Category Archives: Local News

Appalachian Electric Cooperative Worker Dies on the Job, OSHA Investigating

Appalachian Electric Cooperative Worker Dies on the Job, OSHA Investigating

Rutledge, TN (WOKI) A multi-agency investigation is underway in Grainger County following the death Tuesday morning of a crew member with Appalachian Electric Cooperative. AEC representatives say crews were working in Grainger County around 9:20 a.m. when “an electrical contact occurred on the site.” The person involved was reportedly taken to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital but later…MORE

DOLLYWOOD PARKS & RESORTS HIRING FOR FALL AND CHRISTMAS SEASONS

As Dollywood Parks & Resorts continues to earn top recognition within the theme park industry, the team is looking to add anyone ready to help guests make memories at the place named by Tripadvisor as the #1 theme park in the country. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available across properties as teams work to…MORE

KPD: One Dead, One in Custody after Stabbing Incident in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) One person is dead and one person is in custody after a stabbing victim showed up at a Knoxville church. Knoxville Police Department officials say officers responded to the Cokesbury United Methodist Church around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday morning after a man showed up at the location with non-life-threatening stab wounds. KPD says…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Determines Cause of Norwalk Avenue House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Determines Cause of Norwalk Avenue House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department has determined the cause of the house fire on Norwalk Avenue.  Sunday’s fire was caused by an overloaded power strip.  The home suffered moderate damage and no injuries were reported as the three people living there weren’t at home at the time of the fire.  Officials say during a typical year,…MORE

KPD ‘Juveniles’ Believed to Be Involved in Lonsdale Area Shooting

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville Police are investigating following a shooting Sunday night in the Lonsdale area. KPD officers responded just after 8:00 p.m. to the 2100 block of Cornelia Cartwright Avenue. KPD officials say officers found multiple shell casings in the street in that area and a 16-year-old male who sustained a minor gunshot wound…MORE

Knoxville Mayor Kincannon Endorses Kamala Harris

Knoxville Mayor Kincannon Endorses Kamala Harris

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon has endorsed Kamala Harris for President of the United States. Kincannon taking to Facebook Monday afternoon with the announcement saying “as a Democratic delegate to the party’s national convention, I am proud to endorse Kamala Harris for President.” Kincannon’s announcement comes on the heels of speaking to reporters…MORE

KPD: Acid Spill on North Peters Road Prompting Additional Road Closures

KPD: Acid Spill on North Peters Road Prompting Additional Road Closures

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) UPDATE 2:00 P.M.: Multiple agencies are on the scene and a stretch of Kingston Pike is closed to traffic as cleanup is underway following a tractor-trailer spill Monday morning on North Peters Road. Knoxville Fire Department officials say crews responded at approximately 11:45 Monday morning, confirming that the truck spilled hydrochloric acid…MORE