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Zoo Knoxville Welcomes New Gorilla

Zoo Knoxville Welcomes New Gorilla

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) Zoo Knoxville curators announcing Tuesday that Kumi, a 25-year-old female Western lowland gorilla, has moved to the Scruffy City! She’ll join a family of six other gorillas, including silverback male Bantu, females Hope, Machi, and Kowali, and juveniles Obi and Andi. The Zoo Knoxville team is keeping a close eye…MORE

TBI Investigation is On-Going in Grainger County Double Homicide
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TBI Investigation is On-Going in Grainger County Double Homicide

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still investigating a double homicide in Grainger County. TBI agents are assisting the Grainger County Sheriff’s Office in the homicides that happened along Rocky Springs Road in Bean Station late last month. The Grainger County Sheriff identified the victims as 49 year-old Jon Atkins and 32 year-old Deven McDaniel,…MORE

Young-Williams Animal Center Waiving Dog Adoption Fees at Newly-Reopened Location

Young-Williams Animal Center Waiving Dog Adoption Fees at Newly-Reopened Location

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Young-Williams Animal Center is waiving dog and puppy adoption fees at its Division Street location as it reopens following an breakout of distemper. The center reopened its doors today (Monday) to animal adoptions after being closed for almost a week in order for Young-Williams caregivers to keep pets and prospective pets away…MORE

Firefighters Respond to Hyatt Place Knoxville after Fire Found in Control Room

Firefighters Respond to Hyatt Place Knoxville after Fire Found in Control Room

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Multiple engine companies with the Knoxville Fire Department were called to the scene of a fire Thursday night at the Hyatt Place Knoxville. KFD officials say crews found a fire on the seventh floor, in the elevator/electrical control room; they say crews carried all of their gear up the stairwells to get…MORE

Medic Regional Blood Center has a Critical Need for O + and – Blood Types as well as Special Swag

Medic Regional Blood Center has a Critical Need for O + and – Blood Types as well as Special Swag

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has Critical Need for Blood O Blood Types WHO:            MEDIC Regional Blood Center WHAT:             Critical Need for O Negative and O Positive WHEN:             Immediate WHERE:           Donor Centers and Mobile Drives WHY:                MEDIC has a critical need for O Negative and O Positive blood types. There is less than a two-day supply of both.                      Donors…MORE

Tennessee Summer Food Program Offers Meals to Kids over Summer Break

Tennessee Summer Food Program Offers Meals to Kids over Summer Break

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The Tennessee Summer Food Program has started. The program offers parents a way to get their kids a meal during the summer when school is not in session. According to state data, one in four Tennessee children face hunger every day. The program aims to combat that, providing free meals…MORE

Knox County Schools Updates on New Salaries Causing Confusion

Knox County Schools Updates on New Salaries Causing Confusion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knox County Schools released to employees Friday updates on their new salaries. It comes as the school system is offering teachers historic raises, aimed at making salaries in the system more in line with their market value and competitive among other school districts. However, details in the rollout have sparked confusion…MORE

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