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Shania Twain Bringing Her Queen of Me Tour to Knoxville in 2023

Shania Twain Bringing Her Queen of Me Tour to Knoxville in 2023

Country music superstar Shania Twain bringing the second leg of her 2023 Queen of Me Tour to Thompson Boling Arena. The show will be October 16 in Knoxville and tickets for the newly added dates go on sale starting December 16th at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning next Tuesday (12/13)…MORE

Sevierville Police are Warning of a Phone Scam

Sevierville Police are Warning of a Phone Scam

The Sevierville Police Department is warning residents of an ongoing telephone scam. The caller is claiming to represent a law enforcement officer and demanding payment for fines to be completed over the phone. SPD says no law enforcement agency will contact someone requesting or demanding any type of payment over the phone. Police reminding everyone…MORE

Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young-Williams Animal Center welcoming 20 beagles that were rescued from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that intended to sell the dogs to laboratories for experimentation. These dogs were just a portion of the more than 4,000 beagles being rescued from the Envigo facility as part of a historic Humane Society rescue operation. The dogs received…MORE

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

High COVID-19 community levels have put the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under a strict mask mandate once again. This is Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.MORE

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

No children were on board a school bus that caught fire on Interstate 40 as authorities continue their investigation into why the bus caught fire. WVLT reporting the Morgan County school bus caught fire on I-40 East yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Rural Metro and Loudon County crews all responded to the call near Watt Road exit…MORE

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County men are sentenced to at least 15 years each in federal prison following charges of production of child pornography. The United States Attorney’s Office says 27 year-old Alan Malott and 25 year-old Christopher Thurman were sentenced after both pled guilty as part of their plea agreements, for the 2019 rape of a…MORE

TBI Issues Silver Alert for Missing Gatlinburg Woman

TBI Issues Silver Alert for Missing Gatlinburg Woman

UPDATE: Tennessee Bureau of investigation’s Silver alert for a missing woman out of Gatlinburg is still in active. Officials say 76 year-old Claudene Whaley’s white Toyota Highlander was located last night (Wednesday) evening along Gulf Road in the Hartford area of Cocke County. Ms. Whaley has not been located, she reportedly went missing Monday afternoon.…MORE

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Jefferson County officials are investigating a fire that leaves one person dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responding to the fire Saturday night on State Route 92. A woman reportedly told authorities that her husband was still inside of the home. Firefighters found a body inside the home. The…MORE

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton announcing Dollywood’s largest single-attraction investment in the history of the theme park, a new roller coaster – Big Bear Mountain. The new Wildwood Grove coaster, which is set to debut in the spring of next year, is the largest and longest coaster in the park. The coaster will circle Wildwood Grove for nearly…MORE

Knox County Schools Announcing New Security Measure for this Upcoming School Year

Knox County Schools Announcing New Security Measure for this Upcoming School Year

Knox County Schools on Friday announced new security measures that are being implemented to enhance student safety in the 2022-23 academic year. At a news conference, Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk and Security Division Chief Jason Periard said KCS has launched the “Safe Schools, Safe Students” initiative, a series of actions designed to provide a safe…MORE

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

A new mayor and sheriff will be taking office in two East Tennessee counties after both incumbents are voted out. The current Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton will be replaced by Jack Lynch. The sheriff will also be changing. Eddy Wayne Barton II received more votes than incumbent Robbie Goins, who faced recent controversy on…MORE

TWRA Searching for a Missing Fisherman on Watts Bar Lake

TWRA Searching for a Missing Fisherman on Watts Bar Lake

The Tennessee Wildlife and Resources Agency is searching for a fisherman who is missing in Watts Bar Lake after an overturned boat was reported near the City of Loudon. Search and rescue crews from Loudon County began searching for the person last night after receiving reports of the overturned boat. The aluminum boat was found…MORE

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

The investigation into a fatal stabbing is on-going and police have identified the victim. Knoxville Police say 53 year-old William Burris lived in the apartment where yesterday’s stabbing and assault occurred on North Bertrand Street. No suspects have been arrested or charged at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley…MORE

TBI Issues a Silver Alert for a Missing 22 Year-Old Sullivan County Woman

TBI Issues a Silver Alert for a Missing 22 Year-Old Sullivan County Woman

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issuing a Silver Alert for a Sullivan County 22-year-old. Keesha Tipton was last seen leaving her home in Blountville on foot. She was reportedly wearing jean shorts, white shoes and glasses. She does have a medical condition that could keep her getting home without help. Please call 1-800-TBI-FIND…MORE

A Gatlinburg Hotel is Kicking Out Customers who Feed or Try to Pet Bears

A Gatlinburg Hotel is Kicking Out Customers who Feed or Try to Pet Bears

Guest are being thrown out of a Gatlinburg hotel for petting bears. At least 10 to 15 guests have been kicked out of the Quality Inn Creekside hotel in downtown Gatlinburg this year alone because they continually got too close to bears. Two people were seen actually walking up to a bear and petting it…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Officers responding to an apartment on North Bertrand Street on an assault and stabbing call. They found the victim inside of a second-floor apartment. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165. Tipsters can…MORE

Authorities are Asking for Help to Find Man Suspected of Rape of a Child

Authorities are Asking for Help to Find Man Suspected of Rape of a Child

East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers along with the Sevierville Police Department are searching for a man accused of raping an 11 year-old child. Edgar Sanchez Rosales is currently one of 25 fugitives on Crime stoppers’ wanted suspects list, wanted for rape of a child and believed to still be in the area. Stacey Payne with Crimestoppers…MORE

Knoxville Police No Longer Responding to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Knoxville Police No Longer Responding to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Beginning today, Knoxville Police Department officers will no longer respond to certain non-injury crashes.   Much like the Severe Weather Plan and the steps that were taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with social distancing guidelines, KPD officers will no longer respond to minor, non-injury crashes unless a car is disabled in the roadway…MORE

Election Day is This Week, What you Need to Know

Election Day is This Week, What you Need to Know

Early voting has ended and Election day is Thursday. This if for the Federal / State Primary, Knox County General Election and the town of Farragut Municipal Election. You must vote at your designated location and present a valid photo ID. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. You can go to…MORE

Election Day is This Week, What you Need to Know

Election Day is This Week, What you Need to Know

Early voting has ended and Election day is Thursday. This if for the Federal / State Primary, Knox County General Election and the town of Farragut Municipal Election. You must vote at your designated location and present a valid photo ID. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. You can go to…MORE

The Man at the Center of a TBI Silver Alert is Found Safe in Another State

The Man at the Center of a TBI Silver Alert is Found Safe in Another State

Updated story: The Silver Alert issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for an Anderson County has been resolved. 81 year-old Charlie Bowen was seen in his truck in Knoxville in the area of Summit Hill Drive and Walnut Street around 4 yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. He was found safe today in another state. Original story:…MORE

A Woman Dies after Reportedly Falling from the Chairlift at Anakeesta

A Woman Dies after Reportedly Falling from the Chairlift at Anakeesta

A woman reportedly falls of the chair lift at Anakeesta and dies. Seth Butler with the City of Gatlinburg says Gatlinburg Fire and Rescue responders found a woman dead under the lift last night (Thursday). Anakeesta’s attractions sit atop a mountain in Gatlinburg and use a chairlift ride to transport visitors. A witness told police…MORE

Many Grocery Items will be Tax Free in Tennessee During the Month of August

Many Grocery Items will be Tax Free in Tennessee During the Month of August

Beginning August first and throughout the entire month, grocery items like food and food ingredients may be purchased tax free. Food and food ingredients are defined as liquid, concentrated, solid, frozen, dried or dehydrated substances that are sold to be ingested or chewed by humans and are consumed for their taste or nutritional value. Food…MORE

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee Set to Begin Friday

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee Set to Begin Friday

Parents looking for bargains while back to school shopping for their kids can take advantage of saving a little cash this weekend. Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee starts tomorrow (Friday) and ends Sunday. Clothing and school supplies that cost under $100 and Computers $1,500 or less are all qualifying items. Governor Bill Lee says he…MORE

Design Changes Proposed to New Multi-Use Stadium in Downtown Knoxville due to Rising Materials and Labor Costs

Design Changes Proposed to New Multi-Use Stadium in Downtown Knoxville due to Rising Materials and Labor Costs

Knoxville Sports Authority officials proposing some design changes for Knoxville’s upcoming multi-use stadium at a meeting Tuesday morning. Rising materials and labor costs have inspired the stadium changes. Among those are removing a second story of offices and retail space, downsizing the stadium’s club area, and reorganizing some field-level constructs. These changes won’t affect the…MORE

Knoxville Police along with Negotiators and the Special Operations Squad end Hours Long West Knoxville Standoff with a Man who Barricaded Himself in Home

Knoxville Police along with Negotiators and the Special Operations Squad end Hours Long West Knoxville Standoff with a Man who Barricaded Himself in Home

Knoxville Police and Negiotiators along with the Special Operations Squad involved in an hours long standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself in a West Knoxville home. The man, identified as 40 year-old Dusty Mink reportedly armed with knifes, barricaded himself into a home on Dance Avenue after KPD officers responded to Reagan Avenue,…MORE

Officials in Union County Searching for a Runaway Teen

Officials in Union County Searching for a Runaway Teen

Union County authorities are searching for a runaway teenager. Skyler Linville was last seen at her home in Maynardville. Officials say she was possibly last seen in a red or black hoodie. She’s been missing since July 15.Her father says she reportedly left a note saying she would be back in two days. Anyone with…MORE

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