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Two Former KPD Chiefs Picked for Presidential Panel

Two Former KPD Chiefs Picked for Presidential Panel

Attorney General William Barr has tapped two former KPD Chiefs to join a new presidential panel on law enforcement. David Rausch and Phil Keith will be on the 18-member Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Keith will chair the Commission. Nashville Police Sergeant James Smallwood was also selected. President Donald Trump signed…MORE

House Fire Overnight in East Knoxville

House Fire Overnight in East Knoxville

Everyone is okay after a house fire in East Knoxville overnight Tuesday. The Knoxville Fire Department was called to a fire on the 3300 block of Skyline Drive around 1:30 a.m. Two adults and a child were able to make it out of the home safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The…MORE

Deer in Two Tennessee Counties Test Positive for CWD

Deer in Two Tennessee Counties Test Positive for CWD

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have been reclassified from high-risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county…MORE

Puppy Thrown from Bridge Along Alcoa Highway

Puppy Thrown from Bridge Along Alcoa Highway

An investigation is underway after officers rescued a puppy that was thrown from an overpass this morning along Alcoa Highway near Tyson Park. Thankfully officers were in the area and were able to locate the injured animal. The pup was rushed to the UT Veterinarian Medical Facility. They say the injuries are not life-threatening and…MORE

TN Death Row Inmates Seek Delay in Executions

TN Death Row Inmates Seek Delay in Executions

Attorneys for Tennessee death row inmates argue that mental issues, poor legal representation, newly surfaced evidence, and racism in the use of Tennessee’s death penalty are among the reasons not to schedule nine more executions. Attorney General Herbert Slatery is seeking to set dates for the nine men to die. Slatery says he’s just following…MORE

TN Officials Say School Vouchers Will Not Be Taxable

TN Officials Say School Vouchers Will Not Be Taxable

(AP) Reversing course, Tennessee’s Department of Education says school vouchers won’t be taxable. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said Wednesday the law’s intent is that the money be considered scholarships not subject to taxation, and the department intends to structure the program accordingly. Officials aim to resolve confusion after Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said Monday her understanding…MORE

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Fatal Alcoa Highway Crash

Alcoa Police are investigating after a fatal roll over crash this weekend along Alcoa Highway. It happened just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning in front of the airport. All four occupants were ejected from the vehicle. 25-year-old Leah Scroggins was killed. 31-year-old Lorenzo Bingham, 25-year-old Tania Bennett are in critical condition and 18-year-old Gregory Kontour…MORE

Tennessee Creating Strike Team for Prescribed Forest Burns

Tennessee Creating Strike Team for Prescribed Forest Burns

(AP) – Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of Forestry officials said Tuesday that a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will be used to expand forest fire use and management…MORE

Hunter Injured in Boating Accident on Melton Hill Lake

Hunter Injured in Boating Accident on Melton Hill Lake

Officials with the TWRA say a hunter was seriously injured in a boating incident over the weekend. Officials say three deer hunters were in a small aluminum boat Saturday morning heading to a management area on Melton Hill Lake when they ran aground. 47-year-old Christopher Beckler was at the front using a spotlight to help…MORE

2nd Vaping Related Death Reported in Tennessee

2nd Vaping Related Death Reported in Tennessee

State health officials say a second person in Tennessee has died from a vaping-related respiratory illness. The death in West Tennessee was confirmed Thursday by the state Department of Health. No other details about the victim were immediately available. Tennessee’s first confirmed vaping-related death was reported last week. The victim was a 26-year-old Nashville man.…MORE

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Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…

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