 5′11″ and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. White is 5′4″ and 169 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown…MORE

Obama: Not Giving Dolly Parton the Medal of Freedom was a Mistake

Obama: Not Giving Dolly Parton the Medal of Freedom was a Mistake

Former President Barack Obama says not presenting Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom was a mistake. The comments came on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night. In a segment titled “Questions We’re Pretty Sure Barack Obama Has Never Been Asked Before” Colbert asked, “How does Dolly Parton not have a Presidential Medal of Freedom?”…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

$6 Million Grant for Bike Trails in Cocke County

$6 Million Grant for Bike Trails in Cocke County

A $6 million federal grant will help build 50 to 75 miles of mountain bike trails in East Tennessee. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the money from the Appalachian Regional Commission aims to encourage more people who visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park to come through Cocke County, one of the most economically distressed counties…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

KPD Asking For Help in Road Rage Shooting on I-40 West

KPD Asking For Help in Road Rage Shooting on I-40 West

Knoxville Police are asking for help finding the suspect in a road rage shooting last week. It happened on I-40 West near Strawberry Plains Pike Friday night. Investigators say a 33-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were shot in the incident. Their injuries were described as non-life threatening. The suspect was driving a newer-model blue Ford…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

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

A Kentucky inmate may be on the run in Tennessee. 43-year-old Harold Hatfield was serving a 10-year-sentence on an Assault charge. Authorities say he escaped from a career development center in Richmond Kentucky in a gray SUV. Hatfield has ties to Tazewell Tennessee and was spotted in Claiborne County yesterday. Deputies were called to the…MORE

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

A 150 acre wildfire in Fentress County Tennessee is said to be 95 percent contained. The fire is on the west side of Hoodtown Road and South of Jamestown. Crews were able to put down bulldozer lines around the fire Thursday night and started back burning operations. Officials say no structures are threatened. There’s no…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

The Knox County Board of health has called a special session Friday night. On the agenda is a discussion on further actions the Board can take to protect public health. Director of the Knox County Health Department Dr. Martha Buchanan will update board members on the local situation. They also plan to review regulations instituted…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

Missing Middle TN Boy Built Shelter to Survive

Missing Middle TN Boy Built Shelter to Survive

A Tennessee boy who disappeared into a heavily wooded area near his home Sunday has been found safe. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 9-year-old Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday at a creek bed about three-quarters of a mile from his home. The boy told investigators he found a blue tarp and built a shelter,…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

Suspect in Custody Wanted from Incident in July

Suspect in Custody Wanted from Incident in July

A suspect wanted on a number of outstanding warrants in Knoxville was arrested yesterday. 23-year-old Jyrmanie Moulden was wanted for an Aggravated Domestic Assault incident in July on Mystic River Way and another incident on Taliwa Court. Knoxville Police and US Marshals found Moulden on Woodbine Way. He was booked on a $45,000 bond.MORE

Wilson County Man Arrested in 40-Year-Old Sexual Assault Case

Wilson County Man Arrested in 40-Year-Old Sexual Assault Case

A Tennessee man is facing charges in a 40-year-old Sexual Assault Case. The investigation started in July when a woman said she was the victim of sexual assault that started when she was less than 13-years-old. Officials say Donald Haynes abused the victim from 1979 until 1985. Last week the Wilson County Grand Jury indicted…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

Governor Bill Lee Working on Spending Plan for 2021

Governor Bill Lee Working on Spending Plan for 2021

Tennessee department heads are set to pitch their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal year to Gov. Bill Lee and his top budget officials. Starting Monday, Lee will listen to budget proposals throughout the week before finalizing his own spending plan and submitting it to the GOP-controlled Statehouse. The hearings will take place in Nashville…MORE

Victim in the Hospital After Violent Robbery in Fort Sanders

Victim in the Hospital After Violent Robbery in Fort Sanders

Knoxville Police are investigating after a violent robbery in the Fort Sanders area Saturday night. Officers were called to Highland Avenue and 22nd Street around 9:00 p.m. The victim says he was walking home when he noticed four men following him. He says he was knocked unconscious by one of the suspects and they stole…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

Two Arrested in Connection to Knoxville Gun Store Burglary

Two Arrested in Connection to Knoxville Gun Store Burglary

Two people are in custody in connection to an ATF investigation in Knoxville. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were brought in after Knoxville Tactical in Powell was burglarized Sunday. Officials say the suspects broke the front glass out of the store and stole an undetermined number of firearms. The initial report said 15…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

FBI Investigating Knoxville-Knox CAC Office

FBI Investigating Knoxville-Knox CAC Office

The FBI is investigating the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee office. Wednesday the FBI, IRS, Department of Energy and more announced they were a part of an undisclosed investigation. The FBI says a multi-year investigation has been ongoing at four locations across Tennessee including the Knoxville CAC office. No details of the investigation has been…MORE

Harshbarger Picks up District 1 and Incumbents Win TN’s US House Seats

Harshbarger Picks up District 1 and Incumbents Win TN’s US House Seats

Republican Diane Harshbarger won the only open U.S. House seat in Tennessee, while incumbents held onto the the state’s remaining eight congressional seats. Congressional District 1 Harshbarger, the first-time political candidate, defeated Democratic candidate Blair Walsingham in Congressional District 1 that has been represented by Republicans since the Civil War. Harshbarger’s win marks the first…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

Election Day 2020 – Voting Information

Election Day 2020 – Voting Information

Polls open in Tennessee Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Since it is Election Day you have to vote at your particular precinct. For polling locations and details visit GoVoteTN.com or download the GoVoteTN app.   Hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans have voted with an absentee ballot this election. The state set-up a ballot tracker…MORE

Rural Metro Reminding You to Check Heating System After Fire Call

Rural Metro Reminding You to Check Heating System After Fire Call

Rural Metro says now’s the time to have your heating system checked. Monday was our first real burst of cold weather and firefighters were called to mobile home fire Sunday on Rifle Range Drive. There was smoke but no actual fire. Crews found a problem with the HVAC system and told the owner to have…MORE

Fatal Crash on I-40 Near Pellissippi Parkway

Fatal Crash on I-40 Near Pellissippi Parkway

Knoxville Police is working to notify next of kin after a fatal crash on I-40 Sunday night. Witnesses say the vehicle was traveling in the left lane of I-40 west near the Pellissippi Parkway when a second car tried to merge into the lane. The first car swerved to miss the other vehicle and over…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

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