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Knoxville Police Need Help Identifying Suspected Catalytic Converter Thieves

Knoxville Police Need Help Identifying Suspected Catalytic Converter Thieves

Knoxville Police are for the public’s help identifying three suspects believed to be involved in catalytic converter thefts. The trio is suspected of stealing converters between June 29th and July 3rd from vehicles on Brown Avenue and Maplehurst Apartments. If you recognized them, please contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165.MORE

Zoo Knoxville Welcomes Endangered African Lion Cub

Zoo Knoxville Welcomes Endangered African Lion Cub

Zoo Knoxville is excited to announce the birth of an endangered African lion cub.  The female cub, born on June 16, is the third offspring of father Upepo and mother Amara, and a full sibling to 6-month-old cubs Magi and Anga.  Amara is nursing and caring for the cub, who is healthy and thriving.  Amara…MORE

TBI Silver Alert for a Missing Cumberland County Woman

TBI Silver Alert for a Missing Cumberland County Woman

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issuing a Silver Alert for a missing Cumberland County woman. 71 year-old Sue Ellen Corley was last seen on June 30 and may be traveling in a 2014 brown Jeep Compass with TN tag S6584F. Corley has a medical condition that may impair her ability to return home safely without…MORE

Teen Makes Catch of a Lifetime with Rare Fish

Teen Makes Catch of a Lifetime with Rare Fish

The catch of a lifetime for a teen. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency say 15 year-old Edward Tarumianz went fishing with a guide and reeled in an incredibly rare fish, an albino catfish. Richard Simms, the man who took Tarumianz fishing, says he has never seen anything like it in all his 30…MORE

Real ID Licenses Will be Required Beginning May 3, 2023

Real ID Licenses Will be Required Beginning May 3, 2023

The pandemic causing another pause to Real ID licenses but soon those will be required. You will need a Real ID license to access certain Federal buildings, to enter nuclear facilities and to board commercial flights within the United States, beginning May 3rd of next year. Many people may have forgotten all about the REAL…MORE

A Former Sullivan County Deputy is Indicted Following TBI Investigation

A Former Sullivan County Deputy is Indicted Following TBI Investigation

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation results in the indictment of a former Sullivan County deputy. TBI Agents began their investigation in March into allegations of theft against 36 year-old Cody Cookenour. Agents determined that between April last year and this March, while employed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the officer falsified…MORE

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating an incident involving a black bear that scratched a woman sitting on her porch in Sevierville. It happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when a bear, with her three cubs in tow, approached a 90-year-old woman who was sitting on a porch swing on Atwood Road. The woman began shaking…MORE

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

TWRA Says Bear Involved in Attack of Elderly Woman has Been Euthanized

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating an incident involving a black bear that scratched a woman sitting on her porch in Sevierville. It happened yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when a bear, with her three cubs in tow, approached a 90-year-old woman who was sitting on a porch swing on Atwood Road. The woman began shaking…MORE

Heat Advisory for Most of East Tennessee and TVA Request to Help Conserve Energy

Heat Advisory for Most of East Tennessee and TVA Request to Help Conserve Energy

There is a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. for most of East Tennessee. Heat index values expected between 105 and 110. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Some signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke include headache, dizziness and confusion, loss of appetite, fast breathing or pulse,…MORE

Authorities Are Investigating a Cabin Fire in Sevier County

Authorities Are Investigating a Cabin Fire in Sevier County

Authorities are investigating a cabin fire in Sevier County. Sevier County fire officials responding to the large cabin fire near Pittman Center early Saturday morning at 3044 East Parkway. The small group of people that reported the fire, ran toward the home to check if anyone was inside but told officials they didn’t see anything.…MORE

The Knoxville Police Department Swears In New Chief of Police

The Knoxville Police Department Swears In New Chief of Police

The Knoxville Police department swears in a new Chief of Police. Paul Noel, former Deputy Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, will serve as KPD’s Chief after being offered the job by a unanimous vote among city leaders. In April, the city sent an offer letter to Noel stating he would be paid an…MORE

Knox County Schools New Superintendent Appoints Several Key Leaders for District

Knox County Schools New Superintendent Appoints Several Key Leaders for District

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk today announced the appointment of several key leaders for the district. Dr. Keith Wilson will serve as Assistant Superintendent of Academics, with oversight of Learning and Literacy, Academic Supports, College and Career Readiness and District Regions 1 through 4. Dr. Wilson currently serves as the KCS director of…MORE

KUB Closing an Area Greenway for Utility Work

KUB Closing an Area Greenway for Utility Work

KUB and its contractor will close the Kuwahee Greenway located in front of the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant on the north side of Neyland Drive between Joan Cronan Way and Third Creek continuously starting Monday, June 13, through Friday, July 15, for wastewater collection system pipeline and manhole maintenance work in this area. Pedestrian and…MORE

Efforts Continue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Make Parking at a Popular Trailhead Safe

Efforts Continue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Make Parking at a Popular Trailhead Safe

Park continues efforts to eliminate unsafe roadside parking at Laurel Falls Trailhead Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff will continue efforts to eliminate unsafe roadside parking at Laurel Falls Trailhead. Temporary roadside barriers have been re-established during the busy summer season through fall through Sunday, October 30, 2022. Unofficial parking will be blocked with temporary…MORE

Narcan Administered to Unconscious Man in Fast Food Drive Thru Line

Narcan Administered to Unconscious Man in Fast Food Drive Thru Line

The Knoxville Fire Department administers Narcan to a man found unconscious in a Taco Bell drive-thru. Knoxville Police responding to the Taco Bell on Clinton Highway after a customer called to report a man in a red van was unconscious in the drive-thru lane. When the officer arrived, firefighters and an ambulance were already there…MORE

Safety City in Knoxville is Now Open

Safety City in Knoxville is Now Open

Safety City on South Concord Street in Knoxville is now open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm. It will be closed on June 16th and will operate until July 21st. On July 20 and 21 it will be open in the evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in addition to the normal day time…MORE

Knoxville Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing Teen

Knoxville Police Asking for Help to Find a Missing Teen

Knoxville Police are looking for a missing high school student. Deontae Peak attends Central High School, he was last seen Monday. Authorities say he may be staying with friends whose parents don’t know he’s a runaway. Anyone with information is ask to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165.MORE

Acting Knoxville Chief of Police Accepts Letter of Resignation from Officer Involved in an Internal Affairs Investigation into a Fatal Crash in West Knoxville

Acting Knoxville Chief of Police Accepts Letter of Resignation from Officer Involved in an Internal Affairs Investigation into a Fatal Crash in West Knoxville

Acting Chief of Police for the Knoxville Police Department, Mark Fortner, accepts a letter of resignation from an officer who was involved in an Internal Affairs investigation into a fatal crash in West Knoxville. Officer Cody Klingmann was involved in that wreck on Kingston Pike near Papermill Drive in August of last year. 27 year-old…MORE

The Tennessee Valley Fair Announces Concert Lineup

The Tennessee Valley Fair Announces Concert Lineup

The Tennessee Valley Fair announced the six entertainers who will perform for Knoxville in September. The fair is one of the state’s largest events of the year, seeing thousands of attendees annually. The lineup includes: Saturday, September 10 – Fiddlers’ Convention Sunday, September 11 – Queen Nation Monday, September 12 – Dylan Scott Tuesday, September…MORE

A Rocky Top Woman Pleads Guilty to Murdering an 83 Year-Old Man

A Rocky Top Woman Pleads Guilty to Murdering an 83 Year-Old Man

A woman pleads guilty to murdering an 83-year-old man. 41 year-old Christy Comer from Rocky Top plead guilty yesterday (Tuesday) to first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the murder of 83 year-old J.C. Copeland in 2018. She was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years. Authorities say Comer robbed Copeland to get…MORE

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