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UT Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer Tests Positive for COVID-19

UT Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tennessee Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Fulmer says the positive results came back Thursday and he immediately began following isolation protocols. He took a second test which confirmed the diagnosis. In his statement Friday morning, Fulmer says he is asymptomatic and feeling fine. He’s working from home remotely and adhering…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Knoxville Police say a missing teen is back with his family. 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. was reported missing Tuesday night. Authorities say he returned home Thursday morning and is safe. Previous Story A Knoxville teen went missing from his home Tuesday night. Officials say 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. left his home on Trousdale Road sometime…MORE

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Knoxville bars and restaurants that break the 11:00 p.m. curfew could have their beer permit revoked, after an Emergency Ordinance was passed Tuesday night. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon says some bars stop serving alcohol at the curfew, but stay open as late as 3:00 a.m. Police can now issue a citation for violators. Kincannon says…MORE

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

A man is in custody after police say he tied up and robbed a homeowner in West Knoxville. Police were called to the the 5600 block of Aloha Avenue around 5:00 Monday afternoon. A neighbor came home and says he saw the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Dustin Breeden, leaving in the victim’s car. Breeden reportedly…MORE

Endangered Child Alert for 9-Year-Old Cheatham County Boy

Endangered Child Alert for 9-Year-Old Cheatham County Boy

The TBI is asking for help finding a missing child. An endangered child alert was issued for a 9-year-old boy out of Middle Tennessee. The TBI says Jordan Allen Gorman was last seen at his home in Ashland City wearing blue jeans and a grey short-sleeve shirt with red stripes on the arm. If you…MORE

Knoxville Radio Legend Billy Kidd Passes Away

Knoxville Radio Legend Billy Kidd Passes Away

A legend of Knoxville radio has died. WIMZ announced their host Billy Kidd passed away. Billy has been a staple of Knoxville radio for over three decades. His real name was William Winningham. He was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. WIMZ made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday night. Their asking…MORE

Knox Co Board of Health Adopts New Metrics to Guide Decisions

Knox Co Board of Health Adopts New Metrics to Guide Decisions

The Knox County Board of Health adopted new metrics to guide decisions regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Among the guidance, a consideration to loosen restrictions when the daily average positive test rate drops below five percent, and there are fewer than five new cases per day, averaged over a four week period. Both of those numbers are…MORE

KPD Investigating After Teen Shot on MLK

KPD Investigating After Teen Shot on MLK

KPD is investigating after a teen was shot on MLK Monday night. Officers were called to the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 6:00 p.m. The victim, described as a juvenile male, was shot in the abdomen. The teen was rushed to UT Medical Center with serious injuries, but is expected to…MORE

Suspect Sought in Fatal Hillside Ave Shooting Last Month

Suspect Sought in Fatal Hillside Ave Shooting Last Month

A Knoxville man is facing charges in a fatal shooting last month. Investigators say 46-year-old Eric Bolden pulled a gun during an argument on Hillside Avenue October 28th. 41-year-old Lemuel Appling was shot in the chest and died. So far, officials say Bolden is not in custody and their asking anyone with information on his…MORE

One Killed in Linden Ave Shooting Saturday Night

One Killed in Linden Ave Shooting Saturday Night

Police are asking for help as they investigate a fatal shooting on Linden Avenue Saturday night. 47-year-old Newell Lee was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 2300 block of Linden Avenue around 6:30 Saturday. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.MORE

Country News

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021. Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will…

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks released his new album, Fun, on Nov. 20. While there are 14 songs on the new project, fans will notice that Track 13 is actually two seconds of emptiness. Don’t worry, it’s not a glitch from the production team, according to Garth. Track 12 on Fun is the album’s most serious song, “Where…

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