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Incident at School Prompts Soft Lockdown, Loudon Deputies Searching for Suspect

Incident at School Prompts Soft Lockdown, Loudon Deputies Searching for Suspect

Greenback, TN (WOKI) Loudon County deputies are searching for a suspect after Greenback School was placed on a soft lockdown Thursday afternoon. School officials say there was a person on school grounds who did not follow procedures for being on campus. “There was an individual on school grounds who did not follow procedures for being…MORE

KPD: 14-Year-Old Hospitalized with Severe Face Injuries after Dog Attack

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized with severe face injuries Wednesday after a dog attack. Knoxville Police Department officials say the attack happened around 7:30 a.m. when an off-leash pit bull mix on Callaway Street attacked the teen while he was walking to a nearby school bus stop. Officials say the teen was…MORE

Bald River Falls Bridge Upgrades Expected to be Done by End of Year

Bald River Falls Bridge Upgrades Expected to be Done by End of Year

Cleveland, TN (WOKI) We’re learning more now about the status of the Bald River Falls Bridge in Tellico Plains. It was announced last July that the bridge, which opened in 1933, would be closing for construction due to safety and the age of the bridge. Officials say progress is being made on installing a new…MORE

Knoxville Police Investigating  after Man Seriously injured in Shooting

Knoxville Police Investigating after Man Seriously injured in Shooting

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) An investigation is underway following what police believe was a “targeted” shooting Wednesday in the Mechanicsville area. Knoxville Police Department officials say the shooting happened around 11:00 a.m. near Moses Avenue and Wallace Street. Officers reportedly arrived on the scene and found a man who had been shot multiple times. He was…MORE

Knoxville Police Department Announces Services for Fallen Officer Wisbens Antoine

Knoxville Police Department Announces Services for Fallen Officer Wisbens Antoine

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Funeral services are announced for fallen Knoxville Police Department Officer Wisbens Antoine. KPD officials say Officer Wisbens Antoine collapsed during a routine physical training session at the end of a mile-and-a-half run last week. He later died early Sunday morning at UT Medical Center. Prior to Antoine’s death, Knoxville Municipal Court Judge…MORE

KCSO: Former Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center Employee Arrested, Charged

KCSO: Former Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center Employee Arrested, Charged

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A former employee at the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center was arrested Tuesday, charged with bringing contraband into a penal facility. Knox County Sheriff’s Office officials say 55-year-old Donald Ray Russell was charged after Superintendent Richard Bean told the sheriff’s office about the incident. According to Bean, Russell took his phone…MORE

Pigeon Forge Police Department Looking for Missing Teen

Pigeon Forge Police Department Looking for Missing Teen

Pigeon Forge, TN (WOKI) The Pigeon Forge Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old girl. PFPD officials say Makayla Pliss left her home Monday and was last seen near Honey Lane in Sevier County. Pliss is described as white, 5′5″ tall and 115 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes. Police say she was…MORE

Crews Respond to Fire in Campbell County

Crews Respond to Fire in Campbell County

Campbell County, TN (WOKI) A brush fire in Campbell County is under control Wednesday morning. Crews responding to that fire Tuesday night around 10:00 p.m. in the area of White Rock Road. Several homes were threatened for a time. Officials report that crews have been scaled back on the fire, but extra support has been…MORE

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Sumner County Teen

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Sumner County Teen

Nashville, TN (WOKI / WVLT / WSMV) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Amber Alert Tuesday on behalf of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office in middle Tennessee. Authorities are looking for 15-year-old Sebastian Wayne Drake Rogers. Sebastian is white, five feet five inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last…MORE

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