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TBI Endangered Child Alert for Missing Claiborne County Girl has Ended

TBI Endangered Child Alert for Missing Claiborne County Girl has Ended

UPDATE: Some good news this morning as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the Endangered Child Alert for 5 year-old October Cooper out of Claiborne County has ended after the little girl was found safe. She was with her non-custodial mother, Victoria Cooper, who is facing charges. Claiborne County, TN (WOKI) The Tennessee Bureau of…MORE

Blount County Deputies Respond to Shots Fired in Rockford

Blount County Deputies Respond to Shots Fired in Rockford

Rockford, TN (WOKI) The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has responded to shots being fired on Old Knoxville Highway near Jacob Springs Road Tuesday afternoon. They are asking motorists to please find an alternate route around the area as the roadway is shut down to traffic indefinitely. Additionally, if you live in the area of Jacob…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Welcomes New Gorilla

Zoo Knoxville Welcomes New Gorilla

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Zoo Knoxville curators announcing Tuesday that Kumi, a 25-year-old female Western lowland gorilla, has moved to the Scruffy City! She’ll join a family of six other gorillas, including silverback male Bantu, females Hope, Machi, and Kowali, and juveniles Obi and Andi. The Zoo Knoxville team is keeping a close eye…MORE

Missing 16-Year-Old Tennessee Girl in Florida Found Safe, Police Say

Missing 16-Year-Old Tennessee Girl in Florida Found Safe, Police Say

Pensacola, FL (WOKI) A Tennessee teen who went missing in Florida last week has been found safe. Officials with the Pensacola Police Department announcing Tuesday that 16-year-old Abigail Kate Velez, the daughter of an East Tennessee police officer, was located after being seen last at Baptist Hospital late Thursday night. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office…MORE

Driver Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge after Fatal Hit-and-Run on Loves Creek Road

Driver Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge after Fatal Hit-and-Run on Loves Creek Road

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A man is facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide following a fatal hit and run late Monday night on Loves Creek Road. Knoxville Police Department officials say the crash happened around 11:40 p.m. The suspect, Eliser Correra Romero, reportedly hit a pedestrian before leaving the scene. KPD says responding officers found the…MORE