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Knoxville Police Officers Talk Man Off Interstate Bridge

Knoxville Police Officers Talk Man Off Interstate Bridge

Knoxville Police officers successfully talk a man off an interstate bridge. After over two hours of careful negotiations, KPD officers successfully talked the man standing on the guardrail of the Baxter Avenue bridge over I-275 from the bridge last night (Sunday). The 37 year-old man was taken to the hospital for evaluation. One of the…MORE

A Suspect in Tessa Majors Murder Pleads Guilty

A Suspect in Tessa Majors Murder Pleads Guilty

16-year-old Luchiano Lewis pleding guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the death of 18-year-old Tessa Majors, great niece of Former Vols Football Coach Johnny Majors. She was killed in 2019 in Manhatten’s Morningside Park, Lewis was 14 at the time.  Suspect Raushaun Weaver pleaded not guilty in February 2020. He has a court date…MORE

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim in a Fatal Shooting

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim in a Fatal Shooting

Update:   Knoxville Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting. 19 year-old Cholly Harris was involved in a dispute with a man and gunfire followed which struck Harris who later died at the hospital. Several witnesses and the suspect were detained for questioning. Charges have yet to be filed. Upon the completion of the…MORE

Sevierville Police are Investigating a Shooting

Sevierville Police are Investigating a Shooting

Sevierville Police are investigating a shooting. Police responding to a shooting at the Bluff’s Grill and Tap just after midnight yesterday (Sunday) and found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Deputies stopped a vehicle on I-40 with people reported to be…MORE

Knoxville Police say a Carjacking Suspect has Died in a Crash

Knoxville Police say a Carjacking Suspect has Died in a Crash

Knoxville Police say the carjacking suspect from the Dollar General on Middlebrook Pike died after fleeing from officers and crashing in an intersection of Middlebrook Pike. No other injuries were reported in the crash. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the crash, while the carjacking is under investigation by the KPD…MORE

Knox County Health Department Reporting Record High One Day Count of COVID-19 Deaths

Knox County Health Department Reporting Record High One Day Count of COVID-19 Deaths

The Knox County Health Department reporting 15 new deaths in Knox County, a record number reported in one day. Officials say the process of reporting deaths is when Knox County residents learn about them, not necessarily the day of the death. None of the reported deaths have been people under 17-years-old. As of yesterday (Tuesday),…MORE

City of Knoxville Offering Big Incentives to Employees Getting Their COVID Vaccine

City of Knoxville Offering Big Incentives to Employees Getting Their COVID Vaccine

City of Knoxville employees are competing for $30,000 in incentive funds when they get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is on top of a $100 incentive already offered to all city employees who show proof of vaccination. Mayor Indya Kincannon says the drawing ahead in October will give thousand-dollar prizes to thirty different city employees in…MORE

Officials are Investigating a House Fire in Gibbs

Officials are Investigating a House Fire in Gibbs

The cause of an early morning fire in Gibbs is under investigation. Rural Metro Fire crews were called to the home in the 8400 block of Tazewell Pike just after midnight and said when they arrived there was heavy fire coming from the front of the house extending into the attic and roof. Fortunately, the…MORE

Country News

Cole Swindell’s New Song Is Rough Around the Edges

Cole Swindell’s New Song Is Rough Around the Edges

Cole Swindell is following up his number-one hit “Single Saturday Night” with his new track, “Some Habits” Talking about the track, Cole says, “I think a lot of people can relate to a song like ‘Some Habits’ – it’s a love song about being rough around edges but meeting someone that changes you for the…

Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

This past Friday, Scotty McCreery released his album Same Truck… and this week he showed up on The Today Show to talk about his new project – along with a performance of “Damn Strait.” “Damn Strait” is one of the tracks on Same Truck – which also includes “You Time” – his song that is…

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce‘s album, 29: Written In Stone, just came out and fans are loving the new music. Talking about her very personal collection of songs, Carly says, “29: Written In Stone. This project is my heart on paper. We all go through hard things, but through those hard things we have the opportunity to bring so…

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay have created so many songs that have become an important part of so many people’s lives over that last several years. Through messages from their fans, the duo know that their song “From The Ground Up” has become a favorite to play at weddings, so they posted a question to everyone on…

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