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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

Knoxville Police Release Preliminary 2022 High-Priority Crime Data

Knoxville Police Release Preliminary 2022 High-Priority Crime Data

The Knoxville Police Department releasing preliminary 2022 high-priority crime data. The report show murders dropped from 41 in 2021 to 35 in 2022, a 15 percent reduction. The number of non-fatal shooting victims matched the 2021 total exactly at 78, while robberies dropped 9 percent from 2021 to 2022. There was a three-percent drop citywide…MORE

The Eagles Hotel California 2023 Tour Coming to Knoxville

The Eagles Hotel California 2023 Tour Coming to Knoxville

The Eagles Hotel California Tour is coming to Knoxville. They will perform at Thompson Boling Arena on Saturday, April 1st at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m through Ticketmaster. This show features the Hotel California Album in it’s entirety with an accompanying orchestra and choir plus a full greatest…MORE

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

A Rural King employee is dead after Halls shooting.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was trying to shoplift ammo and other items when he was approached by employees.

KCSO said the 23-year-old male employee and the suspect got into a scuffle behind the business when the suspect shot the employee.

Sheriff Tom Spangler is asking nearby businesses and homeowners to take safety precautions and stay vigilant.

The suspect is described as a man in his late teens or early twenties, with dark hair, approximately 5’8 – 5’10, 145-165 pounds, wearing a light gray hoodie with am emblem on the front, dark gray sweatpants or light gray shorts, and may have a toboggan on. He was also carrying a blue backpack.

KCSO says if you see him, call 9 1 1 do not approach him. MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a West Knoxville Apartment Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating a West Knoxville Apartment Fire

Four people are displaced following an early morning apartment fire in West Knoxville. The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating the fire at Woodview Terrace Apartments. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported. The apartment has suffered heavy fire damage. The apartment below has suffered moderate water…MORE

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

An Oliver Springs man is arrested and charged in murder of his wife.

Oliver Springs Police Department said they responded to a domestic situation that had the potential to get violent at a home.

TBI said that domestic situation resulted in Nathan Newport arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of his wife, Janice Newport, who was found dead in the home.

TBI said Newport is being held in the Anderson County jail without bond.
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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

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

Sevier County Husband Charged in Wife’s Murder

Sevier County Husband Charged in Wife’s Murder

A Sevier County man is facing murder charges in the death of his wife. 73-year-old Sue Ella Gibson was found shot at their home on River Divide Road two weeks ago. Gibson was rushed her to the Leconte Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead. Authorities have been investigating the case, but arrested the husband…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot and killed by police Saturday night. Oak Ridge Police got a call of a man in need of assistance around 9:30 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Briar Road. Officers say they found 41-year-old Fred John Henry Arcera armed with two knifes. Officials…MORE

Ice Cream Bars and Frozen Biscuits Recalled for Listeria

Ice Cream Bars and Frozen Biscuits Recalled for Listeria

If you’re a Kroger shopper and love their Ice Cream Bars, you might want to check your package. A number of items are being recalled for fear of listeria. It includes the Arctic Blasters Ice Cream Bars and Mary B’s Frozen Biscuits. The ice cream bars include the original and no sugar added varieties. The…MORE

Legendary Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks has passed away

Legendary Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks has passed away

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Following a five-year battle with cancer, legendary Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks passed away Wednesday morning at 1:30.  He was 73. Sparks announced his retirement on Nov. 14. He finished his Carson-Newman career after 37 seasons, 338 wins, 99 losses and two ties.   His career winning percentage of .7699 is…MORE

More Snow & Cold Temperatures in Forecast

More Snow & Cold Temperatures in Forecast

Local 8 meteorologist David Aldrich says the main snow event should begin around 10 p.m. Friday and he’s calling for 2-5 inches for the valley, 6-10 inches for the Smokies, and for other areas like Oneida and Crossville, he expects half-an-inch to 2 inches. Aldrich says, “But we still think the heart of our East…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Jeff Jacoby

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Jeff Jacoby

Funeral arrangements have been announced for our late colleague and friend, Radio Sportscaster Jeff Jacoby. The morning radio personality with our sister station, WNML, passed away on Christmas Day after a courageous 2-year-battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff was 61. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday at 5 pm at Cokesbury United Methodist…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Jeff Jacoby

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Jeff Jacoby

  Funeral arrangements have been announced for our late colleague and friend, Radio Sportscaster Jeff Jacoby. The morning radio personality with our sister station, WNML, passed away on Christmas Day after a courageous 2-year-battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff was 61. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday at 5 pm at Cokesbury United…MORE

Denver 24 Carolina 10; VFLs Manning, Jackson, Colquitt Win Super Bowl 50

Denver 24 Carolina 10; VFLs Manning, Jackson, Colquitt Win Super Bowl 50

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —VFLs and Denver Broncos Peyton Manning, Malik Jackson and Britton Colquitt are Super Bowl 50 champions. The Broncos took a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. VFL Chris Scott is on the Panthers and saw action at left guard. FULL OFFICIAL GAME BOOK OF STATS – SUPER…MORE

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