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Lottery for $10 Tickets for Hamilton at the Tennessee Theatre Announced

Lottery for $10 Tickets for Hamilton at the Tennessee Theatre Announced

Producer Jeffrey Seller and the Tennessee Theatre announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (February 7) in Knoxville at the Tennessee Theatre. A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance for $10 each. The lottery will first open at 10:00 AM Friday, January…MORE

Tennessee’s Grow Your Own Initiative Hopes to Add More Teachers to the State’s Education System Which is Losing over 10,000 Teachers Each Year

Tennessee’s Grow Your Own Initiative Hopes to Add More Teachers to the State’s Education System Which is Losing over 10,000 Teachers Each Year

The Tennessee Department of Education announcing additional registered teacher occupation programs are now available for aspiring educators through Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative – https://www.tn.gov/education/grow-your-own.html —immediately expanding opportunity to train future teachers and strengthening the teacher pipeline in Tennessee. To further strengthen the state’s educator pipeline, two additional educator preparation providers (EPPs) – the University of Memphis and…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Officials with Knoxville Fire Department are investigating how an early morning fire in East Knoxville started. Crews called to the 1500 block of North Fourth Avenue after a 9-1-1 caller advised that a neighboring vacant house was engulfed in flames. The building sustained very heavy fire damage. No injuries have been reported.MORE

Charges Announced for Man Accused of Robbing a Blount County Bank

Charges Announced for Man Accused of Robbing a Blount County Bank

Charges announced for the suspect in a Blount County bank robbery. CBBC Bank on Topside Road was robbed Tuesday afternoon, Richard Hines, Jr., was arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the incident. He is facing charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The…MORE

Knoxville City Councils Approves Ban on Unsupervised Dogs Chained Up Outdoors

Knoxville City Councils Approves Ban on Unsupervised Dogs Chained Up Outdoors

Knoxville city council members approve a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised. Following nearly two hours of discussion and amendments last night (Tuesday). The new ordinance included an amendment for the chain to be at least five times the length of the pet’s body. City council also making an age requirement stating…MORE

Another Pediatric Flu Death Reported in Tennessee

Another Pediatric Flu Death Reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is confirming a third pediatric flu related death in Tennessee. TDH says the child’s death happened in East Region of our state. Additionally, 17 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have had one or more influenza-positive result in the past 6 weeks. TDH considers an flu like illness to be a fever…MORE

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery and false call report in Blount County. The Alcoa Police Department says a suspect is in custody after a robbery at CBBC Bank on Topside Road yesterday (Tuesday). The suspect wrecked their motorcycle fleeing and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshal’s. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and APD…MORE

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

A Knoxville man takes police from multiple counties on a chase which started in Loudon County. That chase ended when 25-year-old Jamal Huley was caught by Knox County Deputies after racking up multiple charges. It started when he was found going a 100 mph on Interstate 75 in Loudon County. Huley was transported to the…MORE

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help to Find a Man Wanted in Multiple East Tennessee Counties on Various Charges Including Attempted First-Degree Murder

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help to Find a Man Wanted in Multiple East Tennessee Counties on Various Charges Including Attempted First-Degree Murder

Have you seen fugitive Demarco Derez Williams? Williams is wanted on Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault charges stemming from a shooting that took place during the early morning hours of December 21, 2022 in Strawberry Plains, TN.  In addition, to these charges by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office the Knoxville Police Department is looking…MORE

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville city council members will discuss a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised Tuesday night. The current city ordinance allows it, but the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance wants to change that, and brought the issue up to city leaders. The co-founder of the group, Julia Roy, said they followed the guidelines of…MORE

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville city council members will discuss a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised Tuesday night. The current city ordinance allows it, but the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance wants to change that, and brought the issue up to city leaders. The co-founder of the group, Julia Roy, said they followed the guidelines of…MORE

Stevie Nicks Coming to Thompson Boling Arena

Stevie Nicks Coming to Thompson Boling Arena

Legendary singer, songwriter and storytelling Stevie Nicks is coming to Knoxville. She’ll be performing at Thompson Boling Arena on Tuesday, May 16th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. on https://www.livenation.com/.MORE

Knoxville Police are Asking for Help to Identify a Fraud Suspect

Knoxville Police are Asking for Help to Identify a Fraud Suspect

KPD investigators are asking for help to find a man suspected of fraud. Police say the man is part of an ongoing fraud investigation. On Decemer 14 of last year, he made an over $2,500 purchase at the West Town Mall using someone else’s credit card information. Anyone with information, is asked to call East…MORE

A Domestic Incident Leads to the Shooting Death of a Talbott Woman

A Domestic Incident Leads to the Shooting Death of a Talbott Woman

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Talbott. Deputies were called to Ingram Road after a man called 911 saying he had shot his wife Wednesday night. 52 year-old Kenneth Belcher was found inside pickup in the rear parking lot of a school on E. Dumplin Valley Road. A weapon was…MORE

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel Recaps His First Seven Months on the Job

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel Recaps His First Seven Months on the Job

Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel recapped his first seven months on the job Thursday. Paul Noel was announced as the new chief at the end of April 2022. He is a 25-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department and replaced former-Chief Eve Thomas. In a press briefing, Noel recapped the changes he made and the initiatives…MORE

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The Victim in a Deadly Drag Racing Accident on Magnolia Avenue is Identified

The victim from the fatal drag racing crash on Magnolia Avenue is identified. 65 year-old Michael Williams of New Market died as a result of his injuries in Tuesday’s crash. His two grandchildren, aged 5 and 11, remain in critical but stable condition according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department. The two suspects are…MORE

Happy Birthday Dolly – Several Events Planned to Celebrate

Happy Birthday Dolly – Several Events Planned to Celebrate

Dolly Parton, the Queen of East Tennesssee, turns 77 today and there are several events to help you celebrate her special day. The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating with giveaways planned on its social media pages; it’s serving up Dolly birthday cupcakes for Opry House and Ryman Auditorium tour guests on her birthday. There will…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Shooting in North Knoxville

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Shooting in North Knoxville

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal shooting in North Knoxville. It happened last night (Tuesday) in the 1200 block of Bradshaw Garden Road. Police believe a physical confrontation occurred and shots were fired. A man was struck and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police are searching for a dark-colored four-door sedan…MORE

Drag Racing on Magnolia Avenue Results in Death of One, Critically Injures Two Children

Drag Racing on Magnolia Avenue Results in Death of One, Critically Injures Two Children

The investigation continues by Knoxville Police after two people reportedly drag racing two Dodge Chargers down Magnolia Avenue cause a multiple-vehicle accident that results in the death of one person. It happened yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) near Milligan Street. The two chargers crashed into a Ford Explorer after reportedly running a red light, killing the driver…MORE

Some Locations of the Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library Hosting Story Time Celebrations in Honor of Dolly Parton’s Birthday

Some Locations of the Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library Hosting Story Time Celebrations in Honor of Dolly Parton’s Birthday

On Thursday, January 19, Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library will host five story time celebrations in honor of Dolly Parton’s 77th birthday. Each party begins at 10:30 and includes stories, activities, crafts, and cupcakes. Participants are invited to create a personal birthday message to Dolly, which will be delivered to her following the…MORE

A Tennessee Inmate on Death Row Dies Before Execution

A Tennessee Inmate on Death Row Dies Before Execution

An inmate on death row in Tennessee has died but not by execution. The Tennessee Department of Correction says 71 year-old James Dellinger died at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville yesterday (Monday) from apparent natural causes. He was previously sentenced to death in 1996 for first degree murder out of Blount County after being…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating an East Knoxville fire. Crews responding to Vera Drive after a resident called yesterday (Monday) afternoon saying they tried to put out a fire in their home. When they arrived three adults and a teen were outside and no injuries were reported. The home has sustained heavy fire, smoke…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating an East Knoxville fire. Crews responding to Vera Drive after a resident called yesterday (Monday) afternoon saying they tried to put out a fire in their home. When they arrived three adults and a teen were outside and no injuries were reported. The home has sustained heavy fire, smoke…MORE

Knoxville Lottery Player Wins $640,000 Dollars

Knoxville Lottery Player Wins $640,000 Dollars

Friday the 13th wasn’t unlucky for one Knoxville lottery player who scored hundreds of thousands of dollars off the state’s newest drawing-style game. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation says the winner played Daily Tennessee Jackpot, a Tennessee-only game with drawings every day. Lottery officials say tickets cost $1, and players have the opportunity to win…MORE

Dollywood Parks and Resorts to Hold Hiring Events for 2023 Season

Dollywood Parks and Resorts to Hold Hiring Events for 2023 Season

Dollywood Parks & Resorts is gearing up for an exciting 2023 season, one which includes the opening of a new roller coaster—Big Bear Mountain—as well as a new resort, by hosting a number of hiring events over the coming weeks. Exciting perks—including 100% free tuition, competitive wages, free lunch, and more—add to the reasons why…MORE

A Traffic Stop in Union County Results in the Arrest of Three on Various Charges

A Traffic Stop in Union County Results in the Arrest of Three on Various Charges

A traffic stop in Union County results in the arrest of three people on various charges including drugs, driving on a revoked license and criminal impersonation. The drug unit with the Union County Sheriff’s Office made the traffic stop on Main Street yesterday (Wednesday) in Maynardville. While searching the car, officers found substancs believed to…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating an East Knoxville house fire. Crews called to Chipman Street early yesterday evening and discovered fire in the attic of the home. The home was unoccupied and in the process of having minor renovations done. The home suffered minor fire damage and moderate smoke and water damage. No injuries…MORE

Flight Departures Resume in the U.S. after the FAA Grounded Flights at U.S. Airports Due to NOTAM System Outage

Flight Departures Resume in the U.S. after the FAA Grounded Flights at U.S. Airports Due to NOTAM System Outage

Updated story: The White House announced Wednesday that President Biden has been briefed on the massive FAA outage, though asserting that there’s no evidence it was caused by any cyberattack.  “The President has been briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted before 7:40 a.m. ET. “There…MORE

Two burglary suspects who walked off from a work release job site in downtown Knoxville are captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Two burglary suspects who walked off from a work release job site in downtown Knoxville are captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Two burglary suspects who walked off from a work release job site in downtown Knoxville are captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

KCSO said Ray Boone and Will Hatfield were on a work release job site in downtown Knoxville yesterday afternoon.

KCSO said both were serving charges on burglary and theft.

KCSO said both were captured this afternoon and are in custody at the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an Apartment Fire in Inskip

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an Apartment Fire in Inskip

The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating a Northeast Knoxville Fire. Crews called to an apartment across from the Inskip Ball fields yesterday (Monday) afternoon and found heavy fire in a downstairs apartment which had already spread to an upstairs unit. The building suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The building next to this one…MORE

Oak Ridge Business Robbed, Seeking Help Identifying Suspect

Oak Ridge Business Robbed, Seeking Help Identifying Suspect

An Oak Ridge business owner says at least $3,000 of trading cards of a very popular game were stolen in a robbery. Turn 1 Gaming owner, Stephen Hirst, says someone broke into his store and shattered the glass of a display case which contained Magic: The Gathering cards. He says they are the most valuable…MORE

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office Warning of Real Estate Scam

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office Warning of Real Estate Scam

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a real estate scam which includes rental deals. They say at least one person has fallen victim. An ad for a house for rent on Facebook Marketplace, Zillow and other real estate websites caused the victim send the Facebook seller $1,000 from a Bitcoin machine in Knoxville,…MORE

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