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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

KPD Investigating Claims of Self-Defense in Stabbing Death

KPD Investigating Claims of Self-Defense in Stabbing Death

An investigation is underway after a stabbing in Knoxville. A woman was found dead outside the Holly Berry Apartments on East Inskip Drive. Officials say the suspect is known and is a woman. KPD investigators say the victim arrived at a residence and a physical altercation ensued. So far no arrests have been made. Officials…MORE

2 Injured in Explosions at Watts Bar Marina

2 Injured in Explosions at Watts Bar Marina

Officials are investigating and two are recovering after explosions at a marina in Roane County. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says crews responded to Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday night after small explosions were reported on moored vessels. There was significant damage to the dock and six vessels, two of which sank.…MORE

KPD Investigating Double Homicide on Ben Hur Avenue

KPD Investigating Double Homicide on Ben Hur Avenue

Two killed, one in the hospital after a shooting in Knoxville Sunday. The wounded person arrived at the UT Medical Center Sunday morning and gave police details about the incident. Officers found two more gunshot victims in a home at 603 Ben Hur Avenue near Selma Avenue. Officers found two more gunshot victims in a…MORE

Board of Health Member Now Advocating Curfew for Bars

Board of Health Member Now Advocating Curfew for Bars

One of the members of the Knox County Board of Health is now advocating of a curfew instead of a shuttering bars in the county. Dr. Patrick O’Brien in a letter to the board says current data shows community spread has not primarily been located in bars and restaurants. The curfew would go into affect…MORE

FBI Releases Audio Recording of Person of Interest in Child Victim Case

FBI Releases Audio Recording of Person of Interest in Child Victim Case

The FBI is asking for help finding a woman believed to be connected to a child victim. They’re calling her Jane Doe and she’s believed to be in her mid-thirties. The woman is believed to have critical information pertaining to the health and welfare of a child. Officials say she is not the subject of the…MORE

One Killed in Helicopter Crash Into the Tennessee River

One Killed in Helicopter Crash Into the Tennessee River

Federal authorities are investigating after a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River Monday. It happened just before 8:00 p.m. near Alcoa Highway and Sequoyah Hills. Our TV Partner WVLT News talked to a man who saw the craft come down. He said, “The helicopter seemed to hesitate and then it just suddenly hit the water…MORE

Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will facilitate a public forum before the Board of Health meeting Wednesday. The board has been holding virtual meetings and hadn’t allowed public comment. The meeting will start with 30 minutes of public input. Each speaker will have up to three minutes. Mayor Jacobs says, “No public institution I’ve ever…MORE

Oak Ridge High School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Oak Ridge High School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

One person has tested positive for COVID-19 at Oak Ridge High School. In a letter to parents, officials say a staff member at the high school had tested positive. Officials announced the case in a letter to families over the weekend. “It is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and…MORE

Drowning at Fort Dickerson Quarry Sunday

Drowning at Fort Dickerson Quarry Sunday

Officials are still searching Fort Dickerson Quarry for a man who is presumed to have drowned. Rescue crews were called to the quarry around 6:30 Sunday night. Authorities have identified the man as 29-year-old Porfirio Ruiz. Witnesses say he was on a float when he fell in the water and resurfaced. There was an announcement…MORE

Early Voting Ends Saturday for August 6th Primary

Early Voting Ends Saturday for August 6th Primary

Saturday is the last day you can Early Vote for the August 6th Primary. So far over 33,000 people have cast their ballots early in Knox County. Almost 7,000 of those were through absentee ballots. Remember, during early voting you can cast your ballot at any polling location. However, on election day you must vote at…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Votes to Close Bars

Knox County Board of Health Votes to Close Bars

Bars across Knox County will close again on Monday. The Knox County Board of Health voted last night to again close bars in the county in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Board Member Dr. Patrick O’Brien said, “Action of some kind is warranted and certainly better than inaction.” The order affects any business…MORE

BLM Mural on MLK Jr. Ave. Vandalized

BLM Mural on MLK Jr. Ave. Vandalized

KPD is investigating after someone vandalized the Black Lives Matter Mural on MLK Jr. Avenue. Early Wednesday morning officers noticed black paint poured across the mural out in front of Austin-East High School. The paint was still wet and being tracked across the road by passing vehicles. They’ve been working to clean it up. So…MORE

KPD to Have Social Workers on Drug and Mental Health Calls

KPD to Have Social Workers on Drug and Mental Health Calls

The Knoxville City Council has approved a pilot program to send social workers with KPD officers responding to drug and mental health calls. The partnership is with the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Candace Allen with the Center says they’ve been looking at a plan like this for years and have been training officers in crisis…MORE

Today’s Knox County COVID-19 Numbers July 28, 2020

Today’s Knox County COVID-19 Numbers July 28, 2020

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Knox County Health Department 46 New Active Cases Reported, Total Active Now 1893. Current hospitalizations decreased 8 to 37. No deaths reported total at 26 Deaths Connected to COVID-19. 121 more people have recovered from the virus bringing the Total Recovered Cases to 1453.MORE

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic Regional Blood Center will start testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies. The screening is part of Medic’s efforts to identify and recruit potential Convalescent Plasma donors. This is not the diagnostic test and if you are sick you should not donate. You will be screened before testing and make an appointment to donate. Masks are…MORE

Tax Free Weekend this Friday

Tax Free Weekend this Friday

Tennessee officials are expanding the Tax Free Weekend this year. They’ve doubled the price you can pay for a single item. The limit before was $100 on back to school items and clothes, it’s now $200. Electronic devices are now up to $3000. Tax Free Weekend Website Tax Free Weekend starts just after midnight Friday…MORE

Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 Overnight

Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 Overnight

Lanes are open, but crews had to clean up a mess Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer spilled its load. The crash involving multiple trucks was report around 12:30 a.m. on I-75 South near Merchants Drive. All southbound lanes were blocked for a time overnight. The Sheriff’s Office reports hundreds of bottles of Canada Dry…MORE

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

Tennessee’s attorney general says mask mandates are constitutionally defensible. The opinion comes as some county mayors have moved to enact the requirements. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III wrote that for more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that communities have the right to protect themselves against an epidemic of disease. Slatery…MORE

Knoxville Murder Suspect Arrested in Detroit

Knoxville Murder Suspect Arrested in Detroit

The suspect wanted in a deadly shooting in Knoxville was arrested in Michigan. 24-year-old Vondre Lamar Allen was arrested in Detroit. KPD responded to a shooting on Oak Hill Avenue Tuesday night. Phillip Sneed from Michigan was found in the road with multiple gunshot wounds. Later pronounced dead. Allen is facing a charge of First…MORE

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

State officials are urging you to complete the 2020 Census. Governor Bill Lee announced only 61.5% of Tennesseans have finished it so far. The Governor is urging you to finish the Census as it brings federal money to the state and local communities. The money is used to fund hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and…MORE

KPD Asking for Help in 2019 Missing Persons Case

KPD Asking for Help in 2019 Missing Persons Case

Knoxville Police are asking for information on the disappearance of a Knoxville woman. 40-year-old Heather Stinnett was reported missing in April last year. Her last known address was the Austin Homes area. Stinnett is also known to frequent KARM and the Broadway and Central Street areas of Knoxville. Stinnett’s mother hasn’t seen her daughter since…MORE

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on W. Oak Hill Avenue

KPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on W. Oak Hill Avenue

A Michigan man is dead after a shooting on West Oak Hill Avenue yesterday. Investigators say 36-year-old Phillip Sneed from Detroit Michigan, was found in the roadway with several gunshot wounds. Sneed was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead. Officials say the shooting is not believed to be random. KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit is…MORE

2020 Fantasy of Trees Canceled Because of COVID-19

2020 Fantasy of Trees Canceled Because of COVID-19

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is canceling Fantasy of Trees this year because of COVID-19 Pandemic. Officials say this was not an easy decision as the event has been a family tradition for 35 years. Carlton Long, V.P. for Institutional Advancement says canceling the event, “…is the right thing to do. As a children’s hospital, we…MORE

Open Letter to Parents and Knox County Schools

Open Letter to Parents and Knox County Schools

A couple of open letters are circulating on Social Media claiming to be from teachers and staff in the Knox County Schools. One letter is addressed to Superintendent Bob Thomas asking for him to delay the start of classes until, “all Knox County Health Department benchmarks for reopening have returned to green or yellow.” For…MORE

Knox County Schools Detailing Standard and Low-Income Internet Options

Knox County Schools Detailing Standard and Low-Income Internet Options

The deadline to apply for virtual classes this fall in Knox County is Wednesday night. The Knox County schools detailed their reopening plan last week and to support families who choose online classes they’ve released information on internet options available. Does your family have internet service at home to support online learning? Visit our website…MORE

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

The Knox County Health Department is resuming COVID-19 testing Wednesday at their location on Dameron Avenue. They called off testing Monday because they didn’t want people having to stand outside in the heat. They decide to move the testing to a new location, but say it won’t be available until next month. In the meantime,…MORE

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