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Knoxville Police Identify People Killed in Western Avenue Crash

Knoxville Police Identify People Killed in Western Avenue Crash

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) UPDATE: Knoxville police identify the victims of Thursday’s fatal crash on Western Avenue. KPD says the crash happened around 4:00 near John May Drive when a Chevy Suburban swerved and hit a Nissan Rogue head-on. Then another truck crashed into both cars. The driver of the Suburban, 74-year-old Clayton Chandler, was pronounced…MORE

Drug-Related Deaths Dropped in Knox and Anderson County Last Year but Concerns Remain

Drug-Related Deaths Dropped in Knox and Anderson County Last Year but Concerns Remain

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The Knox County Regional Forensic Center releases its 2023 Annual report as well as the Drug-Related Death Report for Knox and Anderson Counties. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says we continue to see a downward trend in prescription opioid-related deaths but that the report [presents] “some hard realities” to which…MORE

Today Marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Tennessee is One of a Few States which Officially Recognizes this Day and a Blount County Remembrance Planned

Today Marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Tennessee is One of a Few States which Officially Recognizes this Day and a Blount County Remembrance Planned

Today marks 80 years since the D-Day invasion which was pivotal in helping allied forces secure victory in World War Two on June 6th 1944. More than 150,000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France as part of operation overlord. It’s the largest Seaborne invasion in history. A total of 4,414 Allied troops were…MORE

Oak Ridge Man Charged after Drugs, Cash Found Outside Knoxville Hotel

Oak Ridge Man Charged after Drugs, Cash Found Outside Knoxville Hotel

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) An Oak Ridge man is facing drug charges after knotted baggies containing suspected fentanyl and more than $4,000 were found outside of a Red Roof Inn. Knoxville Police Department officials say officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance Tuesday night at the hotel on Kirby Road allegedly involving 34-year-old Anthony Blackman. KPD…MORE

Demolition Set to Begin Today to Transform Western Heights

Demolition Set to Begin Today to Transform Western Heights

Demolition to transform Western Heights is expected to start today (Wednesday). The Knoxville Community Development Corporation says the demolition of some 1950s era buildings in the neighborhood will start this afternoon with crews planning on tearing down buildings with 64 apartments along West Oldham Street; Reed Street and Bonnyman Drive. It’s all part of the…MORE

Man Charged with Multiple Assaults of Knoxville Police Officers and KCSO Deputies

Man Charged with Multiple Assaults of Knoxville Police Officers and KCSO Deputies

52-year-old David Esserman, of Knoxville, was arrested and charged for assaulting multiple Knoxville police officers after fleeing a traffic stop on McTeer Street early Monday afternoon. On Monday, June 3, 2024, Knoxville Police Department officers were conducting a directed patrol in response to a drug complaint in the McTeer Street area. At around 12:20 p.m.,…MORE

Police Investigating Suspected Murder-Suicide after West Knoxville Condo Fire, KPD says

Police Investigating Suspected Murder-Suicide after West Knoxville Condo Fire, KPD says

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville police and fire officials are investigating a suspected murder-suicide in West Knoxville. It happened early Monday morning at a Gleason Drive condo. KPD officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute and smoke coming from the upper floor of the apartment at Meadows Condominiums. Knoxville Fire Department crews, with the…MORE

Cumberland County Man Missing in Morgan County Found Dead, EMA Says

Cumberland County Man Missing in Morgan County Found Dead, EMA Says

Wartburg, TN (WOKI) The search for a Cumberland County man who went missing near the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Morgan County comes to a sad end Friday afternoon. Morgan County Emergency Management Agency officials say 57-year-old Wade Davis was found dead about a mile from where he went missing on Monday, May 27.…MORE

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